April 18, 2012 RSS feed / Features

Thieves Snatch Gadgets From Sleeping Straphangers

Transit police officials issued a warning to snoozing straphangers recently, telling them to beware of subway thieves who strike while riders are sleeping. More...

Elmhurst Dentist Sponsors Good Deed Contest

An Elmhurst dentist last week launched a Good Deed contest for youngsters and teens up to 18-years-old—an essay contest designed to give kids a chance to toot their own horn. More...

St. John’s Prep Alumni Reunite

On March 24, 2012, St. John’s Prep alumni returned to the school for a reunion of the classes of 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997 and 2002. More...

Astoria Based Driving School Buckles Up For A&E

Husband and wife duo Sven and Maria Ruppaner, owners of Queens Driving School, are now featured on the new reality show, Last Chance Driving School. More...

Attrition Makes For Fewer Police, Firefighters In Bd. 1

At the April meeting of the Community Board 1 District Cabinet, 114th Police Precinct Commanding Officer Deputy Inspector Stephen Cirabisi reported a strong increase in crime during the first quarter of the year: 16 percent above the crime rate durin More...

Bd. 2 Hears From Two Unions, 108th Precinct, Van Bramer

With much unfinished business at hand, the agenda for the April 12 meeting of Community Board 2 held a parade of speakers; presentations by two unions, one opposed to the Department of Education, the other a high-end housing developer in Hunters Poin More...

Friday The 13th Has Puzzling History

A few years back, in 2006, the Gazette wrote a piece on the superstitious origins of Friday the 13th. More...

Constantinides On Possible Closure Of LIC H.S.

The following statement was made by Democratic District Leader Costa Constantinides on Department of Education’s plan to close Long Island City H.S. More...

Quinn Commemorates Titanic, On Centennial Of Ship’s Sinking

City Council Speaker Christine C. More...

Local Resident Shares Stories From Astoria

When he was seven years old, Grigorios Athanasios Kritikos made the decision to go into acting. “It all began when I was growing up in Athens and my sister told me that I was very funny,” he said. More...

Meloni Kicks Off Campaign For Councilmember

Tony Meloni will announce the start of his campaign for Councilmember of District 22 at Astoria Park at the Veteran’s War Memorial on April 22 at 3:30 p.m. More...

Con Ed Worker Rescues Tot Left On Bus

Police last week arrested a 62-year-old driver who abandoned a toddler inside a school bus on April 12. More...

NYPD Launches DWI Zero Tolerance

As summer temperatures heat up spring weekends, police at the Queens Highway Patrol Unit and Borough Task Force cops hit the streets recently in the kickoff of an NYPD crackdown on drunk driving. The offensive dubbed, “Operation Cold Sober&r More...

Airport Crime Watch

JFK International Airport Illegal Livery Driver Busted Port Authority police last week arrested an illegal livery driver for hawking fares at JFK Airport. More...

JetBlue Pilot Indicted

The JetBlue Airways captain accused of disrupting a Las Vegas-bound flight by leaving the cockpit of his plane and screaming about religion and terrorists last week was indicted by a grand jury. The panel indicted Clayton Osbon on one count of int More...

City Cop Cars Get ID Upgrade

Police cars assigned to Queens precincts and stationhouses throughout the city will soon sport new paint jobs designed to identify them as NYPD cruisers. Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly has ordered replacement of decals on the front and back of More...

Bayside Historical Society Presents Dinner...And Murder!

The Bayside Historical Society (BHS) wants to invites you to dinner. More...

Maloney Secures Half Million For FDR Park

Congressmember Carolyn Maloney presented a check from the federal government for $500,000 to officials charged with creating the new Franklin Delano Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park on the southern tip of Roosevelt Island. More...

Huge Show Of Support For Plaza At Jackson Heights Town Hall

At a Town Hall meeting organized on April 11, by Congressmember Joseph Crowley and Councilmember Daniel Dromm at the Jewish Center of Jackson Heights, more than 200 residents turned out and showed strong support for the 37th Road Plaza. More...

Queens Library Launches New E-Reader Program

Beginning on April 12 Queens Library started lending 50 e-readers pre-loaded with e-books at the Central Library in Jamaica. The pilot program marks the first time the service has been made available in one of city’s public libraries. More...

Delta Spreads $1.4 Billion Wings At LaGuardia

If you live in the flight path of LaGuardia Airport, the news is good and bad. LaGuardia Airport is Delta Air Line’s newest domestic hub, adding 100 new flights this spring and summer (for a total of 260 flights a day), creating 700 jobs. More...

Queens Celebrates Earth Day

Earth Day, originally first pioneered by John McConnell in 1969 at a UNESCO conference in San Francisco, is celebrated in more than 175 countries around the world. More...

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Knights Hold Benefit Communion Breakfast

St. Anastasia Knights of Columbus Council, No. 5911 held a Communion Breakfast on April 15 at the St. Anastasia Annex in Douglaston. They honored out-going Grand Knight Neal Fenton. More...

Lawmakers Approve Muni-Meter Parking Perk

The City Council last month approved legislation that gives motorists a break from fines issued by over-eager traffic agents. More...

Liu Announces DOF Audit Findings

City Comptroller John Liu announced in an April 13 press conference in Beechhurst that numerous homeowners are subjected to unexpectedly high property assessments at a time when home prices were stagnant because the Department of Finance (DOF) failed More...

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