March 13, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Con Edison Honors Multifamily Energy-Efficiency Stars

Con Edison honored building owners, property managers and contractors who led the way in 2012 in making energy- and money-saving efficiency upgrades in multifamily buildings.   More...

Teen Dies, Four Injured Over Spilled Milk

A 16-year-old student on his way to classes at the High School of Applied Communication in Long Island City was struck and killed on Monday morning, when the driver of a minivan reached for a carton of spilled milk and lost control of the vehicle, po More...

BP Marshall Honors Pizzuti, Carney

NYPD Assistant Chief Diana Pizzuti and Deputy Director Debbie Carney of Queens Office of City Department of City Planning were honored by Queens Borough President Helen Marshall in celebration of Women's History Month at Borough Hall on March 12 More...

Koslowitz Supports Chazaq

Councilmember Karen Koslowitz joins elected officials and community leaders at the “Big Chazaq Event” celebrating a night of unity and inspiration. The event was held on March 3 at Forest Hills H.S. More...

Goldfeder Joins St. Camillus-St. Virgilius For St. Patrick’s Day Dance

Assemblymember Phil Goldfeder speaks with local residents at the annual St. Camillus-St. Virgilius Parish St. Patrick’s Day Dance hosted by the Queens County St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Cultural Committee. More...

Slain Guardsman Family Announces $20M Lawsuit

The family of a National Guardsman who was shot and killed last year by an NYPD detective during a traffic stop on the Grand Central Parkway filed a notice of claim to file a $20 million lawsuit against the city, the NYPD and the officer involved in More...

Weprin Brings InterSchool Orchestras To Queens

Councilmember Mark Weprin (D-Oakland Gardens) has brought the InterSchool Orchestras of New York (ISO) to Queens.  The ISO Queens East Orchestra performed at P.S. 115 in Floral Park, along with the St. More...

Cops Hunt Broadway Library Perv

Take a good look at this face. It’s the face of a man who police say molested and flashed a local teenager inside the Queens Library Branch on Broadway in Astoria on March 4.   More...

Van Bramer Attends Queens County Women’s Luncheon

On March 9, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer invited several local residents to be his guests of honor at Queens County’s Annual Women’s Democratic Executive Committee Luncheon at Antun’s in Queens Village. More...

Court Officers Tackle Con Man In Mad Dash To Freedom

A 27-year-old man making a routine appearance in Queens Criminal Court on ID theft and gun charges bolted past federal agents waiting to arrest him on March 6 – and fled out of the courthouse after a judge told him the agents were there to arrest him More...

Gianaris Supports Funding For CUNY Two-Year Colleges

In light of recent reports calling into question the preparedness of city public high school graduates who went on to enroll in CUNY community colleges, state Senator Michael Gianaris highlighted the need for a renewed commitment to ensure city publi More...

Burned Body Of Homeless Man Found In Forest Park

A man walking his dog in Forest Park made a grisly discovery on March 3 – the badly burned body of a homeless man who was consumed by flames from a fire he set to keep himself warm, police said.  Police responding to a 911 call found the bo More...

114th Precinct Crime Watch

Manslaughter Plea In Fatal Stabbing  A 20-year-old Long Island City woman pleaded guilty recently to first-degree manslaughter in the fatal stabbing a 29-year-old man on December 24, 2009, outside the 21st Street/Queensbridge subway station More...

Katz Discusses Rebuilding At Rockaways' St. Pat's Parade

This weekend, during their annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Melinda Katz visited the Rockaways, a community still struggling from the devastating impact of Hurricane Sandy. More...

Ribbon-Cutting At New Glendale Century 21 Amiable II

A grand opening / ribbon-cutting ceremony for Century 21 Amiable II  was held by broker and owner Anne Marie Chirichigno on Wednesday, February 27. More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

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Restaurant of the Week

Cobblestone’s Pub

Cobblestone’s Pub holds the distinction as the longest, continuously running bar on Queens Boulevard. More...

Features

Parker Jewish President Business Person Of The Year

Michael N. More...

Simotas And Maloney Celebrate Women’s History Month

Assemblymember Aravella Simotas and Congressmember Carolyn Maloney hosted “Celebrating the Women of Northwestern Queens”, at The Astor Room to commemorate Women’s History Month.  More...

King Manor Museum Enriches The Community

King Manor Museum, a historic house museum located in Downtown Jamaica, is the homestead of Rufus King, early statesman and diplomat, and one of the signers of the U.S. Constitution.  More...

Resorts World Continues Its Hot Streak: Outpaces Connecticut Casinos In Feb. Revenue

Resorts World Casino New York City continued to beat out neighboring casinos, as Connecticut’s two casinos reported double-digit declines in gaming revenue while Resorts World Casino continued to improve at record pace. More...

Maloney Hails Signing Of Violence Against Women Act By Pres. Obama

Last Thursday, Congressmember Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) attended the Presidential signing ceremony of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). More...

Soda Ban Went Flat

In his ruling, state Supreme Court Justice Milton Tingling of Manhattan struck down Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s ban on sugary drinks of 16 ounces or larger, that was set to have taken effect yesterday.  More...

Spring Into Retirement

Here are a few important items about Social Security retirement benefits and how to apply for them.When you work and pay Social Security taxes, you earn “credits” toward Social Security benefits. More...

GAHOA Honors Woman Of The Year

The Greek American Homeowners Association of New York (GAHOA) held its monthly meeting at its headquarters in Astoria on 31st Street.The March 6 gathering honored Maria Botsios as Woman of the Year. More...

Costa Constantinides Endorsed By Local 32BJ SEIU

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Torched Bodies May Be Payback

Investigators this week said the two ex-cons whose bodies were found gagged and burned in a Queens marshland on March 6 were likely killed in retaliation for ripping off drug dealers.  Police said the victims, Randy Superville, 22 and Gary More...

Queens Library Foundation Receives Donations From Japan For Rockaways

Mitsuhiko Kawai, president of the JCC Fund and president and CEO of Mitsui & Co. (USA), Inc. More...

Man Trafficked Teens For Sex In Jackson Heights: DA

A Queens grand jury last week indicted a Yonkers man on sex trafficking charges after he allegedly put three teenage girls on the streets of Jackson Heights – and throughout the city – for purposes of prostitution, Queens District Attorney Richard Br More...

DeVry, Bialik Host HerWorld Month To Promote STEM For High School Girls

It is projected that job opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) will grow more than seven percent faster than job opportunities in non-STEM fields through 2018. More...

City To Hire New Parks Enforcement Officers

City parks officials last week announced plans to beef up enforcement inside parks and green spaces throughout the five boroughs. More...

Bryant H.S. Dance Company Performs For Happy Seniors

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Cops: Beware ‘Flat Tire’ Scam Suspects

Queens police officials last week issued a warning to motorists to remain alert to a team of brazen thieves who have ripped off a dozen unsuspecting drivers since August 2012, through a series of “flat tire” scams. More...

HATCHing Creativity In Long Island City

HATCH Theatre stands for Hysterical Astoria Theatre Community Happenings. They are a theatre organization for children, ages five to 16, in Long Island City. More...

CB 2 Meets For March

Several land use applications were brought before the Community Board 2 (CB2) March meeting. More...

Van Bramer, Environmental Center Unveil Eco House

On March 7, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer joined Community Environmental Center President Richard Cherry, I.S. More...

Cops Nab Serial Sex Offender In Broadway Library Assault

Cops arrested a serial sex offender who molested a 15-year-old girl inside the Broadway branch of the Queens Library on March 4.  More...

Cannibal Cop Guilty, Faces Life In Prison

A jury in Manhattan Federal Court handed down a guilty verdict in the case of NYPD “Cannibal Cop” Gilberto Valle yesterday, convicting the Queens resident of conspiracy to commit kidnapping and illegal access of a government computer database. & More...

How Mediacare Covers Diabetes

Dear Savvy Senior, What does Medicare cover when it comes to diabetes? I’m 65 and have pre-diabetes, and would like to find out what all is covered. Fat Albert Dear Albert, More...

Political Page

Catsimatidis Launches Radio Ad In Mayor’s Race

Billionaire supermarket mogul John Catsimatidis, the Republican mayoral hopeful, beat all the others to get his on-air media blitz rolling last week as his campaign beamed its first commercial on the radio.  More...

Editorials

St. Patrick’s Day Belongs To All

March 17, St. Patrick’s Day, is the day that brings all New Yorkers closer together, whatever religion, belief system, politics or ethnic background they possess. More...

Letters to the Editor

Drink Responsibly  To The Editor:  This St. Patrick’s Day, millions of adults will celebrate with parties and parades. But it takes more than the luck of the Irish to make sure everyone who observes the holiday gets home safely.  More...

Star Journal

Ferry Service Ends In 1925 Queens

The Greater Astoria Historical Society presents pages from the Long Island Star Journal.  Welcome to March 1925!  More...

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