January 16, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Dromm, Korean Dry Cleaners Donate Coats To NY Cares

Councilmember Daniel Dromm teamed up with the Korean Dry Cleaners Association to collect winter coats throughout the holiday season and support New York Cares’ 24th Annual Coat Drive. More...

Crowley Urges Center Residents To Get Flu Shot

With illness from the flu reaching epidemic levels in New York City and across the country, Councilmember Elizabeth S. Crowley visited the Middle Village Adult Center on January 14 to tell residents that it is not too late to be vaccinated. More...

One Percent for Culture: Dollars and Cents Plan to Support NYC’s Top Attraction – Culture

Culture is key when tourists choose where to travel and New York City is draws more culture vultures than just about any other city in the country. More...

Halloran Sponsors Free Women’s Cancer Screening

On January 5, Councilmember Dan Halloran hosted and sponsored digital mammograms and clinical breast exams for city residents, offering women in his district a convenient opportunity to be tested for early signs of breast cancer at no cost. More...

It’s In Queens! (Jan. 17 through Jan. 23)

It’s In Queens! (Jan. 17 through Jan. 23)   More...

No Garbage, Recycling Collection MLK Jr. Brithday

The city Department of Sanitation (DOS) announced that in observance of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, there will be no garbage or recycling collection, or street cleaning on January 21. More...

A One Day Adventure In Mytilene

“You will take the ferry to Mytilene from Chios City at a budget price,” said Argyro and Eleni of Sunrise Tours to tourists Despina Siolas and Susan Atzchiger. “It is a two hour tour ride. More...

DSNY Extends Special Storm Debris Collection In Sandy Devestated Neighborhoods

Sanitation Commissioner John J. Doherty today announced that the Department of Sanitation will continue to handle special storm debris collections in neighborhoods hit hard by Super Storm Sandy until Monday, February 18, 2013.     More...

Cops Offer $2G Reward For Whereabouts Of Smartphone Thief

Police last week released a photo (see photo) of a suspect who snatched eight cell phones out of users’ hands in attacks throughout Dutch Kills, Astoria and Long Island City.  Cops identified Karim Morie, 19, as the suspect and said they wo More...

City Pulls License Of Crane Crash Operator

City officials last week pulled the license of the operator of a crane that collapsed on the Long Island City waterfront on January 9, after a preliminary probe determined he was trying to life too much lumber, authorities said.   More...

MTA Cop Gets Gold Shield For Valor

The hero Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) police officer who was stabbed in the eye by an unstable man on July 4 has been promoted to detective.   More...

Grand Jury Indicts Alleged Subway Pusher On Murder Charges, Hate Crime

Queens District Attorney Richard A. More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

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

Restaurant of the Week

Il Triangolo

Savor the romantic, old world charm of Il Triangolo, a cozy, jewel of a restaurant in the historic neighborhood of Corona. More...

Seniors

How To Find And Hire A Good Home Care Worker

Dear Savvy Senior,  What’s the best way to find a good inhome caregiver for my elderly mother?  Looking for Care  Dear Looking,  More...

Editorials

Dr. King’s Legacy Benefits All Americans

On January 15, the man best known for his famous speech, “I Have A Dream”, would have turned 84 years old. We celebrate his day this year on January 21.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Fire Sale Loophole  A copy of this letter was received at the Queens Gazette. Vice President Joseph Biden Washington, DC 20515 January 3, 2013  Dear Mr. Vice President,  More...

Districting Commission Proposes Randall’s Island Move To Queens

City Council lines proposed by the New York City Districting Commission will move Randall’s Island into Astoria’s District 22 and Rikers Island to neighboring council District 21 which comprises Elmhurst, East Elmhurst, Corona and Jackson Heights. More...

Liu: Half Of Parks Projects Finish Behind Schedule, Overbudget

City Comptroller John C. More...

Miller Presents Lithuanian Consul With Proclamation

Assemblymember Mike Miller (D-Woodhaven) presented Valdemaras Sarapinas, the Consul General of the Republic of Lithuania in New York, with a New York state Assembly Proclamation for the work that he does with the Transfiguration Roman Catholic Church More...

Addabbo Sworn In For Third State Senate Term

State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo Jr. (D-Howard Beach), was sworn in for a third two-year term in the state senate chambers by Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman on Thursday morning, Jan. 10, 2013. Addabbo’s 15th Senate District was redrawn last year. More...

The Great Flu Of '13...And How To Battle The Bug

So you have the flu. Welcome to the 2013 version of the influenza virus, a strain that has Queens residents rushing to doctors, hospital emergency rooms and pharmacies at an alarming rate. More...

Halloran Recognizes Drug-Free Foundation

Councilmember Dan Halloran presented a proclamation to the Foundation for a Drug-Free World New York Chapter and the Fialkoff Foundation for a Drug-Free World New York City Program at the Fialkoff Dental Study Club on January 9. More...

Art Exhibit Opens At Queens Botanical Garden

Queens Botanical Garden (QBG) announced the opening of a new exhibition, “Repetition in Design”, a series of oil paintings on canvas by Queens artist Gennadyi Gurman.  Gurman is the supervising museum instructor at QBG, teaching classes on ecolo More...

‘Ideas That Matter’ Giveaway Launched

Ideas That Matter (ITM) (www.Ideas-That-Matter.com), will give away a custom video, website and mobile site to one lucky winner in the Organic Ideas that Matter New Year’s Giveaway. What is an Idea That Matters? More...

Benefit Talent Competition Offers New Car As Grand Prize

Quality Services for the Autism Community (QSAC) announced that Koeppel  Auto Group of Queens is donating a new car as the Grand Prize for the  organization’s annual Got Talent event to benefit autism services. More...

Queens Library Job Info Services Help Put Your Best Foot Forward

Queens Library has a broad range of free programs and services that help new job  seekers and those with a big investment in their careers take the next step. More...

FEMA Extends Deadline For Thousands Of Superstorm Sandy Victims Living In Shelters

Governor Andrew M. More...

Local Crime Watch

108th Precinct   Hunt LIC Home Invasion Team  Police are seeking help from the public to identify and locate two suspects wanted in connection with a home invasion robbery in Long Island City.   More...

Family Of First Sandy Victim Files Notice Of Lawsuit

The family of the first victim of Hurricane Sandy has filed a notice of claim outlining their intention to sue the city in the death of Tony Laina, 29, who was struck and killed by a huge tree that collapsed during the storm.   More...

MTA Eyeing Rider Alerts, Platform Safety

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is planning an aggressive passenger information campaign designed to warn straphangers to stand away from the edge of the platform at subway stations.  The agency is also considering expanding More...

Goldfeder, Schumer, Meeks Distribute Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund Gift Cards

Assemblymember Phil Goldfeder joined State Senator Chuck Schumer, Congressmember Meeks in distributing debit cards containing $1,000 each to the families of students at PS 256. More...

Political Page

Forest Hills H.S. Grad Nominated Treasury Head By Obama

Jack Lew has come a long way since graduating from Forest Hills H.S. in 1972.  More...

Grodenchik Seeks Borough President’s Seat

Barry Grodenchik, a former state assemblymember who has served under two former Queens borough presidents, announced last Tuesday that he is running for that office in this year’s election.  More...

Simotas Supports Early Voting

Continuing her work to promote voters’ rights after last fall’s elections, Assemblymember Aravella Simotas has co-sponsored legislation in the New York state Assembly to permit early voting in all general, primary and special elections in More...

Features

Crowley Welcomes Korea’s Consul General To New York

On January 8, Congressmember Joe Crowley (D-Queens, The Bronx), vice chair of the House Democratic Caucus, met with the Consul General of the Republic of Korea in New York, Ambassador Sejoo Son, in his district office in Queens.  More...

Van Bramer Launches One Percent For Culture

On January 8, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer, chair of the Cultural Affairs, Libraries and International Intergroup Relations Committee, announced his support for the One Percent for Culture Campaign at an event at MoMA PS1 in Long Island City, stren More...

The Twelve Sites Of Social Security

One of the most popular traditional holiday songs is “The Twelve Days of Christmas”. It’s been a holiday favorite since it was published in 1780. More...

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