March 21, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Koslowitz Visits Israel

Councilmembers Karen Koslowitz and Peter Koo recently joined City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and other colleagues on a visit to Israel.  Sponsored by the Jewish Community Relations Council, the 10-day trip explored a diverse range of topics More...

Understanding The Grand Jury

Average citizens chosen each year to sit on grand juries are often charged with making difficult decisions, judging if someone accused of a crime should face criminal charges.    Media coverage of grand jury decisions often leads viewers More...

State Renews Clothing Tax Break

Beginning April 1, New York state will once again exempt clothing, footwear and related items under $110 from the 8.875 percent sales tax. More...

Time Warner Cable Boosts TWCTV Lineup To 230 Live Channels

Time Warner Cable has announced the addition of 26 local channels to the robust programming lineup of the TWC TV app for iPad, iPhone and TWCTV.com. More...

Amtrak Bridge Is Falling Down

It was 3 p.m., March 14, when Community Board 1 Chairman Vinicio Donato, was walking up 37th Street towards his doctor’s office for an appointment and noticed something alarming. More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

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Restaurant of the Week

AGAVE

With spring nearly here we ventured out on the first warm evening of the season to the borough of Manhattan to the quaint West Village to visit Agave, purveyors of southwestern cuisine and fine tequilas. More...

Seniors

Medicare Part B Deadline Approaching

If you didn’t sign up for Medicare Part B medical insurance when you first became eligible for Medicare, you now have an opportunity to apply — but time is running out. More...

Tax Help In Caring For An Aging Parent

Dear Savvy Senior  My wife and I provide a lot of financial support to my elderly mother and are wondering if any of it is tax deductible. What can you tell us?  Stretched Thin  Dear Stretched,  More...

Editorials

Celebrate Greek Independence On March 25

One hundred ninety-one years ago, Greece declared her independence from the Ottoman Empire on Mar. 25, 1821 and shook off the yoke of Eastern domination that had held the world’s first democracy in thrall since 1453. More...

School ‘Turnaround’ Will Result In Chaos

Eight Queens high schools identified by New York state as “persistently low-achieving”— Flushing, William Cullen Bryant, Long Island City, Newtown, Grover Cleveland, August Martin, Richmond Hill and John Adams — in September 2 More...

Destination: Queens

To The Editor:  While I may no longer be a hipster, the borough I live in is becoming more “with it” by the day.  More...

Future Of TV News Is Forum Topic

On March 16, the Queens College Business Forum had as its topic: “It’s Not Just TV Anymore: Changes in the Industry and the Effects on Hiring”. More...

Forum Seeks Juvenile Justice System Reform

The Close to Home Community Forum, a panel traveling the city to inform the public about New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s efforts to reform the juvenile justice system, came to Queens on March 14, speaking to and taking many inquiries from an a More...

Electeds Hold Free Tax Lien Help

State Senator Joe Addabbo Jr. co-sponsored a free tax lien assistance outreach event along with Assemblymember Mike Miller and Councilmember Elizabeth Crowley. More...

Hunt Suspect In Armed Food Vendor Robberies

Police last week released a photo of an armed stickup man who has been targeting food cart vendors in Western Queens.    Cops said the suspect began his robbery spree on March 2, when he approached three food vendors near the Queens Cente More...

Feds Bust Woodhaven Heroin Ring

Twenty suspected members of a Woodhaven-based heroin ring were indicted in Brooklyn Federal Court on March 13, wrapping up a nine-month probe by the NYPD, Nassau County Police, Suffolk County Police, the FBI and the U.S. More...

Spring Is Upon Us

The weather will be quite warm this week but it will not be considered spring until March 20th of this year. More...

Political Page

ADDABBO BILL MAKES RX DRUGS MORE AFFORDABLE FOR SENIORS:

State Senator Joseph Addabbo Jr. More...

Turner Eyes Gillibrand’s Senate Seat

Benefiting from the Queens GOP’s support, Congressmember Bob Turner’s last minute bid to get into the U.S. More...

VALLONE HOLDS BUDGET HEARING:

After chairing a preliminary public hearing on the 2012-13 New York City budget, Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. More...

Book Review

Diversity Celebrated In New Book On Multicultural Co-Existence In Queens

Pax Ethnica by Karl Meyer and Shareen Brysac 304 Pages PublicAffairs, $28.99  BY JASON D. ANTOS   More...

Features

Queens Library President CEO Galante Delivers Testimony On 2013 Budget

The following was given by Queens Library President and CEO Thomas Galante as testimony before the City Council Committee on Cultural Affairs, Libraries &   International Intergroup Relations and the Select Committee on Libraries Preliminary More...

Exhibit Examines Roosevelt Island's Past

An exhibition of 19 color-infused photographs that capture the abandoned hospital buildings of Roosevelt Island (then known as Welfare Island) drew many to the island’s historical society. More...

Wacky Winter Nears End

Joggers dug out their shorts and headed to the track at Astoria Park this week to enjoy the near-70 degrees temperatures, a far cry from the winter of 2011, when Queens residents spent most of their time digging out from piles of snow.    More...

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