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State Senator Gianaris Announces Major Step Forward For Poletti Power Plant

State Senator Michael Gianaris took pride in announcing a major step forward in the deconstruction of the Charles Poletti Power Plant in Astoria. More...

Goldfeder Dashes Across Finish Line At Annual Rockaway Rotary Ocean Run

Assemblymember Phil Goldfeder dashed across the finish line with hundreds of runners placing 23rd overall at the 36th Annual Sweet'N Low Rockaway Rotary 36th Ocean Run/Walk 5k. More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

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Restaurant of the Week

Exo Café

Spring into Exo Café in Forest Hills, where the name itself means “outside”. Exo Café is a restaurant, bar, and grill serving craft beers, unique cocktails, fine food and desserts for all to enjoy. More...

Seniors

How Reverse Mortgages Work in 2014

Dear Savvy Senior,What can you tell me about reverse mortgages? I was considering one last year, but now I hear they are more difficult to get. Ready to ReverseDear Ready,That’s correct. More...

Dust Off Your Financial Plan

Spring is officially here. Before you get started with your spring cleaning, perhaps another matter deserves some dusting off—that long-term financial plan. More...

Book Review

Book Sheds New Light On Kitty Genovese Murder

Kitty Genovese: The Murder, The Bystanders, More...

Features

From Shopping Bags To Diesel Fuel

My household accumulates quite a number of plastic shopping bags. Most come home with me from the grocery store. I use them to line the little garbage pail that sits under the kitchen sink and the wastebasket that’s in the bathroom. More...

Crowley Backs Visa Waivers

A proposed House of Representatives bill making Poland eligible for America’s Visa Waiver program (H.R. 1354) has now acquired an additional co-sponsor in the person of Congressmember Joseph Crowley. More...

An Extroadinary Performance By A Colossal Talent Among International Pianists

The SJU Epsilon Kappa Spanish Honor Society celebrated their Fiftieth Anniversary on campus with a unique concert by pianist Rosa Antonelli on April 23rd in the Little Theater. To my complete amazement, I viewed a Steinway piano on the stage. More...

It's In Queens (May 8 To May 14)

The Golden Oldies (Barbara Cook, Louis Armstrong, Martin Scorsese) compete for attention with the Cutting Edge (Boogie Stomp, a new music forum, performance art) this week. More...

Pup Shot In Astoria Rampage Euthanized

Jack, the tiny Yorkshire Terrier struck by gunfire in the April 12 rampage shooting in Astoria last week became the last victim of the horrific attack. More...

Crime Rate Stats Revealed At 108th Pct. Meeting

At the 108th Police Precinct’s community council meeting for April, Commander Captain Brian Hennessy said that grand larceny had been all too frequent in 2013, and CompStat crime statistics for 2014 show that it remains that way.  The Cop of the More...

Cuomo: ‘Scammers Targeting N.Y. Businesses’

Scam artists have New York corporations and businesses in their sights, sending out “misleading notifications” through the mail, Governor Andrew Cuomo warns. Business owners are “advised” of their corporate responsibilities and are asked for a p More...

Political Page

Wins Over Klein, Avella Could Give Dems Clear Senate Control

The September primaries appear to be the place where the battleground will unfold and give senate Democrats the chance not only to win a majority of their house, but also go on to rule as the rightful majority party with all the benefits that go alon More...

Stavisky, Kim Honor Korean Veterans Of The Vietnam War

State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky (D-Flushing) and Assemblymember Ron Kim (D-Flushing) sponsored a joint resolution to honor the service and sacrifice of Korean veterans who served alongside American troops in the Vietnam War.  More...

Health Care

When Should You See A Periodontist?

Many people are at risk of developing gum disease due to poor oral hygiene and may need to see a periodontist for further evaluation and treatment. Dentists in New York City are capable of, and routinely treat, mild forms of gum disease. More...

Editorials

Honor Thy Mother

Mother’s Day was first celebrated 106 years ago, on May 10, 1908 in Grafton, West Virginia, at the behest of a schoolteacher named Anna Jarvis. More...

Letters to the Editor

Downsized Print News  To The Editor:  The recent passing of George E. McDonald, who led the New York Allied Printing Trades Council, closed the books on the glory days of New York City newspapers.  More...

Star Journal

A Second World’s Fair And Spring Is In The Air In 1965

The Greater Astoria Historical Society presents pages from the Long Island Star Journal.  Welcome to May, 1965!  More...

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