May 16, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Vallone Attends P.S. 122 Read Aloud Day

On May 11, Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. read Horton Hatches the Egg by Dr. Seuss to two elementary school classes at P.S. 122. More...

Gennaro, Dromm, LGBT Denounce Harassment Of Gay Tenant

On May 11, Councilmembers James F. More...

Flushing Bank Branch Holds Business Mixer

Great food and great networking were on the program on May 8, when Flushing Bank organized a mixer for the community at its branch in Forest Hills. More...

Family Sues Mets In Hit-Run Death

The family of a Staten Island grandmother killed in an April 5 hit-and-run last week filed a lawsuit in Manhattan Supreme Court that names the Mets, driver Brian McGurk, his friend, bar-owner Robert Kelly, Citi Field vendors and the owners of a State More...

Coast Guard Member Guilty In Astoria Slay

A member of the Coast Guard was recently convicted in the fatal shooting of a 22-year-old Astoria man who was on the run from the city because he believed someone was going to kill him. More...

Bryant H.S., LIC H.S. Renamed Under City Closure Plan

Say goodbye to Long Island City H.S. More...

Health Department Launches Breastfeeding Support Initiative

The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has launched Latch On NYC, a new citywide initiative to support mothers who breastfeed their infants by asking city maternity hospitals to voluntarily sign on to support a mother’s choice to breastfee More...

NYHQ Thrives, Though Other Facilities Close

In the aftermath of the loss of another hospital in the borough, New York Hospital Queens is thriving. “NYHQ is a hospital second to none,” Deputy Borough President Barry Grodenchik said. More...

Dutch Kills Crime Rates Rise Slightly In April

Dutch Kills Civic Association Board Member Kim Teixiera presided at the May 10 DKCA meeting at Growing Up Green school, as President Jerry Walsh “was taking a little time off”, Teixiera said. More...

Three And A Half To Seven Years For Gibbons Killer

George Gibbons, Jr. woke before dawn each Christmas morning and dressed as Santa Claus, welcomed by squeals of delight from his young nieces and nephews. More...

The "Bob Dylan of Hip-Hop's" Tour Continues Billy Conahan LIVE At Rapture Lounge

Just last month, Hip-hop artist Billy Conahan captured the hearts of audience members at his groundbreaking live debut in the basement of Lucky Jacks on Manhattan's Lower East Side. More...

Statement by Thomas W. Galante President & Chief Executive Officer, Queens Library

FY 2013 Executive Budget Hearing

Good morning, honorable members of the committees, Chairman Domenic Recchia, Chairman Jimmy Van Bramer, and Chairman Vincent Gentile. I am Tom Galante, President & Chief Executive Officer of the Queens Library. More...

Hubby DOA In Violent Domestic Dispute

A domestic dispute turned deadly on May 10 when police shot a knife-wielding man who had stabbed his wife then himself at their Oakland Gardens home. Police said the violence erupted at 8:30 p.m. More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

To be considered for the Calendar listing, event More...

Restaurant of the Week

Basil Brick Oven Pizza and Gelateria

Basil Brick Oven Pizzeria is turning Astoria Boulevard. on its head with classic, Italian, brick oven pizza, pasta, panini, salads and more, and its adjoining café and gelateria. More...

Editorials

Newspapers Provide Info To Make Best Candidate Choices

“Were it left to me to decide if we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.”—Thomas Jefferson “The newspaper is a greater treasure t More...

Letters to the Editor

DOS Held Accountable To The Editor: I want to publicly thank state Senator Tony Avella for his concern and action on behalf of his constituents regarding the rules and regulations for placing refuse out for collection. More...

Cidadão Global To Celebrate One Year Anniversary In Long Island City

Cidadão Global, a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the Brazilian community in the tri-state area, will be celebrating its one-year anniversary of the opening of its new office in Long Island City in June. More...

Area Photo Lab Takes Its Final Shot

Broadway Photoplus, 37-05 Broadway in Astoria, closed its doors this week after 20 years of service. Since the advent of digital photography, 35mm film developing had declined to almost nothing. More...

Grammer, Halloran At Police Hero Awards

|width=250|height=168|link=node|align=left]Councilmember Dan Halloran (R-Flushing) is seen here with actor Kelsey Grammer at the New York City Police Museum’s third annual Police Hero Awards Gala and Silent Auction, May 9, in Columbus Circle.&n More...

Newtown Historical Society Calls On Elected Officials To Acquire Brinckerhoff Cemetery

The Newtown Historical Society, Fresh Meadows Homeowners Civic Association and other civic and preservation organizations across the borough stand united in opposition of the proposed de-calendaring of the Brinckerhoff Cemetery by the Landmarks Prese More...

Flaming Body Found In Forest Park

Firefighters who responded to a blaze in a wooded stretch of Forest Park on May 13 made a gruesome discovery. The still-flaming body of a man was discovered at about 6 a.m. on Mother’s Day, inside Forest Park, fire officials said. More...

Diplomat’s Daughter Sues City For $1.5 M

The daughter of an Indian diplomat falsely arrested for sending e-mails to a teacher at John Bowne H.S. More...

Son Of Sam Parole Bid Denied

David Berkowitz liked pretty, young women with long hair. More...

LIC’s Baccalaureate School Ranked Best In State

U.S. News & World Report last week named the Baccalaureate School for Global Education the best high school in New York state. The school, located in a renovated factory at 34-12 36th Ave. More...

Two Dead In Motorcycle Crash

Mother’s Day came to a tragic end for two Queens bikers who were killed when their motorcycle slammed into a city bus in Jackson Heights. Cops said the bikers were heading westbound on 31st Avenue at about 8:15 p.m. More...

GrowNYC Greenmarket Approved For Forest Hills

Community Board 6 unanimously approved a GrowNYC Greenmarket to be located on the sidewalk in front of the Forest Hills post office near Queens and Yellowstone Boulevards. The market will be open on Sundays from 8 a.m. through 4 p.m. More...

Marshall Takes Hearing Test, Kicks Off Better Hearing & Speech Month

Queens Borough President Helen Marshall was first in line to take advantage of the free hearing screening test offered by the Lexington Hearing and Speech Center in observation of Better Hearing and Speech Month. More...

TD Bank Celebrates Decade Of Summer Reading Program

Marking its tenth year encouraging children to maintain and improve their reading skills during the summer, TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank, again will hold its annual Summer Reading Program. More...

Bay Terrace Country Club Holds Community Flea Market

The Bay Terrace Country Club (BTCC) held its first annual spring flea market on May 5 featuring local business all based in Bayside.  More...

The Greek Influence in the Caribbean: Faros in El Moro and Barbados Paleologos Plantation

American tourists to the Caribbean are amazed by the Greek influence. A subjugated people, without a country, the Greek culture made its mark in the new world. Greek mariners, with Hispanic names navigated the waters. More...

Political Page

U.S. Senators Trying To Avert PO Facility Closings, Job Layoffs

With many post office facilities scheduled for closing as of yesterday and thousands of job losses at stake in New York state, U.S. More...

Seniors

How To Track Down Financial Assistance Programs For Seniors

–Dear Savvy Senior, What resources can you recommend for locating government assistance programs for seniors? My husband and I have been helping to support his mother for the past three years and we can’t afford to do it any longer. More...

Features

Gay Pride Parade Grand Marshals Announced

Councilmember Daniel Dromm and Queens Pride were joined by Congressmember Joseph Crowley at a press conference on May 10 to announce the Julio Rivera family and Queens Center for Gay Seniors as the grand marshals for the 20th Annual Queens Lesbian, G More...

Funding Approved For Kaufman Astoria Studios Lot

Officials at the National Parks Service last week approved construction plans for development of the city’s first outdoor studio lot at the Kaufman Astoria Studios (KAS) in Long Island City. More...

Townsend Harris H.S. Teacher Honored

On May 7, the Milken Educator Award pin was presented to Townsend Harris H.S. literacy teacher, Rafal Olechowski. More...

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