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Marshall Working With Electrical And Local Organizations To Help Speed Up Safety, LIPA Power

Queens Borough President Helen Marshall and Johnson & Johnson will team up to deliver Friday, November 9, a truckload of toiletries to hundreds of evacuees from Hurricane Sandy at Queens College.  Another shipment will then be made to N More...

Conservative Party Calls For Removal Of Chris Matthews

Michael R. Long, chair of the Conservative Party, wrote the following letter in response to MSNBC Chris Matthews' comments concerning Hurricane Sandy.  Dear Mr. Capus, Mr. Griffin and Ms. Skowronski:   More...

Electeds Thank Community After Elections

Simotas Statement On Elections   More...

Turner Blasts Government Response To Gas Shortage In New York City

Congressmember Bob Turner released the following statement regarding the lack of  access to gas for cars and backup power sources such as generators.    More...

Aftermath Of Sandy

In a scene that resembles a bombing in a war-torn country, Breezy Point, along with the surrounding neighborhoods of the greater Rockaway Peninsula and nearby Staten Island, sustained catastrophic da More...

Markey On Winning Overwhelming Victory

Incomplete returns from the 30th Assembly District on election night showed a decisive victory in process for Assemblymember Margaret Markey, returning her to Albany for an eighth term by a landslide. Ms. More...

Simotas Votes!

"This morning I had the privilege of exercising the most important right we have as Americans," said Assemblymember Aravella Simotas. More...

Crystal Exclusive Window Supplier for TV’s “Flipping Boston” New Season

Crystal Window & Door Systems, the national manufacturer of quality energy efficient windows and doors, has been selected as the exclusive window supplier for the A&E cable TV show “Flipping Boston” for the new Fall season.  Crystal supp More...

Block Association Thanks Woodhaven For Generosity During Hurricane Recovery

Due to the selflessness of Woodhaven’s residents and friends, the Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association (WRBA) was able to raise thousands of dollars, as well as nearly 50 carloads of clothes, food, water, and other supplies.  In addition, doze More...

National Guard Food Distribution Sites

The National Guard will distribute food on a limited basis beginning at 3 p.m. More...

Forest Hills Jewish Center Pitches In

“I still can’t get over what it felt like to walk into Forest Hills Jewish Center (FHJC) this morning with my small donations, to see the overwhelming outpouring of food, clothing, and supplies that were being brought into the ballroom, not to mentio More...

Marshall Tours Damage, Talks With Obama, Offers Support

Queens Borough President Helen Marshall toured the devastated Breezy Point and Belle Harbor areas on November 4 where she met with National Guardsmen and area residents. More...

Boro-Wide Blotter

104th Precinct  Christ The King Coach Busted In Drug Sting  A girl’s basketball coach at Christ The King High School was arrested last month in a drug sting at his Maspeth apartment, authorities said.  More...

Local Hurricane Relief Effort

Residents and business owners in the Dutch Kills neighborhood in Long Island City are being urged to bring donations of food and clothing to a local pub for delivery to the Red Cross.  Organizers said the Red Cross needs donations of baby s More...

It’s In Queens! (Nov. 8 through Nov. 14)

Last week, Hurricane Sandy whacked The Noguchi Museum, located near the East River in Long Island City. More...

Warming Stations In Queens

            ALPHA PHI ALPHA SENIOR CITIZENS CENTER 220-01 LINDEN BLVD Queens 9:00 - 4:00 BROOKS SENIOR CENTER 143-22 109TH AVE Queens  More...

Markey's Maspeth Office Is Drop-Off Site For Donations

Assemblymember Margaret Markey’s district office at 55-19 69th St. in Maspeth, is now a drop-off site for donations for storm victims in devastated parts of southern Queens.    More...

Queens Facilities Provide Borough And City Wide Relief In Sandy's Aftermath

Queens Center Provides Hurricane Relief    Beginning Friday, November 2, Queens Center will accept donations, at their shopping center to help Hurricane Sandy victims in Queens. More...

Schumer Opens Port Of NY For Fuel Transport To Hault Gas Shortage

Hurricane Sandy is gone.And New York City is still wallowing in its terrible aftermath. As each day passes more and more problems arise. After 72 hours since the storms arrival, the reality of the gasoline shortage is sinking in for area residents. More...

Queens College Alumni Art Commemorates 75 Years

Celebrating the 75th anniversary of Queens College, the QC Art Center invited all alumni to send in commentary and/or current art work—in all disciplines and media—concerning their experience at the school. More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

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

Restaurant of the Week

La Bottega Italian Gourmet

La Bottega offers a surprising dining option for folks in the neighborhood. More...

Editorials

Veterans’ Day Reflections

Ninety-four years ago, at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, 1918, the guns fell silent. “The Great War” that began in August 1914 was over.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Honor Our Vets  To The Editor:  More...

Time Warner Cable Announces It Will Automatically Credit New Yorkers Affected By Sandy

In response to the sustained, widespread impact of Hurricane Sandy on the greater New York City area, Time Warner Cable has announced that it will automatically credit many local residential and business customers whose services were interrupted.&nbs More...

Bloomberg Announces Medical Teams Will Go Door To Door In Queens, Brooklyn

Mayor Michael R. More...

Marshall And Johnson & Johnson To Assist Storm Evacuees

 Queens Borough President Helen Marshall and Johnson & Johnson will team up to deliver Friday, November 9th a truckload of toiletries to hundreds of evacuees from Hurricane Sandy at Queens College.   Another shipment will then More...

Gas Ration In Effect, Mayor Implements Odd & Even System

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg signed an emergency order to establish an odd-even license plate system for gasoline and diesel purchases to reduce wait times and lines at gas stations in the five boroughs. More...

Not Again!

New York City Hit By Snow Nor'Ester One Week After Sandy

A Nor'Ester hit the metro area last night with 25 mph winds and two inchs of snow. This storm come on the heels of Hurricane Sandy, exacerbating relief efforts. More...

Election Results 2012

In one of the most chaotic elections ever held in the U.S., barely a week after Hurricane Sandy, President Barack Obama overcame a ton of publicity and ads blaming him for the bad economy and rampant unemployment and won re-election yesterday over Mi More...

Maloney Releases Statement On Sweeping Re-Election Victory

Congressmember Carolyn Maloney had the following to say after overwhelmingly winning her re-election bid in the newly re-drawn 12th Congressional District:   More...

Time Warner Cable Comes To The Rescue

Kacania Taylor, a resident of Red Hook, Brooklyn, has been without power since Hurricane Sandy's romp through the five borough's last week. More...

Assemblymember David Weprin Introduces Bill: All Gas Stations Must Have Power Generators In Case Of Power Outages

For several days now, it has been difficult, if not impossible, to find a gas station that is open and operational in Queens or anywhere in New York City since Hurricane Sandy landed on our shores on the evening of October 29. More...

Gianaris Marches With LIC Trick-Or-Treaters

State Senator Michael Gianaris preparing to march in the Long Island City Halloween Parade with Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer, Sheila Lewandowski and some LIC trick-or-treaters. More...

Time Warner Cable To Give $600,000 To Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts

Time Warner Cable (NYSE:TWC) today announced donations to three local relief efforts in the area affected by Hurricane Sandy.  Time Warner Cable will donate $500,000 to the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City, and $50,000 each to The American More...

Turner Shows Napolitano Rockaway Devastation

Congressmember Bob Turner and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano spent time talking with recovery workers and residents of the Rockaways during a visit in which Turner showed Napolitano the devastating effects of Hurricane Sandy in the Rock More...

Greece, Balkan Wars Lecture Held At Transfiguration Church Of Corona

        “What did Greek-Americans do for Greece during the 1912 Balkan Wars?” asked Peter S. More...

Gas Pains: Armed Motorist Busted At Astoria Pump

Federal and state officials are making urgent moves to ease long lines and short tempers at gas stations throughout Queens and the rest of the city.   More...

Turner Tours Devastated South Shore

Photos Office Of Congressmember Bob Turner1) Congressmember Bob Turner toured sections of the Rockaways and South Shore of Long Island on November 1, where he met with officials at the FEMA Disaster Recovery Center and Red Cross Station at Fort Tilde More...

Halloran Calls On Con Ed To Expedite Repairs In Queens

Councilmember Dan Halloran is asking Con Edison to respond more rapidly to Queens residents’ needs, including establishing dry ice stations to preserve the food in residents’ refrigerators and to plan for the establishment of underground power lines More...

Queens Libraries Provide Refuge For Borough's Residents After Sandy

Queens Library at Rochdale Village and Queens Library at Hollis will be welcoming customers, resuming their regular schedules. More...

Additional Distribution Locations For Food, Water And Blankets:

  Redfern Playground between Beach 12th Street and Redfern Avenue  Queens 12pm - 4pm Hammel Playground between Beach 84th Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard Queens 12pm - 4pm  More...

Cuomo Changes Insurance Rules, Helps Discard Debris Quicker

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced that, at his direction, Financial Services Superintendent Benjamin M. More...

Bright Spot In The Storm For Ulriches

Good news amid the devastation of Hurricane Sandy: Councilmember Eric Ulrich and his wife, Yadira, welcomed their beautiful daughter to the world on Halloween night. Lily Ulrich was born at 7:42 p.m., weighing in at 7 lbs, 10 oz. More...

Political Page

Election 2012

As the Gazette goes to press, the 2012 election results are not final. At the top of the ballot the race for the presidency is too close to call. President Barack Obama is in a close battle with former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney.  More...

Seniors

Direct Deposit Options For Social Security Recipients

Dear Savvy Senior,  I have received my Social Security check in the mail every month for more than 25 years, and now I’m told I have to switch to direct deposit. Do I have any options?  Suspicious Senior  Dear Suspicious,  More...

A Social Security Card And Number Lesson

Are you looking to replace your Social Security card just because you don’t have it? Then rest assured: you really don’t need to replace it. What’s most important is that you remember your Social Security number.  More...

Features

Election Results 2012

In one of the most chaotic elections ever held in the U.S., barely a week after Hurricane Sandy, President Barack Obama overcame a ton of publicity and ads blaming him for the bad economy and rampant unemployment and won re-election yesterday over Mi More...

Crime Up In Five Boroughs, Down In The 114th Pct.

“We’ve been coming down,” said Deputy Inspector Stephen Cirabisi, commanding officer of the 114th Police Precinct at the October 23 meeting of the 114th Precinct Community Council held at Riccardo’s.  More...

Hurricane Sandy Big CB 2 Topic

People in attendance at the Community Board 2 meeting on November 1 heard some horror stories about what happened three days earlier, when Hurricane Sandy smashed and soaked much of the New York metropolitan area. More...

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