June 5, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Sunnyside Community Services Thanks Con Ed For Gift

Sunnyside Community Services thanked Con Edison for its generous donation in support of college access programs for youth in Queens. More...

Taxpayers Association Recognizes Sage Foundation

On June 2, the Forest Hills Gardens Taxpayers Association gathered to celebrate something special. It has officially been 100 years since Declarations 2 and 3 have been imposed on the community. More...

Springs Birthdays And Multiple Scelrosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a nasty disease that attacks the central nervous system. Various people with MS experience different symptoms, and even for one person symptoms may vary over time. More...

PAIHS Holds Blood Drive

The Pan American International H.S. (PAIHS) in Elmhurst held a blood drive during which 24 pints of blood were collected by the New York Blood Center. More...

Elmhurst Hospital To Celebrate Greenmarket Opening

Elmhurst Hospital Center (EHC) celebrated the opening of its Greenmarket with a ceremony featuring Community Board 4 District Manager Christian Cassagnol and hospital administrators, who  discussed employee wellness programs supported by EHC. More...

Social Security's 'Triple Crown' Of Social Media

From the stables to the tracks, people across the United States are already talking about this year’s Triple Crown. More...

Stapleton, Played ‘Edith’ On All In The Family, Was 90

Jean Stapleton, the stage-trained character actress who portrayed the famous Queens housewife, Edith Bunker in the groundbreaking television situation comedy, All In The Family, has died at the age of 90. More...

Van Bramer Marches In 21st Annual Queens Pride Parade

On June 2, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer was joined by City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, Councilmember Danny Dromm and numerous elected officials to march in the 21st annual Queens Pride Parade. More...

Boy Scout Troop 327 Welcomes Newest Eagle Scout

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Marshall Honors Tween Auto Safety Poster Artist

On May 30, Queens Borough President Helen Marshall presented a Citation of Honor to Rebecca Buckmaster, an eight-year-old third grade student at P.S. More...

Bikes And Kayaks For Jamaica Bay And Rockaway

The city Department of Parks and Recreation (DOP) joins the National Park Service (NPS) to announce that Wheel Fun Rentals will be awarded a license agreement for bicycling and boating rental concessions in the Jamaica Bay and Rockaway Parks region.& More...

Open Hydrants Illegally And Go To Jail

Queens residents who open fire hydrants without an FDNY spray cap could face a stiff fine – or find themselves behind bars, city officials warn. Officials at the city Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) are again warning Queens resident More...

Queens Symphony Orchestra Celebrates 60th Anniversary

On May 29, the Queens Symphony Orchestra (QSO) held its annual Gala at the Queens College Aaron Copland School of Music to honor and celebrate another successful year. More...

Goldfeder Joins Hundreds For Annual Breezy Point And Rockaway Irish Festival

Annual Breezy Point and Rockaway Irish Festival, Assemblymember Phil Goldfeder joinedhundreds of families enjoying music and traditional Irish dance from a variety of entertainers,including the Breezy Point Catholic Pipes and Drums Band, the O'Malley More...

World Science Festival

Science has always interested humans since the thought of creation, and humanity’s curiosity in the subject has led to some of the world’s most valuable advancements. More...

Goldfeder, Addabbo & Queens Chamber Of Commerce To Gov. "Bring Table Games To Queens"

Assemblymember Phil Goldfeder with Senator Joseph Addabbo, other Queens elected More...

Cops Offer $2G Reward For Willets Point Stab Suspects

Police this week released a surveillance photo of one of two suspects sought in connection with the brutal assault and stabbing of a 17-year-old boy on a Willets Point street corner on May 25.  Queens detectives are seeking help from the pu More...

Boro-Wide Blotter

107th Precinct   Apple Ring Busted  Three St. John’s University students found themselves behind bars last week after police found more than 400 stolen Apple products at their off-campus residence in Fresh Meadows.  More...

Cops Probe ‘Possible’ Park Assault

Queens detectives are investigating a possible sexual assault in Flushing Meadows Corona Park that left a 28-year-old woman unable to recall the attack.   More...

Gov To Motorists: Txt & Pay

Motorists busted for texting or talking on a cell phone without a headset are facing stiffer penalties this week, under an administrative order by Gov. More...

Pallas Athena Luncheon Honors Erika Spyropoulos

    Athena also referred to as Pallas Athena is the goddess of wisdom, courage, inspiration, civilization, law and justice, just warfare, mathematics, strength, strategy, the arts, crafts, and skill. More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

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Restaurant of the Week

FORNO PIZZERIA E TRATTORIA

The Verde Family welcomes you to their brand new pizzeria and trattoria called “Forno”, which means “oven” in Italian. More...

Editorials

Keeping Hope Alive

With the miraculous recovery of the three young women who had disappeared 10 years ago from Cleveland, Ohio, Amanda Berry, Georgina DeJesus and Michelle Knight, our thoughts turn to every parent’s worst nightmare—the disappearance of thei More...

Letters to the Editor

Armenians In Syria  To The Editor:  The article, “The Forgotten Genocide: Why It Matters Today”, By Raymond Ibrahim.  More...

Beg Pardon

In our May 29, 2013 issue, page 23, the Gazette incorrectly listed two scholarships on the St. John’s Preparatory School’s congratulations to the Graduating Class of 2013.  More...

Sarkis Torossian, The Armenian-Turkish Officer, Was Awarded Medals By Mustafa Kemal

Confronted by the chilling hundredth anniversary of the genocide of one and a half million Armenian men, women and children at the hands of the Ottoman Turks in 1915, Turkey’s government is planning to swamp memories of the Armenian massacres with More...

Gianaris Honors Danke

State Senator Michael Gianaris and Gazette Publisher Tony Barsamian helped honor veteran Robert Danke in front of his Astoria apartment for his valor in World War II. More...

Happiness Is Spring Dinner Dance In Woodhaven

Mark your calendar for the social event of the year, Friday, June 7, the Greater Woodhaven Development Corporation’s “Happiness is Spring” 34th anniversary dinner dance. More...

Internet In Bloom For The Layperson

Graduation tends to be a festive time of year.  However, experts state half of all college students graduate and half of those graduates are finding jobs that do not require a college degree.  In fact, a Rutgers University survey indicates More...

Caucus On India And Indian-Americans Meet

On June 4, Congressmember Joe Crowley and Peter Roskam (IL-6), co-chairs of the Congressional Caucus on India and Indian-Americans, hosted a high-level exchange between members of the Caucus and several visiting members of the Indian Parliament. More...

Queensborough Community Celebrates Commencement

Queensborough Community College (QCC) celebrated its 52nd Commencement Ceremony and the inauguration of QCC President Dr. Diane B. More...

Thousands Celebrates Israel's 65th Anniversary

 On Sunday June 2, tens of thousands of the faithful, most of them youth with their teachers, parents and religious leaders, gathered on 5th Avenue to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the State of Israel. More...

How Married Couples Can Boost Their Social Security Checks

Dear Savvy Senior, I’ve heard that there are strategies available that can help married couples increase their Social Security benefits when they retire. My wife and I are approaching retirement age and would like to understand these options. More...

Assemblymember Goldfeder Grand Re-Opening Of Assembly Of God Church In Howard Beach

Assemblymember Phil Goldfeder (left) celebrated the grand re-opening of the Assembly of God Church in Howard Beach with dozens of members of the council including, Rick Sorrentino (right) who was instrumental in helping rebuild the church after recei More...

Councilmember Leroy Comrie Announces Candidacy For Queens Borough President

Councilmember Leroy Comrie, announced his run for Queens Borough President, today, in front of cheering supporters on the steps of Queens Borough Hall. More...

Marshall Celebrates Reunification Of Jerusalem

Queens Borough President Helen Marshall is pictured with five of the esteemed guests who attended her annual Celebration of Jerusalem event on Thursday, May 30 at the Young Israel of Hillcrest synagogue in Hillcrest. More...

Rozic, Meng Award Talented Artists at Kissena Park

Assemblymember Nily Rozic (D-Fresh Meadows) joined Congressmember Grace Meng at the Kissena Park Civic Association’s 2013 Art Competition. Participants of all ages submitted artwork inspired by Kissena Park. More...

De Blasio Marches In Queens Pride Parade And Festival

Public Advocate Bill de Blasio marched in the 2013 Queens Pride Parade and Multicultural Festival in Jackson Heights on June 2. More...

It’s In Queens! (June 6 to June 12)

New York State Museum Week kicks off on June 10, and cultural venues around the Empire State will offer promotional deals. More...

Crowley Honors Corona Senior Of The Year

Congressmember Joe Crowley presents a congressional citation to Hector Quiroz in recognition of his dedicated service to the seniors of Corona.  More...

Red Hawks Of Queens Beat Tottenville Pirates

The PSAL Class A softball city championship at St. John’s University softball field Sunday resulted in a David and Goliath type of collision between the scrappy Queens upstart Red Hawks of  H.S. More...

Greek Charter School Proposed For Corona

Corona church officials have announced plans to open a Hellenic charter school in a 20,000-plus-square-foot building on 98th Street and 37th Avenue that would offer students a “general education” with a focus on Hellenic studies. More...

Time Warner Cable Listens To New Yorkers-Responds With Better Service

In an important milestone towards providing better customer service in the New York City area, Time Warner Cable today announced substantial improvements in how it offers and fulfills service and installation appointments for residential customers.&n More...

Dutch Kills Takes Center Stage In TV Series

Police vehicles and a morgue wagon lined a street in Long Island City on June 2, leaving people passing through the area scratching their heads and wondering if they stumbled on a crime scene.   More...

Cops: 114th Precinct One Of Safest In City

Crime statistics recently released by the NYPD show the 114th Precinct is one of the safest commands in New York City.  Crime dropped 16 per cent in six of the seven major crime categories from January to April 2013, compared with the same More...

The Greek School Of Plato Presented Nyfes Play

   “Character may almost be called the most effective means of persuasion,” Aristotle. A play on honor and family ties was presented in the play “Nyfes” at the Pallas Athena luncheon in honor of honor of Mrs. More...

Political Page

Two Drop Out From Borough President’s Race

In rapid succession, over the past two weeks, two of the six Democrats who had been campaigning for the Queens borough president’s office in the elections this fall suddenly dropped out of the race.  They are state Senator Jose Peralta of More...

Kim Endorses Paul Vallone For City Council 19th Dist

Assemblymember Ron Kim (D-Flushing) endorsed Democratic City Council candidate Paul Vallone for the 19th council seat on May 31. More...

Ciafone Supports Union

John Ciafone, candidate for City Council 22nd District, is speaking and showing his solidarity in support of the Brothers and Sisters of UAW 2320, the National Organization of Legal Services Workers More...

Features

Cardozo Drops City Championship At National Tennis Center

             Cardozo high school junior Douglas Mo dropped a lob shot over the head of Beacon high school junior Artemie Amari. More...

Kiwanis Club Thanked For Sophocles Statue Donation

On May 22, Kiwanis Club of Astoria/LIC President Arthur N. Gualtieri, M.D., J.D. More...

Community Health Fair: A Day Of Fun

Queens families enjoyed a free day of fun while focusing on health and exercise at the annual Community Health Fair, held on June 2, and sponsored by Mount Sinai Queens and the United Community Civic Association (UCCA). More...

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