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Russian National Ballet's Giselle At Queensborough Performing Arts

Giselle, the consummate Romantic ballet will be presented by the Russian National Ballet at the Queensborough Performing Arts Center<http://www.qcc.cuny.edu/qpac/> (QPAC) on March 17 at 3:00pm.  A mysterious, gentle, and melancholy story o More...

Library At Broad Channel Re-Opens

Queens Library at Broad Channel is open for business! More...

Van Bramer, DOT Unveil Traffic Safety Installation

On March 1, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer and Delila Hall, Queens Borough Deputy Commissioner for the Department of Transportation (DOT) were joined by Joe Conley, Chair of Community Board 2 and residents of Blissville to unveil the installation of More...

Historian To Discuss Goldwater Hospital

Seemingly a fortress, Goldwater Hospital’s fierce exterior belies its history as a center of innovation. More...

Vallone Talks Shop With Latino Small Business Owners

Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. attended a Hispanic Small Business Seminar held at the Spanish Center of Queens on February 27. More...

Three Cub Scouts Get Initiated Into Boy Scouts

Three young Cub Scouts officially became Boy Scouts at a Cub Scout ceremony on February 24 at St. Anastasia Parish in Douglaston.  To celebrate the occasion, St. Anastasia Knights of Columbus Council 5911 Grand Knight Frederick Bedell Jr. More...

Officials Tour DISH Network’s Customer Service Center

DISH Network was proud to welcome elected officials from throughout Queens to tour their state-of-the-art customer service center located on 123rd St. More...

City Parks Department Acquires New Parkland

The city Department of Parks and Recreation (DOP) and the Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) have completed the acquisition of a 24,600-square-foot asphalt play yard owned by the Garden School, 33-16 79th St., Jackson Heights.    More...

Woodhaven Library Closing For Renovations

Queens Library at Woodhaven will close for renovations at the end of business on Friday, March 8. A temporary library space will open in the lower level of the library in late March. More...

Van Bramer Holds African-American Heritage Awards

Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer held his third Annual African-American Heritage Awards Night on February 28.  The councilmember created the awards ceremony and presented it for the first time at the Jacob Riis Settlement House in Queensbridge Hou More...

Do You Need To File A Tax Return This Year?

 Dear Savvy Senior, My income dropped way off when I retired early last year, and I’m wondering if I fall into the so-called “47 percent” of Americans who won’t have to pay any income taxes this year. More...

DA: Man Shot Jackson Heights Drinking Buddy

A 28-year-old Jackson Heights man was charged with shooting his friend during a night of drinking, authorities said.  But according to court documents, Noel Morell allegedly told police he picked up the .9mm Beretta pistol used in the shoot More...

Astoria Cop Charged In Hooker Bust

A 13-year veteran NYPD officer last week was arrested and charged with patronizing two prostitutes while he was on duty at the 114th Precinct in Astoria, Queens prosecutors said.   More...

Third Suspect Held In Queens Murder/Arson Plot

Police last week arrested a third suspect in a bizarre plot to eliminate residents of a Richmond Hill house that resulted in the death of a 45-year-old tenant.   More...

It's In Queens (March 7 through March 13)

There’s a theme to some upcoming activities. A world famous playwright will debut his new work in Queens. Plus, world famous filmmakers will participate in retrospectives on their careers. More...

Time Warner Cable Announces $50,000 Grant To Bring A Learning Lab To Rockaways

Time Warner Cable, as part of a multi-year effort to ensure that New Yorkers have access to computers and the Internet, today announced a $50,000 grant to the Rockaway Development & Revitalization Corporation (RDRC) to open a Time Warner Cable Le More...

Man Busted In Pooch Slay

A heartless Middle Village man was arrested on Friday and charged with beating his roommate’s 6-pound dog to death, authorities said.  An ASPCA spokesperson said Jovani Lozano, 30, was charged with aggravated cruelty to animals and criminal More...

Cops Honor Eddie Byrne At Memorial Service

Twenty-five years ago, rookie NYPD Officer Eddie Byrne, 22, assigned to the 103th Precinct in Jamaica, sat along in a police car late at night, guarding the home of a man who witnessed and spoke up against drug dealers who ravaged his neighborhood.&n More...

Kim McNeil Capers Is 2013 Pase Setter Award Winner

Kim McNeil Capers, a Youth Counselor at Queens Library for Teens, accepted one of five 2013 PASEsetter Awards at a gala tonight. More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

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Restaurant of the Week

Napoli Pizza and Pasta

If you aren’t lucky enough to have an Italian grandmother, then Napoli Pizza and Pasta will satisfy your craving for home style, comforting, Southern Italian cuisine in the humble surroundings of its homey dining room on 35th Avenue in Astoria. More...

Editorials

Springtime Is Just Around The Corner

Longer daylight hours, milder temperatures and buds on trees and bushes are evidence of the coming of spring. But nothing symbolizes the changing of the seasons more than the beginning of Major League Baseball’s spring training.  More...

Letters to the Editor

No Place Like Home  To The Editor:  More...

Features

UCCA, Mt. Sinai Helps Community Learn About Healthy Eating

Rocco Sacramone, popular chef and owner of Astoria’s Trattoria L’incontro teamed up with Mount Sinai Queens and the United Community Civic Association (UCCA) on February 28 in recognition of American Heart Month for a cooking and tasting More...

UCCA Celebrates Love

Love and romance were celebrated at Central Lounge in Astoria as the United Community Civic Association (UCCA) held its second annual “Community Luv-In” in celebration of Valentine’ More...

Gifted And Talented Programs In Demand

Significant change is on the horizon in District 30 after parents of children enrolled in gifted and talented programs finally got an answer in their quest for more gifted and talented seats in middle school.  More...

It’s In Queens! (March 14 through March 20)

Queens marks its spot at the center of world-class entertainment this week, as Cirque du Soleil will start a multi-week run in Citi Field. More...

Top Experts in Sustainability To Converge In NYC At Hunter For 2013 World Green Energy Symposium

The 4th Annual World Green Energy Symposium (WGES.US) is coming to New York City and will be held on March 26, 2013 at Hunter College, the City University of New York (CUNY), located on 68th Street & Lexington Avenue in Midtown Manhattan. More...

Forest Hills Resident, Anson Li, To Perform At Queens Library

Anson Li, a singer/songwriter from Forest Hills, Queens.  Queens Library is sponsoring a show for Anson Li on Saturday, March 16, 2-3 pm, at the Flushing Library, 41-17 Main Street, Flushing, New York 11355-3197. More...

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Crowley Sponsors Property Tax Forum

More than 50 people attended a property tax forum sponsored by Councilmember Elizabeth Crowley on February 21 at P.S. 113 in Glendale. More...

Flaming Wreck On BQE In Woodside

A Nissan Altima caught fire on the BQE between Queens Boulevard and the Roosevelt Avenue exit, right under an overpass in Woodside, on Monday, February 25, at around 6:20 pm. There were more than 10 small explosions from the car. More...

Katz Joins Bangladeshi Society’s Mother Language Day

Candidate for the office of Queens borough president, Melinda Katz joined the Jamaica Bangladeshi Friends Society’s International Mother Language Day celebration.  As a long-term resident of Queens and as a public servant who has dedicated over More...

St. Anastasia Leos Hold Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser

St. Anastasia’s Leo club held their fifth annual Spaghetti Dinner. They are a youth organization that is dedicated to helping others. The proceeds of this event will benefit the Divine Wisdom Academy and local charities. More...

Huge Turnout At Van Bramer’s Black History Event

On February 28, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer held his third annual Black History Month Celebration and Awards Night at Jacob Riis Settlement House in Queensbridge. More...

108th Pct Reports No Murders So Far This Year

At the 108th Police Precinct, it was reported that this year there have been no murders within the confines of the 108th, but there have been four rapes, while the rest of the index crime list shows declines in burglaries.  There was no Cop of t More...

Markey Sponsors DEP Visit Explaining Sewer Protection

Many Queens homeowners were left scratching their heads when they received a notice from the city Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) offering a protection plan for their city sewer and water service. More...

LIC/Astoria Chamber Holds Development Symposium

The symposium conducted by the Long Island City/Astoria Chamber of Commerce at the end of February had an unwieldy title, “Place-Making Economic Development and Corporate Real Estate/Social Value Creation Strategies”, but the attending panelists mana More...

New Housing At Hunters Pt.

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Deputy Mayor for Economic Development Robert K. Steel, and city Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Commissioner Mathew M. More...

Boro-Wide Blotter

104th Precinct Ridgewood Bite-Wife BustedCops arrested a 24-year-old Ridgewood woman on February 17 after she attacked her husband in their home on Onderdonk Avenue.Police said Felecia Cooper was at home with her husband at about 6:15 p.m. More...

Queens Man Dies In Mall Suicide Jump

Horrified shoppers look on in disbelief on Wednesday 27 as a 28-year-old man leaped from a ledge to his death at the Queens Center Mall in Elmhurst.  Cops said Devon Powell jumped in an apparent suicide from a third-floor walkway near a Mac More...

Unique Dinner Of St. Irene's Monastery Held At Stathakion Center

A step into the past of Greek culture was experience by all at the Sacred Patriarchal and Stavropegial Orthodox Monastery of St. Irene Chrysovalantou Afternoon Luncheon at the Stathakion Cultural Center in Astoria, New York. More...

Costa Constantinides Endorsed By Plumbers Local 1

Costa Constantinides Endorsed by Plumbers Local 1  New  York, N.Y. - Costa Constantinides was endorsed today by the Plumbers  Local Union No. More...

Long Island City Residents Balk At Name Change

What’s in a name? More...

Lurid Testimony Shocks Courtroom At Cannibal Cop’ Trial

Testimony by the estranged wife of NYPD “Cannibal Cop” Gilberto Valle last week shocked spectators at Valle’s trial at Manhattan Federal Court.  Kathleen Mungan took the stand on day one of the trial and gave prosecutors a detailed account More...

Political Page

Vallone To Officially Announce He’s In BP Race

Expressing confidence about his quest thus far to win the election to become the new Queens borough president, Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. More...

Katz Attends LIC/Astoria Chamber Of Commerce Meeting

Melinda Katz attended a Long Island City/Astoria Chamber of Commerce meeting that afforded her the opportunity to meet and hear the concerns of many of Queens’ small business owners. More...

Weprin Speaks At Holliswood Civic Association

Councilmember Mark Weprin (DOakland More...

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