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Greek Folklore Society Performance At East Flushing Library Exceptional

“Either dance well or quit the ballroom,” is a Greek proverb. More...

Home Run For Mets Mascot

It’s no secret that Mr. Met loves his Queens fans and they adore him, but the lovable mascot learned last week that his fan base reaches from coast to coast.  Mr. Met was recently chosen as the nation’s No. More...

Astoria Man Charged In Fatal Stabbing

A 35-year-old Astoria man is facing murder charges this week after he stabbed a man to death during a dispute last Friday night at a booze-fueled party on Steinway Street. More...

114th Precinct Crime Watch

Hunt “R” Train Pervert Continues  Police are still searching for a man wanted for exposing himself on a Manhattan-bound “R” train in Astoria on April 26. More...

Cops Hunt Rite Aid Bandits

Police officials last week released a photo of three thieves who burst into a local drugstore on April 20 and made off with an assortment of over-the-counter drugs and other high-priced items. More...

Ferreras Joins Hollaback! For First Queens Community Safety Audit

Councilmember Julissa Ferreras and the nonprofit organization Hollaback! led an historic community safety audit on May 5. Community members met at The Transfiguration Of Christ Greek Orthodox Church in Corona. More...

Boro-Wide Blotter

104th Precinct  Grenade Launcher Found Outside School  A Ridgewood elementary school was evacuated on April 30 after school officials discovered a homemade grenade launcher on school property.  Cops said the grenade, a PVC tube with More...

Cachia Marks 50 Years With ConEd

Queens resident Henry Cachia has become a member of Con Edison’s most exclusive club, joining the ranks of 22 other active employees to mark 50 years of service with the company. More...

Lexington Student Takes Third Place At National Science Fair

Lexington School for the Deaf tenth grader Jacquelyn Laescu of The Bronx brought home the bronze at a national science competition for deaf students held annually at the Rochester Institute for Technology (RIT). More...

Blissful Bedrooms Hosts Fundraiser At Bohemian

On May 5, Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. joined the Blissful Bedrooms team, an Astoria based nonprofit, at their Bohemian Beer Garden fundraiser. More...

Woodhaven Hails Reopening Of Forest Park Carousel

For more than three years, the Woodhaven Residents Block Association (WRBA) has fought to make the carousel at Forest Park operational again. More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

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Restaurant of the Week

MAX BRATWURST UND BIER

Ever since King Ludwig I of Germany ordered that beer only be brewed during the winter months to preserve its purity, the ritual of Oktoberfest was born. More...

Features

UCCA Notes Changes In State, Congressional Representation

In a changing of the guard due to redistricting, Congressmember Joe Crowley and state Senator Jose Peralta said hello, while Congressmember Carolyn Maloney and state Senator Michael Gianaris said goodbye to the United Community Civic Association at t More...

Partner In Preserving Queens

Since 2006, American Express has partnered with the National Trust for Historic Preservation to help save many landmarks across the country from demolition and renewed them with a program known as Partners in Preservation.  More...

Historic Brinckerhoff Cemetery Awaits Final Fate

For more than a decade, the Brinckerhoff Cemetery has awaited a decision by the city Landmark Preservation Commission.  More...

Miss New York From Astoria Queens Leads Student Forum Against Bullying

The TADA Theatre Company was getting ready for a new production of "Its Up To You," an anti bullying musical starring local kids, when they halted rehearsals at their rehearsal and perforemance space on W 28th Street to listen to Miss New Y More...

Maspeth Community, Crowley Seek ‘Justice For George’

On May 7, Councilmember Elizabeth Crowley joined family and friends of the late George Gibbons for the sentencing of Peter Rodriguez, a longtime criminal that took the life of the well-respected community member in a fatal hit-and-run accident last O More...

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Of Key Luck Club Supported By Community

Persons from the community supported the unique Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of the Key Luck Club at the CCNS Bayside Senior Center on 221-15 Horace Harding Expressway.  Over one hundred and sixty persons attended Saturday afternoon, April 28th. More...

Cops Put Brakes On Drag Racers

Police in Elmhurst and Maspeth last week slammed the brakes on local dragsters, arresting six drivers on a variety of charges including DWI and driving with a suspended license. More...

Officials Warn: Watch For Open Manholes

Queens police and city officials last week issued a warning to pedestrians and motorists, to be on the lookout for open manholes that pose a serious accident risk.  Cops said thieves are trolling the streets of Queens and the other boroughs, st More...

Lack Of Federal Funds Stall Kaufman ‘Block Buster’ Plan

A mountain of federal red tape is threatening to delay a $2 million plan by the Kaufman Astoria Studios (KAS) to develop the city’s first outdoor backlot, Senator Charles Schumer said. More...

Local Hero Rewarded, Maloney, SEIU Reps Address Board 2

To open the May meeting of Community Board 2, Mike Novak, a Sunnyside resident who early Easter Sunday, April 8, rescued a young woman who was being sexually assaulted, was presented with an award in appreciation of his actions. More...

Mass. Man Pleads Guilty In Jackson Heights Anti-Gay Hate Crime

Queens District Attorney Richard A. More...

K-9 Officers Show Their Skills At 114th Precinct Community Council

Ten new officers from the January New York City Police Department rookie class have arrived at the 114th Police Precinct. More...

Vallone Saves Lunch Program For Astoria Houses Seniors

On May 4, City Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. stopped for lunch with the seniors of the Astoria Houses, following a recent, successful effort led by his office to save the free lunch program after it was discontinued for 10 months. More...

Electeds Hold Press Conference At Peninsula Hospital

Congressmember Bob Turner, City Councilmember Eric A. More...

Maloney Meets With Occupy Astoria LIC

On April 21, a group of 15 members of Occupy Astoria LIC (OALIC) met with Congressmember Carolyn Maloney at her Queens district office. More...

Political Page

Queens GOP Selects Challenger To Gianaris

When the Republican majority in the state senate sat down to create new senate district maps early last year, one of their prime objectives was to draw the 12th District in Western Queens in such a way that a Republican candidate would have the best More...

Editorials

A Mother’s Love Is Priceless

Even though the numbers declined slightly in 2012 compared to last year, the fact remains, according to numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, that hiring the equivalent professionals to do what one mother, even if she also works outside the ho More...

Letters to the Editor

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