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October 24, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

It’s In Queens! (Oct. 25 - Nov. 1)

Halloween has arrived, and the borough is bursting at the seams with creatively scary places and activities. More...

Schumer Endorses Addabbo For NYS Senate

On October 18, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer, the senior senator from New York, visited Forest Hills to make an important endorsement in the upcoming election for state senate. More...

112th Precinct Community Council Tours Citi Field

The 112th Precinct Community Council October meeting on October 17 consisted of a field trip to Citi Field, where they were treated to a behind the scenes tour of the stadium. They got to see the inside of the Mets’ Clubhouse and sit in the dugout. More...

Stamatios Krimigis Gives Lecture At Panchiaki Centennial Symposium

He is a humble, simple person who enjoys communicating with the average person. His simple, down to earth language gives one the impression he is an average Greek-American. More...

Borough-Wide Blotter

104th Precinct  Hunt ‘Clown Bandit’  Queens detectives are searching for a bank bandit who dressed up in a “fuzzy” red wig, gray sweatshirt and a Yankees cap to hold up a Cross County Savings Bank in Middle Village on September 28 More...

Spooks, Specters And Zombies Plan Takeover Of 5 Pointz Building

Spooks, specters, ghouls and zombies are planning a Halloween takeover of the iconic 5 Pointz building in Long Island City.  The ghastly cast of characters will star in the first annual Halloween Film Festival on October 27 at the 5 Points More...

Dutch Kills Civics Welcome, Water Marathon Runners

Volunteers from the Dutch Kills Civic Association first gathered 31 years ago at the foot of the Queensboro Bridge on Marathon Sunday, to assist runners in the New York City Marathon - the annual 25-mile, 385-yard trek through the five boroughs.  More...

Gianaris Fights Unfair Decision To Increase Electricity Rates

State Senator Michael Gianaris, a longtime advocate for consumer rights, is fighting to lower utility bills by working to reverse an electricity pricing decision that would cost ratepayers across the state between $400 million and $500 million next y More...

Crowley Cuts Ribbon At New P.S./I.S. 119 Playground

On October 18, Councilmember Elizabeth S. Crowley (D–Middle Village), joined school officials, parents, and students for the grand opening of a new playground at P.S./I.S. 119. More...

Lancman, Simanowitz Celebrate ‘It’s My Park Day’ In Briarwood

Assemblymembers Rory Lancman and Michael Simanowitz partnered with members of the Briarwood Action Network to plant daffodils, paint benches, rake and clean Hoover Park in preparation for autumn. More...

Top-Ranked CUNY Law School Opens In LIC

The City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law held a ribbon-cutting celebration on October 22, to mark the opening of the law school’s new home at 2 Court Square in Long Island City. More...

Turner Honored By GOP Club

The Angelo Graci Republican Club honored Congressmember Bob Turner with an award for his work in the 9th Congressional District during its Fundraiser Luncheon on September 29. Turner championed many causes including the security of Israel. More...

Mayor Bloomberg Launches Competition To Install Free Fiber Cable Wiring For Businesses Across The City

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Disabled? Apply For Social Security Benefits From Home

If your disabling condition makes it hard for you to drive or arrange transportation to your local Social Security office, we have some good news. More...

Electeds Call For Ban Of Registered Sex Offenders

Queens detectives are searching for a suspect who sexually assaulted a 10-year-old girl inside the Pomonok branch of the Queens Library on October 15. More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

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Restaurant of the Week

Bud’s Ale House

Bud’s Ale House is reinventing the sports pub with classic American grill dishes, fresh fish, seafood, wonderful desserts, and gourmet coffees. More...

Seniors

Why Baby Boomers Should Get Tested For Hepatitis C

Dear Savvy Senior,  In the news last month there was a public health alert urging all baby boomers to get tested for hepatitis C. More...

Features

FDR Four Freedoms Park Dedicated

The dedication of The Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park took place on October 17 at the southern tip of Roosevelt Island on the East River where the triangular piece of land is located, and the Park faces the United Nations.  More...

Peralta Visits Gazette

State Senator Jose Peralta paid a visit to the Queens Gazette on October 17 where he met with the newspaper’s editorial staff and Publisher Tony Barsamian.  More...

HANAC Holds Edward Jones Personal Finance Seminar

On September 27, members of the HANAC Senior Center attended an Edward Jones seminar called Preparing Your Estate Plan. More...

Gazette Staff Remembers Linda J. Wilson

Former Gazette Editor Linda J. Wilson passed away on Friday October 19. More...

Hurricane Warning Raises Concerns About Neighborhood Flooding

Meteorologists are warning that Hurricane Sandy, which made landfall in Cuba as a Category 2 storm on the morning of October 25, could hit the northeast United States early next week, bringing massive rain and winds to New York City. More...

Vallone To DOT—Fix The GCP

On October 15, Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. joined Queens Borough President Helen Marshall and other elected officials at the Queens Borough Board Meeting at Borough Hall.  More...

Dromm Cleans Up Pigeon Droppings

Thanks to funding made possible by Councilmember Daniel Dromm, the Doe Fund, which employs formerly homeless men and women, was recently in Jackson Heights with industrial pressure washers to remove pigeon droppings from the most heavily affected are More...

Maloney Speaks At LIC/Astoria Chamber Luncheon

Congressmember Carolyn Maloney, running for her 11th term in the U.S. More...

Hunt Deadly Purse Snatcher

Queens detectives are searching for a purse snatcher who punched his victim so hard in the head that she is unlikely to survive the attack. More...

114th Precinct Crime Watch

Armed iPhone Thief Strikes Again  Queens police officials are offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of an armed iPhone thief who has been stalking women in the Dutch Kills community in Long Island Cit More...

Nude Club Owners Halt Liquor License Bid, Sue State Agency

The owners of an all-nude club in Long Island City have given up on their bid for a state liquor license and are instead suing the State Liquor Authority (SLA) for arbitrarily ruling against them.  Owners of the Show Palace all-nude club, f More...

Queens Bangladeshi Community Rallies Against Terrorism

Members of the local Bangladeshi community rallied in Jackson Heights on October 21, making it clear that they do not condone the actions of 21-year-old Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis, who was arrested last week for his role in a foiled plot to More...

Miller Hosts Hispanic Heritage Event

Assemblymember Mike Miller held an event at the Richmond Hill Block Association in Richmond Hill to honor the contributions of the local Latino community.  In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, which stretches from September 15 to October 15, the asse More...

Greek Night At St. John's

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Ted Spyropoulos Honored For Contribution To Hellenism

  “As Hellenes, we have inherited an important ancestral spiritual legacy which has survived through the passing of millennia,” explains Theodore (Ted) Spyropoulos, President of the World Council of Hellenes Abroad, USA Region (SAE) on their web More...

Con Edison Provides Energy-Efficiency Programs To Save Money And Preserve The Environment

Small businesses throughout New York City and Westchester County are taking advantage of a Con Edison energy-efficiency program to save money and preserve the environment.      More...

Speak Up For Civic Virtue

The statue, Civic Virtue faces potential sale and eviction into private property on Brooklyn's Green-Wood cemetery. This is largely due to efforts by former U.S. representative Anthony Weiner and Councilmember Julissa Ferreras. More...

110th Precinct Community Council Honors Cop

The 110th Precinct Community Council presented the Cop-of-the-Month award to Police Officer Michael Grimm (c.) at its October 15 meeting, held at VFW Post 150 in Corona. More...

Goldfeder Honors P.S. 232 Summer Reading Participants

Assemblymember Phil Goldfeder presented certificates to nearly 200 students who participated and completed the New York State Assembly Summer Reading Challenge at P.S. 232 in Lindenwood. More...

Political Page

Cuomo, Bloomberg Drawn Into Election Campaigns

With Election Day a little more than two weeks away and President Barack Obama and challenger Mitt Romney battling furiously to determine who will be the next president of the United States, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that he would be h More...

Van Bramer Celebrates Hispanic Leaders

On October 16, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer hosted his third annual Hispanic Leadership Awards Celebration in Woodside at De Mole Restaurant. More...

Permission Denied

Weeks after state Senator Michael Gianaris and area civic groups wrote the State Liquor Authority (SLA) regarding the 21 Group and their appeal after a license to sell alcohol was denied, the attorneys for the gentlemen’s club have since withdr More...

Editorials

DOT Should Fix GCP Trouble Spots

The Grand Central Parkway (GCP), one of the city’s major thoroughfares, has been plagued with intolerable delays for many reasons.  More...

MTA Fare Increase Is Unfair

The recent decision by the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) to increase fares and tolls comes at a time of high unemployment for the citizens of our city.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Queens Opportunities  To The Editor:  More...

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