January 30, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Vallone Talks Sandy Recovery At Rockaway Town Hall

On January 31, Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. attended a town hall meeting focused on how federal aid should be spent to repair the Rockaways following Superstorm Sandy. More...

Police Warn iPod Users: Remain Alert When Temps Dip

Queens police officials are again urging iPhone users to remain alert use common sense when walking alone at night while plugged into the electronic music listening devices.  Officials are urging music lovers to avoid plugging their ears wi More...

Flushing Teacher Found Strangled In Apartment

A Flushing middle school teacher was found in a pool of blood in his Jackson Heights apartment on Sunday evening.  Police said the body of David Rangel, 53, was found stuffed underneath a sofa inside his apartment on 91st Street by cops who More...

TD Bank Adds Choice For Home Buyers With "Right Step" Mortgage Program

TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank, is now offering “Right Step”, a mortgage product built for home buyers in TD Bank’s Maine to Florida footprint who make up to 80 percent of the median area income as determined by the U.S. More...

Queens County Bird Club Photo Show At APEC

Seth Ausubel has been an avid birder and amateur photographer for more than 20 years. In his presentation, “Rarities Through The Ages”, he will share his photos of many beautiful and rare birds—most seen right in our own metropolis. More...

Weprin Celebrates JASA Program Expansion

Councilmember Mark Weprin (D-Oakland Gardens) and the Jewish Association Serving the Aging (JASA) Holliswood celebrated an exciting program expansion. With help from City Council Speaker Christine C. More...

Gianaris To MTA: Improve G Train Service To Brooklyn

State Senator Michael Gianaris spoke at a rally in Brooklyn calling for improved G train service. More...

Robberies Take A Nosedive In 114th Precinct

Police officials reported a decrease in robberies in the 114th Precinct in 2012, where cops logged a total of 2,083 crime incidents last year, compared with 2,007 incidents in 2011. More...

Queens Murder Ends City Homicide-Free Streak

The deep freeze that resulted in zero murders in New York City is over.  The city’s nine-day homicide free streak was broken on Saturday night, when a man was found dead in the basement of an apartment at the Lefrak City complex in Corona.& More...

Officials Seek ID Of Two Homeless Victims

Queens detectives and fire officials are trying to identify the bodies to two homeless men who died last week in separate incidents in different parts of the borough.  Investigators and the city medical examiner’s office are trying to ident More...

Miller Hosts Anti-Theft Event

Assemblymember Mike Miller (D-Woodhaven) hosted a successful anti-theft and VIN etching event. The event took place at Miller’s district office in Woodhaven. More...

City Eyes Speed Cams At Local Intersections

Smile, you’re on New York City Speed Cam!  Police and transportation officials are warning drivers with a lead foot to beware – Speed Cameras could soon be coming to a street near you.  More...

Did You Know? Valentine’s Day Trivia

Did You Know?  Approximately 25 per cent of all greeting cards purchased each year are Valentines!  According to the Greeting Card Association, all the Valentines exchanged each year add up to approximately 1 billion love notes.&n More...

Hunt Corona Kid-Lure Suspect

Police officials this week released a photo (see photo) of a man who tried to lure two underage girls into his SUV on Friday morning.   More...

Super Bowl XLVIII Comes To NY/NJ In 2014

Mayor Michael R. More...

DA Brown Honored With Prestigious Hogan Award At NY DA's Winter Conference

Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown was today presented with the New York StateDistrict Attorneys Association’s highest honor – the Frank S. More...

Political Page

Catsimatidis Seeking GOP Nomination For Mayor

After surveying the Republican field for this year’s mayoral race, billionaire grocer John Catsimatidis formally announced his candidacy yesterday on the steps of City Hall in Manhattan.  More...

Rozic Celebrates Inauguration

Assemblymember Nily Rozic (D,WF-Flushing) gathered with city, state and federal elected officials, community leaders and members, and family today at Townsend Harris H.S. More...

Features

The One Year Memorial Service Tribute For Rev. Anastasios Diacovasilis

         “No evil can happen to a good man, either in life or after death,” Plato. The One Year Memorial Tribute for Rev. Anastasios Diakovasilis, Presbyter Economos of St. More...

Motorist Pleads Guilty To Vehicular Manslaughter In Death Of Grand Central Parkway Worker

Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown announced on January 24 that a 26-year-old Queens man has pleaded guilty to vehicular manslaughter in the death of a 63-year-old highway worker killed this past July on the Grand Central Parkway. More...

Van Bramer Addresses Columbia’s Model Congress

On January 26, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer delivered remarks to Columbia University’s Model Congress at Alfred Lerner Hall. More...

August Wilson Comes To Life In Queens Through Student Monologue Competition

On February 7, 2013, 13 students from Hillcrest High School will compete in the August Wilson Monologue Competition at their school, marking the first of six school competitions that are part of LeAp’s August Wilson Program. More...

Maloney And Meng Join With South Asian Community Leaders To Support Diwali Stamp

Congressmember Carolyn Maloney (D-Manhattan and Queens) joined local Congresswoman Grace Meng (D-Queens) and South Asian community leaders like Ranju Batra, President of the Association of Indians in America-NY, Dilip Chauhan, Chairman of Gujarati Sa More...

Liu Visits Gazette

City Comptroller John C. Liu discussed his future plans during a roundtable conversation at the offices of the Queens Gazette. More...

New Sketches Released Of Rispoli Slayers

On Saturday, October 20, 2012, at approximately 0216 hours, police responded to a call of an assault in progress at the corner of 42 Street and Queens Blvd, confines of the 108 precinct.  Upon their arrival, they observed a M/W/62 unconscious an More...

Seek Info On Kid-Grope Suspect

Police last week released a sketch (see sketch) of a man wanted for groping a 9-year-old girl in a Jackson Heights bodega.  Cops said the suspect accosted the girl as she was paying for food inside the bodega on Roosevelt Avenue near 97th S More...

Friends Of Firefighters, Crowley Help Sandy-Affected Firefighters

Before, during and after Superstorm Sandy, New York City firefighters, as always, were instrumental in rescue and evacuation operations and keeping New Yorkers safe. More...

Gianaris Attends Ridgewood Democratic Club Brunch

State Senator Michael Gianaris attended the Ridgewood Democratic Club brunch on January 26, where he discussed his legislative goals, politics and the economy. More...

Miller Participates in Moving Society Beyond Soup Kitchens

Assemblymember Mike Miller (D-Woodhaven) attended the New York City Coalition Against Hunger’s 10th annual “Moving Society Beyond the Soup Kitchen” Serv-a-thon. The event was held at Food Bazaar, Bogopa Store, located at 454 Wyckoff Ave. More...

110th Precinct CC January Meeting Highlights

The 110th Precinct Community Council presents the Cop of the Month award to Sergeant Dawn Adames and Police Officer Stanley Przedwiecki at its January 21 meeting held at Flanders Field VFW Post 150 in Corona. More...

Crowley, Elmhurst Hospital Bring Flu Shots To Seniors

Councilmember Elizabeth S. Crowley (D-Middle Village) and Elmhurst Hospital Center offered free flu vaccines at the Peter Cardella Senior Center in Ridgewood on January 22. More...

IRS Issues ‘Dirty Dozen’ Tax Scams

Officials at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) are warning taxpayers to beware a list of 12 scams most often used by con artists out to steal your identity, cash and sense of security.  Fraudsters are out to get you at this time of year, w More...

Addabbo Brings ‘EPIC Changes’ To Ozone Park

State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo Jr. is co-sponsoring a “Changes to EPIC”  lecture at 1 p.m. on February 7 at Nativity BVM/St. More...

Addabbo Brings ‘EPIC Changes’ To Ozone Park

State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo Jr. is co-sponsoring a “Changes to EPIC”  lecture at 1 p.m. on February 7 at Nativity BVM/St. More...

Medicare Preventive Services: What’s Free, What’s Not!

Dear Savvy Senior, What types of preventive health screenings does Medicare completely cover, and which ones require a coinsurance fee? More...

Presidential Elections For Cyprus

The Office of the Elections Commissioner General of the Republic of Cyprus has announced the polling station for the February 17 Presidential elections for 2013.     The elections will be held between  7 a.m. and 11 a.m. More...

It's In Queens (January 31 through February 6)

February is Black History Month in the United States, and Queens is teeming with related activities. More...

Joint Queens Botanical Garden’s Great Backyard Bird Count

On Saturday, February 16, at 10:30 a.m., Queens Botanical Garden will welcome local residents to participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC), a census of birds conducted every year by bird lovers at sites across the country.  For the fir More...

Restaurant of the Week

GYRO UNO PIZZERIA RESTAURANT

28-01 Steinway Street / 28th Avenue Astoria / 718.274.4870

g yro Uno has been a fixture on the corner of Steinway Street and 28th Avenue for 24 years, serving the Astoria community delicious meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner, seven days a week. More...

Editorials

Enjoying Super Bowl Sunday In Queens

Last year’s Super Bowl XLVI brought many New Yorkers together at their favorite bars and restaurants to celebrate as the New York Giants defeated the New England Patriots.  More...

Lunar New Year Train Service

A copy of this letter was received at the Queens Gazette. January 24, 2013 Hon. Thomas F. Prendergast, President New York City Transit 347 Madison Avenue New York, NY 10017 Dear Mr. Prendergast:  More...

Citi Class Action Suit

Class Action = $ For Lawyers: “Homey Don’t Play Dat”  More...

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