April 25, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Vallone Holds Free Breast Cancer Screenings In Astoria

On April 17, Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. and the American Italian Cancer Foundation co-hosted a free breast-cancer screening event in Astoria. More...

Energy Use Reviewed At LICP Breakfast

The Long Island City Partnership April breakfast meeting was a forum on reduction of energy use in New York buildings. It featured a panel of speakers, overseen by Ann Kayman and George Crawford, principals of New York Grant Co. Green Partners. More...

DOT To Implement Two-Way Traffic On Busy Ozone Park Streets

The city Department of Transportation (DOT) announced that two-way traffic flow was restored to Liberty Avenue between 93rd Street and Cross Bay Boulevard in Ozone Park on April 24. More...

Frayed Cord Caused Fatal Auburndale Blaze

Fire marshals last week determined that a raging blaze that claimed the life of a 63-year-old Auburndale woman on April 15 was caused by accidental electrical issues possibly involving the use of a worn extension cord. More...

Disgraced Ex-Mets Clubhouse Manager Sentenced

Disgraced former Mets clubhouse manager Charlie Samuels struck out last week when a Queens judge sentenced him to five years probation—and barred him from Citi Field and all other Mets facilities for life, for swiping more than $2.2 million wor More...

Cop Shoots Fleeing Gunman

A plainclothes cop last week shot an ex-con who pointed a loaded gun at him while trying to flee. Cops had been searching for Tashan (Doughboy) Walker, 30, near his home on 222nd Street in Queens Village since eyewitnesses identified him as the gunm More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

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Restaurant of the Week

Rocco’s Brick Oven Pizzeria and Restaurant

We are happy to welcome back Rocco’s Brick Oven Pizzeria and Restaurant in Jackson Heights. More...

Seniors

New Ways To Cash In On Your Life Insurance Policy

Dear Savvy Senior, What can you tell me about life settlements? I have a life insurance policy that I really don’t need any longer and I’ve heard that selling it can produce a nice payout. Interested In Selling Dear Interested, More...

Features

Crowley, Glendale Civic Association ‘Love’ Thy Neighbor

Councilmember Elizabeth S. Crowley joined local Glendale and Ridgewood residents on April 21, for the Glendale Civic Association’s “Love Your Neighbor Day”. Volunteers from the Maspeth H.S. More...

Arcadians Today: Yanni Sianis at 2012 Hermes Expo

The 2012 Hermes Expo International was like a “shot of adrenaline in the arm”. It gave a despondent Greece and Americans of Greek descent a positive uplift in their psyche. We know Greece has problems. More...

TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL 2012 – “Our City, My Story”

Twice-Told Winning Cinematic Tales

     Surely the Irish dramatist George Bernard Shaw did not have in mind Anthony Clarke’s students at The Young Women’s Leadership School in Jamaica, Queens when he observed: “Youth is wasted on the young.” More...

Enjoy Tribeca Film Festival Better With Red Carpet Experiences, Celebrity Chefs And More With Time Warner Cable

Time Warner Cable has announced that it is bringing its “Enjoy Better” campaign to the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival, as the Signature Media Sponsor, providing passionate  movie and sports fans  unique opportunities to experience r More...

TD Bank Checking Accounts Just Got Easier To Understand

On April 27, TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, announced that it is making checking accounts easier to understand by offering simple and transparent disclosure forms with its TD Convenient Choice Checking suite.   More...

Arts, Fundraising In Local Communities Discussed

A gathering of artists and arts promoters for an “artistic town hall meeting” at the headquarters of the Greater Astoria Historical Society April 16 alerted participants to the goal of defining the function of artists in local communities More...

Queens Library At North Forest Park Closing For Roof Replacement

Queens Library at North Forest Park, 98-27 Metropolitan Ave., will be closed, effective April 25, for approximately six weeks while a new roof is installed. More...

Vallone: Cabbies Must Speak English

Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. last week blasted officials at the city Taxi & Limousine Commission (TLC) for approving a plan to issue street hail permits to livery drivers – including drivers that can’t speak English. More...

114th Precinct Crime Watch

School Gunfire Strikes Diplomat’s Wife A stray bullet fired by a suspect outside Long Island City H.S. More...

Boro-Wide Blotter

104th Precinct Hunt Bomb Bandit Queens detectives are seeking help from the public to identify and locate a brazen bandit who made a bomb threat to hold up a Maspeth bank on April 18. More...

JetBlue Pilot To Plead Insanity

The JetBlue Airways captain accused of disrupting a Las Vegas-bound flight by leaving the cockpit of his plane, screaming about religion and terrorists is planning to mount an insanity defense. More...

Political Page

Meloni Announces Campaign Start

Tony Meloni announced his run for City Council on April 22, for the seat, which will be vacated by Peter Vallone Jr. The announcement was made at Riccardo’s by the Bridge in Astoria. More...

Gottlieb Quits 6th CD Race, But Inter Dem Fight Goes On

As quickly as Jeff Gottlieb got into the race for the new 6th Congressional District seat, he apparently abandoned the idea. But if the 70-year-old former teacher and Queens historian is truly out of it, fear not. More...

Editorials

Office Professionals: Business-Commerce Lifeblood

April 25 is Administrative Professionals Day, the day on which America recognizes and celebrates the work of secretaries, administrative assistants and other office professionals for their growing and diverse contributions to the workplace. More...

Letters to the Editor

Koch Rebuttal To The Editor: More...

Dismantle Poletti

I love Astoria. It is a great place to live. This Earth Day, we should take a moment to think about how we can improve the environment on the local level. Astoria is plagued with some of the worst air pollution in New York. More...

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