June 27, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Ex-Hubby Arrested In Brutal Stab Slay

Queens detectives last week arrested a 34-year-old Corona man accused in the brutal June 11 stabbing death of his ex-wife inside an Elmhurst apartment. More...

Forest Hills Volunteer Ambulance Honors 40 Year Member

On June 20, family members, friends and members of the Forest Hills Volunteer Ambulance Corps gathered at a special celebration honoring Josephine Bebirian for her 40 years of service to the corps, which has been in existence for the past 40 years. More...

Queens ‘Mastermind’ Gets 50 Years To Life

A 29-year-old Ozone Park man last week was sentenced to 50 years behind bars for masterminding a crime spree that led to the murder of a pizzeria owner’s son. More...

Boro-Wide Blotter

102nd Precinct  Blind Man Killed By Van  A 49-year-old blind Queens man last week was killed by a bread delivery van while trying to cross Queens Boulevard in Kew Gardens.  Police said Justin Murray was taking a walk through the nei More...

Police Issue July 4th Reminder

Queens police officials this week issued a reminder to the public that, again this year, they will not be able to view the annual Macy’s fireworks display from sites along the East River in Long Island City. More...

Summertime’s The Right Time For Electronic Payments

When you are away from home, one thing you don’t want to worry about is how you will receive your next monthly Social Security payment. More...

Offer $2G Reward For Illegal Fireworks Information

Police officials at the 114th Precinct this week announced a Zero Tolerance crackdown that will kick off on June 27 and continue through the holiday weekend, targeting drunk drivers, motorists who speak or text on cellphones while driving and  a More...

114th Precinct Crime Watch

Hunt Purse Snatcher  Police at the 114th Precinct are seeking help from the public to identify and locate a suspect sought in connection with a May 13 grand larceny purse snatching that occurred in the Dutch Kills section of Long Island City. More...

Cuomo Bill Closes Child Porn Loophole

An agreement hammered out last week by Governor Andrew Cuomo and  the state legislature will make viewing online child pornography a felony, punishable by up to 12 years in prison. More...

Turner Thanks Outgoing City Parks Commissioner Benepe

Congressmember Bob Turner released the following statement thanking outgoing City Department of Parks and Recreation Commissioner Adrian Benepe for his service to the city. More...

Con Edison Warns Public To Beware Of Green DOT Scams

Con Edison is warning customers not to fall for a scam in which a caller says the customer must make a payment by purchasing a Green Dot Money Pak to avoid having utility service turned off.  More...

Stavisky, Meng Celebrate Korean-American Heritage Day

With more than 140,000 Korean-American’s calling New York home, state Senator Toby Ann Stavisky, along with Assemblymember Grace Meng, welcomed constituents from Flushing to Albany on June 19 to celebrate Korean-American Heritage Day. More...

Addabbo Honors Sciulli As Senate Woman Of Distinction

At a Juniper Park Civic Association meeting held on June 19, state Senator Joe Addabbo presented Lorraine Sciulli of Middle Village with a citation and plaque for being named 2012 State Senate Woman of Distinction in honor of her 30 years of dedicate More...

FedEx To Build New Facility In LIC

FedEx Ground announced on June 25 plans to invest $56 million for construction of a new distribution facility in Long Island City. More...

Sharing The Road: Rules For New York City Cyclists

Cyclists are the fastest-growing commuter group in New York City, but sadly, many bicycle riders helmet up and hit the pedals with little or no regard for their responsibilities on the road, law enforcement officials said. More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

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Editorials

Libraries Are Queens’ Treasures

In an age of e-mail and search engines that transmit information almost instantaneously, libraries seem to have no place and little use. It would seem that civic fiscal policy makers feel likewise. More...

Letters to the Editor

Ravenswood Power Plant  To The Editor:  More...

Cops Put Brakes On Back Door Bandit

Police at the 114th Precinct last week arrested a 30-year-old Queens man who was sought in connection with a series of “back door” burglaries at residences in Astoria.  Cops say Bryan McCann was behind a one-man crime wave that bega More...

A Different And Very Useful Kind Of Bank

I work just a couple of blocks from a special kind of bank. It doesn’t accept money for deposit, it won’t finance a new car, and it wasn’t part of the housing bubble. More...

Sunnyside Writer Accused Of Killing Pet

Cops arrested a TV screenwriter at his Sunnyside apartment on June 16 after he allegedly took out his rage on his pet poodle, punching the pooch in the face so hard that it died of brain injuries, authorities said.  Police said Ted Shuttleworth More...

Deadly Weekend Crashes Claim Two Victims

Accidents involving motor vehicles caused the deaths of two people in two Queens neighborhoods on Saturday, June 16.  A worker with the Big Apple Circus died in a freak accident when he slammed, head-on into the open door of a parked car and wa More...

Shocking Statement In LIC Murder Sentencing

The still-grieving daughter of a Long Island City Good Samaritan who died during a brutal attack by a homeless drug addict, told the court last week that she feels saddened for the man convicted in the senseless attack. More...

Scofflaws To Get ‘The Boot’

Queens motorists who fail to pay tickets could find a “boot” on their vehicle by the end of summer, under a pilot program operated by the city Department of Finance.  Mayor Michael Bloomberg recently approved a $70 million deal with More...

Veggie-Powered Bus Makes Green Stop In Queens

Eleven Dartmouth College students visited the Alley Pond Environmental Center (APEC) in Douglaston, on Thursday as part of a 24-state, 12,000-mile cross-country trip. More...

Woodside BID Holds Proposal Meeting

The latest meeting about forming a business improvement district (BID) in Woodside did not draw a large audience last week at St. Sebastian’s Parish Hall on 57th Street. More...

Long Island City BID Holds Annual Meeting

The Long Island City Partnership’s LICBID Annual Meeting, held last week in the Queensborough Room of the MetLife Building on Queens Plaza North, heard George Fertitta of NYC & Company as its guest speaker and went through yearly elections More...

Glendale Zip Code Resolution

Congressmember Bob Turner and Assemblymember Michael Miller revealed the United States Postal Service’s (USPS) decision to grant Glendale a Preferred Last Line distinction this past Friday. More...

110th Precinct Community Council Holds June Meeting

At its June 18 meeting, the 110th Precinct Community Council presented certificates of appreciation to members of the community who dedicated their efforts to help make the 2012 Annual Fundraiser a success. Honorees included (L. More...

Top Senior-Friendly Cellphones

Dear Savvy Senior  What types of simple cellphones can you recommend to seniors that are easy to use, without all the bells and whistles? More...

Community Board No. 1 Discuss Islamic Center

Since its inception in September 1994, the Astoria Islamic Center, Inc. a religious not for profit organization, has grown to accommodate 250 worshipers. More...

Cuomo's Limited Teacher Evaluation Bill Passed

The New York State Senate and Assembly passed Governor Andrew Cuomo’s bill limiting the release of teacher evaluations to public school parents. More...

Car Care Giant Brakes For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

The Strauss Discount Auto chain has gone belly-up, taking with it more than 600 jobs citywide.  The New Jersey based retailer recently filed a petition for Chapter 11 protection in New Jersey Bankruptcy Court, saying the move was necessary afte More...

Gun Buyback Event Concludes, Netting 55

The Queens Gun Buyback Event in Jamaica concluded today. It took place at St. Benedict the Moor Church, 171-17 110th Ave., Jamaica. Fifty-five firearms were turned in, including 19 semi-automatic handguns, 35 revolvers and one rifle. More...

Restaurant of the Week

Napoli Pizza & Pasta

Napoli Pizza and Pasta has done it again, with its new, second location in Long Island City. Located on 36th Avenue, just at the foot of the Roosevelt Island Bridge, Napoli opened just three weeks ago to the delight of the folks in the neighborhood. More...

Features

Mount Sinai Queens Commemorates 13 Years

Mount Sinai Queens held their 13th annual celebration June 21. Awards were given to many hospital employees.  Vice President and COO Judy Trilivas presented the award for Manager of the Year to Chester Ostrowksi, Food and Nutrition Director. More...

Simotas Cracks Down on Child Pornography

Assemblymember Aravella Simotas supported legislation making it illegal to knowingly access child pornography online, bringing New York into line with federal law. This measure has passed the Assembly and is expected to become law.  More...

Voting Incomplete In Primaries;

See Next Week’s Issue For Wrapups

As the Queens Gazette went to press June 26, voters were still balloting on national primary contests that will elect party candidates in the fall elections. There will be stories on those outcomes in next week’s issue of this newspaper.  More...

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