May 22, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Unique Good Friday Service At St. Irene's Church

               The United States was traumatized by 9/11 and by the April 15th 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. Can anyone feel safe in an urban event? More...

Vallone And Local 1549 Rally For Changes To 911 And NYPD

On May 22, Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. More...

Maloney Coments On Devestating Oklahoma Tornado

Congressmember Carolyn B. More...

Van Bramer, Community Clean Up Dutch Kills

On May 18, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer held his Dutch Kills Community Clean-Up along 36th Avenue. More...

Van Bramer, DOT Serve Up New Delivery Bike Rules

City transportation officials last week served up a lesson to restaurant owners and food delivery bicyclists on how to comply with a new city law designed to make city streets – and sidewalks safe for pedestrians.   More...

Van Bramer Sparks DOI Bribe Sting Of LIC Businessman

Western Queens has over the last decade, earned notoriety as a cultural Mecca, home of some of the city’s most prestigious schools, as one of the most ethnically diverse places on the planet – and as the home of one of the city’s most honest politici More...

L.I. Teen Pleads Guilty To Hate Crime In Senior Assaults

A Long Island teenager last week pleaded guilty to burglary as a hate crime in connection with the 2012 robberies of three elderly Flushing homeowners.   More...

NYC Is Cleaning Up

Graffiti Free NYC is an initiative that allows New Yorkers to take action concerning the ever-growing graffiti that is covering buildings, walls, lampposts, and other structures throughout New York City. More...

NYPD Launches Summer ‘Zero Tolerance’ Driving Enforcement

Queens police officials are getting a head start this year on their annual Summer “Zero Tolerance” enforcement.  Cops will hit the streets this week in the kickoff of the annual NYPD crackdown on motorists who insist of partying too hard an More...

Elmhurst Hospital Center to Receive LIVESTRONG Foundation Grant To Advance Palliative Care In Queens

Elmhurst Hospital Center (EHC) has been selected by the LIVESTRONG  Foundation Community Impact Project to receive a grant to support its efforts to be the first hospital in  Queens to achieve the Joint Commission’s Advanced Certification More...

It’s In Queens! (May 23 through May 29)

Enjoy the warm weather and have fun outdoors this week! Queens hosts a giant street festival, fishing, kayaking and Memorial Day parades. If it rains, don’t worry! More...

Dromm, DOT Announce East Elmhurst Slow Zone

Councilmember Daniel Dromm (D-East Elmhurst, Jackson Heights) and Department of Transportation (DOT) Queens Borough Deputy Commissioner Dalila Hall announced the implementation of the East Elmhurst Slow Zone as part of the DOT’s Neighborhood Slow Zon More...

Suspicious Package Detonated By Bomb Squad

On Saturday, May 18 on the south side of Queens Boulevard and 78th Avenue, police closed off the service road and all the stores on the block. A suspicious package was found in front of a CVS Pharmacy at 118-10 Queens Boulevard in Forest Hills. More...

Forest Hills Tree Giveaway Beautifies, Protects

A growing tradition in the heart of Forest Hills is the  Four Borough Neighborhood Preservation Alliance’s (4BNPA) Tree Giveaway Event. More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

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Restaurant of the Week

VESLO

Take a culinary journey to the northern part of Croatia in Dalmatia, from where the Rosini family hails. Husband and wife David and Mirela, and their lovely daughter Nicole, run Veslo with a great sense of pride that reflects their rich heritage. More...

Editorials

Honor War Dead On Memorial Day

Summer’s here and the time is right for street fairs, backyard barbecues, happily contemplating the end of the school year and the start of summer vacation. More...

Letters to the Editor

Celebrate Responsibly  To The Editor:  More...

Cops Nab 2, Seize Drugs At College Point Home

Queens Narcotics cops raided a College Point home on May 14 where they arrested two people and seized more than a pound of marijuana, prescription pain killers, anti-anxiety pills and more than $1,000 in cash.   More...

Disgraced Former Teacher Heads To Jail

The Flushing teacher charged with repeatedly having sex with a 13-year-old former student this week pleaded guilty to felony second-degree rape for the sick relationship – moments after he shared a series of passionate kisses with his lawyer/wife in More...

Senator Gianaris Attends Woodhaven Town Hall

Senator Michael Gianaris addressed dozens of attendees at the Woodhaven Residents Block Association Town Hall meeting on Saturday. More...

Addabbo's 8th Free Recycling Day Hauls In Over 13 Tons

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

Cool Cash Coming From Con Edison's Green Team This Summer

Too good to be true?  Con Edison will give $25 to residential customers who buy an ENERGY STAR® room air conditioner.     More...

40 Nabbed In Queensbridge, Ravenswood Drug Busts

Queens Narcotics cops busted 40 people on May 15 and 16, in a sweeping drug bust that targeted drug dealers at the Queensbridge and Ravenswood Houses.  The suspects, ages 18 to 57, are accused of peddling heroin, cocaine, oxycodone, methamp More...

New Fire App Rates Building Blaze Risk

Mayor Michael Bloomberg joined city fire officials on May 21 at the kick-off a program that will use new technology to help prevent building fires in neighborhoods throughout the city.   More...

Van Bramer Tours Redesign Of Torsney Playground

On May 16, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer toured the new design of Torsney Playground in Sunnyside with the city Department of Parks and Recreation. More...

Noguchi And Qi Baishi: Beijing 1930 Opens In Michigan

The Noguchi Museum has produced a catalogue in conjunction with the traveling exhibition, “Isamu Noguchi and Qi Baishi: Beijing 1930”, organized by the University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA) in collaboration with The Noguchi Museum. More...

Simotas Reads Aloud At Local Elementary Schools

Last week, Assemblymember Aravella Simotas was welcomed to P.S. 70 and P.S. 122 in Astoria as part of a series of “Proud to Read Aloud” events. More...

Union Again Stirs Neighborhood Ire

Residents and business owners in the Dutch Kills community are raging at local labor officials who “dumped” on their neighborhood last weekend, showing no consideration for quality of life in the area. More...

Sign Hints At Supermarket Opening

It’s a sign of things to come. More...

Inc. Magazine’s Top-Rated Waxing Is In Forest Hills

European Wax Center recently celebrated its Grand Opening at 70-10 Austin Street in Forest Hills, providing facial and body waxing services to men and women in a luxurious setting at affordable prices. More...

110th Precinct CC Celebrates At Annual Fundraiser

The 110th Precinct Community Council staged its 2013 Fundraiser on Tuesday, May 14, as it honored police officers from the 110th Precinct, community leaders, and a local business for their service to the community. More...

Van Bramer Et Al Celebrate National Bike To Work Month

On May 17, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer and members of his staff busted out their bikes and put the pedal to the metal for Bike to Work Day. More...

Political Page

FAA Agrees To Re-Evaluate Flight Paths Over NE Queens

Under pressure from four Queens lawmakers, who cited a “substantial rise in airplane noise… impacting the quality of life in Northeast Queens”, the FAA has agreed “to do a good-faith, step-by-step review of the decision-makin More...

Seniors

Health Care Marketplaces Can Help Early Retirees

Dear Savvy Senior,  What can you tell me about the new Obamacare health insurance exchanges that begin next year? More...

Features

Nevada Diner Opens In Elmhurst

The Nevada Diner recently opened at 80-26 Queens Boulevard in Elmhurst. Aside from having a wide selection of gourmet dinners, including steaks, chops and seafood, Nevada has free delivery. More...

Simotas Endorses Vallone For Borough President

A group of influential Astoria women gathered on the afternoon of May 17 in Astoria Park, as Assemblymember Aravella Simotas endorsed Peter Vallone Jr.’s 2013 campaign for Queens borough president.  More...

Clinton Democratic Club Hosts Lewandowski, Stavisky

The Clinton Democratic Club held its monthly meeting on Wednesday, May 15 at the law offices of Vallone & Vallone. More...

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