February 15, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

TD Charitable Foundation Supports ACCION USA With Multi-year Pledge

TD Bank, through the TD Charitable Foundation, made a three-year pledge totaling $500,000 to support ACCION USA’s microlending programs from Maine to Florida. More...

Exhibit To Display 1968 Welfare Island Photos

Photo Dannielle Hayes More...

Dromm And Liu Celebrate Lunar New Year In Elmhurst

On February 11 Councilmember Daniel Dromm and the Asian Community United Society (ACUS) held the Second Annual Elmhurst Community Lunar New Year celebration to welcome in the Year of the Dragon. More...

Koslowitz Visits After School Program at P.S. 54

Councilmember Karen Koslowitz recently visited with students at an after school program at P.S. 54 in Richmond Hill. More...

Simotas Addresses LATFOR Public Hearing

The following speech was delivered by Assemblymember Aravella Simotas at the LATFOR Public Hearing Testimony at Queens Borough Hall on February 7. Voters should pick their elected officials, not the other way around. More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

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Restaurant of the Week

JAX INN DINER

The brand new, sparkling clean Jax Inn Diner offers a treat for all, seven days a week, 24 hours a day. The Jax Inn is located on the former site of the old Mark Twain diner and opened just three months ago after extensive renovations. More...

Editorials

Salute Presidents, Past And Present, On February 20

Slightly less than a year from now, the president of the United States will be sworn in on the steps of the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. More...

Letters to the Editor

Human Rights More...

Ending Sexual Discrimination in Schools

In 2010, the New York City Department of Education was slapped with a lawsuit for their failure to comply with Title IX regulations and provide equal athletic opportunities for girls and boys in New York City high schools.  More...

Workers Injured In Cemetery ‘Slide’

Four workers at a Queens cemetery wound up eight feet under last week and managed to come back from the grave.  The crew had been working on a plot at the Lutheran All Faiths Cemetery in Middle Village when Raimundo Rodriguez, 49, fell into the More...

Pistilli Visits Enterprising Students Of Forest Hills H.S.

On February 7, Forest Hills H.S. honored First Central Savings Bank President Joseph Pistilli as Principal for a Day. The event included a presentation from students in the Forest Hills H. S. Virtual Enterprise Program. More...

Wife-Slay Suspect Returned To Queens, In Custody

Armed with an arrest warrant showing probable cause detectives at the 114th Precinct Squad made a trip to Bridgeport, Connecticut on February 14, where they arrested the 32-year old Astoria husband sought in connection with the brutal murder of his 3 More...

Crowley Participates In Lunar New Year Parade

On February 4, Congressmember Joe Crowley joined the community in celebrating the Lunar New Year by participating in the annual Lunar New Year Parade and Festival in Flushing. “Gung Hay Fat Choy! More...

Van Bramer Kicks Off Respect For All Week At Bryant H.S.

On February 13, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer kicked off Respect for All Week at William Cullen Bryant H.S. More...

Crowley Attends Ribbon-Cutting For New P.S. 68 Computer Lab

Councilmember Elizabeth S. Crowley visited P.S. 68, on February 8 to welcome the inaugural class at the school’s new computer lab. The lab features more than 30 new Apple computers for the students. More...

Fed Reserve Bank VP: Economic Outlook ‘Gloomy’

Rae Rosen, senior economist and vice president at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, delivered an economic outlook address to a meeting of the Long Island City Partnership at the MetLife Building on Queens Plaza West on February 9. More...

Political Page

Lancman Expected To Challenge Turner In November Election

If all goes according to plan, the first step was supposed to have been taken yesterday to set up a challenge to Congressmember Bob Turner by Assemblymember Rory Lancman in November’s election.  More...

Seniors

Help Prevent Elder Abuse

Dear Savvy Senior,  Can you write a column on the shameful crime of elder abuse? More...

We’re An Online Leader In Spanish Too

We have good news for tens of millions of Spanish-speaking Americans. For years, Social Security has been at the forefront of providing online services for Americans, and we’ve provided a wealth of information in Spanish. More...

Features

Neglected RKO Theatre Becoming Local Concern

Recently 3 Bowne High School students sneaked into the Flushing RKO Keith’s theatre, got caught and posted the whole thing on YouTube. More...

Boro-Wide Blotter

104th Precinct  Gun Stunner  A manager at a Ridgewood variety store was arrested on February 6 on weapons charges, police said.  Cops said Xiao Zhang, 43, ordered more than 7,000 illegal stun guns—and openly displayed them at the More...

City: Wrap Bedding To Avoid $100 Fine

City Department of Sanitation (DOS) inspectors have handed out more than 5,000 violations so far this year to landlords and homeowners who ignore rules regulating disposal of bedding within the five boroughs, DOS officials said.    More...

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