January 23, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Weprin Swears In Student Government At P.S./I.S. 178

Councilmember Mark Weprin (D-Oakland Gardens) swore in the new Student Government Officers at P.S./I.S. 178, the Holliswood School.  At P.S./I.S. 178, which is Weprin’s alma mater, he discussed their new roles as elected leaders of the student body. More...

Queens College Students Curate Exhibition Of Dutch Art

As an outgrowth of a seminar on Dutch art, a group of Queens College students have helped their professor curate the new Godwin-Ternbach Museum (GTM) exhibition, “Re-Forming the Image in the Dutch Golden Age”, on view from February 4 through March 23 More...

Addabbo Installs Ozone Park Tudor Civic Officers

The Ozone Park Tudor Civic Association installed its officers in a ceremony on the evening of January 17. The board’s officers, including incoming President Frank Dardani, were sworn in by installing officer, state Senator Joseph P. 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 Laino, 29, who was struck and killed by a huge tree that collapsed during the storm. More...

Weprin Celebrates Opening of New District Office

Assemblymember David Weprin (District 24) welcomed new and familiar faces to his new district office on Union Turnpike in Fresh Meadows at an Open House party on January 13. More...

Cops Call For Moratorium On Street Festival Permits

Community organizations and civic groups planning street fairs and festivals could have a problem this year obtaining street fair permits from city officials.   More...

Geese Down Two JetBlue Planes In Two Days At JFK

A pair of bird strikes forced two JetBlue pilots to turn back to Kennedy International Airport last week.  A JetBlue flight that departed from JFK Airport enroute to the Dominican Republic at about 3:30 p.m. More...

Queens Mom Charged With Sending Son To School With Handgun

Defendant Charged with Unlawful Gun and Marihuana Possession and Child Endangerment Queens District Attorney Richard A. More...

Subway ‘Push Suspect’ In New Arrest

The deranged woman accused of fatally shoving a straphanger to his death in front of a No. More...

Frigid Temps Force Homeless Off Local Streets

Workers with the city’s Department of Homeless Services (DHS) this week headed to the streets on a “Code Blue” mission to try to coax the homeless out of the frigid temperatures and into city shelters.   More...

Offer $2G Reward For Armed Astoria Holdup Suspect

Police officials last week released a photo of a shotgun-wielding robber (see photo) who attacked a clerk at an Astoria dry cleaner store before grabbing an unknown amount of cash and fleeing the scene.  Cops said the 47-year-old victim was More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

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Restaurant of the Week

Santa Fe Steakhouse

It’s really refreshing and heartwarming to visit a successful restaurant that’s so committed to offering high quality, delicious food at reasonable prices to the neighborhood it serves. More...

Health Care

February Is 28 Days Of Heart Health

February is Heart Month and it’s also a great time to begin a new heart healthy lifestyle. The American Heart Association (AHA) has put together 28 Days of Heart Healthy Ways to get you started. More...

Drinking Water: An Invaluable Resource Taken for Granted

You turn on the tap, and water comes out. Period. More...

Dental Issues That May Require Oral Surgery

It’s no surprise that most people don’t get too excited about oral surgery. Unfortunately though, it’s a simple reality that most people will have to face some sort of oral surgical procedure at some point in their life.  More...

Features

Simotas Demands Full Disclosure

Assemblymember Aravella Simotas hosted a rally on January 17 in Astoria, seeking a revocation of the liquor license for the gentlemen’s club Queen of Hearts. More...

Pistilli, Resorts World Casino Honored By Chamber

The Queens Chamber of Commerce held its Annual Building Awards honoring the best new and refurbished structures in the borough for 2012.  The awards ceremony, held at the LaGuardia Marriot Hotel in Elmhurst, honored various residences, houses of More...

Renaissance School Awarded College Program Grant

The New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) has awarded The Renaissance Charter School a College Access Challenge Grant (CACG) to establish a program to increase its students’ opportunities for college enrollment and complet More...

One Tube At Queens Midtown Tunnel Closed This Weekend

The Queens-bound tube of the Queens Midtown Tunnel will be closed to traffic this weekend beginning at 2 a.m. Janaury 26 through 5 a.m. January 28.       More...

‘Borough Of Tolerance’

Helen Marshall delivered her 12th and final State of the Borough address at Queens College’s Kupferberg Center for the Arts. More...

AfroTANGO At Thalia Spanish Theatre

Discover the African roots of Tango in music and dance.  Tango and Candombe have been designated as Argentina and Uruguay’s “Intangible cultural heritage of humanity” by UNESCO. More...

Vallone Continues Borough-Wide Safety Tour In Bayside

On January 15, Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. continued his Queens-wide Public Safety Tour by visiting the Selfhelp Clearview Senior Center and CCNS Bayside Senior Center. More...

A Vital Need

A few weeks ago I lost the use of my toilet and learned firsthand just how much I missed it now that it wasn’t there.   More...

EMS, EMT Responders, Crowley Demand Policy Changes

Prior to a City Council Oversight Hearing examining the city’s disaster management plan before, during, and after Hurricane Sandy, EMS members, led by Uniformed EMTs, Paramedics and Fire Inspectors Local 2507 President Israel Miranda and Uniformed EM More...

How To Locate Discounts If You’re 50 Or Older

Dear Savvy Senior, I just turned 50 and would like to know what resources you recommend for locating senior discounts.  Love To Save Dear Love, One of the great perks of growing older in the U.S. More...

Questions And Answers

General Question: I applied for a replacement Social Security card last week but have not received it. When should I expect to receive my new card? Answer: More...

Women Learn Self Defense

On January 18th over a dozen mothers and daughters attended a Self Defense / Crime prevention class sponsored by Moon Wellness, Maria Delgado President and hosted by GymAzing on 23 Avenue in Astoria, Queens. More...

Maloney Hosts Reception For Inauguration Lottery Winners

Congressmember Carolyn B. More...

Boro-Wide Blotter

102nd Precinct  Find Body In Burning Garage  Firefighters responding to a stubborn blaze at a Richmond Hill garage on January 19 made a grisly discovery – the smoldering corpse of an unidentified man, fire officials said.  More...

No Bail For Cannibal Cop’s ‘Sicko’ Pal

A Manhattan Federal Court judge last week denied bail for the chat pal co-conspirator in the “cannibal cop” case after prosecutors said Michael Van Hise had discussed raping an infant and admitted, after his arrest, that he feels sexual urges toward More...

It’s In Queens! (Jan. 24 through Jan. 30)

January and February are normally relatively quiet months in Queens, while activity and hotel prices rise in Florida and other warmer places. More...

Political Page

Queens Lawmakers Back Cuomo, Obama On Gun Control

On the one-month anniversary of the mournful, tragic shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law the toughest gun laws in the nation.  State Senator Michael Gianaris, who had sponsored More...

Stavisky Takes Oath Of Office

State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky took the oath of office on the senate floor from New York Court of Appeals Chief Justice Jonathan Lippman. More...

Meng Attends Presidential Inauguration

Congressmember Grace Meng attended the Presidential Inauguration on January 21 and commented on her first time attending a presidential inauguration: “It was a truly moving sight to see hundreds of thousands of Americans pack the National Mall More...

Editorials

Saluting Our Medical Professionals

Queens is blessed with some of the greatest hospitals and healthcare providers in the country, Mount Sinai Queens, for example. More...

Letters to the Editor

Futile Foreign Policy  To The Editor:  More...

Support Programs For Families And Education

New York City’s struggling families need support as they try to raise children who can succeed in our public schools and beyond. More...

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