March 19, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Rally For Reactivation Of Rockaway Beach Line

In an effort to strengthen and broaden public awareness for the reactivation of the abandoned Rockaway Beach Line, the Queens Public Transit Committee (QPTC) held a series of rallies on the Woodhaven Boulevard corridor on March 9, adjacent to the Roc More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

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

Restaurant of the Week

EL OLIVO

For 19 years, El Olivo has been offering freshly prepared Spanish cuisine in the heart of Astoria. El More...

Seniors

If Pets Had Thumbs, Would They Read Across America?

March 2 was the National Education Association’s Read Across America Day, held each year on the birthday of Dr. Seuss. The Seussical celebration kicks off a week of reading across the nation. As Dr. More...

Tips And Support Services For Family Caregivers

Dear Savvy Senior,What resources do you recommend that offer help to caregivers? I’ve been taking care of my 82-year-old mother, and it’s wearing me to a frazzle. Exhausted DaughterDear Exhausted, More...

Features

CB 1 Meets After Long Delay

The March Community Board 1 cabinet meeting was the first such meeting in three months.  The January meeting was not held, being postponed to February, normally a bye month, and at that time bad weather caused its cancellation.  The boardro More...

FDNY, Feds: Call 911 Immediately If You Smell Gas

City and federal officials last week issued an urgent reminder to New Yorkers who detect the odor of gas at home, in their neighborhood, or in any other location. More...

Van Bramer Celebrates NYCHA’s Newly Installed Board

On March 14, New York City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer attended the Council of Presidents’ citywide Candle Lighting Ceremony at the Queensbridge Houses. More...

It’s In Queens! (March 20 to March 26)

The world famous Cirque du Soleil rolls into Queens this week to present Amaluna until May 11. This is a tremendous show, full of breath-taking acrobatics, routines, music and costumes. More...

Astoria Detectives Nab Registered Sex Offender

Detectives at the 114th Precinct Squad last week collared the scruffy sex offender who tried to lure a 12-year-old girl into his SUV on the afternoon of March 4.High-ranking police officials told the Gazette the detectives were “spot-on” in their inv More...

Death Marks The Spot: Lawmakers Seek Tips On Deadly Driver

Local lawmakers and traffic safety advocates are calling on the public to help track down the heartless driver who struck and killed a Queens grandfather in Long Island City on March 8. More...

Political Page

Suddenly, Everybody’s Agreed, ‘We Need A Pre-K Plan’

All mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio had was an idea—set up a pre-K program for the city’s four-year-olds and let rich taxpayers pay for it. It helped greatly in getting him elected easily.  More...

Constantinides Intro’s Bill For Efficient Pothole Repair

Councilmember Costa Constantinides was joined by Community Board 1, business leaders and other local activists, including Steinway Business Improvement District President Kevin Foley, Community Board More...

Queens Councilmembers Meet On Discretionary Fund Requests

The Queens 15 member delegation in the City Council held a meeting last week to hear testimony from groups and organizations seeking capital or expense budget funding from the councilmembers’ discretionary funds, which are distributed to each m More...

Editorials

We Salute Greece’s Independence Day

For 400 years, the Islamic Ottoman Empire had occupied Greece and persecuted Greeks for practicing Greek Orthodox Christianity and for teaching their children their culture, history and language. More...

Letters to the Editor

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