April 9, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Stringer Visits CB 2

City Controller Scott Stringer paid a visit to Community Board 2’s April meeting, as did a representative from the Department of Transportation, who delivered an up-to-date report on a plan to improve pathways for bicycles on the Pulaski Bridge over More...

Honor Students Preserve Their Local History

For half a decade, the students of the Aquinas Society at the Immaculate Conception School, have been preserving the narrative histories of Jamaica and its environs. More...

Astoria Resident Aids Rescue Of Second Water Crash Victims

An Astoria resident is being heralded a hero this week after he led four young people to safety from a watery crash early Saturday morning.Yvett Kassanakis told police he was awakened by screeching brakes and a loud thud at about 4 a.m. on Saturday. More...

It’s In Queens! (April 10 to April 16)

Queens bids farewell to the Holocenter with a major blow-out party this week. The borough also welcomes the New York Tenors, a few jazz legends and a duo that combines violin with hip hop. More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

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

Restaurant of the Week

FAVELA BRAZILIAN CUISINE

Favela, named for peasant villages in Brazil, is a cozy, cool spot to enjoy the rich and diverse cuisine of Brazil. Located on 28th Avenue in More...

Seniors

Health Strategies for Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease

Dear Savvy Senior, Are there any proven strategies to preventing dementia? My 80-year-old mother has Alzheimer’s which has me wondering if there is anything I can do to protect myself.  Concerned at 53 Dear Concerned,  More...

Editorials

Happy Passover To All

Happy Passover to all those who observe and celebrate the holiday.  More...

Letters to the Editor

From Pre-K To SCRIE  Dear Friends,  There’s lots to report on this week, so let me get right to it.  State Budget:  As you have heard by now, the latest state budget was approved by the legislature this week and signed by th More...

Sports

North Shore-LIJ Army Vet Hurls First Pitch For Mets

Donald Grande, an emergency medical technician at the North Shore-LIJ Center for Emergency Medical Services, who returned to work last fall after a nearly year-long stint with the Army Reserves in Bahrain, threw out the first pitch at the April 2 Met More...

Star Journal

Death, Illegal Immigration And Development In 1914

The Greater Astoria Historical Society presents pages from the Long Island Star Journal.  Welcome to April 1914!  More...

Leaguers Clean UP

On Saturday, April 5, Queens Parks Commissioner Dorothy Lewandowski joined state Senator Tony Avella, Councilmember Paul Vallone and nearly 100 kids from the Dwarf-Giraffe Athletic League to spruce up the ballfields at Harvey Park in anticipation of More...

Crowley Unveils Pope John Paul II Way Street Sign

Councilmember Elizabeth Crowley, the Polish Jewish Dialogue Committee, Polish Vice-Consul General Mateusz Stasiek, and hundreds of Maspeth residents celebrated the street co-naming of Pope John Paul II Way on April 6, in front of Holy Cross Roman Cat More...

Police Release New Astoria Rape Suspect Photos

Police last week released new surveillance photos of a man sought in connection with the attempted rape of an Astoria woman on February 23.Cops said the 22-year-old victim was walking on 30th Avenue in Astoria at about 3:50 a.m. More...

Van Bramer’s Vision Zero Proposal First To Be Installed

A series of new traffic safety measures proposed by City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer will soon be underway at a deadly Woodside intersection where an 8-year-ol boy was struck and killed in December.Nosna Nahian, 8, was crossing Northern More...

NYPD Warns Seniors To Beware Home Repair Scammers

Police in Western Queens are reaching out to senior homeowners in the area, warning them to remain alert to a team of con artists who pose as home repair contractors to steal their cash.Cops believe the fake contractors are members of the infamous “I More...

Political Page

Full Ballot For ‘14 Elections, Congress Primaries, June 24

Election Day 2014 is still about seven months away, but the earliest election activity connected directly to that day—the Congressional and U.S. More...

Dromm Joins Parents Who Opt Out Of Testing

City Council Education Committee Chairperson Daniel Dromm (D-Jackson Heights, Elmhurst) joined parents who chose to not permit their children to take high stakes English Language Arts (ELA) tests. More...

Katz Encourages NYers To File Taxes For Free With VITA

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz joined Councilmembers Jimmy Van Bramer (fifth from r.) and Costa Constantinides (sixth from r.), and Deputy Borough President Leroy Comrie (second from r.) at an More...

Features

Cops Release Photo Of Astoria Purse Snatch Suspect

Police last week released a surveillance photo (see photo) of a man sought in connection with a violent March 25 purse-snatch attempt in Astoria.Cops said the 28-year-old woman was walking in front of 31-45 Crescent Street at about noon on March 25 w More...

Egg-Stravaganza At Queens Botanical Garden

Queens Botanical Garden will hold an Egg-stravaganza on April 19. All children are invited and their parents are encouraged to pre-register for one of two sessions (12-1:30 pm or 2-3:30 pm) of “egg-cellent” fun. More...

Brown Seeks $$ To Turn Former Men’s House Into Office Space

If Queens District Attorney Richard Brown has it his way, a run-down former jailhouse used as a backdrop by production crews for TV dramas will soon be transformed into a workplace for real life criminal drama.Queens top prosecutor last week testifie More...

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