March 28, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Dromm, Marshall Announce Extension Of Travers Park

In what is a major success for the neighborhood of Jackson Heights, a deal was reached to preserve the last remaining open space in a congested community which has one of the worst ratios of persons to park space acreage in the city. More...

FBI Citizen’s Team Distributes DNA I.D. Kits To Families

On March 24, more than 2,000 FBI DNA I.D. Kits were distributed to Queens families at the Rego Park Mall located at 61-35 Junction Blvd. More...

Library Closures Announced

Queens Library's Book Bus will be parked at Queensboro Hill, 60-05 Main Street at the Horace Harding Expressway every  Wednesday and Friday from 8:30 - 5:00 pm, while the library is closed for renovations. More...

Community Calendar

Forest Hills H.S. Craft Fair And Flea Market

There will be something for everyone at the Forest Hills H.S. Spring Craft Fair and Flea Market, 67-01 110th St., Forest Hills, with over 40 vendors selling everything from fresh pasta and pastries to homemade jewelry and clothing. More...

Easter Bunny To Visit Woodhaven

Woodhaven Business Improvement District is bringing the Easter Bunny to Forest Parkway Plaza, on Forest Parkway and Jamaica Avenue in Woodhaven, March 31 from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m., weather permitting. More...

Gazette Calendar Of Events

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Restaurant of the Week

GRAND CAFÉ

Grand Café is Astoria’s answer to a European style café. Enjoy café life at this friendly, easygoing eatery and lounge, conveniently located on 30th Avenue. More...

Editorials

Genocide Survivors Exemplify Human Resilience

This past weekend, the oldest residents of the New York Armenian Home in Flushing shared their memories as victims of the first organized genocide of the 20th century. More...

Letters to the Editor

U.S. Fuel Exports At Fault To The Editor: The increase in gasoline prices is not attributable to worldwide supply problems. More...

Beg Pardon

In the I on Politics column of the Queens Gazette, dated 3/21/2012, in the section entitled, “Turner Eyes Gillibrand’s Senate Seat”, we incorrectly stated the following: “Running third was George Maragos, the Nassau county com More...

JetBlue Pilot Suffers Mid-Flight Break Down

Clayton Osbon, the pilot of JetBlue Flight 191 whose erratic behavior diverted a New York to Las Vegas flight on March 27, has been hit with criminal charges by the FBI. More...

Friends of Gantry Park Reach Out To Its Neighbors

 In its 14th year helping care for Long Island City’s Gantry Plaza State Park, the Friends of Gantry Plaza State Park is undertaking a community-wide outreach program to recruit new members and volunteers.  In this time of shrinking p More...

Addabbo Makes Libraries Priority In Upcoming Budget

As budget negotiations between the senate and Assembly move toward the April 1 deadline, state Senator Joseph P. Addabbo Jr. More...

Van Bramer Celebrates Women’s History Month

Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer held his second annual Women’s History Month Awards ceremony in a morning gathering last Saturday, March 24,  at his local office, 47-01 Queens Blvd.  Framed Council Proclamations were presented to Patri More...

Honoring Women’s History

Girl Scout Day, celebrated on March 24, included a variety of flight-themed activities for museum visitors to enjoy including workshops where the scouts, joined by Miss Teen USA, designed pilot uniforms, learned about flight properties and created th More...

Political Page

Vallone: End Gas Tax For Summer

With gasoline prices rising steadily, Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. (D–Astoria) is proposing a very sensible move: stop the taxes on gas for the summer season. Vallone points out: More...

Photo

AVELLA SLAMS MAP CHANGE: In another matter Avella, joined by several community leaders, protested the “shady redistricting process which removed an area of state-owned land from his senate district. More...

Maloney Launches Re-Election Campaign

Congressmember Carolyn Maloney kicked off her 2012 re-election campaign on March 24 with four separate events in the three boroughs encompassed in New York’s newly created 12th Congressional District, which includes parts of New York, specifica More...

Seniors

Exercises That Can Help Ease Arthritis Pain

Dear Savvy Senior, Can exercise help seniors with arthritis? More...

Young Workers, Spring Into Action!

If you’re a young worker, retirement probably seems like a lifetime away. In fact, you may wonder if your contributions to Social Security, deducted from your paycheck, actually cover you for anything right now. The answer is yes, they do. More...

Features

Venus And Jupiter Say Goodnight

The past several weeks presented us with an exquisite view of the conjunction of Venus, Jupiter and the crescent moon. On March 25 the appearance of the crescent moon was icing on the cake to the escalation of the conjunction of Venus and Jupiter. More...

St. Raphael’s Wins Championship

The St. Raphael’s Bantam Division won the Queens Borough Catholic Youth League Championship in basketball 26 to 16. The coach is Bob Toomey. They will play the champion of the Long Island Catholic Youth League March 31. More...

Vallone Kicks Off Birthday At P.S. 85’s Annual Career Day

On March 23, Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. spoke to fifth-graders at the Charles J. Vallone School, P.S. 85 during their annual Career Day. More...

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