December 5, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Airlines Waive Fees For Cancelled School Recess Plans

Delta and JetBlue Airlines have agreed to give a break to families with youngsters in city schools, whose February travel plans were disrupted by Hurricane Sandy. Students attending city schools will have to cut their midwinter recess short this More...

Warning…Holiday Treats Can Be Fatal To Fido

Pet owners who are tempted to share holiday goodies with their furry friends are reminded that those cookies, candy and other treats might be deadly to cats and dogs, officials at the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) More...

MTA Offers $2G Reward For Employee Assault Suspects

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) last week began offering rewards of up to $2,ooo to straphangers or others who provide information and a description of suspects sought in connection with an attack on a transit worker.  More...

State AG Probing Sandy Charity Spending

State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and the AG’s Charities Bureau last month sent letters to 75 nonprofit groups, requesting information on their fundraising efforts to assist victims of Hurricane Sandy. Schneiderman took action after storm More...

Free Breast Cancer Screening

Councilmember Karen Koslowitz, in partnership with the American Italian Cancer Foundation, will bring in the Mobile Care Clinic van to provide no-cost digital mammograms and clinical breast exams to women age 40 and older. More...

Borough's Largest Tree Lit

Resorts World Casino New York City welcomed the holiday season on November 29, with a lighting ceremony for the largest Christmas Tree in all of Queens. More...

Global Day Of Jewish Learning At Hillcrest Jewish Center

Shown speaking during the Global Day of Jewish Learning in Hillcrest Jewish Center, Fresh Meadows are Guest Speaker Rabbi Baruch Zeilicovich (l.) of Fair Lawn, New Jersey, and Rabbi Manes Kogan (r.) of the Hillcrest Jewish Center, Fresh Meadows. More...

LICP Holds Annual Luncheon And Trade Show

Like just about every other meeting held these days, the Long Island City Partnership’s annual luncheon and trade show was emotionally involved with the damage and displacement left October 30 by Hurricane Sandy.  Two weeks after the disaster, t More...

Sunnyside Chamber Luncheon

At the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce’s November meeting and luncheon, President Swain Weiner did not present a guest speaker with a specific topic, but instead allowed a new special projects officer from the 108th Police Precinct to introduce himself More...

Miller Sponsors Blood Drive

Assemblymember Mike Miller (D-Woodhaven) is sponsoring a blood drive in conjunction with the Queens Health Network Blood Donor Program. The blood drive will take place on December 8 at Miller’s district office, 83-91 Woodhaven Blvd. More...

Goldfeder, MTA Increase Rockaways Bus Service

In response to the concerns of many Southern Queens and Rockaways commuters, Assemblymember Phil Goldfeder (D-Rockaway) announced he has successfully worked with the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) to increase the Q52 bus service to provide dire More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

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Restaurant of the Week

Leli's Bakery & Pastry Shop

Sweet Treats

With the holiday season in full tilt, we thought we’d highlight a fabulous new bakery located right here on 30th Avenue in Astoria. More...

Editorials

Statement from Con Edison Re: $250 Million Infrastructure Commitment Post-Sandy

Con Edison has been examining for some time ways to protect our infrastructure and maintain reliable service for our customers during storms such as Sandy.    More...

An Inspiration For Us All

There was a beautiful story in the newspaper last week describing a remarkable act of kindness that fits not only the holiday season, but any time of the year.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Peralta: Rebuild Better  Dear Friend:  The long, difficult job of rebuilding in the wake of Sandy and helping those most impacted by the storm lies ahead. More...

Star Journal

Forging Ahead At The Close Of The 19th Century

The Greater Astoria Historical Society presents pages from the Long Island Star Journal.  Welcome to December 1898!  More...

Guide To Gifts For Special Needs Kids

The folks at Toys ‘R Us are again this year offering a  “Toys ‘R Us Toy Guide for Differently-Abled Kids.”  The guide, available online and in Toys ‘R Us stores, offers qualified toy recommendations for children with disabilities.  More...

Give A Gift That Keeps On Giving

Are you struggling to find a unique, useful gift for that hard-to-please person on your list? This holiday season consider giving a membership to a “club” that keeps on giving. More...

14-Years For Baby-Shake Dad, Infant Remains On Life Support

An Elmhurst father pleaded guilty last month to felony assault charges, admitting he shook his 2-month-old daughter so violently that he inflicted permanent brain damage on the infant, who remains on life support.  More...

Tips For Giving…And Getting Holiday Gift Cards

Gift cards, the new millennium form of holiday cash, are considered by some people to be the best holiday gift. More...

Cops Hunt Police Impersonators

Queens detectives are seeking help from the public to identify and locate two suspects who posed as New York City police officers while attempting to rob a 49-year-old Ridgewood man on September 28. Cops said the victim allowed the suspects, pos More...

Pregnant Plea From Pomonok Murder Mom

A 29-year-old Kew Gardens Hills mother indicted on charges she strangled her 2-year-old son last summer, has asked a Queens judge for better living conditions at Rikers Island because she is pregnant with her seventh child,  More...

WRBA Condemns City Council Redistricting Final Proposal

The Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association (WRBA) blasted the New York City Districting Commission’s proposal to split Woodhaven’s representation in the City Council. More...

Maloney Sponsors Workshops On Disaster Aid For Small Businesses

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

City’s Rapid Repairs Program Won’t Affect FEMA Funding

The city’s Rapid Repairs program Manager Kathryn Mallow (standing) tells elected officials at a post-Hurricane Sandy briefing at Borough Hall, November 30, that residents should know that the program, which provides temporary repairs in residences, i More...

It’s In Queens! (Dec. 6 through Dec. 12)

History buffs, architecture lovers and trainspotters might enjoy the 25th annual trolley tour of six NYC Landmarked houses in the Flushing area this Sunday. More...

LIC/Astoria Chamber Holds Luncheon

Tireless Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer was a speaker at November’s luncheon meeting of the Long Island City/Astoria Chamber of Commerce, held for the first time at Da Gianni restaurant on 44th Drive near 23rd Street.  The councilman and every o More...

Queens College Promotes Cross-Cultural Dialogue

The Center for Ethnic, Racial and Religious Understanding (CERRU) and the office of the president of Queens College announced today that they will co-host CERRU’s First Annual Innovation Exchange: Re-Imagining America on December 12 in LeFrak Concert More...

Doing Jury Duty Pays Off

It is a good bet that 16 Grand Jurors summoned to court on November 28 groaned when they received their individual jury duty notices. What they did not know was that the ever-dreaded duty would pay much more than the meager daily stipend. More...

Political Page

Crowley Advances In Congress’ Dem Ranks

Congressmember Joseph Crowley, fresh from being elected to a new term in Congress, was also unanimously elected by his Democratic colleagues to serve as Vice Chair of the House Democratic Caucus for the 113th Congress.  More...

Seniors

Is A Longevity Annuity Right For You?

Dear Savvy Senior,  What can you tell me about longevity annuities? I come from a family with long life expectancies and I would like to protect myself from running out of money in my old age.  Looking Ahead  Dear Looking  More...

Social Security Administration Opens New LIC Office

Federal officials this week announced the new Long Island City offices of the Social Security Administration (SSA) will be open to the public as of November 29.  More...

Social Security Questions And Answers

General  Question:  I applied for a Social Security card for my baby at the hospital, but the card came back with a misspelled name. What should I do?  Answer:  More...

Features

Neighbor And Friend Marches In His 28th Macy’s Parade

Every year, Queens’ own Joe Ricevuto has marched as a clown in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, this year being his 28th.  More...

Flushing House Thanksgiving Meals For Hurricane Relief

Thanskgiving meals were distributed by the staff of Flushing House to residents of the Dayton Towers on Shore Front Parkway, Rockaway Beach, as well as to local law enforcement, FEMA employees, and o More...

Simotas Attends 114th Pct. Community Council Holiday Party

Assemblymember Aravella Simotas, her husband John Katsanos and their daughter, Eleni Evangeline Katsanos were delighted to meet Santa at the 114th Precinct Community Council Holiday Party. More...

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