November 28, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Serious Tree Hazard Remains

This tree in front of 140-18 Burden Crescent, Briarwood has not been removed in the portion which directly impinges upon a new gas pipeline, and poses a possible serious danger. More...

Choosing The Perfect Christmas Tree

‘Tis the season for shopping, but before we place gifts and goodies under the tree, most of us have to buy the tree.  Christmas trees, wreaths and decorations sprout from sidewalks throughout Queens at this time of year, filling streets wit More...

Officials Issue Holiday Fire Prevention Guide

City fire officials are urging Queens residents to follow fire prevention tips offered in the FDNY’s Annual Holiday Guide. More...

Forest Hills Soccer Referee Selected Official Of The Year

Nearly 100 college soccer officials from New York City, Long Island and Westchester form the New York Metro Intercollegiate Soccer Officials Association (NYMISOA). More...

The Medicare Age Is Still 65

If you’re in your sixties, you probably know that the age to receive full retirement benefits has changed. But it’s important to remember that the age to begin receiving Medicare has not—it is still 65. More...

Liu, Announces Buddhist Tzu Chi Donation Of $10 Million

In the biggest direct relief effort related to Hurricane Sandy to date, City Comptroller John C. More...

P.S. 101 Students Put The Giving In Thanksgiving

Children at P.S. More...

110th Precinct Community Council Meeting Highlights

The 110th Precinct Community Council’s Cop-of-the-Month award was presented to the entire day tour of the precinct’s Anti-Crime unit for participating in a total of 33 arrests during September. More...

Cops Offer $2G Reward For Mosque Hate Attack Suspect

Queens police are searching for a suspect who accosted and stabbed a Muslim man multiple times on November 18, as he opened a door to a Flushing mosque for morning prayers. Ahmad Bashir told police he looked behind him as he entered the mosque a More...

Meng Visits Macedonia AME Church On Thanksgiving

Assemblymember Grace Meng and her family visited Macedonia African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in Flushing on Thanksgiving. Meng gave thanks to the church for providing a warm Thanksgiving meal to the community. More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

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Restaurant of the Week

NICK’S BISTRO

Nick’s Bistro is one of Forest Hills’ favorite corner restaurants. More...

Features

The Passing Of A Courageous Person: Aspasia Christopher

“Go speak to your Godmother,” said my late mother, Cleo P. Tsounis. “She knows. She is usually right and has great ideas.” This was my role model growing up. She was a petite brunette, who wore the finest dresses in bright colors. More...

Dr. Dean Lomis Honored For Hellenism

   “Hellenism has been defined in many forms and can be traced anytime from the Homeric age, through the classical period, to modern times,” believes Dr. Dean Lomis. More...

It’s In Queens! (Nov. 29 through Dec. 5)

Santa Claus is in the borough, and tree lightings, caroling activities and other Christmas-themed events dominate a jam-packed week. However, Queens will host a wide array of live performances over the upcoming days. More...

Time Warner Cable, NY1 Launch First-Ever Holiday Food Drive

Time Warner Cable, Time Warner Cable Media, NY1 News and NY1 Noticias partnered to launch its first-ever “Holiday Hopes & Happenings” food drive, a month-long effort to help families in need this holiday season throughout the New York City area. More...

Maloney Sponsors Workshops On Disaster Aid For Queens Small Businesses

Congressmember Carolyn Maloney hosted workshops for Queens small business owners yesterday and today, where federal, State, and City officials explained how to apply for government aid to assist small businesses’ recovery from Hurricane Sandy. More...

NYPD: Beware Christmas Crooks, Scoundrels And Scalawags

Queens law enforcement officials this week released their annual warning to shoppers and cybershoppers, urging the public to be cautious when plunking down coins for those perfect holiday gifts.  Whether you choose to brave the cold and cro More...

Progress In Breast Cancer Research

I have an elderly aunt who was diagnosed with breast cancer many years ago. She was treated and remained cancer free for years. But I also had a next door neighbor who got the same diagnosis. More...

Simotas Makes Statement In Support Of Israel At Marshall’s Conference

Queens Borough President Helen Marshall, the Queens Jewish Community Council, elected officials and community leaders held a rally in support of Israel on the steps of Borough Hall, November 19. More...

Truck Donations Rescue Storm Damaged Volunteer Fire Company

Firefighters are known for their sense of brotherhood and for coming together to support comrades in need.   More...

Strength Training Tips For Seniors

Dear Savvy Senior, Can lifting weights help with age-related health problems? At age 70, I have diabetes, arthritis and osteoporosis and recently read that strength training could improve my conditions. More...

Holidays In Woodhaven

The Woodhaven Business Improvement District, together with the Greater Woodhaven Development Corporation, is proud to sponsor once again their annual Holidays in Woodhaven Weekend.  The Christmas Tree and Menorah Lighting Ceremony will be held on Fri More...

Astoria Girl Bowling Champ

For the second year in a row, Taylor Monzietti has been named a Public School Athletic League (PSAL) City-Individual Girls Varsity Bowling Champion. More...

Marshall Invited To Stock Exchange

Queens Borough President Helen Marshall greeted a Red Cross worker on the floor of New York Stock Exchange November 20, as the Exchange welcomed  Sovereign Bank President Jorge Moran, the Red Cross and several borough presidents to the closing bell c More...

‘Welcome To Whitestone’ Sign’s First Anniversary

November 19 was the first anniversary of the installation of the “Welcome To Whitestone” sign on Francis Lewis Boulevard. More...

Koeppel, Dromm Give Away Turkeys at I.S. 230

Queens auto dealer Howard Koeppel donated 50 turkeys ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday for the families at I.S. 230 in Jackson Heights. The turkeys were distributed through the office of Councilmember Daniel Dromm on November 20.   More...

Simanowitz Teams Up To Donate Turkeys

Assemblymember Michael Simanowitz, the 102nd Police Precinct, Project Lead and Rosenblum’s Market team up with Fidelis Care to provide needy families in Kew Gardens and Richmond Hill with turkeys for Thanksgiving. Posing with turkey donations (L. More...

Political Page

Cuomo Under Fire As Hydrofracking Remains Stalled

At a time when this country’s economy is still fragile and needs jobs badly, Governor Andrew Cuomo has been under attack virtually from the start of his administration for not taking advantage of the opportunity presented in Upstate New York (w More...

Editorials

Saving Our Past, Preserving The Future

Novelist Michael Crichton once wrote, “If you don’t know history, then you don’t know anything. You are a leaf that doesn’t know it is part of a tree. More...

Letters to the Editor

Input From The Trenches  To The Editor:  More...

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