August 8, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Social Security Goes Country

Note: It may seem crazy, but there are 20 country song titles or lyrics in this column (including the one in this sentence). Can you circle all of them?You probably think of July 4 as Independence Day. More...

New Principals At Five Queens High Schools

Despite a recent court ruling that shot down Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s plan to restructure 24 ailing city schools, new principals will greet students at five Queens high schools when the bell rings on opening day. More...

Woodhaven Asks For Help Catching A Thief

A recent theft in Woodhaven was caught on camera, and the Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association (WRBA) is confident that someone will recognize the thief and help bring him to justice. The culprit appears to have only one arm. More...

Lane Closure On BQE

As of Monday, August 6, and continuing one night each week until Thursday, August 23, the city Department of Transportation Division of Bridges will be closing one lane on the Eastbound side of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway below Bulova Avenue for i More...

Vallone Lunches With Area Youths And Teaches Healthy Eating

Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. had lunch with children at the Variety Boys & Girls Club of Queens. Vallone and the kids enjoyed peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, apples, carrots and chocolate milk. More...

Boro-Wide Blotter

Ciywide Alert Hunt Tattooed Bank Bandit Police are seeking help from the public to identify and locate a brazen suspect who held up six bank branches last week, in different parts of the city–including two in Queens. More...

Dromm Graced With Fine-Art Photo By Jackson Heights Resident

Recently, local photographer Robert Mullen generously donated some of his artwork to grace the walls of Councilmember Daniel Dromm’s community office. More...

Gennaro, Quinn Meet Local Business Owners, Celebrate Arrival Of Doe Fund

The Union Turnpike commercial district got a boost this week when workers from the Doe Fund started cleaning the area on funds provided by Councilmember James F. Gennaro. More...

Former Movie Theater Turns Into Food Court

The Eagle Theater, 73-07 37th Rd. in Jackson Heights, has reopened as a new food court. Formerly a Bollywood movie theater, it was well known to area residents as a place to relax and enjoy Hindi films as well as South Asian snacks like samosa. More...

Bloomberg Opens Renovated Rockaway Park

Mayor Michael R. More...

Goldfeder Enjoys The 35th Annual Italian-American Family Festival

Assemblymember Phil Goldfeder and District Leader Frank Gulluscio joined the crowds of families enjoying games, rides, dancing and music with a strolling Italian band, and a variety of traditional Italian food at the 35th Annual Italian-American Fami More...

Queens Chamber Members Hear PPACA Explained

In late July, members and guests of the Queens Chamber of Commerce attended two successive meetings at QCC headquarters in the Bulova Center in East Elmhurst to hear of the current and future impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act o More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

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Restaurant of the Week

MEXI BBQ KITCHEN & DRAUGHT

Mexi BBQ Kitchen & Draught is your ‘go to’ place for 48 draught beers on tap, sexy cocktails, awesome barbecue, Mexican specialties, and plenty of good times right here on 30th Avenue in Astoria. More...

Features

Viewpoint: 2012 Sophocles N. and Louiza Zoullas Memorial Hellenic Lecture

The intellectual highlight of the Greek-American Community of Long Island’s East end is the Sophocles N. and Louiza Zoullas Memorial Hellenic Lecture at the Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church of the Hamptons. Dr. More...

Simotas Bill Helping Seniors And Disabled With Housing Costs Signed Into Law

Assemblymember Aravella Simotas announced that recently Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law her bill to make tax abatement programs more transparent and accessible for seniors and persons with disa More...

Vallone Recruits New Neighborhood Watchers

Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. More...

LIC Artist, Bailis, Paints Rhythms Of Life

Linn Japanese Restaurant hosts art shows year round. Abstract paintings by Beth Bailis is on display until Sunday, August 26. The restaurant is located at 29-13 Broadway, Astoria. More...

Resorts World Casino Celebrates Armstrong’s 111th Birthday

Resorts World Casino New York City is celebrating the life of Louis Armstrong, a jazz pioneer. More...

How To Search For Forgotten Money Your Loved Ones Left Behind

Dear Savvy Senior, I’ve heard that there are resources available that can help people look for lost or forgotten money left behind by their deceased relatives. More...

Resorts World Casino A Winning Deal?

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Ex-Boyfriend Nixes Plea In Corona Stab Horror

A jealous ex-boyfriend accused of raping and brutally stabbing the mother of his child stunned a Queens courtroom last month when he turned down a 20-year plea deal offered by Queens prosecutors. Paguay was out on bail in the attack on the 17-ye More...

Vallone Brothers Battle Current To Save Drowning Girls

Councilmember Peter F. Vallone, Jr. has a proven track record as a protector of the public interest on dry land. More...

DNA Tests Clear Bayside Attempted Rape Suspect

Queens prosecutors last month dropped attempted rape charges filed against a Bayside man after DNA evidence proved he was not responsible for the crime. The Queens District Attorney’s office officially dropped charges against Kenneth King, 41, o More...

Feds Slap Stiff Penalties On ‘Queens Dog Fur’ Firm

Federal customs officials last month slapped a Rego Park firm with multiple fines for advertising and selling products containing dog fur – a federal crime under the Dog and Cat Protection Act of 2000. More...

Tennis Anyone?

Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer visited the New York Junior Tennis League (NYJTL) at Dutch Kills Park to play a few sets with local children. More...

Cops Bust First Queens Casino Bandit

The suspect wanted for swiping $63,000 from Aqueduct Racetrack’s new casino was arrested on July 30 in Pennsylvania, police said. More...

UNICEF Visits Ridgewood Y Day Camp

On July 23, UNICEF representative Katia Stefanatou and Camp Director Cortnie McGinnis, partnered, bringing hands-on learning enrichment programs to Summer Day Camp participants. More...

Vallone Helps Find Waldo

|width=250|height=188|link=node|align=left]Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. read to children at the babyNOIR boutique in Astoria on July 31. More...

Fire Safety’s Hot, Fire’s Not

City fire officials have joined forces with the Flying Karamazov Brothers (FKB) to produce a fire safety video titled, “Safety’s Hot, Fire’s Not”, that promises to spark the interest of viewers, young and old. The pairing also produced a public More...

Bix Beiderbecke Celebrated In Sunnyside

In early August each year, the critically acclaimed 1920s Dixieland musician, Bix Beiderbecke, is celebrated in the neighborhood he once called home. The cornetist once lived in a building that still stands in Sunnyside. More...

Hunt Suspect In Elmhurst Kid-Sex Attacks

Queens detectives are seeking help from the public to identify and locate a suspect sought in connection with three sexual assaults that occurred in Elmhurst since November 2011. More...

Help Cops Identify Stab Victim Found In Suicide House

Queens detectives are trying to determine if the badly decomposed remains of a young woman, found in the attic of a Richmond Hill home on August 4, are linked to a cryptic suicide note left by a tenant who hanged himself at the home last month. More...

Political Page

Bloomy Nudges Obama, Mitt Again

Over the weekend, Mayor Michael Bloomberg aired a politically explosive TV commercial aimed at President Barack Obama and Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney, trying to force them to end their silence on the illegal gun issue and join with More...

Editorials

‘Green Card’ Fee Benefits Only MTA

If the Metropolitan Transportation Authority has its way—a virtual certainty— riders will shell out a $1 fee every time they purchase a fare card.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Thanks For Saving Libraries  To The Editor:  On behalf of all the Friends of Queens Library, we would like to thank Mayor Michael R. More...

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