July 25, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Feds Renew Bedbug Warning

Federal officials are renewing a warning to New Yorkers who take on the task of exterminating bedbugs at home. “Be wary,” officials said. More...

Boro-Wide Blotter

102nd PrecinctFBI Agent Shoots At Three ThievesFBI officials placed a federal agent on modified duty last week after he shot at three men he confronted as they tried to break into his car, parked near his South Ozone Park home, authorities said. More...

Alleged Sexual Predator, Fugitive Belegrinos To Face Sexual Assault Charges

Queens District Attorney Richard A. More...

Officials Warn Queens Residents: Beware ‘Clunker Scam’

Law enforcement sources are warning the public to beware a scam that could turn the government’s former “Cash For Clunkers” auto rebate program into a car-owner’s worst nightmare. The government program offered car buyers up to $4,500 if they tr More...

Second Annual Ryder Cup

Nabila Inak of Forest Hills and Satchel Johnsen of Brookhaven, N.Y., representing the Metropolitan PGA Section, participated in the 2012 Ryder Cup Junior Golf Academy, originally developed in response to recommendations from past U.S. More...

Van Bramer Co-Names Sunnyside Street In Honor Of Lanzillotti

On July 21, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer honored the life of Carlo A. Lanzillotti, by dedicating 41st Street and 48th Avenue, “Carlo A. Lanzillotti Place” in Sunnyside. More...

A Rapper’s Home Makeover

Vanilla Ice, 44, went from being a popular rapper from the 90s to being the host of a home makeover television series called, The Vanilla Ice Project on the DIY cable channel. More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

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

Seniors

Voluntourism: A Growing Alternative Travel Option

Dear Savvy Senior  Can you write a column on volunteer vacations? More...

Features

Children Enjoy ‘Summer Fun’

Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer attended the Festival Brass show at the Dutch Kills Playground on July 18, which was part of the Central Astoria Local Development Coalition Summer Fun Children’s More...

‘Restore Mass Transit Cuts In Western Queens’

...give the same consideration to terminated services in Queens as is being given to other boroughs.

In response to the announcement that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) plans to restore services throughout New York City, local leaders, led by state Senator Michael Gianaris and District Leader Costa Constantinides, rallied on July 24 More...

Practice Makes Perfect Summer Program

This summer, 90 New York City fourth graders are getting a head start on the fifth grade: 45 ninth graders are getting exposure to an intensive college curriculum; 12 college students are gaining valuable work experience and hundreds of people across More...

Benefit For Aurora Victim

The Laughing Devil Comedy Club will be holding a fundraiser for Caleb Medley, one of the victims of the shooting in Aurora, Colorado, which occurred during the midnight screening on July 20 of The Dark Knight Rises. More...

Giant Court Date

Giants lineman David Diehl made an unscheduled appearance last week in Queens Criminal Court. Diehl, who was arrested for DWI after slamming his BMW into two parked cars in Astoria, was scheduled to appear before the court on July 26 – the first More...

Meth Bust For Flushing H.S. Principal

The Flushing H.S. principal arrested with an undisclosed amount of methamphetamine in his car was about to be removed from his position by Department of Education (DOE) officials, law enforcement sources said. More...

Vallone: Keep Child Sex Predators Out Of Libraries

Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. More...

L.I.C Man Charged With Manslaughter

Queens District Attorney Richard A. More...

114th Precinct Crime Watch

Hunt Livery Driver In Attempted RapePolice are searching for a livery driver who followed a young woman into her Long Island City apartment building on July 13 and tried to rape her. More...

Vallone Calls For Passage Of ‘Three Strikes’ Law

Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. More...

Bloomberg, Chancellor Announce Progress On State Tests

Mayor Michael Bloomberg flanked by Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott and School Academic Officer Shael Suransky was elated as he announced that the city’s public school students have made progress in state tests for grades three through eight. More...

QEDC, Capital One Bank Offers Food Business Course To Entrepreneurs

The Queens Economic Development Corporation and lead sponsor Capital One Bank will offer a five-week training course designed to help individuals who want to start or grow their food-based businesses. More...

Former Assemblymember Jimmy Meng, Father Of Grace Meng, Arrested On Bribary Charge

Former Queens Assemblymember Jimmy Meng, the father of Assemblymember and congressional candidate Grace Meng, was arrested by the FBI on July 24 on charges that he allegedly promised to help a man bribe Manhattan prosecutors. More...

Restaurant of the Week

Garcia’s Mexican Café

Not even torrential downpours could keep the crowd away from Garcia’s fine Mexican Café on Austin Street in Forest Hills. More...

Editorials

Aurora Stands For Courage

Once again we mourn our dead, cut down in the dark by a mentally deranged individual. Once again, the headlines shriek casualties and body counts. And once again, we are left to wonder: why? Why in a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado? More...

Hail And Farewell, Jeremy Lin

“The tumult and the shouting dies; the captains and the kings depart:” and so Jeremy Lin departs for the Houston Rockets after a brief but glorious stint with the Knicks.  More...

Letters to the Editor

$1 Million For Community  To The Editor:  More...

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