May 23, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

10 Years For Baby-Dump Mom

A 29-year-old Woodside woman was sentenced last week to 10 years in prison for tossing her newborn daughter into a hospital trash can a year ago. Dawa Lama pleaded guilty to manslaughter in April and admitted to tossing the baby into a trash can in More...

Cops Hunt Two Suspects In Brutal Murder

Queens detectives are searching for two suspects in the brutal assault and murder of an elderly “neighborhood patriarch”, who was found bludgeoned to death inside his Corona home on March 26. Cops said the suspects were caught on surveil More...

Cops Shut Down LIC Brothel

Police officials last week shut down a massage parlor in Long Island City where prostitutes did more than smile at their customers. Cops said the establishment operating as the Smile Dawn Spa was a house of prostitution – located in a storefro More...

Board 1 Goes To Bat For Building Sign

For more than 70 years, a large advertising sign painted on the exterior wall of a four-story apartment house has looked out over the entrance ramp to the Robert F. Kennedy (Triborough) Bridge in Astoria. More...

LIC Chamber Approves Bylaws, Adds Board Members

At the April Long Island City Chamber of Commerce luncheon, Victor Clavie, a member of the chamber’s board of directors, questioned the wisdom of voting to approve bylaws before everyone could look them over, and was supported by a majority of More...

Queens Residents Can Now Easily Escape To The Catskills For Exciting Summer Day Trips And Outdoor Adventures

With many New Yorkers opting for ‘staycations’ due to the economy, gas prices or to simply spend more quality time with family and friends,  BigV Tours provides easy access for Queens residents to participate in hassle-free day trips More...

Cops, Kin Seek Help In Highway Slay

Queens detectives are reaching out to the public for help in solving the bizarre drive-by shooting of a young mom, fatally shot on the Grand Central Parkway on Mother’s Day. Law enforcement sources said investigators “are pulling out all More...

Cops Nab ‘44th Street’ Bandit

Detectives at the 108th Precinct Squad last week arrested a suspect in a series of armed robberies that unnerved residents in a quiet Woodside neighborhood. More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

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Restaurant of the Week

METRO TAPAS

This brand new, sleek tapas bar opened just two weeks ago and is already causing a buzz thanks to its cool, modern interior, inventive small plates, and an impressive variety of craft beers and fabulous cocktails. More...

Editorials

Honor All Fallen Soldiers On Memorial Day

We have two more to remember. Two U.S. troops were killed Friday, May 18 in a Taliban rocket attack on a NATO base in the province of Kunar in Eastern Afghanistan. More...

Letters to the Editor

Honor Our Vets To The Editor: Memorial Day is May 28 and it is time to remember all those who gave their lives to protect the freedoms we enjoy today. More...

Queens College Profs. Nathalis Wamba And Andrea Khalil Receive Fulbright Grants To Work In Africa

Graduating Student Erica Leong To Teach English In South Korea 
As Fulbright Student Scholar

Countless studies have found that quality teaching is the most important factor in student success. Just ask Queens College Education Professor Nathalis Guy Wamba, who has founded programs to help struggling high schools. More...

Victim Foils Sunnyside Sex Attack

Police at the 108th Precinct are searching for a man who sexually assaulted a 19-year-old woman on May 16 as she walked to her home in Sunnyside. Cops said the woman delayed reporting the attack because she fears for her life after the man warned he More...

Boro-Wide Blotter

WARNING: Police officials in Queens are warning residents to be on the lookout for several teams of women who have conned victims out of more than $100,000 through a “Cursed Jewelry” scam. More...

Forest Park Burnt Body Identified

Police last week identified a man whose burning body was discovered in Forest Park on May 13, but they have not determined the circumstances behind the blaze. More...

Author Discusses His Modern New York At Queens Chamber

At a breakfast meeting May 11 sponsored by the Queens Chamber of Commerce, Greg David, former editor of Crain’s New York Business, teacher at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism and a frequent business and economics commentator on radio, gav More...

Panelists Assess Long Island City Real Estate Ventures

A six-member panel consisting of Amanda Fung of Crain’s New York Business,  restaurateur Sara Obraitis, developer Doug Partrick of Heatherwood Communities, Bill Connor of FedEx, Flint McNaughton of Sun Cap Property and Amy Scherber, head o More...

Forest Hills Inn Turns 100

This past week marked the 100th anniversary celebration of The Forest Hills Inn, located at 1 Station Square in Forest Hills Gardens. On May 18, supporters of the historic structure observed the anniversary in the front lobby of the Inn. More...

More Than Half of Consumers Feel Excitement Or Pride With Purchasing First Home

As the country continues to emerge from the turbulent mortgage period, a Home Buyer Poll released today by TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, reveals aspirations of homeownership are still very much alive in the U.S. More...

Shooting Forces Lockdown At Elmhurst School

A teacher at an Elmhurst school for special education students is being praised this week for aiding an unnamed 41-year-old man who was shot in broad daylight on May 9 on the corner of 94th Street and 57th Avenue. Police responded to the shooting, a More...

Political Page

Huge ‘Women’s’ Turnout For Meng’s Candidacy

Saturday was Ladies Day for Assemblymember Grace Meng as elected women officials, joined by hundreds of activists and other supporters, turned out for a rousing campaign rally for the congressional candidate who’s carrying the Democratic Party& More...

Features

Simotas Celebrates Black History Month At P.S. 127

On May 14, Assemblymember Aravella Simotas honored seventh grade students who participated in her annual Black History Month essay contest at P.S. More...

Vallone, Meloni Hold Tree Giveaway In Astoria Park

Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. and Tony Meloni of New York Anti-Crime gathered with area residents for a tree giveaway in Astoria Park. More...

Celebrating The Music Of Scott Joplin

The soulful music of African-American composer and ragtime legend Scott Joplin was celebrated at his final resting place on May 19 at St. Michael’s Cemetery in East Elmhurst. More...

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