June 12, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Cops Find Stolen FBI Car In Forest Hills

Police recovered an FBI agent’s car on May 29, along with an assault rifle that was stashed in the trunk of the vehicle.Cops said the off-duty FBI agent noticed the Toyota Camry was missing from outside his South Ozone Park home at about 8:00 p.m. More...

Law Day At The Court Of Appeals

The New York State Court Of Appeals hosted their annual Law Day Celebration on Wednesday, May 1st where local Queens resident Tracy Catapano-Fox (Chief Clerk of Queens Supreme Court, Civil Term) received the Merit Performance Award for Supe More...

Queens Girl Scouts Honored At Cooper Union

• Virginia Lee, Troop 4382, Middle Village. Virginia cleaned the trail markers at Alley Pond Park and informed her peers about the Leave-No-Trace model and encouraged them to go camping or hiking. More...

Van Bramer Meets With Kelly To Discuss Rispoli Case

On June 6, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer met with city Police Department Commissioner Raymond Kelly at One Police Plaza. During the meeting, Van Bramer and Kelly discussed the response and investigation into the murder of Lou Rispoli. More...

St. Anastasia Boy Scout Troop 153's New Eagle

On Saturday, June 8 at St. Anastasia parish in Douglaston, Max H. Warshaw was awarded the highest honor in scouting, that is, he became an Eagle Scout. The St. More...

De Blasio, Rozic Fight For Flood-Prone Area's Relief

Public Advocate Bill de Blasio and Assemblymember Nily Rozic held a joint press conference with homeowners in Fresh Meadows today to call for sewer upgrades and more responsive policies to handle ever more frequent flooding in Queens. More...

Christ The King H.S. Celebrates 48th Commencement

Christ the King H.S. celebrated its 48th Commencement Exercises on Saturday, June 1.  More than 230 seniors graduated with more than $11 million in scholarships.  Pictured with Principal Peter J. More...

Vallone Delivers On Mailbox Graffiti Cleanup In Astoria

On June 5, Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. and his staff repainted numerous United States Postal Service mailboxes across Astoria that had been vandalized with graffiti. More...

Resorts World Casino Sends Nearly $50 Million To Albany In May

Resorts World Casino New York City today announced that it has again exceeded its own 2012 benchmark, generating more than $68 million in revenue this May, a 19 percent increase over last year. More...

Lawmakers Push New Hit-Run Legislation

Dante Dominguez, a 45-year-old father of three, was struck and killed by a hit-run driver on November 2, 2012 at the intersection of Union Street and 41st Avenue in Flushing. More...

PSAL Boys And Girls Win Titles

           Bayside might have felt the pressure in the PSAL boys and girls handball city championships but they did not let the heat get to them as they went onto win both titles in the competition he More...

Former Corrections Guard Faces Life In 2000 Gym Slay

A city Corrections officer is facing 25-years to life behind bars after he was found guilty in the August 2000 murder of his ex-girlfriend – the mother of his child.Detectives at the Queens Homicide Squad arrested Christopher “Noel” Clavell, 48, on A More...

Gunman Guilty In LIC Livery Slay

A Queens jury last week convicted a 36-year-old Brooklyn man in the 2010 shooting death of a livery car driver who foiled an armed robbery outside his Long Island City office. More...

Goldfeder Celebrates The Feast Day Of St. Barnabas In Howard Beach

Assemblymember Phil Goldfeder joined with dozens of members of St. Barnabas church in Howard Beach to celebrate the upcoming feast day of St. Barnabas with an outdoor picnic. More...

EmblemHealth, NYJTL Promote Childhood Health With School-Based Nutrition Program

EmblemHealth, the largest New York-based health insurer, and New York Junior Tennis and Learning (NYJTL), the nation's largest tennis and education-themed community organization, will create "Healthy Living," a program to teach 2,000 children in 16 N More...

Auburndale/Bayside Slayers Defeats Hauppauge Blue Crew

In a title game between two Long Island Junior Soccer League (LIJSL) teams, the Auburndale/Bayside Slayers shut out the Hauppauge Blue Crew, 4-0, to take the Boys-Under-13 ENY Upper 90 Cup. More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

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Restaurant of the Week

The MEAT Boutique

The Meat Boutique is Sunnyside’s Family Butcher & Purveyor of Fine Food. The Meat Boutique opened just six weeks ago by the jovial Patrick McConville, a butcher by trade from County Armagh in Northern Ireland. More...

Editorials

Fathers Deserve A ‘Thank You’ On Their Day

Across the land on this coming Sunday, children—depending on their ages, tastes and budgets—will hand their fathers ties, tools, electronics, DVDs, fishing lures, golf clubs, tickets to sports events, plastic trophy cups inscribed “ More...

Letters to the Editor

Happy Father’s Day To The Editor: More...

How To Use Herbal Supplements Safely

Dear Savvy SeniorAre herbal supplements safe for seniors who are taking other prescription medications? I have a friend who swears by them, but I want to be sure before I take anything new.Cautious CarolDear Carol, More...

St. John’s Prep Celebrates Commencement 2013

On Saturday, June 1, St. John’s Prep held commencement exercises at St. John’s University. More...

Disney Presents SummerStage Kids Performances

City Parks Foundation has announced the 2013 launch of SummerStage Kids, the city’s unique, interactive family festival presenting more than 100 free performing arts events at 34 locations citywide. More...

Ferreras, Council Hold Hearing On Flushing Meadows

On Friday, June 7, Councilmember Julissa Ferreras and the City Council’s Committee on Parks and Recreation held an unprecedented oversight hearing on Flushing Meadows-Corona Park (FMCP).Organized by Ferreras, whose district encompasses a vast majorit More...

Corona, E. Elmhurst Family Day Sponsored By Marshall

Queens Borough President Helen Marshall (third row, c., standing, in blue T-shirt and blue baseball cap) was with a group of happy youth baseball players on Saturday, June 1, during the 23rd annual Corona/East Elmhurst Family Day event held at East E More...

Miller Sponsors Disabilities Awareness Day In Assembly

Assemblymember Mike Miller (D-Queens), chair of the Assembly Task Force for People with Disabilities, along with Assemblymember Aileen M. More...

Christ The King's Own Police Commissioners For A Day

Three students from Christ the King H.S. More...

Forest Hills Corner Co-Named For Thomas X. Winberry

On Saturday, June 8, the city honored Thomas X. Winberry at Metropolitan and Ascan Avenues by co-naming the intersection after him. Winberry served in the United States Navy, the NYPD, and the American Legion. More...

Boro Prez' Office Signs Anti-Tobacco Marketing Petition

On May 31, the Queens Smoke-Free Partnership, along with students from Thomas Edison H.S. More...

Mothers Everywhere Appreciate Extra Help

Think of all the times and ways that Mom has helped you over the years—when you were a child, and after you became an adult. More...

Death On The N Line

As the Gazette goes to press a mid afternoon accident occured at the Broadway station on 31st Street in Astoria after a pedestrian standing on the platform was either pushed or fell into the path of an oncoming train. More...

DA: Report Scam Artists Who Prey On Immigrants

Queens’ top prosecutor last week issued a warning to members of the immigrant community to be on the lookout for con artists who scam thousands of dollars from unsuspecting victims in exchange for phony immigration papers. More...

CB No. 2 Holds June Meeting

June’s Community Board 2 meeting, the last one of the winter and spring season, was expectedly crowded, since art and commerce appeared to be in a fateful clash and concern was passionate. More...

Scarsdale Mom Facing 10 Years For Maspeth Pot Operation

Federal Drug Enforcement agents busted a 45-year-old Scarsdale mom on May 4 after they discovered she was operating a sophisticated “pot farm” in a Maspeth warehouse, authorities said. More...

Queens ‘Lady Pimp,’ Ad Exec Get Three Years In Prison

The Queen of Queens pimps and the head of a Manhattan-based ad agency were sentenced last week to up to three years in prison for their roles in she operation of a tri-state prostitution ring that dealt crack, Viagra and cocaine to customers. More...

Homeless Man Hacks Ex-Girlfriend To Death

A defiant Woodside woman thwarted the getaway of a deranged man who savagely murdered his girlfriend on June 4, chasing him along local streets and into the arms of the law, police sources said. More...

The 2013 Annual Volunteers Dinner At Immaculate Conception School

Parents and friends who volunteered for events during the current academic year were treated to a catered, buffet meal served by the faculty and staff of Immaculate Conception School! This celebration of  those who More...

It’s In Queens! (June 13 to June 19)

Get your music fix! In the upcoming days, Queens venues will host disco, classical, heavy metal, African drumming, Irish indie pop and Hindu chanting. Heck, event the Mets are getting in on the action with a Foreigner concert right after a game. More...

Political Page

Funding Sought For FMCP

Several weeks ago, Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. made a strong argument against giving up space in Flushing Meadows- Corona Park to a developer who wants to build a soccer field there so a professional soccer team can play its games there. More...

Prentzas Announces Bid For City Council 22nd District

Constantinos “Gus” Prentzas, longtime Community Board member and small business owner, has filed paperwork and begun circulating petitions to get on the September Democratic Primary ballot for the City Council 22nd District. More...

IAMPAC Endorses Paul Vallone For City Council

Paul Vallone, Democratic candidate for the 19th City Council seat, on June 10 received the endorsement of the Italian American Political Action Committee (IAMPAC). More...

Features

PARK Smart Comes To Jackson Heights

PARK Smart is an innovative parking management program that will help make it easier to find a parking spot and reduce congestion and double parking. More...

Vallone Helps Astoria Save Energy, Prevent Blackouts

Councilmember Peter F. More...

QBG, LAGCC Green Jobs Trainees Graduating

The Green Jobs Training Program (GJTP), a collaborative workforce development initiative of Queens Botanical Garden and LaGuardia Community College announced that the successful completion of its 14th class will be marked by a graduation ceremony for More...

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