September 4, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Van Bramer Secures Funds For Sunnyside Community Center

    Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer concluded a busy August by announcing he had secured $2.6 million for Sunnyside Community Services, so it could renovate the second floor offices at its headquarters, 43-31 39th St.  The result o More...

Western Queens Community Participates In Graffiti Cleanup

Congressmember Joe Crowley and District Leader Costa Constantinides joined Barnwell for a graffiti cleanup on August 21 at St. Michael’s Park, 31st Avenue and 68th Street in Woodside. More...

Growing Up Astoria

On August 10 at Katch Brewery and Grill, members of the Facebook page Growing Up Astoria were in line for a reunion party to see their friends from the neighborhood. The event, which ran from 4:00 p.m. More...

Mets 'Pitch In' Delivering Citymeals-On-Wheels

As New Yorkers got ready to celebrate Labor Day weekend, two New York Mets players “pitched in” on August 26 to deliver boxes of shelf-stable meals to homebound elderly Citymeals-on-Wheels recipients to get them through the long holiday weekend when More...

Cutting The Ribbon At Glen Oaks Library

Thomas W. Galante, President and CEO of Queens Library, was joined by community and government leaders on September 3 to ceremonially open the new Queens Library in Glen Oaks at 256-04 Union Turnpike. More...

City Cops To Control Animal Abuse Cases

The NYPD is sending a message to animal abusers – beware of your local cops!  Starting in 2014, the NYPD will be the lead agency in charge of animal abuse and animal cruelty complaints in New York City, police officials said.  More...

Corrections Union Backs Dad In Son-Shoot

The union representing New York City’s corrections officers is throwing its support behind a Woodside dad who denies he shot his son after the teen was arrested for shoplifting.   More...

It's In Queens (September 5th to the 11th)

The borough’s first back-to-school street fair will take place this week. More...

National Preparedness Month Begins In Jamaica

National Preparedness Month, an annual campaign to raise emergency readiness awareness, kicks off today in Jamaica.  More...

Restaurant of the Week

ARMONDO’S

f or more than 40 years Armondo’s Italian Restaurant has been the place to go for a romantic dinner for two, a special family meal, or a business lunch or dinner. More...

Seniors

Savvy Senior:

Assistance Programs That Help Seniors With Health Care Costs

Dear Savvy Senior,Are there any programs that you know of that help seniors with their Medicare expenses? More...

Social Security Column:

In The Aftermath Of Disaster, Social Security Can Help

For some, recent years have been made difficult by natural disasters. Fatal tornadoes in Oklahoma. Massive wildfires and strong earthquakes in Colorado and California. Landslides in Washington. Flooding in Texas, North Carolina and Florida. More...

Computers Designed Specifically For Seniors

Dear Savvy Senior,  What computers can you recommend for seniors with very limited computer skills? I am interested in getting one, but at 76, I need one that’s designed simplistically for me. Inexperienced Senior Dear Inexperienced,  More...

Features

$22G Reward For Forest Park Taser Rapist

Police this week released a sketch of a violent rapist sought in connection with an attack on a 69-year-old Queens woman.  Cops said the man snuck up on the victim at about 4:30 p.m. More...

New Federal Charges For Attempted Cop Shooter

A 56-year-old Queens man arrested in 2011 for the attempted murder of two Jackson Heights cops pleaded not guilty last week to a slew of weapons charges stemming from the incieent.   More...

Wanted For Shooting Cop

Police this week are continuing their search for the man wanted for shooting a cops in Astoria on August 22.Cops plastered “Wanted” posters featuring a color photo of suspect Gary Sarback, 62, a predicate felon with a 44-year history of criminal acti More...

Claim Filing Deadlines September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF)

CLAIM FILING DEADLINES SEPTEMBER 11th VICTIM COMPENSATION FUND (VCF) There are two important deadlines for filing a VCF claim: • The first deadline is the date by which you must Register with the VCF to be recognized as a Claimant. More...

Vallone Sweeps Queens Newspaper Endorsements

Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. More...

New Kosciuszko Bridge Discussed

The project to replace the old Kosciuszko Bridge, over Newtown Creek, with a completely new one took an unusual turn in recent months when the date for beginning of construction was actually moved up three years, from 2017 to 2014, as Governor Andrew More...

Local Veterans Attend Addabbo's Annual BBQ

State Senator Joe Addabbo (l.) was joined by veterans during his fifth annual Veterans BBQ, outside his Howard Beach district office.  More than 70 veterans enjoyed lunch and live entertainment on August 24, as the senator thanked them for their More...

Young Workers, Meet Social Security

Welcome to the workforce, new workers! More...

Arnie Mig Memorial Concert Draws 250 To Hear Big Band

On Thursday evening, August 29, state Senator Joseph P. Addabbo Jr., along with the law firm of Brady and Marshak, sponsored the annual Arnie Mig Memorial Concert in St. More...

Goldfeder Demands Residents’ Input On Boardwalk

Assemblymember Phillip Goldfeder (D-Rockaway) has urged Parks Commissioner Veronica White to allow local Rockaway residents to weigh-in on final designs for a new boardwalk that was destroyed by Superstorm Sandy nearly 10 months ago. More...

Willets Point Business Owners Call Hunger Strike

Owners of at least 15 Willets Point businesses are planning to take to the street on Friday to announce the start of a hunger strike designed to bring attention to their battle with city officials over the relocation “as a group” of their auto repair More...

City To Rename Street After Newtown Victim

A six-year-old Sunnyside native, one of 20 children gunned down in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, will receive a special honor on September 7. More...

DOE Prepars For Start Of New School Year

Preparations for opening New York City’s public schools, the largest in the country, have been the focus of a committee of 100 at the Department of Education this summer. More...

Political Page

Two City Council Races Bear Watching

There are several Democratic primary races for City Council nominations on the ballot next Tuesday, but the two that are of most interest to Gazette readers are the contests in the 19th district in Northeast Queens and the 22nd district in the wester More...

Stringer VS Spitzer Too Close To Call

After it appeared early in this contest that former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer would win easily, Scott Stringer has rallied strongly and the final decision is now too close to call. More...

Constantinides Endorsed By PBA, Firefighters, Sanitation

Costa Constantinides was endorsed by New York City Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association (PBA) for the City Council’s 22nd District, which represents Astoria along with parts of Long Island City, Woodside, East Elmhurst and Jackson Heights. More...

Health Care

Social Security Column:

Spouses Have A Significant Benefit

Social Security can be an important financial asset for married couples when the time comes to apply for retirement benefits. More...

Editorials

September’s Bright Side

As we enter September, many of us are returning to school. Saying goodbye to summer is never easy, especially for students and teachers—perhaps not too painful for parents, who need a break from summer break. More...

Letters to the Editor

Smoky Food Truck  To The Editor:  On behalf of the customers that use the Super Laundromat at 24-46 25th Avenue and Steinway Street for many years:  Many customers can’t take the smoke and stink coming from the pushcart that&rsqu More...

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