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MTA Cop Could Lose Eye In LIRR Attack

A 16-year veteran Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) police officer is recovering at Jamaica Hospital Center after undergoing 4½ hours of surgery on July 4, to try and save his left eye. More...

Warning: Keep Pets Safe During Summer Heat Waves

Queens veterinarians and animal advocates are urging pet owners to learn proper care of pets that may easily become overheated or dehydrated during summer heat waves.  Pets that appear sluggish, who vomit frequently or seem disoriented could be More...

Warning: Open Hydrants Could Mean Jail Time

Queens residents who open fire hydrants without an FDNY “spray cap” could face a stiff fine–or find themselves behind bars, city officials warn. More...

Cops Hunt First Queens Casino Bandit

Queens detectives are searching for a suspect who held up the borough’s first casino. Cops said the brazen, unarmed bandit was the first to rob the Resorts World Casino. The suspect walked into the South Ozone Park casino at about 4:45 p.m. More...

LGBT Pride

On June 27, Councilmembers Jimmy Van Bramer and Danny Dromm joined Queens Borough President Helen Marshall and state Senator Jose Peralta and more than 100 borough residents at the 11th Annual LGBT Pride Month Celebration at Queens Borough Hall. More...

Con Ed Warns Customers About Scam That Uses President Obama's Name

Con Edison is warning its customers about a scam in which someone seeks to steal their identity by telling them President Obama has set aside money to cover utility bills.  More...

Maloney Congratulates Meng On Her Victory

Congressmember Carolyn B. More...

Douglaston Residents Take A Walk Down Memory Lane

Councilmember Dan Halloran officially unveiled street signs that restore the ancient names of Douglaston’s streets to the way they were hundreds of years ago. More...

Relay For Life

The seventh annual Relay For Life was held on June 23 and 24 at Astoria Park. The event hosted 180 participants and 37 teams. Adrienne Pellegrino of Astoria and captain of the team Angels of Hope came in first place collecting a total of $10,680.33. More...

Simotas Hosts ‘Stop Abuse Campaign’

Assemblymember Aravella Simotas hosted a day of advocacy for the Stop Abuse Campaign in Albany. The campaign is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to stopping all forms of abuse and alleviating the suffering of the abused. More...

Corona Child Porn Promoter Pleads Guilty

A 35-year-old Corona man last week pleaded guilty to promoting and possessing massive amounts of child pornography images, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said.  Elvis Infante pleaded guilty to multiple counts contained in a 3,000-count More...

Double Heat Wave Hits Queens

It was hell on earth last week, as the mercury soared close to 100 degrees in Queens, in the second heat wave of the summer.  Temperatures reached a brutal 97 degrees on June 27 and a sweltering 96 degrees on June 28, sending residents racing t More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

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Restaurant of the Week

MIKE'S DINER

Celebrate Independence Day by not cooking and enjoying a meal at the legendary Mike’s Diner of Astoria. More...

Editorials

Once More, July 4th Is Reason To Cheer

Once again we celebrate the Fourth of July, this time marking the 236th anniversary of the founding of our nation.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Drink Responsibly  To The Editor:  More...

Beware Unlicensed Food Vendors

City Department of Health (DOH) officials are again warning Queens residents to be alert when purchasing food from unlicensed street vendors. More...

Douglaston Boy Drowns In Family Pool

A holiday barbeque turned deadly for a Douglaston family on July 4, when a 4-year-old boy drowned in his family’s backyard pool. More...

Not Guilty Plea In Astoria Rage Murder

The law school grad accused of killing his girlfriend in the Astoria apartment they shared pleaded not guilty at his arraignment on June 30 at Queens Criminal Court. More...

Remember: Street Trees Need Water During Heat Waves

City Department of Parks officials are again urging Queens residents and businesses to remember that street trees need watering during summer heat waves and hot summer days with little rainfall.  Officials are asking Queens residents to water s More...

National Grid Partners With Queens Library On Energy Efficiency Improvements

The Queens Library recently partnered with National Grid for energy efficiency improvements in the Central Library and the newly opened Children’s Library Discovery Center. More...

Boro-Wide Blotter

108th Precinct  DMV Puts Brakes On Car Dealer  A used car dealership in Woodside is facing closure unless a judge issues a reprieve from sanctions imposed by the state Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). More...

Crowley Welcomes Philippines Ambassador To Queens

On June 25, Congressmember Joe Crowley welcomed the Ambassador of the Philippines Jose L. Cuisia Jr. to the United States at an event with the local Filipino-American community at LaGuardia Community College in Long Island City. More...

Aviation H.S. Students Earn Their Wings

Surrounded by aviation memorabilia and aircraft, 380 seniors graduated from Aviation H.S. June 25 in the school’s hangar. More...

Dromm Secures New Macs For P.S. 69

Earlier this month, Councilmember Daniel Dromm and Principal Martha Vazquez cut the ribbon on a brand new computer lab for the students at P.S. 69 in Jackson Heights. More...

Here Come The Grimps

Cartoonist/Creator and Queens residents Richard Sirgiovanni announced the launch and partnership search of what he considers to be the next big thing in the music business and children’s television. More...

How To Challenge Your Medical Bills

Dear Savvy Senior,  I need some help understanding my medical bills from my knee replacement surgery earlier this year. My wife and I live on a pretty tight budget so I like to keep track of our costs as closely as possible. More...

Blockbuster Stars Ride Into Retirement Sunset

Summertime is here, and that means blockbuster movies are in season. This summer—and throughout the end of the year—moviegoers can catch some of the usual heroes on the silver screen. More...

Officers Elected At LIC Chamber Luncheon

The Long Island City Chamber of Commerce held what Arthur Rosenfield, its newly-elected president, estimated was its sixth luncheon, near the end of June.  At the luncheon, chamber members got officers elected and resolved to get quotes on insur More...

Corpus Christi Church Celebrates 75th Anniversary With Nostalgia Day

Corpus Christi Church, in the northern section of Woodside, concluded its 75th Anniversary Year with a Nostalgia Day Celebration on June 24. The day began with an anniversary jubilee Mass at noon, celebrated by the Rev. Patrick J. More...

Political Page

Meng Wins, Faces Halloran; Turner Loses Senate Bid

With a strong showing of strength at the polls last Tuesday, Grace Meng won the Democratic Party’s nomination to run for the new 6th Congressional District seat covering North and Central Queens.  The 36-year-old Assemblymember will face C More...

AVELLA, SIMANOWITZ URGE ACTION VS. VIRUS:

Citing the death of an elderly College Point resident from the West Nile virus earlier this year, local lawmakers and community leaders last week called upon city officials to take immediate action against the deadly disease.  More...

Features

Queens Residents Invited To Preserve Their Prescious Memories

Longtime residents of Queens will have the chance to tell their story. StoryCorps, a national oral history project hopes to capture some of those vital memories of people and families who have lived in the borough for generations. More...

Astoria Based Actor Makes Extra Income Impersonating Famous Area Native

It all started as a joke. At least that’s how Chris Ferretti, 33, of Astoria explains the origin of his new business venture. The young thespian/comedian has an affinity for impersonating TV and film celebrities. More...

Steinway Astoria Partnership Holds Annual Meeting

The Steinway Astoria Partnership held its Annual Meeting on June 28 at Popular Community Bank. More...

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