March 27, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Aphrodite Kotrotsios: Leader Of A Cultural Shift

Youth is the power to make choices. It is a state of mind. Young people, respectful of their mentors, bring their own life experiences to their jobs and associations. The digital experience of youth is a cultural phenomenon. More...

Far Rockaway Man Charged With Defrauding Victims Of $50 Million In Ponzi Scheme

On March 28, FBI agents arrested Gershon Barkany based on a criminal complaint alleging that the Far Rockaway man defrauded investors by promising to use their money in “risk-free” deals to purchase and then immediately re-sell at a profit large real More...

Astoria Mourns Athena Onorato

Athena Georgakakos Onorato passed away peacefully in her home on Thursday morning March 21 after a long battle with cancer. More...

Con Edison Honored In Washington D.C. As A "Best" Company By Latina Style Magazine

Con Edison was named as one of the 50 best companies for Latinas in the United States during a recent Latina Style magazine’s Top 50 Awards and Diversity conference in Washington, D.C.    The honor marks the ninth time Con Edison More...

Vallone Discusses Women's Safety At 122th Precinct CC

On March 20, Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. continued his Queens-wide Public Safety Tour by joining a panel on women’s safety hosted by the 112th Precinct Community Council, which represents Forest Hills and Rego Park. More...

Elmhurst Hospital Center Volunteers

Elmhurst Hospital Center’s volunteers during Hurricane Sandy (l. More...

Koslowitz Brings Mobile Legal Services

Councilmember Karen Koslowitz recently partnered with the New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) to bring in the Mobile Legal Help Center Van. More...

Simplified Smartphones For Boomers And Seniors

Dear Savvy Senior, Are there any smartphones specifically designed for seniors that you know of? I’m interested in getting one, but at age 69, I want to find one that’s easy to see and use.   Semi-Smart Senior Dear Semi-Smart, More...

Women And Social Security

March is Women’s History Month. The Social Security program treats all workers—men and women—exactly the same in terms of the benefits they can receive. More...

Palm Sunday Afternoon With Grandma And Mom

Palm fronds covered the kitchen table where me, Grandma and Mom would sit weaving strands of palms into beautiful sculptures. More...

Katz Discusses Central Queens Issues At CB9

Melinda Katz addressed members of Community Board 9 on issues that affect Central Queens neighborhoods. More...

Community Board 9 Elects Officers

On Tuesday, March 12, Community Board 9 (CB9), which represents the Central Queens neighborhoods of Kew Gardens, Ozone Park, Richmond Hill, and Woodhaven, elected the following officers: James Coccovillo, chairperson; Ivan Mrakovcic, first vice chair More...

Katz Spoke To Maspeth Seniors About Hospital Funding

Melinda Katz spoke at the Maspeth Senior Center on March 19 about the necessity of maintaining our struggling local hospitals and called for reliable city funding to ensure that senior centers and programs remain available for our senior citizens. More...

110th Precinct CC March Meeting Highlights

The 110th Precinct Community Council presented the Cop-of-the-Month award to Police Officer Seungjin Huh at its March 18 meeting held at Flanders Field VFW Post 150 in Corona. (L. to r.); Deputy Inspector Ronald D. More...

Rockaway Surf School

When most people think about surfing, they think about the sunny coast of California or the beautiful islands of Hawaii. More...

Republican Club, Halloran Bring Easter Bunny To Bowne

Councilmember Dan Halloran joined the Northeast Queens Republican Club’s Family Easter Egg Hunt on March 23 and brought the Easter Bunny to Bowne Park. More...

Cops Bust Seven, Dismantle Major Tax Fraud Scheme

Detectives at the Queens District Attorney’s Organized Crime and Racket Squad and the Port Authority Police Department dismantled a tax fraud ring, partially operating in Queens, that swiped more than $500,000, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown More...

Cops Nab Queens Man In Flushing Teacher Slay

Police last week arrested a 20-year-old Queens man in the strangulation death of a Flushing middle school teacher.  Cops said Cecil Golden broke into David Rangel’s Jackson Heights apartment on January 27 to rob Rangel. “Something went More...

Kelly Orders More Investigators To Collision Scenes

Highway gawkers who slow down to take a look at traffic accidents will be seeing more highway cops and NYPD detectives at accident scenes.  Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly recently announced a new NYPD initiative that will increase the nu More...

Meet ‘Wise Guy’ Shulman

Fans of former Queens Borough President Claire Shulman can now catch the popular ex-beep on the NY1 News “Wise Guys” segment, part of the cable news channel’s hour-long political news program, “Road To City Hall.”   More...

It’s In Queens! (March 28 through April 3)

Queens breaks another record as the country’s largest Phagwah parade will take place this week. More...

Teaching Children About Smoking Hazards On Kick Butts Day

The Boys’ Club of New York Marion McMahon Abbe Clubhouse, located in Flushing, Queens; the Asthma Coalition of Queens and the North Shore-LIJ Health System recently teamed up to educate youngsters about the dangers of smoking and secondhand exposure More...

Political Page

New Move May Help Katz In Minority Areas

In a move signaling a further attempt by Melinda Katz to capture the black vote in her bid to become the Queens borough president, Assemblymember Jeffrion Aubry, the top political power in Western Queens’ minority area for the past 40 years, ha More...

Editorials

A Key Element Of Easter And Passover

Happy Easter and Passover to all those who choose to observe and celebrate.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Why No Crossing Guard?  A copy of this letter was received at the Queens Gazette. March 18, 2013 Ms. More...

Create Statewide Gun Offender Registry

From Newtown, Connecticut to Aurora, Colorado – and all the way to The Bronx, Queens and the other boroughs of this great city – gun violence is a plague on our communities.  More...

Vallone Campaign Hires Romano As Cultural Affairs Liason

Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. today announced he has hired Pablo M. Romano to serve as a Cultural Affairs Liaison to his campaign for Queens Borough President. More...

Queens Library Invites All To College Fair

What's next, after high school? Queens Library invites students and their  parents to its annual College Fair, Saturday, April 13, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm at  Queens Library - Langston Hughes, 100-01 Northern Boulevard in Corona. More...

Vallone Discusses Post-Sandy Safety In Rockaways

On March 27, Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. continued his Queens-wide public safety tour at the monthly meeting of the 100th Precinct Community Council, which represents Far Rockaway. More...

Speaker Quinn, Elected Officials & Advocates Hold Town Hall Meeting In Support Of Immigration Reform

New York City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn, elected officials and advocates hosted a town hall meeting at LaGuardia Community College in support of comprehensive immigration reform and the New York State DREAM Act. More...

Van Bramer, P.S. 150, SUDS Campaign For Clean Streets

On March 22, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer, students and faculty from P.S. 150 and members of the Sunnyside United Dog Society (SUDS) kicked off a local campaign to encourage dog owners to curb their pets in public. More...

Concerns About Roosevelt Island Tech Campus

The March breakfast meeting of the Long Island City/Astoria Chamber of Commerce welcomed two women from Roosevelt Island who talked about the Cornell-Technion scientific campus. More...

Ferreras Hosts Women’s Heart Health Event At Elmcor

On March 19, Councilmember Julissa Ferreras hosted the second annual Women’s Heart Health and Fashion Event at the Elmcor Youth and Adult Activities Center to call attention to women’s heart health programs.  More...

P.S. 87 Lights Up The Stage In Surf’s Up Broadway

Councilmember Elizabeth Crowley (D-Middle Village) attended P.S. 87 students’ musical performance, Surf’s Up Broadway on Tuesday. More...

Addabbo, P.S. 254 Celebrate Ninth Annual Read Aloud

State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo Jr. (D-Howard Beach) was the special guest at the Ninth Annual Community Read Aloud held at P.S. More...

Gennaro, Bloomberg Fight To Keep Kids Tobacco Free

Councilmember James Gennaro (r.) fights to keep tobacco products out of sight – and out of the hands of kids. More...

Vallone Celebrates Peruvian Folklore

On March 15, Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. attended Peruvian Heritage Month’s forum on Peruvian folklore. More...

Vallone Visits Kiwanis Club Of Cambria Heights

On March 21, Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. attended a meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Cambria Heights. During the meeting, Vallone outlined his vision for Queens while discussing his background as a small business owner and public safety expert. More...

AT&T Chooses Queens To Debut BlackBerry Z10

AT&T has chosen Queens to preview the hot new device – BlackBerry Z10, and gave borough residents a first chance to meet Tiger Li, "The Queens Tech Guy." More...

Vallone Joins COBA To Cut Ribbon On New Satellite Office

On March 25, Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. More...

Vallone Celebrates Bangladeshi Independence Day

On March 26, Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. More...

Vallone Attends Ridgewood Democratic Club Candidates' Night, Visits Democratic Association Of The 21st Century

|width=250|height=188|link=node|align=left]On March 22, New York City Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. (D-Astoria) attended the  Ridgewood Democratic Club Candidates’ Night (Part A). More...

LIRR Is Best Way To Catch 2013 Mets Baseball

The New York Mets return to Citi Field on Monday, April 1, when they’ll take on the San Diego Padres at 1:10 p.m. in their 2013 home opener. More...

Van Brmer Calls For ‘Immediate’ Thomson Avenue Traffic Study

Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer is calling on officials at the city Department of Transportation (DOT) requesting that the agency conduct a traffic/safety study of the Thomson Avenue corridor in Long Island City, from Queens Boulevard to the Queensbor More...

Announce ‘New Deal’ For Roosevelt Avenue Corridor

City officials last week announced a “New Deal” for a portion of the Roosevelt Avenue corridor – a seven-point plan that will make 82nd to 114th Streets “brighter, safer and cleaner” for pedestrians, residents and businesses operating on the strip. More...

Retailers Tell Bloomberg: ‘Butt Out Of Our Business’

Officials at the Bodega Association of the United States last week vowed to smoke out Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposal to ban the display of tobacco products in retail stores throughout the five boroughs.   More...

Take-Out Bikers Face Stiff Safety Rules On April 1

City transportation officials are reminding owners of businesses to be prepared for April 1, when the city’s new laws regulating bicycle deliverymen goes into effect.   More...

Rockaway Beach Undergoes Recovery

Millions of beach goers flock to Rockaway Beach to catch some waves or to just enjoy the sun. After Hurricane Sandy hit last October, it left many wondering if they can still go to the beach and walk along the boardwalk.   More...

Holy Cross Defeats St. Francis Prep To Become Varsity Hockey Champions

Holy Cross Varsity Hockey defeated St. Francis Prep by a score of 8-2 to take homethe CHSHL "B" Division Crown More...

Meeks, Jeffries And Goldfeder Request Federal Funding To Resotre Rockaway Beach Rail Line

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Restaurant of the Week

EL OLIVO

Come, eat, drink and enjoy life…a la vida! More...

Features

Queens College Helps Greek Americans Record Their History

The Borough of Queens boasts the largest Greek American enclave in New York City—or anywhere else in the United States. More...

Brooklyn Historians And Scribes Pen Historical Tome On Bushwick And East Williamsburgh

Brooklyn's Bushwick and East Williamsburgh Communities chronicles the history of this famous New York City neighborhood from its initial 1660 settlement until modern times. More...

Marshall, Borough Board Vote On Budget

Queens Borough President Helen Marshall and members of the Borough Board voted March 18 to approve the board’s expense and capital budget priorities for the fiscal year beginning July 1. More...

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