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Columbia University Teaches Energy Savings With Help From Con Edison

Con Edison’s Green Team has helped one of the world’s leading universities save more than $700,000 a year in energy costs through upgrades to the school’s water-chilling system.  Columbia University received $469,000 in incentives through C More...

Wife Floors SUV, Kills Hubby On Hood

A 51-year-old Queens woman this week is facing murder charges after she sped off and crashed her SUV on August 4 – with her husband clinging to the hood.  Cops said the incident began when Matthew Soria, 34, pedaled up to Maria Espinosa on More...

Meng To Assist Family Of Woman Struck By Tree

Congressmember Grace Meng announced that she is working to ensure that the father of the pregnant woman killed by a falling tree in Flushing will be allowed to enter the United States in order to help arrange and attend his daughter’s funeral. More...

Medieval Monks Recorded Ireland’s Climate

Ireland enjoys a mild and stable climate. But even in Ireland there are years that stand out as unusual. More...

Forest Hills Man Injured On Queens Boulevard

On July 31, a pedestrian, possibly the victim of a car accident, was treated by NYPD and FDNY on Queens Boulevard and Ascan Avenue in Forest Hills at around 8:15 p.m. Officers from the 114th Police Precinct tended to the unidentified man. More...

How To Find The Best Medical Information Online

Dear Savvy Senior, What are the best Web sites for finding reliable health information on the Internet? More...

Dancing With The Stars Cast Member Visits St. Mary’s

Dancing sensation Valentin “Val” Chmerkovskiy was joined by Z100’s Danielle Monaro and Garrett Vogel on August 1 for a special day of dance and celebration at St. More...

Van Bramer’s Office Assists 10,000th Constituent

Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer released a statement on the occasion of his office assisting their 10,000th constituent. More...

Ohr-Natan Center Supporters Say No To A Development

More than 500 people filled outreach center Ohr Natan on Thursday, July 25 to fight for the facility to remain open. More...

Barbara Rosene Attracts Local Jazz Fans To Maple Grove

The Friends of Maple Grove Cemetery welcomed more than 70 jazz fans to the Center at Maple Grove’s Celebration Hall in Kew Gardens on the evening of July 20 to enjoy acclaimed jazz artist Barbara Rosene’s performance of her 1920s and 1930s vocal styl More...

QPAC To Offer Singing And Dancing Program This Fall

Queensborough Performing Arts Center (QPAC) will begin offering “Enrichment at QPAC”, a singing and dancing program for children in September. More...

Marshall Expresses Condolences; Calls For Inspections

Queens Borough President Helen Marshall today expressed her condolences to the family and friends of Yingyi Li, a 30-year-old mother-to-be who was killed Sunday, August 4 when she was struck by an uprooted tree while she was sitting on a bench in Kis More...

It’s In Queens! (Aug. 8 to Aug. 14)

A massive sleepover at Citi Field and the Hong Kong Dragon Boat races in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park are certainly the biggest, most unique entertainment options for the upcoming week. But true to the season, there are countless outdoor activities. More...

City Urges Hurricane Preparedness In 2013 Storm Season

City officials are urging New Yorkers to be prepared to batten down the hatches for a potentially dangerous hurricane season.   More...

Cop, Prosecutor Busted In Astoria Bustup

A Queens prosecutor and her NYPD detective boyfriend found themselves on the wrong  side of the law last Saturday after they got physical with cops who tried to calm a heated battle between the couple. More...

Whitestone Man Seeks $130 Million From City, NUPD In False Arrest

A 43-yar-old Whitestone man last month filed a lawsuit demanding $130 million in damages from the city for nine months he spent on Riker’s Island - on rape charges that were dropped when DNA evidence proved he was innocent.  Kenneth King wa More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

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Restaurant of the Week

Mexi BBQ Kitchen & Draught

On a delightful summer evening, nearly all the tables were full at Mexi BBQ, inside and outside, with friends enjoying a very festive Happy Hour and delicious appetizers. More...

Editorials

Protection Vs. Privacy

The 12th anniversary of the September 11 attacks are a month away, and the U.S. government is currently facing criticism by many citizens for its controversial surveillance programs. Yet we all want to be safe from terrorism.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Cemetery Desecration  A copy of this letter was received at the Queens Gazette. Commissioner Veronica M. More...

Have You Seen Robert Mayer? Last Seen At Dix Hills, LI

IF YOU HAVE INFORMATION ABOUT ROBERT M MAYERPLEASE CALL THE SUFFOLK COUNTY POLICE SQUAD DETECTIVES AT 631-854-8242 OR YOUR LOCAL POLICE.  Missing From:  Dix Hills, New YorkDate Missing:  06-14-2013Age:  46Sex:  Male More...

Shark On A Train

Passengers on a Queens bound N train got a real shock when they realized that a special paseenger was aboard. More...

Cops Release Photo Of Teen Stab Suspect

Police this week released a surveillance photo (see photo) of a suspect sought in connection with the July 29 brutal stabbing of a Woodhaven teenager.  The photo shows the suspect running from the scene moments after Natasha Martinez, 17, w More...

Van Bramer Announces Expansion Of Doe Fund To LIC

Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer was joined by representatives from the Doe Fund and the Long Island City Partnership, business owners and local residents, to introduce a new community initiative to keep the streets of Hunters Point/Long Island City cl More...

Three LAGCC Women Receive 2013 Education Fund Awards

Three LaGuardia Community College students who, despite personal hardships, had the perseverance to continue their education after a long hiatus, were the recipients of the 2013 Education Fund Fellow award of $10,000. More...

Queens Student Is Aspiring Poet

The following two pieces were written by Dhimitrios Shoshari, an eighth grader at I.S. More...

Marshall Honors Good Samaritans

Queens Borough President Helen Marshall paid tribute to two men who worked together to recover and return about $5,000 in cash representing a woman’s lost life savings. More...

Three Authors From Queens

While the borough is not famous for producing writers, several renowned authors have lived in Queens. More...

Prentzas, Vallone Attend Ecuadorian Parade

Councilmember and borough president candidate Peter Vallone Jr. and City Council candidate Constantinos “Gus” Prentzas participated together in the Ecuadorian Parade on August 4.   More...

Moya Celebrates Ecuadorian Heritage At Parade

Assemblymember Francisco Moya marched in the Ecuadorian Parade alongside city and state officials, candidates and thousands of Ecuadorian Americans. More...

Meng Announces First Annual Healthy Families Fair

Congressmember Grace Meng (D-Queens) wants to keep her constituents healthy. More...

Indo Caribbean/Guyanese Family Fun Day Celebration

The Indo Caribbean and Guyanese community, elected officials and residents of Queens celebrated the Indo Caribbean/Guyanese Family Fun Day on Sunday, August 4. Assemblymember David I. Weprin (D-Fresh Meadows) and Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. More...

Vallone Joins Queens Jewish Community Council At HQ

On July 31, Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by the Queens Jewish Community Council, which celebrated the start of construction on the council’s new headquarters in Flushing. More...

Jackson Heights Hosts Ecuadorian Parade

On August 4, the Ecuadorian Day parade was held in Jackson Heights from 69th Streetto 87th Street along Northern Boulevard.  More...

Disgraced Former Teacher May Withdraw Rape Plea

The Flushing teacher charged with repeatedly having sex with a 13-year-old former student is thinking about withdrawing his plea, law enforcement sources said.   More...

$2G Reward Offered In Kidnap/Assault

Police officials last week released a sketch (see sketch) of a suspect sought in connection with the violent kidnapping and assault of an East Elmhurst woman.   More...

Astoria Murder Tape Trial Set For September

The coldblooded lawyer accused of beating his girlfriend to death in their Astoria apartment in 2012 was back in court last week – boasting a full red beard and the look of a killer.  Jason Bohn, 34, listened intently as his trial date was More...

Political Page

Caped Vallone Fights For BP Prize

Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. has often been cited as a bona fide crimefighter throughout his legislative career, and with just cause. More...

Vallone Calls For Rebates From Time Warner Cable

Councilember Peter F. Vallone Jr. has called for the establishment of a rebate program whenever a television station with a substantial viewership is dropped by a cable or satellite provider.  More...

Van Bramer, Quinn Rename Street To Honor Rispoli

On July 27, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer and City Council Speaker Christine C. More...

Features

Movie Fans Say Goodbye To Famous Fast Food Location

It was made famous in the 1988 hit comedy Coming To America starring Eddie Murphy as the fast food restaurant McDowell’s. More...

Bayside Gym Vows To Make Eastern Queens Healthier

        Out of a renovated automobile service garage in Bayside comes a new contender in personal training and fitness.        Owners Anthony Lucic and Dominick Fortino can train the mo More...

Sunnyside Remembers Jazz Legend "Bix" Beiderbecke

Jazz enthusiasts from around the country came to Sunnyside last week to enjoy the annual musical tribute to Leon Bismark "Bix" Beiderbecke, one of the early legends of Jazz. More...

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