June 13, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Rally Held At Central Library

Representatives of Queens Library Guild Local 1321,  library supporters including Borough President Helen Marshall and members of the community rallied at Queens Library in Jamaica today to support restoring proposed cuts to the library budget More...

P.S. 122 Opens New Playground

Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. visited P.S. 122 on June 8 to celebrate the school’s new playground with students and faculty in Astoria. Vallone joined Assemblymember Aravella Simotas and P.S. More...

Simotas Celebrates New Schoolyard At P.S. 122

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

Kean Honored For 41 Years of Service

On June 9, Ann Kean was honored at a retirement party held at Ponticello Ristorante in Long Island City. Kean has completed 41 years of service as a teacher. Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. More...

Bust ‘Neat Freaks’ In Jackson Heights Drug Den

They had a closet that would make Martha Stewart proud.  It took state investigators just two weeks to uncover evidence leading to the arrest of two Jackson Heights men who stashed nearly $70,000 in cash, cocaine and drug paraphernalia at their More...

Goldfeder Vows To Restore Service To Rockaway Line

Assemblymember Phil Goldfeder came out on June 10 to support the Orioles, his sponsored team, which is part of the (Woodhaven, Ozone Park, Richmond Hill, Kew Gardens) W.O.R.K.S. Little League. The game was played on Victory Field No. More...

Addabbo, Avella Meet Anti-Fracking Activist Actor Mark Ruffalo

State Senators Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. More...

Reverend Fullum Given Citation

Assemblymember Mike Miller presented a citation to Reverend John Fullum, pastor of Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Glendale. “Father Fullum has been a long time servant of the people,” Miller said. More...

Popular Steinway Jewelers Robbed

The NYPD is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying and locating the following two individuals wanted in connection with a grand larceny that took place within the confines of the 114th Precinct. More...

Queens College Holds Business Forum Breakfast

At a well attended business forum breakfast in the Student Union at Queens College, the first Hank Auffarth Scholarship, named for the late executive known as “Hank from the Bank” and sponsored by the Queens Chamber of Commerce, was confe More...

Gov. Cuomo To Protect New Yorker's With Special Needs

Proposed New Justice Center will Prevent, Investigate and Prosecute Abuse and Neglect of Vulnerable New Yorkers  More...

Airport Crime Watch

Employee Busted In Cash Grab  FBI agents last month arrested an airport employee who swiped $20,000 in cash from a computer bag left in a baggage cart at JFK Airport, officials said. More...

NYPD To Idlers: Cut The Motor

Queens police officials last week issued a reminder to parents who double park on local streets when picking up youngsters at the end of the school day.  “Move on, do not block streets and avenues to oncoming traffic—and do not idle More...

Intrepid Announces Time Warner Cable As Enterprise’s Newest Official Sponsor

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum announced last week that Time Warner Cable has been named an official sponsor of Space Shuttle Enterprise’s 2012 arrival into New York City and of its Space Shuttle Pavilion home currently being built on More...

Cops Offer $2G Reward For Suspect In Forest Hills Sex Attacks

Police last week released a photo of a knife-wielding suspect who allegedly attacked three young women in Forest Hills over a three-week period.  Cops identified the suspect as Ibrahima Ragis, 20, who struck first on May 19, when he sexually ab More...

Quintet Of The Americas Will Play At Queens Botanical Garden

The Quintet of the Americas will give a concert on Sunday, June 17, 2:30 p.m. at the Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing. More...

Board 2 Hears Of Hurricane Season Advisory, Bike Share Program

The June meeting of Community Board 2 opened with Mitchell Bass of the city Office of Emergency Management (OEM) reminding board members and area residents that the hurricane season is already here, even though it is commonly associated with August a More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

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Restaurant of the Week

MANOR OKTOBERFEST

Make dad to Manor Oktoberfest for Father’s Day, which is this coming Sunday, for generous portions of steaks, ribs, roasted pork and German specialties. More...

Features

Behind The Scenes Of An Historic Bayside Suburb

In 2007, three areas within Bayside were considered for landmark declaration. They included Bellcourt, Lawrence Montauk and Weeks Woodlands. It never happened. More...

Prized Collection Of Historic City Photographs Now Available Online

Half of the Municipal Archives collection of more than 2.2 million images going back to the mid-1800s is now available for view online. More...

Queens Memory Project Preserves Epic Stories Of Borough's History

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Children Write To Bloomberg: Save Our Libraries

As elected officials struggle to finalize the City's budget for the 2013 fiscal year, children in Douglaston who attend the Best Out of School Time program at Queens Library at North Hills wrote letters to City Hall in the hopes that their library More...

Time Warner Ice Cream Truck Returns

Time Warner Cable is bringing back a summer favorite this year that will help New Yorkers to stay cool and support museums throughout the city. More...

Blessed Sacrament Church Helps Keep Neighborhood Clean

On June 9, a group of more than 30 confirmation students and their parents from Blessed Sacrament Church in Jackson Heights joined Councilmember Daniel Dromm for a clean-up of the 37th Road Plaza and all of the surrounding streets in the lower 70s fr More...

Vallone Greets ‘Green’ Graduates

Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. attended the Queens Botanical Garden’s Green Jobs Training Graduation on June 4. Vallone, who was a guest speaker, greeted graduates and presented them with City Council Citations. More...

Mama’s Celebrates Grand Opening

Mama’s New York Ices and Ice Cream, 27-17 24th Ave., celebrated their grand opening on June 3. More...

Fighting Back Against Child Predators

Take a look at the most wanted man in Western Queens. Police say Mark Synclair, 33, was standing outside P.S. More...

Goldfeder Roots For Home Team

Assemblymember Phil Goldfeder came out on June 10 to support the Orioles, his sponsored team, which is part of the (Woodhaven, Ozone Park, Richmond Hill, Kew Gardens) W.O.R.K.S. Little League. The game was played on Victory Field No. More...

Turner Meets With Scouts

Congressmember Bob Turner met with Girl Scouts of Queens troop No. 4275 on June 7 at his Washington, D.C. office. More...

Miller Sponsors Mammogram Event

Assemblymember Mike Miller sponsored a mobile breast cancer screening event via mammography van on May 19. This event provided no-cost mammograms to uninsured women in the Queens community. More...

Cops Offer $2G Reward For Forest Hills Sex/Rob Suspect

Queens detectives are searching for a suspect wanted in connection with a series of sexual assaults and robberies in the Forest Hills area. More...

Open Air Market

A Queens motorist found himself behind bars last weekend after he drove his car into a Forest Hills grocery store. Cops said the man was intoxicated when he got behind the wheel of his 2007 Lexus at about 2:30 a.m. More...

Offer $2G Reward For Corona Kid-Grab Suspect

Take a look at the most wanted man in western Queens. More...

Hunt Two Suspects In Steinway St. Jewel Heist

Queens detectives are searching for two suspects who pulled off a brazen robbery at a Steinway Street jewelry shop on April 13. More...

Archive Dedicated To Preserving Long Island And City's History Turns 100

Hidden from the daily hustle and bustle that is the Queens Library’s Central Branch, there is a quiet, tranquil place that serves as home to one of the city’s most extensive and diverse collection of historical documents. More...

Giants Offensive Lineman Diehl, Arrested For DUI

David Diehl, offensive lineman, of the Super Bowl champion New York Giants, was arrested on June 10 on suspicion of drunk driving. More...

Korean War Service To Be Held In Kissena Park

A service for the Korean War, known as the Forgotten War, will be held at noon on June 23,  the anniversary of the start of the war, at the monument in Kissena Park, entrance at Rose Avenue and Parsons Boulevard. More...

ConEd Invests $1.2 Billion For Service Reliabillity

Despite this week’s “too-cool-for-June” temperatures, hot summer months are approaching,   Con Edison reminds customers to continue to learn more about reducing their energy usage and saving money by visiting the company&r More...

Political Page

Meng Joins Vallone To Go After ‘Untouchable’ Antennas

Assemblymember Grace Meng (D–Flushing) joined Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. More...

Editorials

Father’s Day Salute

Forty years ago, Richard Nixon was reelected to a second term as president of the United States. More...

Letters to the Editor

I Remember My Father  To The Editor:  June is the month we honor our fathers and memories of my dad bring many to my mind.  My father’s name was Frederick and he was 59 years old when I was born. More...

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