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Addabbo’s Vet Jobs Bill Approved By Vets Committee

State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo Jr. More...

Your Number Is Your Card

Often times, people decide they need to apply for a new Social Security card because they can’t find their old one. More...

How To Shop For A Hearing Aid

Dear Savvy Senior, What tips can you offer people who are shopping for hearing aids? More...

Weprin Launches New PreMed Program For Van Buren

Councilmember Mark S. Weprin (D-Oakland Gardens) joined community members and local elected officials on April 26 to launch a unique collaboration between Martin Van Buren H.S. in Jamaica and North Shore-Long Island Jewish Medical Center (LIJ). More...

Goldfeder To Chair Subcommittee On Autism Retention

Assemblymember Phil Goldfeder (D-Howard Beach) announced that he was recently appointed, and will serve as, the chairman of the influential Assembly Mental Health Subcommittee on Autism Retention. More...

Campaign For Children Rally To Restore Program Cuts

Queens Borough President Helen Marshall, flanked by members of the City Council, including (l. More...

LICP Holds Breakfast

This year’s annual real estate breakfast meeting of the Long Island City Partnership had a panel of four developers and a newspaper reporter. More...

LeAp Students Coached In Entrepreneurship; Meet Pros

LeAp’s Tomorrow’s Entrepreneurs Program, funded by Blackstone Charitable Foundation, is in full swing in 13 schools citywide. More...

Vallone Discusses Small Business With Chamber

Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. attended the monthly meeting of the Long Island City/Astoria Chamber of Commerce on April 18. More...

DEC Launches Community Pollution Prevention

Operation ECO-Quality is a new Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) program that seeks to prevent violations of New York state’s Environmental Conservation Law that may impact the environmental health and quality of life in Environmental Ju More...

Koslowitz’ Small Business Bill Of Rights Passed

Mayor Michael Bloomberg recently passed Councilmember Karen Koslowitz’ newer version of the Small Business Bill of Rights bill into law, which now requires all Consumer Affairs inspectors to hand out a physical copy of the owners’ rights prior or fol More...

Cops Launch ‘Zero Tolerance’ DWI, Cell Phone, Holiday Enforcement

Police at the Queens Highway Patrol Unit and Borough Task Force cops hit the streets recently in the kickoff of an NYPD crackdown on drunk driving.  The offensive dubbed, “Operation Cold Sober,” targets motorists who get behind the wheel af More...

Maple Grove Cemetery Holds Victorian Day

Victoriana Day started with a small idea planted in my head, months ago, and to see it grow and become this wonderful event was incredible! What a delight to bring so many wonderful people together, who enjoyed a truly spectacular day! More...

Solar Power Exapnsion Bill Co-Sponsored By Addabbo Passes

During a recent session called toconsider a variety of environmental bills in recognition of “EarthDay,” State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. More...

Maloney Hails New Rules Easing Stay At Home Spouses' Ability To Qualify For New Credit Cards

Congressmember Carolyn Maloney, principal author of the Credit CARD Act, applauded implementation of a rule by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) that will make it easier for stay-at-home spouses to obtain credit cards in their own name More...

Cuomo Announces Wireless Service Has Arrived At 30 Additional Underground Subway Stations

Governor Andrew M. More...

TD Charitable Foundation Surpasses $100 Million In Grants To Non-Profits

The TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, recently surpassed the milestone of $100 million in donations to non-profit organizations since the foundation’s inception in 2002.   More...

Resorts World Casino NYC To Host Local College Students For Career Day

On Monday, April 29th at 1:00pm, More than 50 students from five local colleges will converge on Resorts World Casino for Resorts World Casino New York City’s Career Day. Students from St. More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

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Restaurant of the Week

Exo Café

There’s a fresh, lively vibe at Exo Café any time you visit. This vibrant café on bustling Austin Street serves fabulous cocktails, craft beers, wine and best of all, delicious food, seven days a week for lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch. More...

Features

Gianaris Promotes Cuomo’s Women’s Equality Agenda

State Senator Michael Gianaris stood with the National Organization for Women (NOW) and his Democratic colleagues to voice support for the Women’s Equality Agenda, a 10-point proposal offered by Governor Andrew Cuomo. More...

Vallone Throws First Pitch At Little League’s Opening Day

On April 20, Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. attended the Immaculate Conception Youth Program (ICYP) Little League Opening Day celebration. More...

Third Grade ‘Shark Boy’ Works To Protect Species

Third grader Nick Silverstein is passionate about sharks. He is a member of Shark Defenders, a group that helps restore and promote healthy shark populations in the world’s oceans. More...

United States Tennis Association to Replace Parkland In Flushing Meadows Corona Park

The United States Tennis Association announced it has reached an agreement to return to New York City a portion of its currently leased Billie Jean King National Tennis Center (NTC) land in Flushing Meadows Corona Park in exchange for the parkland it More...

Ridgewood Man Arraigned On Murder Charge In Killing Mother's Boyfriend

Queens District Attorney Richard A. More...

Littoral Society Needs Volunteers For Marsh Restoration

It is estimated that approximately 1,400 acres of tidal salt marsh have been lost from Jamaica Bay since 1924. Today, marsh deterioration is estimated to continue at an astounding rate of over 40 acres a year. More...

Marshall, Other BPs Man Phones For Citizenship Help

Queens Borough President Helen Marshall and colleagues (l. More...

Queens Pride Puts Equality At The Forefront Of 2013 Parade

Queens Pride welcomes our friends, families, and neighbors to celebrate the 21st Queens Pride Parade and Multicultural Festival on Sunday, June 2 with a host of activities to promote pride among and for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Que More...

LaGuardia Hires Men’s And Women’s Basketball Coaches

In a major step toward launching its Intercollegiate Athletics program, LaGuardia Community College has hired two accomplished basketball coaches for its men’s and women’s teams that will begin their seasons this fall. More...

DA Observes National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown announced on April 24 that his office observed National Crime Victims’ Rights Week by hosting a community awareness program at the Queens Criminal Courthouse in Kew Gardens. More...

Young Dems Meet In Sunnyside

The Anorac Young Democrats’ clubhouse at 45-23 47th St. More...

Queens Congregations Open Doors To The Community

New Yorkers travel around the world to experience beautiful religious art and architecture – during The New York Landmarks Conservancy’s “Sacred Sites Open House Weekend” (May 18 & 19, 2013), New Yorkers and visitors alike need only explore the f More...

Networking Was Theme of the 22nd Hermes Expo International Young Professionals Initiative

 “It’s all about your Networking” was the theme of the Hermes Young Professionals Initiative of the 22nd Annual Hermes Expo International at the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Hotel, Atlantic City. More...

City Warms: Wrap Discarded Bedding To Avoid $100 Fine

City Department of Sanitation (DOS) inspectors have handed out more then 5.000 violations so far this year to landlords and homeowners who ignore rules regulating disposal of bedding within the five boroughs, DOS officials said.   More...

MTA Probes Death Of Track Worker In Astoria

A veteran transit worker was killed at an Astoria subway station on April 24 when he accidentally fell in front of an oncoming train, authorities said.  More...

1 Dead, 2 Injured In Willets Point Crash

What started out as a routine traffic accident turned deadly on April 23, when a 52-yer-old Queens man slammed his car into a Willets Point auto body shop, killing one worker and seriously injuring two other men, police said.   More...

Corona Fiend Guilty In Rape/Stab Horror

A Queens jury last week convicted a 22-year-old Corona man in the 2011 rape, assault and attempted murder of his ex-girlfriend.  The victim, now 19-years-old, remains paralyzed from the waist down after she was brutally stabbed by Daniel Pa More...

Transit Police Offer ‘IDs For iPods’

Queens Transit cops are offering a weapon to help in their war on thugs who snatch electronic gadgets from city straphangers.  The “IDs for iPods” program gives bus and subway riders the opportunity to register their tiny tune machines, cel More...

Edward Jones Financial Advisor Hosts Seminar: Overcoming Obstacles

Edward Jones Financial Advisor Bill Manolopoulos of Astoria is hosting a free presentation titled Overcoming Obstacles on Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at 5:30-6:30 at the Queens Library, Astoria Branch, located at 21-45 31st Street, Astoria, New York..  More...

It's In Queens! (May 2 Through May 8)

Earth Day, a sheep shearing and a Cinco de Mayo fiesta are among the timely upcoming entertainment options. Plus, two of the borough’s biggest annual events – the Mama’s Expo and the Queens Chamber of Commerce Expo – are also on tap. More...

Senior Signs Letter Of Intent With NY College

Christ the King Senior, Taylor Butigian, signed a letter of intent to play with Wagner College, on Staten Island.  Fellow Royals teammates and Taylor’s parents were on hand to support and congratulate her. More...

Christ The King Math Team Wins First Place In State Wide Competition

CK’s Math Team competed in the New York State Mathematics League and won first place overall. More than 40 members competed over the course of the school year. More...

Queens Cigarette Retailers Fuming Over Proposed Sales Regs

A proposal to snuff out teen smoking by raising the legal age to buy cigarettes and other tobacco products from 18-to-21-years-old has owners of bodegas, gas stations and newspaper stands fuming, fighting for their survival – and promising they won’t More...

Rozic Celebrates Spring With Queens Botanical Garden

On August 28, Assemblymember Nily Rozic (D,WF-Fresh Meadows) celebrated the arrival of spring with the Queens Botanical Garden at the third annual Arbor Fest. More...

Political Page

School Campus In Forest Hills Named In Ferraro’s Honor

To further honor the name of the late Congressmember Geraldine Ferraro, the Department of Education will rename the former P.S. 290 as the Geraldine A. Ferraro Campus in Forest Hills when it opens in September 2014. More...

Editorials

Kalo Pascha Everyone!

This year Greek and Eastern Orthodox Easter will be celebrated on Sunday, May 5. More...

Letters to the Editor

No Fair Deal From GOP  To The Editor:  More...

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