November 21, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

It’s In Queens! (Nov. 22 through Nov. 28)

He has arrived. Santa Claus will be available for photos and visits to his winter wonderland house on Level 3 of the Queens Center Mall (90-15 Queens Blvd. in Elmhurst) from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day until Dec. 24. More...

AAFE And One Flushing Help With FEMA Applications

In response to the devastation from Hurricane Sandy, Asian Americans for Equality (AAFE) and the One Flushing Community Economic Development Center will provide assistance  in English, Chinese, Korean and Spanish to small business owners registe More...

Marshall Thanks Sandy Volunteers At Howard Beach

Queens Borough President Helen Marshall stopped at St. Helen’s gymnasium in Howard Beach, November 14 to thank volunteers who have worked tirelessly to provide relief to victims of Hurricane Sandy, which made landfall Monday, October 29. More...

Crowley Holds Ceremony For Vets Buried On Hart Island

For more than two centuries, countless veterans have been buried at potter’s field, dating back to the Civil War. More...

Marshall Inspects Sandy Wreckage, Provides Updates

Queens Borough President Helen Marshall visited several locations where she met with relief workers and victims of Hurricane Sandy.Restoring Power To Arverne, Visiting Howard Beach More...

Donations Overflow At K of C Blood Drive

St. Anastasia Knights of Columbus Council 5911 in Douglaston held their annual blood drive at St. Anastasia parish on November 11. They had a banner year with 70 pints of blood donated. More...

Vallone Celebrates Islamic Festival Of Sacrifice

On October 26, Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. attended a congregational prayer to commemorate Eid ul-Adha, or Festival of Sacrifice, organized by the Astoria Islamic Center. More...

Vallone Brings Fresh Produce To Astoria Houses

On November 15, Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. joined City Harvest, in collaboration with the New York City Housing Authority, East River Development Alliance and Zone 126, for the unveiling of the Northwest Queens Mobile Market. More...

Vallone Celebrates Diwali, The Hindu Festival Of Lights

On November 12, Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. joined Chan Jamoona, Executive Director of The United Hindu Cultural Council Senior Center of USA N.A., at the center’s Diwali Day Celebration. More...

How to Write Your Own Will

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you recommend some good do-it-yourself resources to help me write my will? More...

Bloomberg & Chancellor Walcott Reopen Twelve Schools Damaged By Hurricane Sandy

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Schools Chancellor Dennis M. More...

Cuomo Announces Free Subway Shuttle Along Rockaway Peninsula

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced on November 19 that residents of the Rockaway Peninsula will be able to use a free rail shuttle service starting at 4 a.m. Tuesday, November 20. More...

Halloran Supports Mandatory Generators For Gas Stations

Councilmember Dan Halloran has called for a law requiring all gas stations to have a back-up generator for the operation of fuel pumps during a power outage.  Halloran’s office filed a legislative service request for the law on November 13, More...

Maloney Holds Forums On Disaster Aid For Small Businesses

Congressmember Carolyn Maloney convened two forums in Manhattan and Queens where Federal, State, and City officials provided small business owners with public information on accessing government aid to recover from Hurricane Sandy. More...

Cops Offer $2G Reward For Armed Bandits

Queens detectives are seeking help from the public to identify and locate two men suspected of robbing a Forest Hills motorist at gunpoint on November 9.  Cops said the 33-year-old victim had just parked his car outside his home at about 10 More...

Two-Month-Old Girl Found Dead In Elmhurst Daycare

Queens police officials are awaiting the results of tests performed by the city Medical Examiner to determine the cause of death of a 2-month-old girl who was found dead on November 17 inside a daycare center located at a dilapidated home in Elmhurst More...

Sandy Sends Borden Avenue Vets To Brooklyn

The wrath of Hurricane Sandy was felt by 243 residents at the Borden Avenue Homeless Veterans Shelter last week after damage caused by the storm forced the men to evacuate the Long Island City building for shelter in Brooklyn. More...

Follow These Tips For Happy Day-After-Thanksgiving Shopping

By LIZ GOFF  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 More...

Holiday Lights Survive Sandy To Shine Over Steinway

The Steinway Astoria Partnership is once again adding sparkle to the holiday shopping season by sponsoring holiday lights and music along Steinway Street.  Holiday lights, a Steinway Street tradition, have been shining above the shopping di More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

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Restaurant of the Week

La Vigna Italian Restautant

La Vigna Italian Restaurant just proudly celebrated its 10th Anniversary, serving excellent, artfully prepared Italian cuisine in the quiet section of Forest Hills, on Metropolitan Avenue. More...

Book Review

Greeks In Queens Documents Journey Of A Popular Culture

Greeks in Queens by Christina Rozeas Foreword by Constantine E. Theodosiou  More...

Features



Whitestone Gets First Ever Built All-Green Luxury Home

Director of Conservation and Renewable Energy (C.A.R.E) Petros Panagiotidis for Marathon Energy has retrofited ? the first all Green luxury home in Whitestone. 

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TD Bank Opens In Sunnyside

To celebrate its new branch in Sunnyside, TD Bank hosted a grand opening celebration at the new location, 41-01 Queens Blvd., on November 17. More...

Successful First Year For Green Jobs Training Program

Just over a year ago, Queens Botanical Garden and LaGuardia Community College launched a collaborative workforce development initiative, the Green Jobs Training Program. More...

Laundry Room Child Molester Busted

Police at the Queens Child Sex Abuse Unit arrested a paroled sex offender on November 15, charged with molesting two young girls inside a Jackson Heights apartment building. More...

Over The River And Through The Woods To WWW.SOCIALSECURITY.GOV

Kids are back in school, and in the breezy afternoons, you can find them raking leaves, or jumping in them. More...

Post-Feast Drowsiness: Is Tryptophan the Culprit?

Every Thanksgiving, we find ourselves in the same state after our traditional turkey dinners: lounging on the couch in a food-induced stupor or in a deep sleep. More...

New Legislation To Increase Kosher Food In TEFAP

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EmblemHealth Helps Hurricane Sany Relief Effort

On November 17 at the EmblemHealth Neighborhood Care location in Cambria Heights, Queens. More...

Holy Cross Relief Service Event For The Hurricane Victims

For the past week, 27 students representing the seniors in the service and campus ministry programs have been sorting reams of donated clothes. More...

Addabbo Holds Third Feed The Children Event

For the third consecutive year, on October 23, state Senator Joseph P. More...

Vallone Attends Sandy Telethon In Woodside

On November 11, Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. attended a telethon held to raise funds for the victims of Hurricane Sandy, hosted by the Flushing Lions Club and New York TelePrensa, at LaBoom Night Club in Woodside. More...

Interfaith Center Hosts Cross-Cultural Event

On November 14, Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. gave opening remarks at the event, “Astoria, Then and Now”, hosted by the Interfaith Center of New York at Bohemian Hall. More...

Gianaris Brings Gifts To LIC Salvation Army After-School Program

State Senator Michael Gianaris with some children attending the LIC Salvation Army’s after-school program. Gianaris dropped off school supplies collected by his office from community members for the Salvation Army’s program. More...

The Community House Holds Benefit For Children’s Programs

The Community House held its event, A Taste of Forest Hills 2012, on November 17 at its location, 15 Borage Place in Forest Hills Gardens. More...

Boro-Wide Blotter

Compiled By LIZ GOFF 104th PrecinctBody Found In Forest Park Queens Department of Parks workers cleaning up debris from Hurricane Sandy inside Forest Park made a grisly discovery on November 15. More...

FEMA Warns Of Post-Hurricane Sandy Scams

As many New Yorkers work to recover from Hurricane Sandy, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials are warning of another danger: Phony building contractors and other scam artists often appear in communities struggling to recover from a d More...

Disaster Recovery Centers Open In New York

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has 30 Disaster Recovery Centers in New York to assist survivors of Hurricane Sandy.  More...

Cuomo Announces Small Business Emergency Loan Fund To Provide Assistance For Businesses Affected By Sandy

Governor Andrew M. More...

University Greek Night Welcomes Greek Community Support

University Greek Night Welcomes Greek Community SupportBy Catherine Tsounis           More...

Ex-Con Indicted In Highway Murders

A Nassau County grand jury last week handed up an indictment charging a raging ex-con with multiple murder counts for gunning down a police officer and an innocent motorist on October 23.   More...

Cannibal Cop Indicted By Feds

NYPD veteran cop Gilberto Valle has something new to digest - a federal indictment charging him in part with planning to kidnap, rape, torture, cook and cannibalize several women.  A federal grand jury in Manhattan last week handed up charg More...

Offer $2G Reward For Sandy Fix Up Imposters

By LIZ GOFF  Queens police are searching for two suspects who posed as workers surveying homes in Forest Hills for hurricane damage to rob and assault an elderly homeowner.  More...

Queens Cop Killers Denied Parole

By LIZ GOFF  Four former crackheads convicted in the 1988 assassination of rookie Queens cop, Edward Byrne, were turned down last week in their bid for freedom.  Todd Scott and David McClary, who were convicted with two co-conspir More...

Political Page

Dealing With Hurricane Sandy Aftermath

It is now about three weeks since Hurricane Sandy pounced on New York City and areas surrounding us and left us devastated, to say the least.  More...

Congressmember-Elect Grace Meng At Capitol Orientation

Congressmember-Elect Grace Meng at the U.S. Capitol for her orientation as a freshman member of Congress. More...

Editorials

Thanksgiving Brings Hope To All

The world is a mess, the United States included. There seems little reason to give thanks, especially now, after the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy. More...

Letters to the Editor

Expedite Tree Removal  A copy of this letter was received at the Queens Gazette. November 13, 2012 Ms. More...

Op-Ed: Bring Toys For Tots, Sandy’s Littlest Victims

On Saturday, December 8, St. Michael’s Cemetery will host Toys For Tots in support of the United States Marine Corps. More...

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