October 10, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Statement By Queens DA Brown On GCP Shooting

I met this morning in my office with Mrs. Cecilia Reyes, mother of Noel Polanco whotragically lost his life a week ago today on the Grand Central Parkway in East Elmhurst. She was accompanied by her attorneys, Stanford Rubenstein and Michael Hardy. More...

CB5 Votes To Name Street For Beloved Bar Owner

George Gibbons Jr. More...

Van Bramer Delivers School Supplies To Local Children

On October 2, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer distributed thousands of school supplies to the children of P.S. 111 in Long Island City. More...

Weprin Joins P.S. 203’s First Assembly

Councilmember Mark Weprin (D-Oakland Gardens) opened P.S. 203’s first assembly of the school year. More...

Vallone Tours Ridgewood Youth Council

On October 3, Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. toured the Greater Ridgewood Youth Council’s (GRYC) facility and met with GRYC President Bob Monahan. More...

Steinway Child Services Plays Tennis With Champs

Reigning US Open singles champions Novak Djokovic (standing, white jacket) and Samantha Stosur (standing, 4th from r.) will participate in a 10 and Under Tennis clinic with children from the Steinway Child and Family Services nonprofit organization a More...

Community To Host Third Annual ‘Taste Of Sunnyside’

Come to Sunnyside on October 15 for the third annual ‘Taste of Sunnyside’ to be held at the Sunnyside Community Services Center.  For just $25 guests will have the opportunity to take a mouth-watering tour through the diverse neighborhood.  More...

Vallone, Crowley Honor New York’s Bravest Heroes

On October 4, Councilmembers Peter F. Vallone Jr. and Elizabeth Crowley attended the Detectives’ Endowment Association’s Annual Awards Dinner to honor the organization’s Heroes of the Year and Man of the Year. More...

Queens College Hosting Ace Fellow Hao Huang

Queens College President James Muyskens announced today that Dr. Hao Huang of Scripps College in Claremont, California, will spend the fall semester on campus as a 2012-13 American Council on Education (ACE) Fellow. More...

It's In Queens (Oct. 12 through Oct. 16)

It’s In Queens! (Oct. 12 through Oct. 16) More...

Cops Hunt Suspect In Purse Snatching

Detectives at the 114th Precinct Detective Squad are seeking help from the public to identify and locate a young woman sought in connection with a Long Island City purse snatching.Cops said the 28-year-old victim stored her purse beneath her desk at More...

Cultural Highlights Presented In Festival Of Flags

Skillman Avenue in Sunnyside is set to launch its Festival of Flags on November 1. The festival will take place over a 10-day period and will be the first of its kind in the community. More...

Boro-Wide Blotter

102nd PrecinctHunt Armed Suspect In Resorts World RobberyQueens detectives are seeking help from the public to identify and locate a suspect wanted in connection with a September 16 gunpoint robbery at the Resorts World Casino parking garage. More...

Economists: Pols Must Beware ‘Trigger Effect’

Dana Peterson, an economist at Citi; Lance Christensen, a tax partner at Margolin, Winer & Evens, and John Rogers, an attorney at Herrick Feinstein, spoke at the Long Island City Partnership economic breakfast October 2 on the third floor of the More...

Ozone Park Man Proposes To Girlfriend At St. Patrick’s Cathedral During Columbus Day Parade

A beautiful cold sunny day marked the 68th annual Columbus Day Parade in New York City and the first that Mark Ventimiglia, an Ozone Park resident, got down on his knees and asked his long-time girl friend  Mary Ellen Diangeles to be his wife. More...

Vallone Unveils P.S. 85 Learning Garden

On October 3, Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. joined students and faculty at P.S. 85 to cut the ribbon on the school’s new learning garden. More...

Register Now To Shovel Snow

City officials last week announced that the Department of Sanitation is currently registering day laborers, the unemployed and others on its snow removal call list.Those registered will be called to remove snow and ice from streets in sections of Man More...

Greek American Homeowners Association Holds General Meeting

Members of the Greek American Homeowners Association (GAHOA), met for a general meeting at its headquarters, 23-49 31st St. in Astoria. More...

The Greater Astoria Historical Society Hosts On the Waterfront: The Shoreline of Long Island City

The shoreline of the Long Island City and Astoria waterfront was the topic of discussion at the Greater Astoria Historical Society last week. More...

Sunnyside Garden Remembered In Ceremony

Sunnyside Garden was located on Queens Boulevard and 45th Street for more than 50 years, but the arena is best remembered today for what it was during the last 32 of them between 1945 and 1977: a place for boxing that gave great exposure to fighters More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

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

Restaurant of the Week

La Flor Bakery and Restaurant

La Flor opened 12 years ago as a bakery, offering delicate pastries, muffins, cookies, breads and more in the tidy spot on the corner of Roosevelt Avenue and 52nd Street in Woodside. More...

Editorials

Don’t Over-Regulate Small Businesses To Death

Small businesses are the backbone of American commerce. Given that there is no way for the American economy to exist, one would think that any business, whatever its nature and function might be, would be safe from interference. More...

Letters to the Editor

Protecting Voters’ Rights To The Editor: More...

Commemorating Columbus

Dignitaries pose for the traditional wreath laying at the base of the Christopher Columbus statue at the conclusion of the parade. For story and additional pictures see page 44. More...

DED Commissioner Tours Queens

Kenneth Adams, who is commissioner of the NYS Department of Economic Development and the president/CEO of the Empire State Development Corporation, toured Queens on Oct. 9. With Assemblymember Margaret M. More...

Major League Soccer Sets Goal For Flushing Meadows Venue

With Major League Soccer (MLS) seeking to establish its 20th club in the league, the organization has recently set its sights on a new soccer stadium to be built in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. More...

Knights Of Columbus 5911 Earns Columbian Award

St. Anastasia Knights of Columbus Council 5911 in Douglaston has just been awarded the Knights of Columbus Columbian Award. More...

Markey And Meng Visit Maspeth Seniors

Assemblymembers Margaret Markey and Grace Meng visited the Maspeth Senior Center on October 5 to hear the views of members about the importance of preserving Medicare and Social Security. Meng is the Democratic candidate for U.S. Congress in Queens. More...

Dromm Announces Community Events

Jackson Heights Composting Project More...

Announce Plans For LIC Food Bazaar Supermarket

Officials at BOGOPA Service Corporation, operators of the Food Bazaar chain of supermarkets, last week told the Gazette that plans are moving forward for a new supermarket at 42-02 Northern Blvd. More...

Stavisky, Meng, Simanowitz, Bowne H.S. Welcome Farmers

 As part of their tour of New York state high schools, students from Vernon-Verona-Sherrill H.S. of Verona, NY visited John Bowne H.S. The students brought with them a maple trailer, highlighting New York’s rich maple industry. More...

Supplemental Security Income (SSI): Forty Years Of Helping People In Need

The Social Security Amendments of 1972 created a new federal benefit program. More...

How To Recognize And Get Help For Depression

Dear Savvy Senior,Where can I find help for depression? My husband, who’s 68, has become lethargic and very irritable over the past year, and I’m concerned that he’s depressed. Worried Wife More...

Jackson Heights Man Charged With Cigarette Tax Fraud

Investigators at the city Department of Finance and the state Department of Taxation and Finance last month charged a 54-year-old Jackson Heights man with possessing thousands of untaxed cigarettes and counterfeit tax stamps. More...

Mark Your Calendar For ‘Spooktacular’ Happenings

Halloween haunts lay hidden throughout Queens. More...

LIC Partnership Annual Luncheon and B-2-B Trade Show on Wed., Nov. 14, 2012 in Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Businesspeople are invited to meet new clients and vendors at the Long Island City Partnership’s Annual Luncheon and Trade Show on Wed., November 14, 2012, at Terrace on the Park in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, from 9 AM – 2 PM. More...

Forest Hills Girl Scouts Raise Funds; October 13 At P.S. 144

Forest Hills Girl Scouts Raise Funds forOLM Human Services MinistryGirl Scout Troops #4587 & 4623 will be selling all their “treasures” at the P.S. 144 Mega Yard Sale More...

Heavy Skillman Ave. Traffic Leads To Heated Discussion

At the September meeting of Community Board 2 on October 4, a woman declared that during the time she has lived on Skillman Avenue she has seen traffic flow worsen to the point where conditions are acutely dangerous for pedestrians, particularly chil More...

Come To Queens Restaurant Week!

Queens Restaurant Week 2012 has just started, and it’s a win-win-win-win-win situation for diners, eateries, food-industry workers and the borough.In other words, have fun, enjoy bargains, spend time with friends and family, help Queens build its rep More...

Volunteers Clean Up Queensbridge Park

On October 5, New Yorkers for Parks and Ernst & Young volunteers did some early fall cleaning in Queensbridge Park. They painted, raked and weeded garden areas of the park. More...

Free Job, Computer Training At Queens Library Branches

The Queens library is offering borough residents extensive, free job readiness and computer skills training at each of its 62 branches, with funding provided by the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP). More...

Van Bramer Calls For End To Queensbridge Gun Violence

Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer is taking aim at criminals and gunslingers that use the Queensbridge Housing Project as a shooting range. More...

An Ode To Pumpkins

With the upcoming fall months we can be sure to see a lot of pumpkins. From jack-o-lanterns to pumpkin pie to pumpkin spice lattes, Fall is all about the bulbous treat, which is fitting for the American holiday of Thanksgiving. More...

Ex-St. John’s Dean Busted In Bribery

A former St. John’s University dean goes on trial this week for bribing foreign students with promises of paid scholarships for serving as her maids, cooks, driver and personal shoppers. More...

New Dog Licensing Campaign By Health Dept. At Parks

The city Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the city Department of Parks and Recreation staff will be in city parks, starting October 3, during normal dog walking hours to help pet owners obtain or renew their dog license. More...

First Presbyterian Church Of Newtown Celebrates 360 Years

How many organizations of any kind in this country get to celebrate a 360th birthday.  More...

Astoria Residents Sing Lennon At Fundraiser

Astoria residents and rising stars, Paul Ianniello and Crystal Mosser shared the stage singing John Lennon's Imagine for the 2012 Broadway Impact ING NYC Marathon team's fundraiser "When Love Takes Over" on October 7th at Le Poisson Rouge. More...

Political Page

Vallone Blasts Film Crew’s Abuse Of Parking Permits

After a brush with a film company abusing its parking permit by posting “no parking” signs to create more space for itself and denying the public access to parking space, Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. More...

HALLORAN ENDORSED BY KING:

Describing Councilmember Dan Halloran as a person who “understands the importance of the American-Israeli alliance and is never going to turn his back on Israel”, Congressmember Peter Kin More...

Gianaris Senate Race News

According to news reports, state Senator Michael Gianaris’ opponent, Tony Arcabascio, held a fundraiser attended by John Gotti Jr., who was accused of ordering the shooting of Curtis Sliwa. Many believe this to be controversial. More...

Features

Maloney Hosts Rep. Gutierrez At Immigration Town Hall

On October 7, Congressmember Carolyn Maloney (D— Queens/Manhattan) hosted her colleague, Congressmember Luis Gutierrez (D-IL), a leading champion of immigration reform and the DREAM Act, at a Congressional Town Hall meeting to discuss immigrati More...

Crowley Receives Defender Of Children Award

Congressmember Joe Crowley (D-Queens, The Bronx) recently received the 2012 Defender of Children Award from the First Focus Campaign for Children, a national, bipartisan children’s advocacy organization. More...

Willets Point Is Revisited; Economic Potential Revised

A second draft supplemental environmental impact statement put Willets Point back on the drawing board at a public meeting in Corona last Thursday. More...

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