November 14, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Cuomo Announces Reopening Of Queens Midtown Tunnel To Truck Traffic

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced that the Queens Midtown Tunnel will reopen to trucks Friday morning, returning full traffic to the tunnel after both tubes were flooded during Hurricane Sandy. More...

CB 1 To Hold Meeting At Astoria Manor On Nov. 20th

Community Board 1 will hold its monthly meeting and public hearing on November 20 at 7 p.m. at the Astoria World Manor, 25-22 Astoria Blvd.Public hearing items include: Board of Standards and Appeals: More...

Turner Honors America's Heroes On Veterans Day

Congressmember Bob Turner released the following statement honoring his fellow veterans on Veterans Day. More...

Bird Bytes…Turkey Facts & Trivia

The first Thanksgiving may be significant for bringing together the Pilgrims and Native American Indians. More...

In Search of Roots: Sts. Constantine And Helen Monastery In Chios

 “In all of us there is a hunger, marrow-deep, to know our heritage- to know who we are and where we have come from. Without this enriching knowledge, there is a hollow yearning. More...

Please Donate To The Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund

Hurricane Sandy and the subsequent nor'easter have left many New Yorkers without power, and in some cases, without homes. More...

Gas Shortage, Sandy, May Affect Black Friday Shoppers

Merchants along Astoria commercial strips are hoping to hear bells on “Black Friday,” the day after Thanksgiving – the sound of cash registers singing to the tune of consumers plunking down cash and plastic on the first day of the holiday shopping se More...

It’s In Queens! (Nov. 15 through Nov. 21)

Born in Bangladesh in 1931, spiritual teacher Sri Chinmoy eventually made his home in Jamaica, where he influenced thousands of followers with his philosophies on the beauty of meditation, literature, music and art. He died on Oct. More...

Queens College Volunteers Provide 24-Hour Aid

When Hurricane Sandy struck, 26-year-old Queens College (QC) sophomore Tom Samothrakis spent 24 hours straight at the shelter the college had set up at the gym for hundreds of newly-homeless storm victims. More...

Food Bazaar Sets Parking Rules

Officials at BOGOPA Service Corporation, operator of the Food Bazaar chain of supermarkets, last month cracked down on motorists who use a former Pathmark parking lot as their “own” park & drive facility.. More...

Girl Scouts Help In Relief Effort

Girl Scout Troops from across New York City sprang into action this week, collecting supplies, donating items, holding a bake sale and sorting and distributing supplies to help families in all the boroughs devastated by the impact of Hurricane Sandy. More...

Offer $2G Reward For Serial Bank Bandit

Queens detectives are continuing to search for a bank bandit they believe is responsible for successfully holding up banks in Jackson Heights, Long Island City and Astoria – and for one foiled attempt at a bank in Middle Village. More...

Sandy Takes Down Dutch Kills Building

Hurricane Sandy left her mark at a number of locations in western Queens, leaving wind-tossed debris at construction sites in Astoria and Long Island City, searing off rooftops and causing a partial building collapse in the Dutch Kills neighborhood. More...

Update On Conditions For Post-Sandy New York

Odd-Even Gasoline Purchasing System   More...

Crystal Windows Provides Hurricane Victim Discount

In response to the widespread damage wreaked by Hurricane Sandy, national manufacturer Crystal Window & Door Systems has announced a special price discount on vinyl windows for impacted residential homeowners.  The discount is available thro More...

Marshall Says Power Should Be Restored To 90 Percent Of Howard Beach

More Than 23,000 Con Ed Customers Still Without Power

Queens Borough President Helen Marshall has been working with the Queens office of the City Department of Buildings, FEMA, the Queens Chamber of Commerce and Local 3 electricians to team up with LIPA in an accelerated and coordinated effort to get po More...

TD Bank Launches "Coins For Caring" To Aid Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts

TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank announced it is enabling all customers and non-customers to donate to the American Red Cross by using the bank’s Penny Arcade coin counting machine free of charge. More...

Time Warner Cable Gives Post-Sandy City A Charge

Time Warner has announed that it has set up mobile charging stations for cell phones, mobile devices and is providing free WiFi stations as well as food trucks serving free warm food to affected residents and volunteers. More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

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Restaurant of the Week

TU CASA

“Tu Casa” es mi casa…for extraordinarily delicious Peruvian and pan-Latino food, fabulous cocktails and sultry music, seven days a week, right here on bustling Steinway Street. More...

Seniors

Help For Seniors Who Worry About Memory Problems

Dear Savvy Senior, My mother, who’s 72, has become very forgetful lately and is worried she may have Alzheimer’s. Is her forgetfulness really something we should worry about? What should we do? Worried Daughter Dear Worried, More...

Features

Gas Rationing Has History In New York

On November 8, Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed an emergency order that implemented the odd-even gas rationing that began at midnight on November 9, until gas becomes more readily available. More...

UCCA Discusses ObamaCare

Just two days after the re-election of President Barack Obama to a second term, “ObamaCare – Blessing or Curse?” was a timely topic at the United Community Civic Association (UCCA) public informational meeting held on November 8 at More...

Walcott Addresses Sandy’s Effect On Education

Going on two weeks after Hurricane Sandy, two dozen schools in District 27 Queens are still closed, their students temporarily relocated to other schools. More...

North Shore-LIJ Joins Ridgewood Queens YMCA To Teach Kids About Smoking Hazards

          To commemorate the Great American Smoke Out, the Ridgewood Queens YMCA, with the help of the North Shore-LIJ Health System, educated 36 of the YMCA’s preschoolers and some of their parents about More...

EmblemHealth Employees Collect Relief Supplies For Hurricane Sandy Victims.

EmblemHealth will hold Care Fair events in Cambria Heights where members of the community can donate relief supplies for New York City and Nassau County residents hardest hit by Hurricane Sandy.  The Care Fairs will serve as central drop-off loc More...

Memorial For Rispoli - March Against Violence

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Turner Applauds Announcement Of Ferry Service In Rockaways

Service Will Assist Those Impacted by Hurricane Sandy

Congressmember Bob Turner applauded the announcement by the Bloomberg administration that ferry service to Manhattan will be available from the Rockaways due to the lack of mass transportation options caused by Hurricane Sandy.    More...

Time Warner Cable, Madison Square Garden Co. Announce Long-Term Marketing Partnership

 Time Warner Cable (TWC) and The Madison Square Garden Company (MSG) has announced a long-term marketing partnership that will align TWC’s “Enjoy Better” brand campaign with concerts and sporting events taking place at The World’s Most Famous Ar More...

Manor Oktoberfest

Manor Oktoberfest - Celebrate Oktoberfest Year RoundThe Shops at Atlas Park & Forest HillsMANOR OKTOBERFEST FOREST HILLS SANDY RELIEF FUNDRAISER MONDAY, NOV. 12 6:00PM - 10:00PM Come join us for a night of food, fun and fundraising! More...

Steinway Reformed Church Celebrates 133 Years

On November 4, the Steinway Reformed Church celebrated its 133rd Anniversary. The parsonage is about to be sold and some of the proceeds will be applied to renewing the congregation through outreach and evangelism. More...

Find True Value This Cyber Monday At WWW.SOCIALSECURITY.GOV

Let the shopping season begin!The day after Thanksgiving has virtually become a holiday of its own. More...

Marshall Finds Consul Generals Volunteering

Even though she has touted Queens County as America’s most diverse borough, Queens Borough President Helen Marshall said that she was surprised to find five consul generals from Caribbean nations working as volunteers at an evacuation center in the w More...

Flushing Man, 29, First Sandy Casualty

Friends of a 29-year-old Flushing man, killed when a tree crashed into his home during Hurricane Sandy, are reaching out for donations to offset funeral costs and damages faced by the victim’s family.Tony Laino was killed at about 7 p.m. More...

109th Pct. Community Council Hosts Open House, Trick Or Treat Party

On Halloween, the 109th Precinct Community Council hosted its 4th annual Safe Trick or Treat Open House at the 109th Police Precinct located at 37-05 Union St., Flushing. More...

Help For Storm Swept Businesses

The Department of Small Business Services (SBS) and the New York City Economic Development Corporation (EDC) are joining forces o assist small businesses that suffered damage during Hurricane Sandy. More...

Housing Cops In LIC Shootout

Queens Housing police shot and injured a robbery suspect in Long Island City on November 2 after the man opened fire on them in an attempt to avoid arrest, authorities said.Cops said Terrance Carew, 30, allegedly robbed a 53-year-old man who was walk More...

Seinfeld, Bubble Bee, Johnson & Johnson, Staples Coordinate Relief Efforts In Queens

Queens Borough President Helen Marshall said, November 7 that her office is working with generous donors, including entertainer Jerry, Seinfeld, Bubble Bee Tuna, Staples, Johnson & Johnson, JetBlue, Key Food  and other major organizations to More...

Con Edison Crews Back After Second Storm To Hit Region

Thousands of Con Edison and out-of-state utility workers today continued their massive power restoration effort for New York City and Westchester County customers impacted by both Hurricane Sandy and last night’s Nor’easter.  More...

Cops Announce ‘Zero Tolerance’ Holiday Crackdown

It’s that time of year again, when families and friends gather to raise a glass or two (or more) in celebration of the holiday season. More...

Crash Families Mourn Flight 587 Victims

Families and friends of the victims of Flight 587 gathered in a church in The Bronx on November 12 at a somber ceremony marking the 11th anniversary of the doomed flight. More...

A Christmas Carol Is Playing At St. Mary’s This Weekend

This weekend the St. Mary’s Drama Guild will present A Christmas Carol to close their 63rd year. The special holiday show will play a limited run of only two nights: Friday, November 16, at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday, November 17, at 6:30 p.m. More...

LAGCC Students Research Newtown Creek For EPA Cleanup

In the first step in the revitalization of Newtown Creek, a highly polluted waterway in Long Island City that has been designated a Superfund site, a group of LaGuardia Community College students are supplementing the EPA’s data collection plan by go More...

Internet In Bloom For The Layperson

Hurricane Sandy’s ferocious impact on the tri-state area once again reminded us that people are more important than possessions. More...

Political Page

President To Visit NYC To View Storm Damage

President Barack Obama is expected to make a tour of storm-ravaged New York City November 15, and when he arrives at the devastated Far Rockaway site, he’s sure to get an earful of complaints about how poorly the utility companies performed in More...

It’s Back To Business For Halloran

The newly drawn 6th Congressional District has a new representative, and it’s Grace Meng. More...

Editorials

Turn The Power Off On Matthews

In times of disaster caused by natural elements, it is the human element that prevails. Hurricane Sandy, which hit the five boroughs of New York City two weeks ago, left an unprecedented path of destruction. More...

Letters to the Editor

Vet Appreciates Editorial To The Editor: Your editorial of November 7, “Veterans’ Day Reflections” has to be one of your top 10. As a Vietnam vet myself, I thought it was the best I have ever read. More...

Star Journal

Korean War Ends; Queens In Peacetime, 1953

The Greater Astoria Historical Society presents pages from the Long Island Star Journal. Welcome to November 1953! More...

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