February 20, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Woodside Mother And Son Missing

The NYPD is asking the public's assistance ascertaining the whereabouts of a missing 16 year old female, Gabriela Ramos and her 1 year old son, Alex Ramos. More...

Mom Calls For Federal Probe Of Son's Death By Cop

The grieving mother of a National Guardsman who was shot and killed last year by an NYPD detective during a traffic stop on the Grand Central Parkway last week demanded a federal probe of the incident after a Queens Grand Jury declined to bring crimi More...

Sunnyside Chamber Discusses Seminars And Community Events

The names of two board members of the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce (SCC) were announced at the February luncheon meeting, held as always at Dazies Restaurant on Queens Boulevard.  SCC President Swain Weiner said the chamber is trying to expand More...

Addabbo Installs Ridgewood Civic Leaders

State Senator Joseph Addabbo Jr. swears in President Paul Kerzner and the Board of the Ridgewood Property Owners and Civic Association at their February meeting. More...

Lunar New Year 2013 Celebrations

While Winter Storm Nemo postponed certain events this weekend, the Lunar New Year took place on schedule February 10.   More...

Boro-Wide Blotter

107th Precinct    Hunt Bank Bandit Queens detectives are seeking help from the public to identify and locate a suspect wanted in connection with the January 11 holdup of a bank in Fresh Meadows. Cops said the apparently More...

Koslowitz Swears In New Forest Hills Chamber Directors

Councilmember Karen Koslowitz (l.) swore in three new directors for the Forest Hills Chamber of Commerce board: Carlos Musante (c.), manager of the Forest Hills Starbucks, Judi Nichols (r.), owner of Minuteman Press, and Ted Lehmann (not shown), dire More...

Queens Couple Indicted On Sex Trafficking Charges

Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown announced on February 15 that a St. More...

Warning: New Vehicle Ticketing Rules In Effect

City cops and traffic agents were recently ordered to immediately begin writing tickets for vehicles on streets where parking rules have been changed – despite a five-day grace period at the changed spots and notes on new parking signs indicating whe More...

Manhattan Man Busted In Elmhurst Sex-Slay

Queens detectives last week arrested a 23-year-old Manhattan man who allegedly strangled a male acquaintance at a hot sheet motel in Elmhurst on February 9.  Cops said Lleuyel Garcia, of Inwood, was upset because the victim refused to engag More...

Political Page

Crowley Invites NRA Head To NYC After His Misguided Rant

Stung by the National Rifle Association leader’s characterizations of New York City as a “hellish world of lawlessness” and using it to argue against reasonable gun policies, Congressmember Joseph Crowley invited him to come here an More...

Editorials

Follow Your Heart, Volunteer

When winter winds howl, sleet lashes our faces and snow mounds render the landscape impassable and unrecognizable, it seems that the cold and icy precipitation will be with us forever.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Keep Saturday Service   A copy of this letter was received at the Queens Gazette.  February 11, 2013  The Honorable Patrick R. Donahoe Postmaster General U.S. More...

Sports

Evangel Eagles Win Basketball Championship

On February 7 the No. 1-ranked Evangel Christian School Eagles took on the No. More...

Wake For Demetrios Demetriou

The wake for Demetrios Demetriou will take place at Antonopoulos Funeral Home on Ditmars Boulevard and 38th Street.  The times of the wake will be Saturday from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m.  Sunday from 4 p.m. More...

Addabbo And Local Students Send Valentines To Veterans

State Senator Joseph P. More...

City Accepting Lifeguard Applications For Summer ‘13

Believe it or not, buried beneath the snow dumped on Queens this winter are miles of sandy beaches and city pools idling in anticipation of summer.  City officials are preparing for the onset of summer, currently accepting applications from More...

Judge Puts Bling On Drunken Giant

New York Giants offensive tackle David Diehl left Queens Criminal Court on February 11 with some added “bling”. Diehl, who admitted he was drunk when he smashed his BMW into a pair of parked cars in Astoria last June 10, was fitted with a judge- More...

Car Shopping Tips For Older Drivers

Dear Savvy Senior, What resources can you recommend to seniors who are shopping for a car? More...

Addabbo Helps Seniors Understand EPIC Changes

State Senator Joe Addabbo is pictured with state Department of Health Medicare-EPIC Program representative Gema Diaz and senior center member Joe Caruana helping seniors at Nativity B.V.M.-St. Stan’s Senior Center understand 2013 changes to EPIC. More...

Vallone Celebrates 15th Anniversary Of Sabor Latino

On February 13, Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. attended the 15th anniversary celebration of Ecuadorian restaurant, Sabor Latino in Elmhurst. More...

DOT Opens New Fresh Creek Basin Bridge

New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan  today announced the opening of the new westbound Fresh Creek Basin Bridge—a key component  of the Belt Parkway that serves up to 150,000 cars a day through Br More...

Koslowitz Steps Up For Ohr Natun Synagogue

Councilmember Karen Koslowitz recently spearheaded the donation of more than 115 pairs of new children’s shoes to the Ohr Natun Synagogue in Rego Park. More...

What Is The Role Of The Grand Jury?

Last week’s decision by a Queens Grand Jury not to file criminal charges against an NYPD Detective who shot and killed a man he believed was reaching for a gun, has raised questions about the workings of the Grand Jury – the rules the panel must abid More...

Community Rallies For Queensbridge Deli Murder Info

Lawmakers, community activists and residents of the Queensbridge houses joined voices at a recent press conference/rally condemning gun violence and calling on area residents to come forward with information to assist police in their search for a gun More...

Restaurant of the Week

Delectable New Dishes At Basil Brick Oven Pizza

Basil Brick Oven Pizza, at 28-17 Astoria Boulevard, has been known for its awe-inspiring pizza, pasta and panini since it opened in June of 2011. More...

Features

110th Precinct CC Holds February Meeting, Honors Cops

The 110th Precinct Community Council presents the Cop-of-the-Month award to Police Officers John Musante and Michael Lazarou at its February 18 meeting held at Flanders Field VFW Post #150 in Corona, Queens. More...

Halloran Recommends Water And Sewer Line Insurance

Councilmember Dan Halloran (RWhitestone) held a press conference on February 12 outside his district office in Whitestone to inform homeowners about the Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) new Service Line Protection Programs. More...

Crowley Invites Community Leader To State of the Union

Congressmember and House Democratic Caucus Vice Chair Joe Crowley (D-Queens, The Bronx) welcomed Queens community leader and businessman Ciaran Staunton as his honored guest for President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address on February 12 More...

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