April 18, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Hero Receives Purple Heart At 93

Congressmember Bob Turner held a ceremony to honor 93 year old World War II Veteran Anton Dietrich Jr. of Richmond Hill, presenting him with the Purple Heart for his actions during the battle of Sedjenine, Tunisia in 1943. More...

Queens Based Superfood Makers Take Home Prize For Chia Seed Treat

A Queens-based health food manufacturer recently won two national food awards as their company celebrated its first anniversary. More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

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Seniors

Medical Alert Devices That Can Help Keep Seniors Safe

Dear Savvy Senior I’m interested in getting my mother, who lives alone, a medical alert device with a wearable SOS button that she can push in case she falls or needs help. What kinds of devices can you recommend and how much do they cost? More...

Cat In The Hat Inspires Mouse In The House

The National Education Association’s “Read Across America” celebration is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on March 2, the birthday of beloved chil More...

Features

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. More...

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...

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. More...

Queens Is Final Resting Place For Two Titanic Victims

This April 15 marked the centennial of one of the greatest maritime disasters, and perhaps, the most recognized catastrophe of the 20th century, the sinking of the RMS Titanic. More...

Ascan And Austin To Be Named Geraldine Ferraro Way

Geraldine Ferraro will be honored with a street co-naming this spring. More...

Halloran Cleans Up Whitestone Eyesore

Folks in Whitestone have something to look forward to after dealing with an eyesore for years. More...

Restaurant of the Week

POLLOS A LA BRASA MARIO

Everyone loves Pollos A La Brasa Mario on Broadway in Astoria. The festive interior resembles a tropical courtyard with brightly painted balconies overlooking orange trees and colorful paintings. More...

Editorials

Queens Proudly Celebrates Earth Day 2012

On April 22, Earth Day 2012 will be celebrated around the world. In some places, the day will mark the culmination of Earth Week observances; in others, the day will close a month of events stressing the importance of teaching about the environment. More...

Letters to the Editor

Real Issues Sidestepped To The Editor: With Santorum suspending his campaign Mitt Romney seems assured to be the Republican nominee for president. Romney’s ads have already shifted as has his rhetoric attacking Obama. More...

Sports

Mets Honor Gary Carter At Home Opener

The New York Mets honored the memory of former captain, All-Star and Hall of Fame member Gary Carter, who helped lead the 1986 Mets to a World Series Championship, with a pre-game ceremony attended by the Carter family on opening day. More...

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