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Cops Hunt Bicycle Creep

Police officials last week released a sketch (see sketch) of a bicyclist who rode up a woman on a street in Astoria and groped her.  Cops said  the woman was walking at the corner of 24th Avenue and Crescent Street at about 9:10 a.m. More...

Jack And Jill Celebrates 61st Anniversary With Marshall

Queens Borough President Helen Marshall (r.) joined with members of the Queens Chapter of Jack and Jill of America to celebrate the chapter’s 61 years of service during a ceremony in Queens Borough Hall on September 26. More...

Weprin Demands DOE Restore Funding To Cardozo H.S.

Councilmember Mark Weprin (D-Oakland Gardens) called on the city Department of Education (DOE) to restore several hundred thousand dollars that the city cut from the budget of Benjamin N. Cardozo H.S. More...

Weprin Visits P.S. 203 With NY1 Host Errol Louis

Councilmember Mark S. Weprin (D-Oakland Gardens) visited P.S. 203, the Oakland Gardens School with NY1 Host Errol Louis as part of a daylong tour of the 23rd Council District. More...

Marshall Attends Habitat For Humanity Groundbreaking

Queens Borough President Helen Marshall participated in a groundbreaking ceremony September 21, to kick off a renovation project spearheaded by Habitat for Humanity New York City, the local affiliate of the group founded by Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter. More...

Murder Charge For Alleged Gang Member

Queens District Attorney Richard A. More...

Fun At The Bayside BID

The second annual Sidewalk Sale presented by the Bayside Village Business Improvement District (BID) was held along Bell Boulevard from September 27 through 29. More...

Fatal Whitestone Curb-Jump

A 42-year-old Queens man was killed on September 23 when an elderly driver lost control of his car and slammed into the victim on the service road of the Whitestone Expressway.   More...

Queens Library At Fresh Meadows To Close For Renovations

The Queens Library At Fresh Meadows, 193-20 Horace Harding Expressway, will close on Saturday October 12 for renovations and will re-open in the Winter of 2014.  Starting October 21, the Mobile Library will provide limited service every Mon More...

Queens Restaurant Week To Feature Resort World's RW Prime & Genting Palace

Two of Queens’ finest restaurants, RW Prime and Genting Palace will participate in the 10th Annual Queens Restaurant Week. More...

Key Luck Club Holds Mid-Autumn Festival

The Key Luck Club at the Bayside Senior Center celebrated its second Mid-Autumn Festival. Over 130 members and guests attended on Saturday, September 14th. More...

108th Precinct Holds September Community Meeting

There was a large turnout for the September meeting, the first in three months, of the 108th Police Precinct Community Council.  The meeting was made to feel additionally crowded because it was packed into a side room on the ground floor of Sunn More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

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Restaurant of the Week

Village Grill

When we first visited the Village Grill in Forest Hills, Dina, the bustling owner, was just getting started with her petite restaurant featuring all homemade appetizers, entrees and desserts.  More...

Seniors

Savvy Senior:

How To Safely Dispose Of Unused Medicines

Dear Savvy Senior, What is the safest way to dispose of unwanted medications? My husband and I have drawers full of unused and expired drugs that we’d like to get rid of, and get them out of sight of our curious grandkids. More...

Social Security Column:

On Columbus Day, Discover New Social Security Services Online

 In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue. That may be a rhyme you remember from grade school when learning about Christopher Columbus and his voyage that would lead him to discover the New World. More...

Editorials

Bag The Surcharge

While we wholeheartedly support anything that will help preserve our environment, we feel a shopping bag surcharge will do nothing to help the cause. More...

Letters to the Editor

The OK Corral  To The Editor:  Both sides of the aisle have their guns loaded and aimed at the political opposition.  Neither members of Congress nor the Senate are perspiring a drop. More...

Goldfeder Applauds MTA Vision For Rockaway Beach Rail Line

Assemblymember Phil Goldfeder announced the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has released their Twenty-Year Capital Needs Assessment, which includes the restoration of the Rockaway Beach Rail Line as part of their plans for the future. More...

Prosecutor Prank No Joke To DA’s Office

Queens District Attorney Richard Brown is not laughing over a prank pulled by a prosecutor that sparked fear of a terror attack last week at his office on Queens Boulevard.   More...

Cops Hunt Woodside Hit-Run Driver

Police are asking the public for help to locate and identify a heartless driver who struck and killed an 18-year-old Woodside man on September 28.  Cops said Luis Bravo was crossing Broadway at 58th Street in Woodside at about 11 p.m. More...

Astoria Man Cuts Up On ‘Top Chef’

A 37-year-old Astoria man made his way to the Big Easy last month where he is hoping to cook his was to the title of “Top Chef.”  Benedettto Bartolotta packed his knives and joined 16 other contestants from across the U.S. More...

Addabbo’s No-Cost Cancer Screenings Draw Over 75

In late September, state Senator Joseph Addabbo Jr. hosted free mammogram and prostate exams for women and men. Over 75 individuals in total participated in the exams in Maspeth and Woodhaven. More...

Presidents Co-Op & Condo Council Meet With Lhota

The Presidents Co-op & Condo Council (PCCC) sat down with Republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota last week to discuss a wide range of issues facing the co-op and condo community in New York City. More...

Jackson Heights Park Dedicated To Rory Staunton

Queens Borough President Helen Marshall attended the September 23 dedication of a new city park named in honor of Rory Staunton, a 12-year-old boy who tragically died from sepsis he contracted after he sustained a cut while playing basketball in Apri More...

Candidates Night At Greater Woodhaven Development

Pictured at the first Local Candidates Night at the Greater Woodhaven Development Corporation’s (GWDC) meeting on September 24. (L. More...

Landlords, Homeowners: Apply Now For HEAP Heating Grants

Homeowners and tenants who are 60 years and older, along with qualifying low-income residents, may now apply for grants of up to $500 for homeowners and $40 to $50 for residents, to help pay their current heating bills.   More...

Hunt Driver In Fatal Skateboard Accident

Police at the NYPD Accident Investigation Unit are trying to determine if an accident that killed a teenage skateboarder in Sunnyside on September 26 was a hit-run, or if the driver left the scene without knowing his truck was involved in the inciden More...

Weprin And Sikh Cultural Society Rally Against Hate Crimes

Assemblymember David Weprin (D-Richmond Hill) and the Sikh Cultural Society held a rally against hate crimes. More...

WCS Supports Clinton Global Initiative With "96 Elephants" Campaign

Conservation groups announced today a three-year $80 million Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Commitment to Action that will bring together NGOs, governments, and concerned citizens to stop the slaughter of Africa’s elephants, which are being decimate More...

TD Bank Introduces Mobile Deposit Feature For Android And iPhone Devices

TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank®, recently launched mobile deposit through the TD Bank mobile app for Android™ and iPhone®, providing customers with a simple, safe and convenient option for depositing checks into their accounts.  More...

Five Indicted, One Wanted In Queens Betting Ring

Queens Narcotics cops last month busted a family-operated gambling ring that operated out that collected illegal wagers at more than 30 locations in Queens, Brooklyn and Nassau County that raked-in approximately $1 million in numbers bets each year.& More...

Political Page

Queens’ Democratic Party Endorses De Blasio

Giving a major boost to Democratic mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio in a borough which often leans toward Republicans in those contests, the powerful Queens Democratic Party organization has endorsed de Blasio in his November 5 election against Repub More...

Ackerman Endorses Paul Vallone For City Council

Paul Vallone, the Democratic nominee for the 19th City Council District, received the endorsement of former longtime Democratic Congressmember Gary Ackerman at a press conference held on the steps of the Clearview Senior Center in Bayside on Septembe More...

Avella, Simanowitz, Local Residents Protest Noise

State Senator Tony Avella and Assemblymember Michael Simanowitz were joined on September 24 by residents of Whitestone and Malba at a press conference protesting helicopter noise over their homes.  More...

Features

Weprin: End Madison Square Garden $17M Tax Exemption

Assemblymember David I. More...

Internet In Bloom For The Layperson

Anything that is digitized is not private.  History tells us the U.S. More...

Reception Announced For Sunnyside Map Release

Sunnyside is finally on the map!  Two Sunnyside organizations, the Sunnyside Shines Business Improvement District and the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce, have partnered with LaGuardia Community College to create a map of Sunnyside which will publicize More...

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