August 29, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Kids Ace Arthur Ashe Day

Thousands of tennis fans came to the USTA Billie Jean King Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park on August 25 to participate in the day of fun sponsored by the United States Tennis Association and the US Open.  More...

DOE Opens Registration Centers Throughout City

The Department of Education (DOE) has opened 10 Student Registration Centers to enroll new students for the start of school. More...

Taking Steps To Make New Students Feel Welcomed

On August 23, Queens College Student Association President Karamvir Singh led hundreds of students on the college Quad in a flash mob performance of a popular Indian dance routine, masala bangla. More...

Donovan’s Pub On The Market

Donovan’s Pub, the Irish-American neighborhood landmark at 57-24 Roosevelt Avenue in Woodside, is on the market, for sale by owner Joe Donovan.The pub, which opened in 1966, is one of many Irish pubs in Woodside known for their hospitality and “old c More...

Victim Critical In DWI Biker Crash

A 30-year-old Queens man is fighting for his life at Elmhurst Hospital Center after he was run down by a drunken biker at the intersection of Broadway and Steinway Street, police said. More...

Queens Granny Hunts Purse Snatcher

 message for the thief who swiped her purse while she was shopping for groceries on August 3. You picked on the wrong granny! More...

Woman Sought For Questioning In Abandoned Baby Case

Detectives at the Queens Special Victims Squad are searching for a young woman they want to question in connection with a newborn baby that was abandoned last week outside the Woodside Housing Project. Police last week released a photo of Cathy More...

Goldfeder Tours Jamaica Bay

Assemblymember Phil Goldfeder joined Old Mill Yacht Club President Sal Mossa and Rick Rhodes on a tour of the Jamaica Bay waterfront to see firsthand the work needed to be done in order to clean and preserve the marshlands surrounding John F. More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

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Restaurant of the Week

LENG Authentic Thai and Asian Cuisine

Enjoy the balmy days and nights of late summer in the lush, tropical garden patio at Leng Authentic Thai and Asian Restaurant. More...

Features

Student Volunteers Recognized By Intergenerational Garden

Queens Botanical Garden’s Intergenerational and Food Pantry Garden recognized the contributions of its members and community volunteers at a special cultural celebration on August 28.  More...

Demolition Looms For 5Pointz Building

The owner of the 5Pointz building is anxiously awaiting approval of a demolition permit by the city Department of Buildings to proceed with plans to develop two high-rise residential towers at the site.  More...

Questions And Answers

Social Security:

General  Question: How do I change my citizenship status in Social Security’s records?  Answer: To change your citizenship status shown in Social Security records:  More...

Seventh Annual Competition Helps Queens Businesses StartUP!

The Queens Economic Development Corporation, the Queens Library, the Citi Foundation and Queens College officially kicked off the Seventh Annual Queens StartUP! More...

Stavisky Apllauds Wounded Warrior Working 2012 U.S. Open

With more and more veterans returning from overseas deployment, State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky praised the United State Tennis Association and returning wounded warrior Ryan McIntosh, who will be serving as US Open ball boy during this year’s champi More...

Viewpoint: Archbishop Demetrios Visit Inspires, Remembrance of Families and Enhances Transfiguration Mattituck Church

            “When good men die, their goodness does not perish,” – Euripides. A community makes or breaks a church. Worshippers beautify the service with their sincere religious faith. More...

Boro-Wide Blotter

104th PrecinctAttempted Bank RobberyQueens detectives are searching for a jittery bandit who tried to hold up a Middle Village bank on August 10.Cops said the suspect walked into a Chase Bank branch on Metropolitan Avenue near 74th Street at 5:45 p.m More...

Fate of an Island: Imvros in 2012

 Imvros is a small island, lying at the gateway to the Dardanelles. It was unique among Greek islands for having a homogeneous Hellenic population. More...

Parole Bid Set For Queens Cop Assassins

Four former crackheads convicted in the 1988 assassination of rookie Queens cop, Edward Byrne, are scheduled to appear for the first time before parole boards that will decide if they have earned their freedom. More...

Cops Nab Suspect In Astoria Rape

Detectives at the Queens Special Victims Unit are questioning a suspect sought in connection with a July 25 rape at an Astoria residence. Police last week released a photo of James Peeples, 27, who was arrested this week and taken in for questio More...

Understanding Reverse Mortgages

Dear Savvy Senior,Where can I get reliable, unbiased information on reverse mortgages? My wife and I are thinking about getting one but want to do some research first.Need MoneyDear Need, More...

Addabbo Has Largest Turnout For Annual Veterans’ BBQ

State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo Jr. welcomed some 125 veterans and their families to his fourth annual Veterans’ BBQ held outside his Howard Beach district office and VFW Post 2565, under the leadership of Pat Connolly. More...

Goldfeder Brings Mobile Office To Shopping Center

Assemblymember Phil Goldfeder speaks to a local senior during his mobile office hours at the Lindenwood Shopping Center in Howard Beach. More...

Political Page

State Legislative Primaries 15 Days Away

With only 15 days until Primary elections on Thursday, September 13, candidates seeking to win their party’s support and become candidates for state legislative positions can be expected to make their final effort to get their names and message More...

Editorials

Labor Day Precursor: Shows How Work Defines Life

Last Friday morning, a 53-year-old designer of women’s accessories stalked 33rd Street and Fifth Avenue outside the Empire State Building and shot and killed the executive he blamed for the failure of a tee-shirt line he had designed.  More...

Letters to the Editor

You’re Welcome! To The Editor: I wrote you to complain about potholes so now I should be able to write to compliment and say thank you. More...

Accessible Polling Sites: A Voter’s Right

The right to vote is the cornerstone of our democracy. It’s what the suffragettes fought for a century ago and what our troops defend when sent overseas. More...

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