July 10, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Hung Sex Perv Who Abused Girl, 9

Queens police are searching for a suspect who sexually abused a 9-year-old girl in Flushing on July 2.Police last week released a sketch of the suspect (see sketch) who they say spotted the victim in a grocery store at 39th Avenue and 108th Street at More...

AT&T Street Charge Hits The Beach

Solar mobile charging units arrive at some of the City’s most popular beaches this week, providing New Yorkers additional opportunities to recharge their devices as part of the AT&T Street Charge initiative. More...

Van Bramer First Elected Official To Complete Tour De Queens

On July 7, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer became the first elected official to complete Transportation Alternatives’ annual Tour de Queens. More...

Operation Feng Shui Launched In Little Flower

Little Flower Children and Family Services of New York partnered with The Mission Continues on Saturday, June 29 for Operation Feng Shui.  Emmanuel Byron, a Mission Continues fellow and Little Flower Children Queens office volunteer, led over 20 More...

Debt Counseling Programs Can Help Seniors With Financial Problems

Dear Savvy Senior, What resources can you recommend to help seniors with financial problems? I hate to admit it, but I’ve fallen behind on my house payments and have accumulated quite a bit of credit card debt over the past few years. More...

Paul Vallone Celebrates The Fourth Of July

This Fourth of July, we celebrated our blessed nation, and remembered and honored our Founding Fathers. I hope you and your families had a very happy Fourth of July weekend. More...

Key Luck Club Celebrates July 4th

Every fourth of July, Emma Lazarus’ sonnet “The New Colossus” continues to inspire. More...

TD Charitable Foundation Announces 2013 "Housing For Everyone" Criteria; Applications Accepted Now Through August

The TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank, announced it will award $2.5 million in grants in 2013 to support neighborhood revitalization and stabilization projects and initiatives through its e More...

It's In Queens! (July 11 to July 17)

Everybody knows that Queens is the most ethnically diverse county in the U.S. Well, upcoming borough events demonstrate tremendous diversity in musical genre, but little diversity in price as they are mostly free. More...

Meng To Hold Queens Small Business Summit

Congressmember Grace Meng, a member of the House Small Business Committee, announced today that she will hold a summit for small business owners in Queens. The event is scheduled to take place on Monday, July 15th from 2-4 p.m. More...

Boro-Wide Blotter

109th Precinct  Hunt Flushing Rapist  Police are seeking help from the public to identify and locate a suspect who raped a woman on June 22, inside a store on Union Street.  More...

Cops Seize Explosives At Astoria Home

A 26-year-old Astoria man sparked the ire of police and his neighbors last week after he used his home to store an arsenal of highly explosive fireworks – and a cache of military-grade noxious materials used in the manufacture of potentially deadly e More...

State’s Looking Down On Distracted Drivers

Gov Andrew Cuomo last week added new fuel to his war on motorists who text while behind the wheel.  Cuomo announced an expanded effort to snare distracted drivers by using a feet of specially designed sports utility vehicles to catch motori More...

Firefighter Busted In Queens Cop Assault

Cops last week arrested a veteran city firefighter after he add three friends jumped an off-duty cop in Forest Hills on June 30 – and tried to steal the cop’s gun, law enforcement sources said.   More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

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Restaurant of the Week

Forest Hills Station House

Forest Hills Station House is a unique concept in the neighborhood, offering exceptionally good pub food with a gastronomical twist in a friendly, decidedly hip environment. More...

Editorials

Cool Time, Summer In The City

With summer officially underway, New Yorkers will be seeking leisure and excursions during the upcoming heat-filled weeks.  Numerous locations are available around the city for summer fun and relaxation.  While many might seek fun on far of More...

Letters to the Editor

Library Dodged Bullet  To The Editor:  Strong libraries equal strong communities. Library lovers across Queens spoke up to support library funding and I am so pleased to announce that the proposed budget cut was restored. More...

Create Statewide Gun Offender Registry

The recent attacks on Stop, Question and Frisk, a constitutional tool employed by the New York City Police Department are outrageous to say the least. This program, which was instituted by New York City Under Police Commissioner William J.  More...

Star Journal

Lightning, Rain And Murder In The Summer Of 1897

The Greater Astoria Historical Society presents pages from the Long Island Star Journal.  Welcome to July 1897!  More...

Offer $2G Reward For Armed Kid Sex Perv

Queens police are scouring neighborhoods in Jackson Heights for a child sex abuser who attacked a 13-year-old boy twice at gunpoint on July 3.Cops said the suspect approached the victim as he was walking home at about 11 p.m. More...

Phillies Fan Sues Mets

A 25-year-old Philadelphia woman last week filed suit against the NY Mets, charging she suffered injuries when she was ejected from Citi Field following an argument with a group of Mets fans.   More...

First Annual New Americans Independence Day Celebration Held

Assemblymember William Scarborough and D.L. Uma Sangupta hosted the 1st Annual New Americans Independence Day Celebration at Worlds Fair Marina on July 4th. More...

Alumna Honored By National Academy Foundation

A 2009 graduate of the Academy of Finance and Enterprise (AOFE) in Woodside, Ana Lucia Urizar, has been named one of two 2013 Alumni Award winners chosen by the National Academy Foundation (NAF). More...

Van Bramer Welcomes Lincoln Center Local To Queens

On July 2, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer, chair of the City Council Cultural Affairs and Libraries Committee, was joined by Thomas W. More...

St. Mary’s Young Professionals Raise Funds For Kids

The St. Mary’s Young Professionals Committee – a group of young New Yorkers from the real estate, finance, construction, legal, and marketing industries – raised more than $3,000 for the hospital at a successful soiree June 27 at Penn 6 in Manhattan. More...

Musicians Making A Difference (MMAD) To Hold Festival At LIC

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With Temperatures Soaring, Use Energy Wisely And Save Money

With forecasters predicting hot, sticky weather this weekend and beyond, Con Edison reminds customers to use energy wisely and save money.  The company said it will have crews ready to respond to heat-related service problems that occur. More...

Elmhurst Hospital Center Hosts First Annual Pediatric Health And Safety Fair

On June 12, Elmhurst Hospital Center (EHC) hosted its First Annual Pediatric Health and Safety Fair. More...

West Nile Detected In NYC Mosquitoes, No Human Cases Detected This Season

For the first time this season, the Health Department has detected West Nile virus in New York City mosquitoes. The infected mosquitoes were collected from the Pomonok neighborhood in Queens and the Huguenot Beach neighborhood on Staten Island. More...

Maloney Addresses Indian Consulate, Asks For A Diwali Stamp

Congressmember Carolyn Maloney spoke before the Consul General of India, in New York, today to urge its members and leaders in the Indian American communities to continue supporting an effort to get the Citizen’s Stamp Advisory Committee (CSAC) of th More...

Boyfriend Faces Charges In Sunnyside Rage Murder

A 40-year-old Queens man remains hospitalized this week, facing murder charges after he fatally stabbed his longtime girlfriend in their Sunnyside home – while the couple’s three young children cowered in a nearby room. More...

FDNY Hero Vet Saves Boy, 2, From Pool Death

A retired city firefighter is being hailed as a hero this week, after he jumped into action on July 4 to save the life of a 2-year-old boy who nearly drowned in a neighbor’s pool during an Independence Day block party in Maspeth.   More...

State Denies Liquor License For Astoria Bikini Bar

The State Liquor Authority (SLA) last week turned down a liquor license application for a proposed bikini bar located at the tip of Steinway Street in Astoria.   More...

Political Page

Spitzer’s Comeback; Lhota Tackles Future Storms

It seems that now Eliot Spitzer—still seeking a public career at age 54 and perhaps encouraged by Anthony Weiner’s attempted comeback—made the surprise announcement over last weekend that the former governor was entering this year&r More...

Gianaris, Simotas Open New District Offices In Astoria

As state Senator Michael Gianaris and Assemblymember Aravella Simotas moved into new district offices in the heart of Astoria, the Queens lawmakers announced that they will host an open house this summer to help ease the transition for residents of W More...

Ciafone, Weiner Campaign At Astoria Street Festival

John Ciafone, candidate for City Council, campaigned at the Astoria Street Festival on 30th Avenue on July 7, and was joined by mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner, who also campaigned at the event. More...

Features

Astoria Bikini Bar Prevented From Opening Its Doors

Assemblymember Aravella Simotas, along with Democratic District Leader Costa Constantinides and representatives from Congressmember Joseph Crowley’s office traveled to the State Liquor Authority (SLA) to speak out against the proposed Astoria a More...

Con Ed Contributes To QCA’s High School To Art School

Arthur Cronson, Con Edison’s Queens public affairs manager presented Queens Council on the Arts (QCA) with a generous contribution in support of its High School to Art School Portfolio Development Program (HS2AS). More...

City Warns Against Illnesses Spread By Mosquitoes And Ticks

The city Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) has issued an advisory for all New Yorkers to help them prevent mosquito and tick bites this summer.  More...

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