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Crowley Thanks Departing Commanding Officer Cody

Councilmember Elizabeth Crowley (D-Middle Village) presented Deputy Inspector Michael Cody, the departing commanding officer of the 104th Police Precinct, a City Council Citation on Wednesday, January 30, thanking him for his service to the community More...

Addabbo Remembers Koch

Upon the death of former Mayor Edward I. Koch, state Senator Joseph P. Addabbo Jr. (D-Middle Village) released the following statement on February 4:“With the passing of Ed Koch, our city lost an icon. More...

Crowley Announces Full-Day Pre-K At P.S. 91

P.S. 91 has been approved by the Department of Education (DOE) for additional full-day universal pre-kindergarten seats for the 2013-2014 school year, Councilmember Elizabeth Crowley (D-Middle Village) announced. More...

Vallone’s Safety Tour Visits Woodhaven

On January 28, Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. continued his Queens-wide Public Safety Tour, visiting the CCNS Woodhaven Senior Center. More...

Simotas Rally Shuts Down Bikini Bar

An attorney for an infamous Astoria bikini bar last week told reporters that the bar owner is bowing to community pressure and is closing its doors. Owners of the Queen of Hearts, located at 26-12 Hoyt Avenue South, which featured pole and lap d More...

Key Luck Club Celebrates Chinese New Year

          Chinese New Year in 2013 is the “Year of the Snake”. The most important Chinese holiday always begins at the start of the second new moon after the winter solstice. More...

Queens Man Busted For Luring Girls

Queens detectives last week tracked down and arrested a child predator who drove through the streets of Corona and Flushing, trying to lure young girls into his Cadillac SUV.  Cops said Angel Recalde, 43, rented a late-model Cadillac Escala More...

Sunnysiders Search For Murder Suspects

Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer last week joined the husband and friends of a Sunnyside man who was fatally beaten in October, to distribute more flyers showing NYPD sketches of two suspects sought in connection with the murder. “We haven’t given More...

Dromm: Teacher's Death Could Be A Hate Crime

The murder of a Flushing middle school teacher who was found last week in a pool of blood in his Jackson Heights apartment could be a hate crime, City Councilmember Daniel Dromm said.Police said the body of David Rangel, 53, was found stuffed underne More...

Cops Issue Warning On Energy-Saver Scam

Queens law enforcement officials are warning residents to pull the plug on a door-to-door scam that promises lower energy bills.  The scammers, in an attempt to lure-away Con Edison customers, are ringing bells at homes and apartments throu More...

Cops Nab Flushing Kid-Flash Pervert

Police in Flushing last week arrested a 32-year-old Queens man as he was walking near Cherry Avenue and Bowne Street in Flushing – on the same block where police say he flashed two girls, ages 12 and 13.   More...

114th Precinct Crime Watch

114th Precinct CRIME WATCH   Offer $2G Reward In Queensbridge Murder  Queens detectives are searching for a gunman who opened fire outside a Long Island City deli on February 2, killing an 18-year-old resident of the Queensbr More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

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Restaurant of the Week

FORNO SICILIANO

Forno Siciliano is proud to announce its grand reopening after extensive renovations and now, under new management. More...

Seniors

Getting Social Security Help May Boost Your Benefits

Dear Savvy Senior,  Are there any services that you can recommend that help pre-retirees decide when to start drawing their Social Security benefits? More...

Features

Maloney To Honor Hillary Clinton At Special Dinner

Congressmember Carolyn Maloney has announced that she will be holding a dinner at her home in honor of former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton who ended her term on February 1. More...

114th Pct. Honors Its Own

The NYPD Domestic Violence Unit was created in 1995 to develop policies and programs to combat family violence.  More...

108th Pct. Reports Stats For 2012

For the year 2012, the 108th Police Precinct was rated 70th among 76 precincts in the city for crime occurrences.  More...

The Armenians: Using Supporter Of Hellenism

            “The Armenians are our brothers,” said Mr. Constantine Parthenis my Modern Greek instructor at St. Demetrios Greek American School in 1950’s Astoria, New York. Dr. More...

New School In Sunnyside

Congressmember Joe Crowley, state Senator Michael Gianaris, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer, Assemblymember Cathy Nolan, representatives from the School Construction Authority and the Department of Education broke ground on Sunnyside’s new schoo More...

Drama Club Presents ‘Food For Thought’

Members of Our Lady of Hope School Drama Club in Middle Village performed a short comedy production to highlight the importance of healthy eating among young people. More...

Crowley Speaks At Ridgwood Democratic Club

On January 26, Congressmember Joe Crowley (D-Queens, The Bronx), vice chair of the House Democratic Caucus, joined the Ridgewood Democratic Club for their annual brunch to discuss a host of issues facing the new Congress, including comprehensive immi More...

Vallone Discusses College Point Issue At Civic

Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. addressed the January 30 meeting of the College Point Civic Association. More...

Stavisky Encourages Student Advocates Of Summer Jobs

State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky met recently with Queens students advocating for funding for summer jobs programs. The students, from Russell Sage J.H.S. 190, traveled to Albany as part of The Campaign for Summer Jobs. More...

Questions Remain In Death Of Woodside Boy

Police do not believe 10-year-old autistic boy who died last week at his family’s home in Woodside was the victim of foul play, law enforcement sources said.  Farhan Taiukder was found by his mother, face down on a bath mat in the bathroom More...

NYPD Urges Parents: Protect Kids From Perverts

Queens police officials are urging parents to take steps to protect children and young adults who, they said, are “the bull’s eye on the target” of child sex predators.  Cops are urging parents to teach children about the dangers of speakin More...

City Readies Crackdown On Delivery Cyclists

A team of city inspectors hit the streets recently, visiting owners of restaurants and other businesses that employ cyclists to make deliveries to warn them to prepare for tough, new rules that become effective in April.   More...

Goldfeder Installs Officers At West Hamilton Beach Volunteer Fire Dpt's. 85th Anniversary

Assemblymember Phil Goldfeder joined in the celebration and installed officers at the West Hamilton Beach Volunteer Fire Department’s 85th Anniversary and Dinner Dance held at Russo’s on the Bay. More...

Feds Probe Worker Death At Astoria Construction Site

City and federal investigators are probing the January 24 death of a 45-year-old worker at an Astoria construction site.The city Department of Buildings (DOB) issued a stop-work order following the incident at the construction site at 46-11 Broadway More...

Cops ‘Picture’ Astoria Burglar

Police officials last week released a photo (see photo) of a man they believe burglarized three Astoria businesses by cutting holes in their roofs and climbing in, an NYPD spokesperson said.  Cops said the suspect was captured on surveillan More...

Political Page

New York Bids Farewell To Koch

Leaders from every walk of New York City life assembled at Temple Emanu-El in Manhattan on Monday to bid goodbye to former Mayor Edward Irving “Ed” Koch, the city’s 105th mayor who died Friday, February 1 at the age of 88.  More...

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QUEENS GOP OFFICIALLY ENDORSES CATSIMATIDIS FOR MAYOR: The Queens County Republican Party officially endorsed supermarket magnate John Catsimatidis as its candidate for New York City mayor in this year’s election.  More...

Editorials

14 Reasons We Love Queens On Valentine’s Day

February 14 is Valentine’s Day 2013. How do we love thee, Queens, our home borough? Let us count 14 ways:  1. More...

Letters to the Editor

Co-Op Tax Abatement  Dear Friends:  Many of you contacted my office to express your support for extending the property tax abatement for New York City co-op and condo owners. More...

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