June 20, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Turner Announces Bill To Honor Former Senator Buckley

Congressmember Bob Turner is working on a bill to honor former state senator and wildlife refuge center advocate James L. Buckley. More...

As Temperatures Rise, Con Edison Reminds Customers To Be Cool About The Heat

With near-100-degree temperatures and higher humidity forecasted for the next two days, Con Edison is offering energy-savings tips to help customers save money while staying cool. More...

Turner Speaks At St. Margaret’s School Graduation

Congressmember Bob Turner delivered the commencement address to the Class of 2012 at the St. Margaret’s School graduation ceremony on June 15, in Middle Village, Queens. He is seen here with the graduates. More...

Stiffer Charges For Domestic Abusers

Governor Andrew Cuomo this week announced a deal with state legislators to increase charges for repeat domestic abusers. Under the deal, any person convicted more than once on misdemeanor domestic violence-related charges in a five-year period would 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 on the Grand Central Parkway on Mother’s Day. Law enforcement sources said investigators “are pulling out all the stops&rdq More...

Giant Wreck Sparks DWI Enforcement

Giants linebacker David Diehl’s appearance in Astoria last weekend was a real smash. Diehl entered a no plea at his June 11 arraignment in Queens Criminal Court on drunk driving charges. More...

Jamaica’s First Presbyterian Church Marks 350th Anniversary

Hundreds of parishioners, clergy and politicians gathered on June 10 to commemorate the 350th anniversary of First Presbyterian Church in Jamaica, the oldest continuously serving Presbyterian church in the United States. More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

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Seniors

Financial Resources For Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Dear Savvy Senior, Are there any types of financial assistance programs that can help grandparents who are raising their grandkids? I have two grandchildren who are about to permanently move in with my husband and me, and we could use some help. More...

Editorials

Gazette Goes On, 30 Years And Counting

As we celebrate 30 years of bringing this newspaper to you, our readers, we find ourselves thinking often about where we once were and how we got from there to here. For us, such reflection generates awe and overwhelming humility. More...

Letters to the Editor

Congrats WQG! To The Editor: Congratulations to the WQG on its 30th Anniversary. More...

Van Bramer Honors Mock Trial Team

On June 13, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer honored St. John’s University’s Mock Trial Team with a Proclamation on the 20th anniversary of the team’s founding. More...

Meng Pledges Vet Support On Flag Day

Assemblymember Grace Meng last Thursday discussed important issues for our nation’s veterans in Juniper Park in Middle Village. In just a few weeks, the Vietnam traveling memorial wall will be coming to Juniper Park. More...

Divine Wisdom Holds Graduation

Divine Wisdom Academy of Douglaston held its awards ceremony for the graduating eighth grade class at St. Anastasia Parish on June 13. Grand Knight of St. Anastasia Knights of Columbus Council No. 5911 Frederick R. More...

Van Bramer And Crowley Swear In New Members To United Forties

On June 13, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer joined Congressmember Joe Crowley to swear in new officers of the United Forties Civic Association in Sunnyside/Woodside. 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 on the Grand Central Parkway on Mother’s Day. Law enforcement sources said investigators “are pulling out all the stops&rdq More...

Ten 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 trashcan. Dawa Lama pleaded guilty to manslaughter in April and admitted to tossing the baby into a trash can in an Emergency More...

CB4 Gives Nod To Corona Plaza Plan

Community Board 4 (CB4) members last week approved a plan that will transform a one-block stretch of 41st Avenue in Corona into an urban oasis, where area residents can kick back and enjoy a slice of greenery in the midst of city life. More...

Restaurant of the Week

LENG

Bangkok, 1942. A man named Leng opened his first restaurant cooking traditional Thai dishes for the locals. More...

OVELIA

Ovelia Psistaria and Bar celebrates five and a half years of excellent, modern Greek cuisine made from time honored traditions. The Greek name “Ovelia” means the place you go to grill succulent meats. More...

T-BONE DINER

On a recent evening at the T-Bone Diner, a woman was dining on a delicious platter of chicken shish kebab with lots of freshly grilled vegetables. More...

Features

Electeds, Concerned Citizens Tour Woodside Flood Sites

Congressmember Joe Crowley, Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Carter Strickland, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer, representatives from the Wynwood Gardens Civic Association and concerned residents toured flood-prone areas of Wo More...

Library Cuts Epitomized In Creative Game

Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer, Queens Library President & CEO Thomas W. Galante, children from P.S. 111 in Long Island City and the community participated in a carnival at the library that had a message. More...

Queens Students Speak Out On Community Issues Through Art In Historic Citywide Parks Exhibition

LeAp’s student artists of two Queens schools will present their original large-scale public artworks—school lunchroom tables that they transformed into beautiful and meaningful works of art addressing important social issues in their comm More...

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