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UCCA Holds 20th Annual Holiday Brunch

The United Community Civic Association (UCCA) held its 20th annual holiday brunch at the LaGuardia Marriott, where several elected officials and community members were honored.  The Sunday, December 9 morning event was well attended and featured More...

Business Owners, Renters, Apply For Disaster Loan Soon

The Small Business Administration (SBA) is encouraging every business owner, homeowner, or renter impacted by Hurricane Sandy to apply for a disaster loan by December 31.  More...

FEMA Urged To Extend Recovery Aid Deadline

Pointing out that many small business owners in New York City have not had time to assess their damages from Hurricane Sandy, and FEMA’s December 31 deadline is getting nearer, a group of local congressmembers have appealed to the federal agenc More...

Lions Club Donates To Toys For Tots

There were toys of all colors, shapes and sizes overflowing at Patrizia’s restaurant of Bayside as members of the Bayside-Whitestone Lions Club donated new, unwrapped gifts for less fortunate children.  “We continue to grow through More...

QBG, LAGCC Announce Green Jobs Program Graduation

The Green Jobs Training Program, a collaborative workforce development initiative of Queens Botanical Garden and LaGuardia Community College announced today that the successful completion of its 10th class will be marked by a graduation ceremony for More...

Time Warner Cable Boosts Download Speed

As a thank you to customers of Time Warner Cable’s most popular Internet service, the company is boosting the maximum download speed for Standard Internet by 50 percent this month, from 10 Mbps to 15 Mbps, for customers throughout its New York More...

CB 2 Discusses Sandy, New Schools

Superstorm Sandy continues to be a topic of discussion and a call to action. More...

Elmhurst Hospital Holding Patient Care Holiday Fundraiser

Elmhurst Hospital Center’s (EHC) Auxiliary will be selling coupon books offering up to $50,000 in savings as part of its 2012 Holiday Fundraiser for their patient care programs. More...

108th Pct Holds Community Council Meeting

Sandy canceled the 108th Police Precinct Community Council’s meeting in October, so Commander Captain Donald Powers’ announcements were delayed in being released. More...

Halvatzis Will Shave His ‘Stache For Cash For QSAC

Last year, Paul Halvatzis raised $25,000 for Quality Services for the Autism Community (QSAC) by shaving his mustache. This year, he is shaving his mustache again to raise even more for QSAC, the goal now being $35,000. More...

Queens Boy Celebrates ‘Golden Birthday’

A “Golden Birthday” is the day when a person turns the same age as the date on which they were born.  For Adrian Chabla of Astoria who attends P.S. 122, his golden day is today, as he is celebrating his 12th birthday, Dec. 12, 2012. More...

Astoria Civic Christmas Dinner

The Astoria Civic Association and its board of directors held a Christmas dinner at Trattoria L’incontro in Astoria. More...

QC Softball Team Collects Gifts For Breezy Point Kids

Members of the Queens College softball team (l. to r.); Carla Pennolino, Alex Drago and Melissa Natale, collected Christmas toys as part of a drive for the displaced children of Hurricane Sandy. More...

Forest Hills Choir To Perform Rutter’s Magnificat

The Forest Hills Choir reprises their lauded performance of John Rutter’s Magnificat on Sunday, December 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the Church of the Redeemer, 30-14 Crescent St., Astoria. More...

The Pulpit

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St. Michael’s Hosts Toys For Tots

(L. to r.); Democratic District Leader Costa Constantinides, St. More...

Kiwanis Club Donates 50 Turkeys Through QSAC

The Kiwanis Club of Astoria/Long Island City and St. Andrew’s Church of Flushing donated more than 50 turkeys for low-income families affected by autism. More...

Donate Toys To Hour Children

Assemblymember Margaret Markey is teaming up with the Central Astoria Local Development Corporation (CALDC) in a toy drive to bring holiday cheer to youngsters at Hour Children, the Long Island City based family service organization.  “We More...

The View From Queens

When I write about Hurricane Sandy, I don’t know if I should start with the acts of heroism, goodness and generosity that I have witnessed over the past two weeks or the horrific scenes of devastation and destruction that destroyed homes but no More...

Many Stories, Rumors Around 12/12/12

This issue of the Gazette falls on December 12, which reads 12/12/12. Every year since the new millennia, we have had such consecutive dates: 01/01/01, 02/02/02 etc. However, as we approach the year 2013, we draw further away from this occurrence. More...

CB 1 Public Hearing Scheduled

Community Board 1 has scheduled a public hearing on Tuesday, December 18, 7 p.m., to be held at The Astoria World Manor, 25-22 Astoria Blvd., Astoria. More...

St. Michael’s Hosts Toys For Tots

St. Michael’s Cemetery in East  Elmhurst hosted its third annual Toys for  Tots program sponsored by the United  States Marine Corps.  More...

Too Much Exercise

I’m not going to give you permission in this piece to live a sedentary life, sitting at a desk at work all day and then on the couch watching television each evening. More...

World Premiere Of Soldier By Astoria Resident Draxton

The Plowmen is presenting the world premiere of Soldier, written and performed by Astoria resident Jonathan Draxton, and directed by Kevin O’Rourke (Mayor Edward Bader on HBO’s Boardwalk Empire). More...

Van Bramer, Community Light Up Hunters Point

On December 3, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer and more than 100 Long Island City children and parents celebrated the expansion of the holiday lights along Vernon Boulevard at the Hunters Point Holiday Lighting ceremony in front of LIC Bar. More...

LIC H.S. Swimathon Raises $3K For Sandy Victims

On Monday, December 3, the LIC H.S. Girls and Boys Swimming Teams came together to swim as many laps as they possibly could within a half hour time period in order to raise money for those whose lives were devastated by Hurricane Sandy. More...

Quinn Remembers Loved Ones At Christmas

Family members and friends gathered in the lobby of Thomas M. More...

Quinn Remembers Loved Ones At Christmas

Friends and family members of persons whose funerals were held through Thomas M. More...

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