September 25, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Hunt Queens Man In Long Island Shootings

The search for Queens gunman Sang Ho Kim extended from Long Island to Putnam County, N.Y., on Thursday, after state troopers retrieved the 2000 white Honda Pilot Kim fled in after opening fire at a Garden City business office on August 25. More...

Time To Slow Down

Councilmember James F. More...

Queens Brothers Burned In Chemical Leak

A 32-yer-old Kennedy Airport worker found himself behind bars on September 21 after a noxious liquid spilled from a container he carried onto a Queens bus, burning two young boys. More...

Officials Celebrate Woodhaven Library Reopening

Queens Library at Woodhaven has re-opened on September 17 following renovations. On hand to celebrate the occasion were Councilmember Elizabeth Crowley, Queens Borough President Helen Marshall, Councilmember Eric Ulrich, state Senator Joseph P. More...

Community District Education Council 26 Vacancy

Community District Education Council 26 announced to all parents in District 26, that they have one vacancy, a slot for a representative parent with a child in the District 26 English Language Learner (ELL) program.  The application can be obtai More...

Crowley Speaks Out Against Cuts To SNAP Program

Congressmember Joe Crowley (D-Queens, The Bronx) voted against H.R. 3102, legislation that would make Draconian cuts to the nation’s nutrition programs. More...

FDR Democratic Club Celebrates 30th Anniversary

The Franklin Delano Roosevelt Democratic Club hosted its 30th Anniversary Dinner Dance this week, celebrating three decades of activism in Northeast Queens. The event was held at Douglaston Manor. More...

Queens Cops Charged In Bribe Scandals

Two Queens cops were arrested last week, charged with selling police reports to criminals who used the information to help accident victims obtain inflated insurance payouts, authorities said. More...

Second Annual Les Nelkin Pediatric Cancer Survivors' Day At Eisenhower Park

Hundred of young people treated at Cohen Children’s Medical Center , their family members and hospital staff gathered recently at Eisenhower Park to celebrate the second annual Les Nelkin Pediatric Cancer Survivors’ Day. More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

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Restaurant of the Week

Food Craze

Food Craze opened just a couple of weeks ago but is already causing a buzz on Broadway with their inventive, artisan crepes, salads, entrees, burgers, desserts and more. More...

Seniors

Savvy Senior:

Many Flu Shot Options Available This Season

Dear Savvy Senior,I understand that there are a number of different flu vaccines being offered to adults this flu season. More...

Editorials

Meng To Host ‘Make It In America’ For Entrepreneurs

Congressmember Grace Meng will be hosting “Make It In America”, an exhibition of local businesses and American-made products. More...

Autumn Is Welcome Change From Summer

Welcome autumn! This past Sunday, September 22, summer officially came to an end. On that day, known as the autumnal equinox, the sun was vertically above a point on the earth’s equator, day and night was of equal length and autumn began. More...

Letters to the Editor

Announcing StartUP! To The Editor: More...

It’s In Queens! (October 3 to October 9)

Enrichment is everywhere. More...

Astoria Detectives Tie Ex-Hubby To ‘09 Co Ed Murder

Detectives at the 114th Precinct Squad never gave up on their search for the heartless intruder that raped and killed a young fashion student at the Astoria apartment she shared with her mother in the summer of 2009. More...

Cop-Shoot Fugitive Nabbed On Steinway Street

Detectives at the Queens Warrant Squad arrested 62-year-ole career criminal Gary Sanback on September 23, ending a near month-long manhunt for the suspect who police say exchanged gunfire with two Astoria cops who pulled him over for questioning on A More...

Food Bazaar Sets New Parking Rules

Officials at bogopa Service Corporation, operator of the Food Bazaar Supermarket chain recently announced new security measures that will be in effect at the street level parking lot at the future home of a new Food Bazaar supermarket soon to open on More...

Stab Victim’s Wife Says Suspect Lied In Gay-Flirt Confession

The widow of a Queens man butchered in broad daylight on Roosevelt Avenue on September 16 is lashing out at the confessed killer, telling reporters Stephen Torres, 22, lied to police when he said he killed Ever Orzco, 69, after the retired mechanic m More...

Van Bramer Honors Basketball Legend, Jerry Ingenito

On September 21, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer, members of the Ingenito family and local residents honored the life of Jerry Ingenito, who dedicated his career to the youth of Queens, during a street co-naming ceremony on 38th Street in Sunnyside.&n More...

Van Bramer Honors Sunnyside Dancer Elizabeth Polk

On September 21, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer joined local residents and preservationists for a National Register of Historic Places Dedication ceremony in honor of the late, famed dancer and Sunnysider, Elizabeth Polk. More...

I.S. 61 Welcomes Landmark Students’ Civil Rights Fighter

I.S. 61 Leonardo Da Vinci hosted Mary Beth Tinker on September 18 as she spoke with eighth graders in an assembly. Tinker is in all the history books. She was 13 years old when she wore a black armband to school to protest the Vietnam War. More...

CB 2 Discusses Area Improvements

Community Board 2 returned to post-summer activity a couple of weeks late, owing to religious holidays, and spent nearly all of a long meeting handling Sunnyside matters.  To begin with, board members were highly disapproving of a proposal to pl More...

It's In Queens (September 26 To October 2)

From piñatas to Pat Boone, from movies to music, from ballet to baroque, from comedy to cartoons and from sidewalk sales to street festivals, Queens has it all in the fall. Here’s the rundown. More...

Annual Astoria Oldtimers Softball Reunion Set For November 2nd

The 2013 Annual Astoria Oldtimers Softball Reunion will be held on Saturday November 2 at P.S. 10 at 45th Street and 31st Avenue. Raindate will be Saturday November 9 or Sunday November 10. The meeting time will be 7:30 a.m. More...

Hour Children, TransCanada Corp. And NYY Economic Development Corp. To Celebrate Solar Panel Grant

In support of Hour Children’s commitment to the environment, TransCanada Corporation, through the Ravenswood Community and Environmental Improvement Fund of the New York City Economic Development Corporation, has awarded the organization $203,750 for More...

Political Page

Lhota Trails de Blasio In Current Polls

Republican mayoral candidate Joseph Lhota is running far behind Democratic Party standard-bearer Bill de Blasio, according to the first poll taken on the race last week. More...

Gazette Endorses Squadron In Public Advocate Runoff

The Gazette’s endorsement for the office of public advocate in the Democratic special primary runoff is clearly and unequivocally Daniel Squadron, who performed impeccably during his former tenure in the state senate. More...

Addabbo Honors Centenarian

State Senator Joe Addabbo Jr. More...

Features

AG: No FDNY Link To Citi Field VAC Embezzlement

A spokesperson for the state Attorney General’s Office this week said the FDNY is not connected to a $300G embezzlement scam involving the head of emergency management services at Citi Field. More...

Social Security Column:

You’ve Just Stepped Into...The Retirement Zone

You are about to enter another dimension. A dimension not only of work and earnings, but of pension and leisure. A journey into a wondrous land of imagination. More...

Suspect In DC Navy Yard Massacre A Queens Native

The suspect in the September 16 shooting rampage at the Washington, D.C. Navy Yard was born and raised in Queens, authorities said.Aaron Alexis, 34, opened fire at the highly secured facility at about 8:0 a.m. More...

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