December 18, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Meng Holds Forum On Hate Crimes Against South Asians

Congressmember Grace Meng (D-Queens), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, held a forum on December 14 on combating hate crimes in the South Asian community. More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

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

Restaurant of the Week

Martha’s Country Bakery

Martha’s Country Bakery on Ditmars Boulevard. welcomes you all back after a brief pause for expansion. More...

Seniors

How To Guard Against Wintertime Heart Attacks

Dear Savvy Senior, When I had a mild heart attack about six months ago my doctor told me I needed to be extra careful during the winter when recurring heart attacks are more common. Is this true? More...

Editorials

Fix Queensboro Bridge ‘Death Exit’

The Western Queens community was shocked last week at the news of yet another auto fatality at the same exact spot in Queens Plaza South, where several others have either lost their lives or sustained major injuries during the past two years.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Redesign Unsafe Ramp  A copy of this letter was received at the Queens Gazette. December 11, 2013 Janette Sadik-Khan Commissioner Department of Transportation 55 Water Street, 9th Floor New York, NY 10041   More...

SCS, Amie’s Place Help Keep Seniors’ Pets Home

The social and emotional benefits of owning a pet are well documented. Pets provide social support, especially to elderly owners, and their company lowers seniors’ risk of depression that can stem from social isolation. More...

Walcott Announces Reebok Partnership With Schools

Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott announced on December 11 an expanded partnership with Reebok and the Reebok Foundation that enhances physical activity in New York City elementary schools. More...

It’s In Queens! (Dec. 19 to Dec. 25)

Surprise, surprise. Many upcoming events -- including an art show, various concerts, a wreath workshop and a special screening -- have Christmas themes. Other options include an FBI demonstration, comedy and an adventure with a pirate. More...

Jamaica Honor Students Unveil Historic Plaque

On December 10, State Senator Joe Addabbo joined the Aquinas Honor Society members, their teacher, Carl Ballenas and school administrators--at a ceremony held at Immaculate Conception School in Jamaica Estates for the unveiling of a bronze plaqu More...

Political Page

Mayor Boasts Of Changing Face Of City

Last week, Mayor Michael Bloomberg trumpeted the news that the City Council had approved his administration’s rezoning plan for Ozone Park, a huge endeavor covering 530 blocks, bringing the citywide total to more than 12,000 blocks.  More...

Van Bramer Hosts Affordable Care Act Town Hall

On December 9, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer hosted a town hall on the Affordable Care Act at LaGuardia Community College in Long Island City. More...

11x11now Campaign For Immigration Reform Launched

Councilmember Daniel Dromm, 11x11now.com spokesperson Kilder Fuentes (r.), union leaders and advocates launched a new digital letter campaign to push for immigration reform. More...

Features

Crystal Windows Renewed For Next Season of TV's Flipping Boston

Crystal Window & Door Systems, the national manufacturer of quality window and door products, has been chosen by the producers of the hit A&E TV show Flipping Boston to continue as the exclusive window supplier for the coming third season in More...

Queens Students Participate In Chess In The Parks Fest

Local Queens students and residents attended the 13th annual Chess in the Parks Festival recently held in Central Park. More...

St. Irene Monastery Held Christmas Luncheon

 “Greek Orthodox Churches open, not close. St. Cosmas  (of Aetolia) said  ‘Things will come out of the schools that your mind does not even imagine.’ Schools build a community,” said V. Rev. More...

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