October 9, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Flushing Toddler Killed By SUV

Police are investigating the death of a 3-uear-old Flushing girl who was struck and killed by an SUV on September 6 while crossing the street with her grandmother.  Allison Liao was standing in the crosswalk at Main Street and Cherry Avenue More...

Woman, 57, Killed In Elmhurst Fire

City fire marshals this week are continuing a probe into a fire that tore through an Elmhurst home early Monday, killing the homeowner and critically injuring a tenant, fire officials said.   More...

Christ the King H.S. Hosts Open House

Christ the King H.S. hosted its annual Open House on October 6. More...

Boo At The Queens Zoo

Haunted habitats and Halloween fun await at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Queens Zoo’s annual Boo at the Zoo weekend.   Boo at the Zoo will be held on Saturday and Sunday, October 26 and 27 from 11 a.m. More...

Feds Furloughs Stall Murder Probe

The government shutdown hit home in Queens last week when the shutdown of a federal agency that investigates workplace safety issues was unable to assist in the probe of an accident that claimed the life of a 61-year-old Queens man. More...

MTA Officials Deny Q101 Cancellation

Metropolitan Transportation Authority officials last week quashed rumors that the Q101 (Steinway) bus is being phased out.  No so, say MTA officials who promised the popular bus line is not and will not be added to a list of bus lines the a More...

NYPD, State Expands Halloween Sex Perv Watch

Queens police and state Parole officials will be hot on the trail of the borough’s registered sexual predators again this Halloween, conducting surveillance to make sure they remain at home and stay a safe distance from young trick-or-treaters, law e More...

It’s In Queens! (Oct. 10 to Oct. 16)

Variety is the spice of life. It is also the best description for upcoming Queens events, which include everything from a discussion led by Alan Alda to a presentation on the history of cider to a live sing-along. Here’s the rundown.    More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

Dates & times are subject to change. Recurring More...

Restaurant of the Week

PSARI SEAFOOD RESTAURANT AND BAR

We felt like thieves, stealing a balmy, summer night in the Mediterranean, enjoying a fabulous meal of fine seafood and exotic cocktails, served by a friendly staff. More...

Seniors

Savvy Senior:

Help For Seniors Who Are Drowning In Clutter

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you offer any tips for finding low-cost cremation services? I don’t want to stick my kids with a big funeral bill after I die. Still Alive  Dear Alive, More...

Social Security Column:

If You Can’t Work Due To A Disability, Social Security Can Help

If you are disabled and you’re no longer able to work, you should learn how Social Security can help you.  More...

Features

Running On Empty: Tight Security Changes Marathon Rules

Runners participating in the 2013 New York City Marathon will find themselves running without “CamelBaks” – hydration backpacks filled with water and containers larger than 1 liter as they mark their way along the annual 26-mile, 385-yard trek throug More...

Van Bramer, Sunnyside Shines BID Beautify Area

On October 5, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer, Sunnyside Shines Business Improvement District, and more than 100 local residents and families joined together to clean up and beautify Sunnyside. More...

Van Bramer Donates Thousands Of School Supplies

On October 7, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer concluded his Fourth Annual Schools Supplies Drive by delivering thousands of school supplies to the children of P.S. 111, which serves the children of Queensbridge and Ravenswood in Long Island City. More...

Keeping Pets Safe On Halloween

Halloween is just around the corner and pet owners are being urged to take extra precautions to keep their best friends safe, healthy – and candy-free.  Animal lovers are urged to follow the following tips to keep pets safe during this swee More...

Murder Suspect Nabbed In Cemetery

A crazed gunman shot a man outside a troubled Woodside strip club early Saturday morning – right in front of cops who responded to a 911 call of a disturbance at the club, law enforcement sources said.  The gunman fled the scene with police More...

How To Keep Little Ghosts And Ghoulies Safe On Halloween

Halloween is a haunting eve, when spooks and specters hover over local streets in search of some ghoulish fun and treats.  Police and fire officials are offering parents the following tips to keep your little ghosts and goblins safe as they More...

CB 2 Meets For October

A century-old building that has served as a cracker factory and a design center, among other uses, has become another part of La Guardia Community College.  A team from the school was at the October meeting of Community Board 2 to report the lat More...

Ventura Discusses Kennedy Assassination

Former Governor of Minnesota and retired pro-wrestler Jesse Ventura came to Fresh Meadows on October 6, where he met with more than 100 fans at Barnes and Noble to discuss the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, the topic of his new book. More...

An Explosion In The History Of Life

My brother likes to build buildings in his free time. He has a couple of timber-frame structures on his property that he put up over the years, and now he’s working on a more traditional “stick” building made of two-by-sixes and two-by-fours. More...

Haunted Happenings For A Spooktacular Halloween

Halloween haunts lay hidden throughout Queens. Spooky places where scary specters rise to welcome the fearful and those who cringe at things that go, “bump” in the night.   More...

DOT Approves Traffic Study Of Broadway Corridor

City transportation officials last week agreed to take another look at the Broadway corridor in western Queens to determine the need for additional safety measures on the heavily-trafficked roadway.   More...

The Papaloizos Brothers: The Tradition Continues

 “Learn Greek the Easy Way” is the motto of “Greek 123” by Papaloizos Publications. Adults and children have learned conversation Greek using the Papaloizos method for generations. It seems to work. More...

Political Page

Crowley Opens Online Site With New Health Law Info

With the opening of the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance marketplace on October 1, Congressmember Joseph Crowley launched his new online resource dedicated to providing New Yorkers with information about the new healthcare law, generally More...

Rozic Endorses Vallone For Council Seat

Paul Vallone, the Democratic nominee for the 19th City Council District, has received the endorsement of Assemblymember Nily Rozic of Fresh Meadows.  More...

Editorials

Columbus Day: Remember A Great Achievement

One of the greatest expressions of ethnic pride in Queens every October, is the celebration of Columbus Day, a day set aside to remember and extol one of the greatest accomplishments in the history of mankind—the discovery of the New World by C More...

Letters to the Editor

Animal Control  A copy of this letter was received at the Queens Gazette. John Toscano, Editor Emeritus The Queens Gazette 42-16 34th Ave. LIC, NY 11101  Dear Mr. Toscano,  More...

Beg Pardon

In the September 25 issue, I On Politics column, we mistakenly referred to Reform Party candidate for the 23rd City Council District former NYPD Captain Joe Concannon as “John Concannon, a captain in the NYPD”.  Also, we referred to More...

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