June 19, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Worker Stable After Rescue From Mud-Filled Trench

A 35-year-old Queens construction worker remains in stable condition at Jamaica Hospital Center, where he is being treated for injuries he suffered on June 18 at a Kew Gardens construction site. More...

2013 Keynote Speaker St. Nicholas of Flushing Greek Afternoon School: Kostas Koutsoubis, PT

          “What nobler employment, or more valuable to the state, than that of the man who instructs the rising generation?” -  Marcus Tullius Cicero, Roman Philosopher, politician and advocate of Gre More...

Marshall Honors Girl Scout Troops At Borough Hall

Queens Borough President Helen Marshall welcomed girl scouts from various troops around the borough to Borough Hall on Monday, June 10 to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouts of Greater New York. More...

Young Dad Receives Gift Of Life From His Own Father

Leonard Burke, 32, of Richmond Hill, got the grim news in 2008 that his kidneys were failing due to hypertension. More...

Flag Day In Forest Hills Gardens

On Saturday, June 15 at Flag Pole Green in Forest Hills Gardens more than 120 people gathered to celebrate Flag Day. More...

Christ The King Students Honored As Journalists

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

Students Publish Debut Work At LeAp OnStage 2013

LeAp OnStage is a comprehensive theater program for economically disadvantaged New York City public school students. More...

Can’t Work Due To Disability? Maybe Social Security Can Help

Disability is something most people don’t like to think about. But if you’re not able to work because you have a disabling condition that is expected to last at least one year or result in death, then it’s a subject you may not be able to avoid. More...

Random House Awards Creative Writing Contest Winners

Random House awarded almost $100,000 in scholarships to winners of their creative writing contest for high school seniors. Two of the third place winners attend Queens schools, Townsend Harris H. S. and Frank Sinatra School of the Arts. More...

P.S. 122 Student Wins Martin Safran Citizenship Award

Mariadolores Alvarez, an eighth grade student at P.S. 122, was nominated by School Leadership Team Chairperson Alba Carlucci for the Martin Safran Citizenship Award. She was one of the 15 who won. More...

Constantinides, BP Stringer Speak With Astoria Voters

Costa Constantinides was joined by Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer as they met Astoria voters at the 30th Avenue subway station.Stringer and Constantinides spoke with neighborhood residents about their campaigns for city comptroller and fo More...

Solomon Schechter School Wins Stock Market Game

Congratulations to the Solomon Schechter School of Queens fifth grade students who participated in the New York City / New York state Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) Stock Market Game. More...

Crowley Funds Tap-It Smart Boards For Students

Councilmember Elizabeth Crowley met with P009 Principal Robert Wojnarowski and technology consultant Sandy Krochek for a tour of the school’s facilities within P.S. 58, and a demonstration of the school’s new “Tap-Its” funded by the councilmember. More...

Candidates Forum On South Asians, Indo-Caribbeans

A coalition of 14 South Asian and Indo-Caribbean organizations from across Queens comprising more than 5,000 local residents, hosted a Queens Borough President Candidates Forum – asking the candidates what they will do ensure their community concerns More...

Quinn Racks Up Endorsements For Mayoral Campaign

State Assemblymembers Edward Braunstein, Michael DenDekker, Andrew Hevesi, Margaret Markey, Michael Miller, Francisco Moya, Catherine Nolan, Michael Simanowitz, Aravella Simotas and David Weprin got together at Queens Borough Hall on June 14 to annou More...

It’s In Queens! (June 20 to June 26)

There’s nothing like the great outdoors, and yet again, Queens is the place. More...

Flag Day In Sunnyside

The Flag Day Parade was held in Sunnyside along Greenpoint Avenue to Sabba Park at the intersection of Roosevelt Avenue and Queens Boulevard on June 16. The event was sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Sunnyside. More...

Beware Summer Heat Stroke In Pets

Veterinarians and animal advocates are urging pet owners to learn proper care of pets that can become overheated or dehydrated during summer months – especially when the city is hit with a heat wave.   More...

CB2 Rejects Request For 5 Pointz Zoning Change

Controversy over the planned demolition of the 5 Pointz building moved up a notch when Community Board 2 members last week rejected the building owner’s special permit application to develop two high-rise residential buildings on the Long Island City More...

Cops Offer $2G Reward For Info On Violent Phone Bandits

Queens detectives are seeking help from the public to identify and locate two suspects sought in connection with a rash of violent cell phone robberies in Long Island City.   More...

Cops Hunt $90G Cash Car Thief

Police are searching for a brazen thief who broke into a parked car in Flushing and made off with $90,000 in cash, authorities said.  The suspect smashed the driver’s side window of the vehicle parked outside 162-05 Crocheron Avenue at abou More...

Quinn Speaks At Dutch Kills

Christine Quinn, speaker of the city council and candidate for mayor, was a guest at the June meeting of the Dutch Kills Civic Association.  She was introduced by an old friend and currently one of her leading campaign supporters Councilmember J More...

Costa Constantinides Endorsed by Planned Parenthood Action Fund Of New York

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Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

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Restaurant of the Week

Katch Brewery & Grill

Katch is Astoria’s latest and greatest addition to casual dining, sports viewing, and pleasant socializing. More...

Editorials

Queens Is Hot Spot For Summer Fun

After a long winter and a relatively rainy spring, Queens residents are looking forward to those lazy, hazy days of summer.  The most anticipated season, which marks the end of the school year and the start of vacation time, will begin in the N More...

Letters to the Editor

A PSA On Litter  To The Editor:  Is it too much to ask for the city of New York to keep our streets clean? More...

Star Journal

The Summer Heats Up In 1912 Queens

The Greater Astoria Historical Society presents pages from the Long Island Star Journal.  Welcome to June 1912!  More...

Kaufman Studio ‘Close’ To Gating 36th Street

Motorists and area residents who regularly travel along 36th Street between 34th and 35th Avenues in Long Island City soon will have to find another way to reach their destination.   More...

SNAP Challenge

With the House of Representatives scheduled to consider their version of the 2014 Farm Bill this week – a bill that would cut more than $20 billion from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, or food stamps), Congressmember Joseph More...

Time Warner Cable Upgrades Home Phone App Features For PC And Mac

Time Warner Cable today announced several enhancements to features on its VoiceZone Connect app for PC and Mac computers. VoiceZone Connect is an app that lets customers manage Home Phone service from their computer. More...

Van Bramer Kicks Off Astoria’s CSA 2013 Season

On June 13, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer joined the Astoria CSA in kicking off its 2013 season at the Arrow Community Center. More...

Astoria Music School Holds Fourth Annual Recital

On June 9, Astoria Music celebrated its fourth annual recital. Students, teachers, friends and family gathered at the Hellenic Cultural Society in Astoria to watch an afternoon performance celebrating Astoria’s budding talent. More...

Leading Figures Speak At Public H.S. Graduations

Queens’ 2013 high school graduates were greeted and congratulated by distinguished keynote speakers. More...

Hands-On History: Fishing With Frederick At King Manor

Find out how Rufus and Mary King’s youngest son, Frederick, tried to “fish” for pigs, at a Hands-On History day at the King Manor at 150-03 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica. Enjoy a day of fishing in the magnetic fishing pond instead of trying to catch a pig. More...

Simotas Presents Women’s History Art Contest Awards

On Friday, June 14, Assemblymember Aravella Simotas visited P.S. 70 to present awards to the winners of the Annual Women’s History Month Art Contest. More...

Maloney Supports Extension Of Terrorism Risk Insurance

Congressmember Carolyn Maloney (NY-12), a senior member of the House Financial Services Committee, strongly supports a City Council resolution (Res 1806-2013) that urges Congress to protect the economic interests of New Yorkers and Americans by exten More...

P.S. 122 Student Wins Martin Safran Citizenship Award

Mariadolores Alvarez, an eighth grade student at P.S. 122, was nominated by School Leadership Team Chairperson Alba Carlucci for the Martin Safran Citizenship Award. She was one of the 15 who won. More...

Queens Spelling Bee Champ Honored At Borough Hall

June 11 was declared Arvind Mahankali Day in Queens continuing a whirlwind of honors and accolades following his winning the 2013 Scripps National Spelling Bee. More...

Van Bramer, Western Queens Leaders Want Bike Share

As New York City’s new Bike-Share network, Citi Bike, has taken off, attracting over 36,000 members and nearly 200,000 rides in just two weeks, other portions of the five boroughs have yet to be integrated into the “citywide” initiative. More...

AT&T’s Borough President Candidates Tech Forum

Queens is positioned to become a ma-jor hub for tech innovation in New York City, which is why AT&T and the Coali-tion for Queens, along with Partnership for New York City, Code For Ameri-ca and Queens County Young Democrats, partnered to host th More...

St. Andrew Avellino Wins Big In Library Art Contest

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NYS DOT Keeping Mum On Briarwood Project

“It seems no number of queries to the state Department of Transportation (NYS DOT) about the chaotic construction here in Briarwood can elicit a response,” says Aida Vernon, president of the Briarwood Action Network (BAN). More...

Kali Nikta, Baba Yiorgos

The famous Greek taverna, Uncle George’s, has closed its doors forever. Once the toast of the Astoria dining scene, the restaurant, located on the corner of Broadway and 33rd Street, opened in 1978. Affectionately called “Baba Yiorgos”, the More...

Family Tradition Continues At Immaculate Conception

Rosemarie Prager congratulates her granddaughter, Tess Fenster after her 2013 graduation from Immaculate Conception School in Astoria on Saturday, June 15. More...

Immaculate Conception School Observes Flag Day

The Knights of Columbus and the Columbian Squires of Immaculate Conception Parish hosted its fourteenth annual Flag Day Ceremony at Immaculate Conception School in Astoria on Friday, June 14.  The Honor Guard led the procession, along with repre More...

The Who in LIC

Pinball Wizard. The Kids are Alright. Join Together. The Who has been part of our culture for the past 40 years or so and they have provided wonderful songs to the world. More...

Cops: Keep Texting Crime Tips, New York

Police are reminding the public that texting crime tips to cops at local precincts is a simple, easy way to provide anonymous information to help put criminals behind bars.   More...

Cops Issue July 4th Fireworks Alert

Queens police officials this week issued a “first reminder” to the public that, again this year, they will not be able to view the annual Macy’s fireworks display from sites along the East River in Long Island City or Roosevelt Island.   More...

Bikini Bar Bill Awaits Cuomo Signature

A measure passed last week by the state Senate prohibits adult entertainment establishments from hiding their thongs and bikini tops behind the image of a “clean cut” sports bar or neighborhood pub.   More...

Building Inspectors Share Blues

There is a new sea of blue walking streets throughout the five boroughs – and they’re not rookie cops.The formidable force of 342 inspectors and 10 engineers from the city Department of Buildings (DOB) are now required to wear formal dress uniforms s More...

Cops Hunt Subway Grope Suspect

Police officials last week released a photo of a man who allegedly groped a woman on a Manhattan-bound E train on May 30.  Cops said the 45-year-old victim was heading to Manhattan the train at about 8 a.m. More...

Sunnyside Chamber Holds June Meeting

A young man in business for himself was the leading speaker at the June meeting of the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce, and he came with advice for others running or thinking about starting their own businesses. More...

Political Page

Liu Gets Major Endorsement From City Workers’ Union

City Comptroller John Liu, whose campaign for mayor has been unable to catch fire thus far, finally got a hopeful sign recently when he was endorsed by District Council 37, the city’s largest municipal union which has the reputation of getting More...

Senate Passes Gianaris’ Tough Sex Abuse Bill

State Senator Michael Gianaris’ bill to strengthen laws regarding persistent sexual abuse passed the New York state senate by a vote of 59-0 this week. More...

Features

Bay Terrace Country Club Invites All For Summer Fun

Friday, June 21, 2013, 7 PM to 12 AM. More...

Senior Prom

On Thursday, June 13, Newtown H.S. seniors joined Queens Boulevard Extended Care Facility residents for a Senior Prom. The afternoon consisted of reminiscing about past high school proms. More...

Simotas’ Rape Is Rape Bill Passes Assembly

On June 11, Assemblymember Aravella Simotas announced the passage of her Rape is Rape legislation. The bill redefines rape to include forced oral and anal sex, in addition to forced sexual intercourse. More...

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