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Halloran Surrenders To Kentucky Jail Officials

Disgraced former City Councilmember Dan Halloran surrendered to federal prison officials on June 1, approximately one week after a Federal Appeals Court nixed his bid to remain free on bail while he appeals his bribery conviction.Halloran, who was su More...

It’s In Queens! (June 11 to June 17)

The Rocky Horror Picture Show is celebrating its 40th anniversary in Queens (where else?) this week. Other fun activities include a strawberry festival, a hot dog-eating contest, a theater festival, a mama’s expo, and plenty of live, outdoor music. More...

$2.5G For Sunnyside, Woodside Burglars

Police are searching for suspects who burglarized residences in Woodside and Sunnyside last week.Cops said the first break-in occurred on May 29, when a suspect described as an Hispanic male, 5-fe33et, 8-inches tall and 190 pounds, entered a second-f More...

Queens College Holds Business Forum Breakfast

City Controller Scott Stringer was the prime speaker at June’s Queens College Business Forum Breakfast and from the start was ready to speak in behalf of government, which he said “has to think big and bold.”  At the same time, he recognized the More...

Musical Saw Festival At Trinity Lutheran Church

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz opened the 11th NYC Musical Saw Festival at Trinity Lutheran Church in Long Island City, remarking how great it was, that despite repeated invitations for the festival to move to Manhattan or Brooklyn, the festiv More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

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

Restaurant of the Week

Saffron Indian Cuisine

Saffron Indian restaurant will enchant you with its beautiful, serenely decorated dining room, charming outdoor patio, friendly, welcoming service, and its delicious cuisine. More...

Editorials

Venerate Old Glory

Flag Day is a holiday which often gets overlooked, probably due to the fact that it is not a day off. That does not mean it is unimportant.  More...

Letters to the Editor

DOT Issues In NE   A copy of this letter, sent to the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) Queens Commissioner Nicole Garcia, was received at the Queens Gazette. More...

A Better Pipeline For Nail Salon Workers

In a recent private meeting with dozens of mom-and-pop nail salon owners since investigative reports on unsafe working conditions at these shops, one thing became clear – there is a systemic gap between training and job placement that leads cer More...

Star Journal

Queens Offered Cure For Summertime Blues In 1896

The Greater Astoria Historical Society presents pages from the Long Island Star Journal.  Welcome to June 1896!  More...

Forest Hills Garden Celebrates 101st Children's Day

On June 6, Forest Hills Gardens celebrated its 101st Children's Day. More...

American Pharoah Wins Triple Crown

The air was full of excitement and charged as 90,000 people in cars, buses and trains pulled into the entrance area of beautiful Belmont Park at Elmont. It was June 6, the day that so many had looked forward to for 37 years. More...

Assemblymember Goldfeder Cheers On His Lil' Slugger

|width=250|height=167|link=node|align=left]          Assemblyman Phillip Goldfeder with young players of the Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder Marlins T-Ball team at Fort Tilden.     More...

Schools Installing 21,000 Door Alarms Under ‘Avonte’s Law’

City school officials are installing 21,000 audible door alarms at public schools to prevent another tragedy like the 2013 disappearance and death of Avonte Oquendo, 14, who bolted out a side door at the Riverview School in Long Island City – and was More...

Woodhaven Blvd. Bus

To The Editor: Past announcements regarding going forward with construction of the Woodhaven Boulevard Select Bus Service (SBS) Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project was like the first step of the NYC Marathon. More...

Political Page

Gianaris, Nolan React To Gov’s Snooping

It was reported last week that State Senator Michael Gianaris and Assemblymember Catherine Nolan were drawing up a proposed constitutional amendment that could prevent the governor from making changes in the budget proposals that are submitted by the More...

Seniors

Easier Screening Tests for Colon Cancer

Dear Savvy Senior, Are there any easier alternatives to a colonoscopy to check for colon cancer? I’m in my sixties and would like to be tested, but hate the idea of drinking all that laxative solution, and being sedated for the procedure. More...

Features

Military Online Auction

June 15th - 17th

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Katz Grand Marshal Of Celebrate Israel Parade

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz was an Honorary Grand Marshal of the Celebrate Israel Parade held on May 31. The 51st annual edition of the parade featured numerous floats along with about 30,000 marchers. More...

Braunstein Announces Mother’s Day Essay Winners

Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside) announced the winners of his Mother’s Day Essay & Poetry Contest for students in grades two through five:• Second Grade Grand Prize: Francesca Argenzio, who attends St. More...

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