August 15, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Fresh Meadows Mother Accused Of Strangling Two-Year-Old To Death

Queens District Attorney Richard A. More...

Boro-Wide Blotter

You Can Join Astoria’s Neighborhood Watch!Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. is working with police at the 114th Precinct to establish a Neighborhood Watch comprised of area residents that will act as the eyes and ears of the NYPD. More...

Golf Gadgets That Can Help Older Golfers

Dear Savvy Senior, Do you know of any golfing gadgets or equipment that can help senior golfers? My 78-year-old dad loves to play golf, but arthritis in his hands makes gripping the club difficult. More...

Simotas, Gianaris Fight For Voters’ Rights

Continuing their work to promote voters’ rights as this fall’s elections approach, Assemblymember Aravella Simotas and state Senator Michael Gianaris are calling on the New York City Board of Elections to review the redistribution of polling sites, w More...

Free Ping Pong At Astoria Park Shore Fest

Triple R Events (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) presents free ping pong in Astoria Park on Sunday, August 19, from 1p.m. until 6:30 p.m., during Astoria Park Shore Fest organized by the Astoria Park Alliance and Green Shores NYC. More...

Signs Of Shutdown

The sign says it all, as it shouts out the news that the Pathmark Super Center at 42-02 Northern Boulevard in Long Island City is about to close. Empty shelves and few bargains awaited shoppers who recently ventured into the store that has serve More...

Pomonok Mom Charged With Murdering Son, 2

By LIZ GOFF Police arrested a 29-year-old mother of six on Friday night, who is facing charges for allegedly strangling her 2-year-old son in their Kew Gardens Hills apartment. Cops said Afriyie Gaspard called 911 at about 8:30 p.m. More...

Weathering The NYC Hurricane Season

By LIZ GOFF Nothing changes like the weather, especially during the hurricane season when strong winds and flash flooding can wreak havoc on neighborhoods. More...

Teen Indicted In Shooting Of Diplomat’s Wife

By LIZ GOFF A Jamaica teenager last week was indicted on attempted murder charges for allegedly shooting the wife of a Sudanese diplomat in Astoria on April 20. More...

Dragon Boat Race Tradition Continues In Flushing

The 22nd annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival took place in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park on August 4 and 5 in celebration of the Year of the Dragon. The race started at 9 a.m and lasted throughout the day until about 5 p.m. More...

Vallone Honors Astoria’s Best Senior Swimmers

On August 8, Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. attended the annual Senior Citizen/Special Populations Celebration Day at Astoria Pool. More...

Back-To-School We Go

Congressmember Joe Crowley hosted a back-to-school drive with Woodside on the Move for children attending summer camps at P.S. 11 and P.S. 153 in Woodside.  More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

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

Restaurant of the Week

L’ITALIANO TRATTORIA

Authentic Italian and Sicilian Cuisine

L’Italiano Trattoria is the corner Italian restaurant that locals love, and with good reason. More...

Features

Crowds Flock To Steinway Street Fair

The Steinway Astoria Partnership’s Street Fair on August 12, a huge success due to cooperative weather and a wide variety of merchandise, summer food and children’s activities, drew a lar More...

Vallone Voices Support For Efforts To Reduce Restaurant Fines

Councilmember Peter F. More...

Social Promotion Returns To NYC Schools

Social promotion, the policy whereby students are promoted to the next grade without demonstrating proficiency in literacy and math, was gradually eliminated by the city from 2004 to 2010. Less than two years later, it is back.  More...

St. George’s Church Receives "Sacred" Grants

The New York Landmarks Conservancy has announced 23 Sacred Sites Grants totaling $294,500 awarded to historic religious properties throughout New York state including four Robert W. Wilson Sacred Sites Challenge Grants to the Church of St. More...

Pomonok Mom Charged With Murdering Son

Police arrested a 29-year-old mother of six on Friday night, who is facing charges for allegedly strangling her two-year-old son in their Kew Gardens Hills apartment. Cops said Afriyie Gaspard called 911 at about 8:30 p.m. More...

Airport Officials Question JFK Security Breach

Federal investigators are trying to determine how a stranded Long Island jet-skier, seeking help managed to breach the Port Authority’s $100 million, state-of-the-art security system at JFK Airport on August 10. More...

LaGuardia CC Students, Faculty Warned Of Legionnaires’ Disease

Students and faculty members at LaGuardia Community College received an email notification on August 2, warning of a potentially dangerous outbreak of Legionnaires’ Disease at the school’s Long Island City campus. More...

Vallone Calls For Return Of East River Fireworks

Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. More...

Goldfeder Helps Secure $8 M To Repair Bulkhead

Assemblymember Phil Goldfeder announced that in response to his request, the mayor has agreed to fund $8 million to repair the deteriorated bulkhead (bay wall) that is located at Beach 108th Street. More...

Forest Hills Library Branch Closed Aug. 27 & 28

Queens Library at Forest Hills, 108-19 71st Ave., will be closed on Monday, August 27 and Tuesday, August 28. During that time, an exterior 24/7 materials return kiosk will be installed. More...

Astoria Hosts ‘Night Out Against Crime’

On August 7, Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. More...

TD Bank, TD Ameritrade Customers And Employees Raise $1.1 M For Special Olympics

TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank, announced that TD Bank, TD Insurance and TD Ameritrade raised more than $1.1 million for Special Olympics through the fourth annual “Be A Fan” campaign. More...

Jamaica Avenue L: Then And Now

A vivid reminder on Woodhaven Boulevard of what the Jamaica Avenue J Line elevated train looked like 25 years ago before it was painted last year.Woodhaven’s beautiful newly painted “Forest Green” J Line, that runs along the Woodhaven Business Improv More...

Cop Strikes Out With Citifield Ban

By LIZ GOFF The drunken, off-duty cop who was thrown out of Citi Field in the middle of a May 16 Mets game struck out last week when a Queens judge banned him from the Mets Queens stadium for a year. More...

NYPD Queens Sergeant Recovering From Shootout

By LIZ GOFF A plainclothes NYPD sergeant this week is recovering from gunshot wounds he suffered in an August 8 shootout on a Jamaica street corner. Sgt. More...

Elected Officials Denounce Shooting At Sikh Temple In Wisconsin

On August 7, Congressmember Joe Crowley, a leader on Sikh-American issues in the U.S. More...

Suspect Wanted In Attempted Homicide Of Cop

The New York City Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in locating an individual wanted in connection with the attempted Homicide of an NYPD Sergeant at 167-12 Union Hall Street, in the confines of the 103 Precinct. More...

Editorials

Enjoy All The Summer Still Left

It seems as if just yesterday we were contemplating the long, lazy stretches of summer that lay ahead of us. There seemed no end to the days that we could fill with all the things we wanted to do— or with nothing at all.  More...

Letters to the Editor

GOP New York Officials  To The Editor:  More...

Why Gamble With Success?

I am proud to report that once again, Resorts World Casino New York City has broken revenue records reporting $59.8 million in the month of July and, as a result, more than $26 million has been sent to the state education fund, according to the New Y More...

Star Journal

Crime, Amusement And Oddities In 1888 Queens

The Greater Astoria Historical Society presents pages from the Long Island Star Journal. Welcome to August 1888! More...

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