July 18, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Arab Community Honored

State Senator Michael Gianaris was the keynote speaker at the City Council event honoring the contributions of Arab-Americans at the Museum of the Moving Image in Long Island City. The senator was joined by Arab community organizer Moustafa Elshiekh. More...

Texas Longhorn Calf Debuts At Queens Zoo

A male calf was born in May to Joan, a seven-year-old cow. The calf was 60 pounds at birth and is growing quickly. There are three Texas longhorns at the Queens Zoo including the calf. More...

Drunk Driver Kills GCP Worker

A drunken, unlicensed driver struck and killed an electrician working on the Grand Central Parkway on July 10.Utility worker Frank Avino, 63, of Ronkonkoma, Long Island, was setting up traffic cones for a left lane closure on the westbound Grand Cent More...

Indictment Upgrades Charges For Astoria Rage-Killer

A Queens Grand Jury last week handed down an indictment charging law school graduate Jason Bohn, 33, with first-degree murder in the brutal death of his live-in girlfriend—a higher charge than the original top count of murder in the second degree. More...

East River Ferry Ridership Reaches 1 Million

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, City Council Speaker Christine C. More...

America's Elite Pokemon Players Take On The World In Hawaii

Three days of intense Pokémon Trading Card Game (TCG) and video game competition at the 2012 Pokémon U.S. National Championships in Indianapolis, Indiana culminated in the crowning of six U.S. More...

Feds, Cops Hunt Armed Bank Bandit

Federal agents and Queens detectives are seeking help from the public to identify and locate a brazen bandit that donned a U.S. More...

Vallone ‘Wary’

Councilmember Peter Vallone, Jr. More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

To be considered for the Calendar listing, event More...

Restaurant of the Week

ATM Homemade Falafel

This petite eatery really packs in the customers with their delicious international cuisine. More...

Seniors

How To Find Help Paying For Your Hearing Aid

Dear Savvy Senior, Are there any resources or programs that help seniors with the high cost of hearing aids? Can’t Afford To Hear Dear Can’t, More...

Editorials

Medical Taxes Affect R&D

It is easy to center on the more visible elements of medicine—smiling nurses reassuringly patting hands and soothing fevered brows, the determined surgeon who removes the appendix or stitches the edges of a wound together so deftly that only a More...

Safe Streets Before Smaller Sized Drinks

This summer promises to offer a phenomenon not seen in recent years in Queens—a serious rise in crime rates. Many factors have contributed to this diminution in the quality of life in the borough. More...

Letters to the Editor

Bank On Comes To Queens A copy of this letter was received at the Queens Gazette. Dear Friend: More...

Features

Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival Sponsorship

Building upon its long-standing support of the annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival (HKDBF) in Queens, Time Warner Cable announced that it will be the official media sponsor of this year’s festival taking place August 4 and 5 at Flushing Meado More...

Boomtime For LIC, Astoria

Queens Gazette country is growing by leaps and bounds, with seven new towers planned for Hallets Point in Astoria and a dizzying array of developments underway in Long Island City. More...

LaGuardia Receives 10-Year Re-Accreditation

LaGuardia Community College (LAGCC) has received reaffirmation of its accreditation for a 10-year period—the highest re-accreditation status possible— from the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association, which accredi More...

Time Warner Cable Brings Customers NBCUniversal’s Coverage Of 2012 London Summer Olympic Games July 25 Through August 12

Time Warner Cable, in agreement with NBCUniversal, today announced a multiplatform content offering for NBCUniversal’s coverage of the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games to commence on Wednesday, July 25 through Sunday, August 12. More...

Kambia: Profile Of A Chios Village And Society

Summer is a time of reunions in the East End of Long Island. Queens’s residents travel to Mattituck to enjoy the sea breezes. More...

Goldfeder Visits Howard Beach Senior Center

Assemblymember Phillip Goldfeder visited the Howard Beach Senior Center at the Rockwood Park Jewish Center where he enjoyed lunch and spoke with seniors about issues in the community. More...

Take Your Parents On A Meaningful Tour Of Social Security’s Web Site

Do your parents spend much time online?Sometimes older parents can be apprehensive about using the Internet and conducting business online. More...

Sex Abuse Squad Nabs Flushing Library Offender

Detectives at the Queens Child Sex Abuse Squad tracked down and arrested a 49-year-old registered sex offender on July 7, charged with groping two young girls inside a Queens Library branch at 41-17 Main St. in Flushing. More...

Van Bramer, Partner Announce Wedding Plans

Wedding bells will ring from the rooftop of a Long Island City venue on July 28, as Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer ties the knot with his longtime partner, Dan Hendrick.The couple will exchange vows in an evening ceremony on the rooftop garden of Stu More...

Astoria Music & Arts Gear Up For Astoria Music Now! 2012

Astoria Music & Arts, a non-profit group which works to expose the best of Astoria’s musicians and artists to the public, has been keeping busy since their last major festival: Astoria Music Now! 2011. More...

Riis Settlement Danish Exchange Program In Sixth Year

A group of Danish Students and their host families enjoying a visit to the iconic Empire State Building as they take part in the sixth edition of Riis Settlement’s Danish Cultural Exchange Program with residents of Queens. More...

Boro-Wide Blotter

107th PrecinctRaging Bus Rider BustedThe drover of an MTA bus in Fresh Meadows this week is recovering from cuts, bruises and head injuries he suffered on July 5, when a 20-year-old passenger went berserk and started pummeling the city employee. More...

Mayor Visits Queens Church To Gain Support For NYPD Stop And Frisk Policy

 New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, finishing his third and last term as mayor, joined Reverend Floyd Flake, religious and spiritual leader of the Queens based Greater Allen A.M.E. Cathedral of New York for Sunday morning Mass on July 15. More...

Political Page

Is Weiner Planning Run For Mayor?

Will former Congressmember Anthony Weiner, still in the doldrums since resigning his job last year after a texting scandal, attempt a political comeback by getting into next year’s mayoral race? More...

Photo

MENG URGES NEW ANTI-CRIME METHOD: Assemblymember Grace Meng joined on Monday with state Senator Jose Peralta and other lawmakers to urge passage of a law requiring gun and ammunition manufacturers to use bullet microstamping technology as a crime-sol More...

Health Care

Have a Question About Vitamins?

When it comes to understanding which vitamins are right for you, it can be tricky to know what your body needs. More...

Getting the Dirt on Dirt for Healthier, Happier Kids

Dirt is a four-letter word to many moms, but letting your kids get dirty is actually good for them according to a new report from the National Wildlife Federation, “The Dirt on Dirt: How Getting Dirty Outdoors Benefits Kids.” More...

Snack Sense

How to satisfy cravings and still eat right

When was the last time you ate three meals in a day? What was the last snack you had? If you can answer the snack question faster than you can answer the meals question, it’s not surprising. More...

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