January 2, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Cops Offer $2G Reward For Serial Bank Robber

Queens detectives last week re-released a photo (see photo) of a man wanted in connection with a robbery spree in Northern Queens, within the confines of the 104th, 108th, 114th and 115th Precincts. More...

Vallone, Staffers Get Down To Clean Finest Memorial

Sean McDonald and his family moved from their native Ireland to a home on 36th Street in Astoria when he was a small child.  “My boys always wanted to be police officers,” Sean’s father, John McDonald, said in a 1995 interview. More...

Last Of Queens Cop Killers Denied Parole

The last of four former crackheads convicted in the 1988 assassination of rookie Queens cop, Edward Byrne, was turned down last week in his bid for parole.   More...

Cops ID Dump Truck Driver In Kid Slay

Police this week identified the driver of a dump truck that accidentally hit and killed an 11-year-old Jackson Heights boy on December 28.   More...

Friends Bid Farewell To Subway Push Victim

Friends gathered at a Hindu Temple in East Elmhurst on December 31 for a solemn farewell to a man who was shoved to his death in front of an oncoming No. More...

UNIQLO Holds Volunteer Effort In Far Rockaway

UNIQLO, came to Far Rockaway to help with recovery efforts by providing coats and other warm articles of clothing. More...

Sanitation To Begin Christmas Tree Recycling On January 2

Sanitation Commissioner John J. More...

Call 311 For Heat Complaints

There’s a chill wind in the air and signs of snow in Queens, signs that winter has finally arrived in the borough.  The heating season kicked off on October 1, prompting officials at the city Department of Housing, Preservation and Developm More...

Boro-Wide Blotter

104th Precinct   Puzzled  Investigators are trying to sort out information provided by a Ridgewood man who said he was abducted and beaten by gang leaders who accused him of quitting the Latin Kings street gang without permis More...

Queens Woman Charged With Murder In No. 7 Platform Horror

Queens District Attorney Richard A. More...

A Modern Tourist’s View Of Pergamon Museum

          “Absolutely everyone on my Kontiki Tour was heading to one place in Berlin: the Pergamon Museum which is the best Ancient Greek Museum in Europe,” said Despina Siolas, MD/Ph.D. More...

It’s In Queens! (Dec. 27 through Jan. 2)

The circus is coming to town. Squirm Burpee, that is. This troupe combines high-skill acts with Vaudeville comedy routines and other zany slapstick antics. More...

Vallone & Staff Serenaded With Christmas Songs By YASA

On December 21 Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. and his staff were put in the Christmas spirit by members of Young Adults with Special Abilities, who visited the Council Member’s office to perform several Christmas carols. More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

To be considered for the Calendar listing, event More...

Restaurant of the Week

Original Ben’s Best

Start off your new year with a tradition that goes back for centuries… Kosher delicatessen. More...

Editorials

Looking Ahead

As we look back on 2012, we cannot help but think that Hurricane Katrina in August 2005 should have taught us a lesson. More...

Letters to the Editor

To A Prosperous New Year  To The Editor:  Annual meetings can be a bit dry: a review of the minutes; discussion of the budget; election of officers; and a rundown of the year’s activities. More...

North Shore-LIJ To Provide Free Medical Care To Sandy Victims Until Jan. 31

The North Shore-LIJ Health System’s “Project Coastal Care,” which has been providing free medical care to victims of Hurricane Sandy in Long Beach, Long Island and Broad Channel, Queens since November, will continue to bring a mobile health van to th More...

Queens Woman Sentenced To 23 Years In Prison For Stabbing Death Of Sister

Defendant Admitted Stabbing 59-Year-Old Sister To Death Inside Apartment They Shared    Queens District Attorney Richard A. More...

Offer $12G For Bodega Slay Suspect(s)

Queens detectives are searching for a suspect caught on surveillance video fleeing the scene of a brutal shooting that took the life of a Ridgewood bodega owner on December 20.  Police officials released the photo on Decenber 22, a blurry i More...

Transit Police Offer Free iPod, Gadget Etching

Queens Transit cops are offering a weapon to help in their war on thugs who snatch electronic gadgets from city straphangers.  The “IDs for iPods” program gives bus and subway riders the opportunity to register their tiny tune machines, cel More...

Constantinides Endorsed by New York City Council Progressive Caucus Alliance

Costa Constantinides was one of the first candidates endorsed by the New York City Council’s Progressive Caucus for the Council’s 22nd District, which represents Astoria along with parts of Long Island City and Woodside.     More...

Queens Woman Charged With DWI In Fatal Crash

A 32-year-old Queens woman is facing up to 7 years in prison after she lost control of her car on a wind-swept road and it plunged into Jamaica Bay on Sunday morning, killing one passenger and injuring several others.   More...

Queen Of Queens

Welcome Olivia, a small bundle delivered at New York Hospital of Queens (NYHQ), at precisely midnight on New Year’s Eve.Olivia, who weighed-in at seven-pounds, five-ounces, is the first baby born in New York City in 2013. More...

NYC Breaks Tourism Record Again With 52 Million Visitors

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and NYC & Company CEO George Fertitta announced today that New York City welcomed a record 52 million visitors in 2012, a new all-time high and a 2.1 percent increase over 2011. More...

It’s In Queens! (Jan. 3 through Jan. 9)

It looks like 2013 is going to be a banner year in Queens. To get things started the proper way, the borough will play host to documentaries, classical film remakes, international cinema and a 2012 movie retrospective this week. More...

Bloomberg Plans City Lower Murder And Shooting Rates For 2013

“The holiday season is a time for New Yorkers to come together with family and friends, look to a new year, and count our blessings. One of those blessings is the fact that New York remains the safest big city in the country. More...

Cops Hunt Man In Astoria Subway Assaults

Police at the 114th Precinct and Queens Transit cops are searching for a man who assaulted two women on a subway train after they refused his advances.  Cops said the suspect approached both victims on board a Queens bound N train near the More...

Delta Hosts Fantasy Flight To Santa’s Workshop

More than 100 young patients from the Garden Of Dreams partner organizations, Cohen Children’s Medical Center and Harlem Dowling West Side Center for Children and Family Services used magic and the gift of imagination last month to power a jet from J More...

Pageant Inspires All At Rural Church

    Children are the meaning of Christmas. A unique Christmas Pageant of the Kimisis Tis Theotokou (Domitian of the Virgin Mary) Greek Orthodox Church of the Hamptons was held on Sunday, December 21st. More...

Vallone & ERDA Give Kids Astoria Houses A Very Merry Christmas

On December 21, Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. and Bishop Mitchell Taylor, Executive Director and Founder of the East River Development Alliance (ERDA), hosted a Christmas celebration and toy giveaway for the residents of Astoria Houses. More...

West Hamilton Beach Fire Department To Be Restored

On December 20, NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., NYS Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder, Queens Borough President Helen Marshall, presided at a check presentation in the amount of $25,000 to the West Hamilton Beach Fire Department and Ambulance Corps. More...

Political Page

Maloney Blasts Gun Advocates

Congressmember Carolyn Maloney took aim at the National Rifle Association (NRA) and blasted the gun lobby’s leader last week when he continued to call for more guns—in schools and in people’s hands—as most of the country was d More...

Seniors

Can Social Security Checks Be Garnished?

Dear Savvy Senior,  I have some outstanding debts and would like to find out if my Social Security checks can be garnished. What can you tell me?  Old and In Debt  Dear Old,  More...

Features

Walcott Speaks Out On Guns In Schools

Chancellor Dennis Walcott rejected a proposal by the National Rifle Association (NRA) to arm all guards in city schools.  More...

Gianaris Participates In Gun Control Conference

State Senator Michael Gianaris spoke at a gun violence prevention press conference to support the immediate passage of more sensible gun laws. More...

How ‘Ticket To Work’ Helped Build A Better Life

The summer of 2007 felt like a bad dream for Terry Anderson. Reeling from a recent cancer diagnosis, she was downsized from the company where she’d worked for 11 years. “There was no severance. I had no insurance,” she said. More...

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