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Con Edison Experts To Offer Green Tips To Businesses At Sustainability Summit

Con Edison will provide tips to help businesses go green and save energy at the New York & New Jersey Minority Supplier Development Council  (The Council) 2012 Sustainability Summit: Be Eco Sharp on Tuesday, October 9 at the Sentry Center, 8 More...

Fall Harvest Festival Held At Empire City Casino At Yonkers Raceway

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Vallone Addresses Bay Terrace Community Alliance

On September 27, Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. was the keynote speaker during a meeting of the Bay Terrace Community Alliance. More...

Park(ing) Day In Ozone Park

Queens residents meet city chickens, learn about urban composting, creating public spaces and do some yoga on the streets with SustyQ (Sustainable Queens), Friends of the QueensWay and Queens College Environmental Club at the first ever Park(ing) Day More...

Astoria Detectives Nab ‘Singing’ Queensbridge Shooter

Detectives at the 114th Precinct Squad last week arrested a 37-year-old Harlem man charged with firing five shots outside the Queensbridge Housing Project on September 22, wounding a teenager inside her family’s third-floor apartment.   More...

City Ramps Up PCB Removal At LIC School

City education officials heeded cries of protest by local lawmakers and parents of students at I.S. 204 and last week agreed to speed up replacement of potentially toxic lights at the Long Island City school.   More...

Queens Woman To Star In Hello Dolly

Queens resident Andria Amarosa will be starring as Dolly Levi in Theatre By The Bay’s production of Hello, Dolly!, to be presented on Saturdays, November 3, 10 and 17 at 8 p.m. and on Sundays, November 4, 11 and 18 at 3 p.m. More...

Koslowitz On Forest Hills Flooding

On September 27, Councilmember Karen Koslowitz with Community Board 6 and representatives from the city Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) held a town hall meeting to discuss the ongoing issue of flooding in Forest Hills. More...

Van Bramer Gives Away 350+ Free Bike Helmets

On September 27, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer handed out more than 350 free bicycle helmets to children and families at the Queensbridge Houses. More...

Cops Nab Gunman In Liquor Store Slay

Detectives at the 114th Precinct Squad last week arrested the gunman who opened fire at a Long Island City liquor store on April 7, killing a 37-year-old ex-convict. Cops arrested Tori Burke, 22, on September 24 in the fatal shooting of Skaka Ry More...

Queens High Schools Lead The City In Overcrowding

It was reported last week that more than half of the city’s schools have overcrowded classes. More...

Astoria Newcomer To Perform On Red Carpet At Columbus Day Parade

New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg hosted a reception at Gracie Mansion on Tuesday night in honor of Italian Culture and Heritage Month in New York. More...

GWDC 9/11 Remembrance And Candidates Night

At the Greater Woodhaven Development Corporation (GWDC) 9/11 Remembrance and Candidates Night, First Senatorial Debate from (l. to r.); GWDC Directors Mark Klimm of Allstate Insurance; Paul Rudolph Sr. More...

Louis Armstrong House Museum Welcomes David L. Reese As Museum’s First Curator

David L. Reese, the former Curator of Gracie Mansion and Resident Director of Gunston Hall, historic home of George Mason, joins Louis Armstrong House Museum (LAHM) filling the newly created position of Curator as part of LAHM’s Strategic Plan. Mr. More...

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month In New York State

The New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services and the NYS Office of Cyber Security today announced the start of Cyber Security Awareness Month in New York State.  More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

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Restaurant of the Week

Vitality & Heath Natural Market

“Eat healthy, live happy”, is the motto of the newly expanded and improved Vitality & Health Natural Market. This is Astoria’s place for cold-pressed juices, vitamins, organic produce, groceries and so much more. More...

Editorials

Columbus Made Modern World Possible

This Saturday, October 6, the 34th annual Columbus Day Parade will step off from Kaufman Astoria Studios, make its way along Steinway Street to 30th Avenue, wend down 33rd Street and end at the reviewing stand at the Columbus Triangle, Astoria Boulev More...

Letters to the Editor

City Drowning In Debt  To The Editor:  More...

Protect Voters

As a longtime resident of Astoria and the Assemblymember representing Western Queens, we are greatly concerned by the redistribution and closing of polling sites in our community. More...

Happy Columbus Day From Governor Cuomo

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March Against Violence

More than a week ago 15-year-old Amy Sanchez was hit by a stray bullet while doing her homework inside her apartment in the Queensbridge Houses.  After spending a week at New York- Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell, more than 200 residents wel More...

Vallone Celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month

On October 2, Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. attended a National Hispanic Heritage Month event presented by the Museum of the Moving Image and Univision. More...

JetBlue Expands International Arrivals At JFK

Queens Borough President Helen Marshall congratulated JetBlue at the groundbreaking ceremony October 1, for the airline’s international arrivals extension at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK). More...

Tony Orlando Coming To QCC

Tony Orlando, whose first hit single, “Candida”, was released more than four decades ago, has endured as one of America’s most compelling and favorite entertainers. More...

Addabbo, Miller Bring Solid State Sound To Atlas Park

State Senator Joe Addabbo (c.) and Assemblymember Mike Miller (l.) introduce the band at the end-of-summer outdoor concert they held at The Shops at Atlas Park Mall ellipse in Glendale. More...

Koslowitz And Kidz Care Cleanup

On September 23, Councilmember Karen Koslowitz (front r.) partnered with local nonprofit group, Kidz Care, to organize a front lawn cleanup for longtime Forest Hills resident, Marilyn Smith. More...

Airport Crime Watch At JFK Airport

Caller Sparks Hijack ScarePilots of three passenger jets last month were instructed to park in a remote section of JFK Airport dubbed “the hijacker site” after an anonymous caller claimed there were Islamic hijackers aboard, wearing explosive devices More...

Van Bramer Co-Names Street Honoring Martin Trainor

On September 30, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer honored the life and accomplishments of Martin Trainor by co-naming the intersection of Roosevelt Avenue and 58th Street in Woodside, “Martin M. Trainor Way”. More...

Cops Offer $2G Reward For Armed iPhone Thief

Detectives at the 114th Precinct Squad are seeking help from the public to identify and locate two suspects who, acting independently, have assaulted and robbed at least five women in the Dutch Kills community in Long Island City since September 11. More...

Goldfeder Joins Small Businesses At Resorts World

Assemblymember Phillip Goldfeder speaks with Rockaway small business owner, Stacy Sand at the Queens Chamber of Commerce business network event held at Resorts World Casino New York City. More...

Parents Who Seized Kids File Custody Lawsuit

The Queens parents who snatched their eight children from a Forest Hills foster-care facility in September 2011, and later spent 90 days in prison for custodial interference, have filed suit in Queens Supreme Court seeking custody of the children. More...

Discover A New World Of Service At WWW.SOCIALSECURITY.GOV

With Columbus Day in October, now is the season to explore and discover. Hop aboard, and discover a new world of service at www.socialsecurity.gov. More...

Vallone Joins Hospitality Industry Alliance

On September 24, Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. celebrated the launch of the New York City Hospitality Alliance, a broad-based membership association aiming to promote growth in the city’s hospitality industry. More...

Vallone Shows Pride For LGBT Center

On September 27, Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. attended the 15th Anniversary Celebration of the Queens Pride House, the LGBT community center in Queens. During the event, Vallone congratulated Queens Pride House for their significant milestone. More...

Queens Residents To Port Authority: Protect Safety At JFK

 Days after a second group of JFK security workers filed a complaint with the Federal TSA, detailing ways in which security contractors cut corners, a group of Southeast Queens clergy and residents sent a letter to Port Authority Executive Direc More...

It’s In Queens!

It’s October, and the battle between apples and pumpkins kicks off with local venues hosting harvest festivals featuring one (or both) of these seed-bearing comestibles. More...

Political Page

Report Addabbo Getting $500,000 Campaign Boost From Teachers For Race Against Ulrich

Every state senate race that may be won by either a Democrat or Republican in the November 6 elections is vital to both parties, who are fighting furiously to gain the majority among the 62 members that decides which party will control that chamber f More...

Seniors

How To Save On Prescription Eyeglasses

Dear Savvy Senior, What tips or resources can you recommend to help seniors with the high cost of prescription eyeglasses? I used to have vision insurance through my work, but lost it when I retired. Need New Specs Dear Specs, More...

Features

Queens Students Win Astoria Federal Savings’ “Teach Children to Save” Essay Contest

As part of their “Teach Children to Save” Essay Contest, Astoria Federal Savings has named 14 local Queens students as winners at their respective Astoria Federal Savings Queens branch. More...

108th Precinct Is One Of City’s Safest

According to statistics tracking all 76 of the city’s police precincts, the 108th Precinct ranked 68th, indicating that only eight precincts are rated safer.  More...

‘Avoid Temporary $ Cuts In 9/11 Health Programs’

Republican and Democratic leaders in Congress received a plea by authors of the Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act asking them to avoid any federal funding cuts to the World Trade Center Health Program and the September 11 Victim Compensation More...

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