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Goldfeder Removed Graffiti From Addabbo Bridge

In response to his April 24 letter to Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s office, Assemblymember Phil Goldfeder (D-Rockaway) announced that the New York City Graffiti Removal Unit removed the graffiti on the Joseph P. Addabbo Memorial Bridge. More...

Elected Officials, Community Rally To Save Fire Companies

Councilmember Elizabeth S. More...

Banner Day Returns

Organized by the New York Mets management to help celebrate the 50th anniversary of the franchise, Banner Day made a return before the May 27 game against the San Diego Padres at Citi Field. More...

McCauley, Woodhaven Business Owner, Dies

Woodhaven resident and business owner, Rita McCauley passed away Wednesday, May 30. The wake took place at Walker Funeral Home in Woodhaven. The funeral mass was held on Monday, June 4 at Saint Thomas the Apostle Church, Woodhaven. More...

Cleaver Hubby Denied Bail

By LIZ GOFF A Flushing husband last week pleaded not guilty to attempted murder after he smacked his wife in the head with a meat cleaver. More...

Mets Fan Celebrates No Hitter In Jail

A crazed Mets fan is facing up to a year in prison, a $1,000 fine – and the possibility of being banned from Citi Field for life after he stormed the field on June 1 to join the team in celebration of Johan Santana’s no hitter–the f More...

Utah Grandma Dies Shielding Grandson In Fatal LIE Crash

A Utah grandmother and a Queens cabbie were killed and the woman’s grandson was critically injured on June 2 in a three-car crash on the Long Island Expressway (LIE). Police sources said first responders found Nicholson laying on top of her gr More...

Boro-Wide Blotter

102nd Precinct Hunt ‘Family Guy’ Rapist Queens police are searching for a sexual predator in connection with the May 27 rape of a Richmond Hill woman. Cops said the suspect grabbed the 19-year-old victim from behind as she walked along More...

Marshall To Swear In Dozens Of New CB Members

Queens Borough President Helen Marshall will swear in 65 new community board members at a ceremony, Thursday, June 14 at 6 p.m. at the Hall of Science in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. More...

How To Choose A Medicare Advantage Plan

Dear Savvy Senior, I’ll be 65 in a few months – Medicare enrollment age – and am interested in getting a Medicare Advantage plan to cover my health care and prescription drugs. Can you give me some advice on choosing a plan? More...

John Franco Inducted Into Mets Hall Of Fame

Two days following the First No-Hitter ever pitched in Mets history, Brooklyn born John Franco was inducted into the Mets Hall of Fame. John Franco is recognized as the Mets all-time leader in saves(276) and games pitched (695). More...

Bayside Street Renamed For Fallen Firefighter

Councilmember Dan Halloran unveiled the sign for the new Lt. Peter J. Farrenkopf Place, 207th Street at 26th Avenue in Bayside.  Lt. Farrenkopf, of FDNY Marine Company 6. Lt. More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

Calendar compiled by Annette Hanze Alberts. To be More...

Restaurant of the Week

OASIS CAFE

Oasis Café and Bakery bakes a tantalizing array of cakes, cookies, pastries, puddings and bread for all to enjoy in this cool café or to take home. More...

Features

Maloney Meets With Patriarch Bartholomew I

Congressmember Carolyn Maloney, co-founder and co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues, met last week with His All Holiness, Bartholomew I, a major leader of the Eastern Orthodox Christian faith who serves as Archbishop of Constantino More...

Community Health Fair Educates, Entertains

“Let’s remember the most important things in life—family and health,” City Comptroller John Liu said at the Mount Sinai Queens— United Community Civic Association (UCCA) Community Health Fair, held June 2 at Immaculate C More...

Plumbers Union Local 1 Wins DEP Storm Water Runoff Grant

This year, the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has embarked on a $4.6 million grant program for community-based green infrastructure projects. More...

Queens Celebrates At Pride Parade

On June 3, Assemblymember Aravella Simotas marched in the 20th Annual Queens Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Parade in Jackson Heights. More...

Vallone Honors Cop Of The Year

The 114th Precinct Community Council’s annual Fellowship Breakfast was held on May 30 at Riccardo’s by the Bridge, 21-01 24th Ave., Astoria. Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly was joined by Councilmember Peter F. More...

Dromm, Wills, Ulrich Rally to Protect Immigrant Services

Councilmembers Daniel Dromm, Ruben Wills and Eric Ulrich were joined by community leaders and other advocates at a press conference on May 29 to urge the city to protect Immigrant Opportunities Initiative (IOI) and adult literacy funding which provid More...

Congratulations To The QCC Class of 2012

Marking the end of one journey and the beginning of another, hundreds of graduates gathered for Queensborough Community College’s 51st annual Commencement ceremony. More...

Van Bramer Leads Rally At City Hall For Queens Library

 Hundreds of library supporters led by Cultural Affairs and Libraries Committee Chair Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer, other members of the City Council, representatives of Queens Library Guild Local 1321 and members of the community rallied on t More...

Teacher Charged In Three More Gropes

A Queens computer teacher arrested earlier this year for molesting two students was charged last week with fondling three other students, police said. Wilbert Cortez, 49, is accused of touching five boys between 2007 and 2011 on multiple occasions a More...

Vallone Strikes Back With Neighborhood War On Crime

A new team of civilian crime busters is about to hit the streets of Astoria and Long Island City. Members of a new Neighborhood Watch, initiated by Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr., are undergoing training at One Police Plaza to qualify as volunteer More...

Guide To Fireproof Grilling

Memorial Day may be a fading memory, but the holiday marks the official start of summer– and the outdoor barbecue season. July is the peak month for grill fires, accounting for 18 percent of all barbecue blazes, a spokesperson for the National More...

114th Precinct Crime Watch

Compiled By LIZ GOFF Hunt Vernon Blvd. More...

Chian To Celebrate Centennial of Chios’ Liberation

The Chian Federation is organizing a series of events for the centennial of Chios’ liberation. The celebrations will commence with the Kanaria event, and conclude with the presentation of the 33rd Annual Homeric Award. More...

Bikers For A Cause

Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. led hundreds of motorcyclists as the Grand Marshal of New York City Harley Owners Group’s 19th Annual Bikers Against Breast Cancer Run on June 3. More...

New York Arcadian Chapter Remembers Heritage

Preserving culture and heritage played a prominent role at the Geros Tou Morea chapter of the Pan Arcadian Federation of America celebration on Sunday, May 20. More...

Political Page

Amazing How Gov’s $4 B Convention Plan Dies

When Genting, one of the biggest casino operators in the world, agreed to put up $4 billion to build Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposed largest convention centers in the world at Aqueduct Raceway in Ozone Park, they must have taken it for granted More...

Editorials

Mayor’s Big Cup Ban Is All Wet

Last Wednesday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced that he plans to ban the sale of any cup or bottle of sweetened drink larger than 16 fluid ounces at restaurants, movie theaters and street carts, delis, fast-food franchises and sports arenas. More...

Letters to the Editor

QEDC Means Progress To The Editor: This month I have been focused on business plan contests. More...

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