February 29, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Deadly Intersection Claims Another Victim

A 22-year-old Queens woman chatting on her cellphone was struck and killed by a city bus on February 22, as she crossed one of the borough’s most deadly intersections. Melan Jin was diagonally crossing Northern Boulevard at Union Street in F More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

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Restaurant of the Week

ORNELLA TRATTORIA ITALIANA

Ornella is a charming Italian trattoria in Astoria run by the Viterale Family. More...

Seniors

Organ Donation: You’re Never Too Old

Dear Savvy Senior Is there an age limit on being an organ donor? At age 73, I’m interested in being a donor when I die, but am wondering if they would still want my organs. What can you tell me, and what do I need to do to sign up? More...

Features

‘Dirty Dozen’ Tax Scams

Officials at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) are warning taxpayers to beware of 12 scams most often used by con artists out to steal your identity, cash and sense of security. More...

Boro-Wide Blotter

104th Precinct Hunt Maspeth Attacker Queens detectives are seeking help from the public to identify and locate a man who attempted to rape a young woman in Maspeth on February 19. More...

Proposed Bill Would Rename Streets In Historic Douglaston

Douglaston is one of the city’s most unique and historic neighborhoods.  A new piece of legislation introduced by Councilmember Dan Halloran would preserve that history by reintroducing the names of six historic streets to the district. More...

Hubby Faces 25 Years In Manslaughter Plea

The Queens husband accused of beating his wife to death in their Astoria apartment in January gave a Queens Supreme Court Justice a shocking account of the murder at a February 29 hearing at Queens Supreme Court. More...

Four Charged With Fraud And Theft At Racino

Queens District Attorney Richard A. More...

Amazin’ Plea For Mets Clubhouse Manager

Ex-Mets clubhouse manager Charlie Samuels dodged prison time last week after pleading guilty to stealing team memorabilia valued at more than $2.3 million. More...

Help For First Responders

Congressmember Joseph Crowley, Deputy Police Chief Charles Dowd and FDNY Chief of Communications Robert Boyce praised the passage of legislation that paves the way to build a nationwide interoperable communications network that will help firefighters More...

Political Page

Fed ‘Master’ To Draw Up New Congress Lines By Mar. 12

Bypassing the New York state legislature, on Monday a federal judge in Brooklyn was selected to draw new congressional lines for the state to be used in next November’s elections. Pursuant to an order from the Chief Justice of the U.S. More...

Dining Review

Restore Flushing RKO Keith's

I want to thank the editors of the Queens Gazette for calling attention to the serious neglect of Flushing’s beloved RKO Keith’s.  Although vandalism and decay have robbed the theatre of its earlier splendor, its ornate Spanish Baroq More...

Editorials

Celebrate Leap Year 2012 With The Gazette

Every Wednesday is special in the Gazette offices. Wednesday is the day we “hit the street” in the parlance of the newspaper trade and we are proud to say that since we started publication in 1982, we have yet to miss one. More...

Letters to the Editor

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