July 15, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Bryant HS Holds Dwarka Must Go Rally

More than 150 protestors marched in front of Bryant H.S. in Astoria to rally against current principal Namita Dwarka. The protestors held up signs which read "Dwarka Must Go"! More...

TD Bank To Donate Up To $2,000 To Sunnyside Community Services

Through the "Bring Change" initiative, TD Bank's Penny Arcades serve as designated hubs to support local organizations and people in need. More...

Crystal Recognized With National Business Communications Awards

National manufacturer Crystal Window & Door Systems continued its award-winning ways, adding two new accolades to the long list of awards the company has received over the past 25 years.  Crystal has earned The 2015 Communicator Award of Dis More...

Crystal Windows To Host QEDC Event

On Wednesday, July 22, Crystal Window & Door Systems will hold an event at its headquarters and showroom in College Point, 31-10 Whitestone Expressway, in recognition of its Home Improvement Contractor Training Program alumni. More...

Couple Charged, Left Toddler Alone With Fireworks

A Middle Village couple found themselves behind bars on July 5 after they left a 3-year-old boy alone with more than $2,000 worth of illegal fireworks, law enforcement sources said.Cops said Jason Rodriguez, 28, and Tina Foley, 29, were charged with More...

It's In Queens! (July 16 to July 22)

It’s another big week for outdoor music with classical, funk, gospel, hip hop, jazz, Latin jazz, a tribute to the Beatles, and two Italian nights. More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

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

Restaurant of the Week

Katch Astoria

Katch Astoria is proudly celebrating its 2 year Anniversary and everyone is invited to come and enjoy great food, cocktails and batch beers out in the 5,000 square foot outdoor patio, or in the sleek, cool dining room inside. More...

Seniors

Home Improvement Assistance Programs For Seniors

Dear Savvy Senior,Do you know of any financial assistance programs or other resources that can help seniors with home improvement projects? More...

How To Recognize Stroke Symptoms And What To Do

Dear Savvy Senior,  What are the symptoms of a stroke? My 66-year-old aunt had a stroke a few months ago and neither she nor my uncle had a clue it was happening.  Concerned Relative  Dear Concerned,  More...

Editorials

Take Good Care Of Yourself

As we prepare the Queens Gazette Medical Edition for the summer of 2015, we think back to The Peter Latos Prostate Cancer Foundation’s free PSA Screening event, “One Simple Blood Test,” we went to recently, and we realize how import More...

Letters to the Editor

Reactions To Rulings  To The Editor:  At last we see a number of decisions coming out of SCOTUS. They’ve been a long time coming. More...

Features

Ask Dr. Universe

Dr. Universe, Is Pluto a planet again or not? – Heidi, Cincinnati, OH Dear Heidi It’s a big week for Pluto as NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft gets a close-up look at the distant, icy world. More...

Goldfeder: 'What's The 411' On 311 Social Media Account

After receiving an automated response to an inquiry directed at the Twitter account for the city’s 311 information line, Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder (D-Howard Beach) is calling on City Hall to allow New Yorkers to make quality of life complaints direc More...

Internet In Bloom For The Layperson

If a village can raise a child, why can't the Internet do the same--or at least help?There are many wonderful websites for single parents or parents in general.  Following are just a few.  Who doesn't like free stuff?  www.Singleparent More...

Magnificent Montauk

If you are ever in Montauk and looking for a special real estate deal, visit Joe Christman of Atlantic Beach Realty Group located at 710 Montauk Highway. More...

Neighbors Fume Over Tractor-Train Crash

A tractor-trailer driver suffered minor injuries on July 8, after his truck burst into flames when it collided with a freight train at a railroad crossing in Maspeth, fire officials said.The accident occurred at about 12:45 a.m. More...

Gilbert Gottfried Coming To Queens Theater

The Forest Hills Volunteer Ambulance Corps presents “Laughter Is The Best Medicine…Take 2,” a comedy show/charity event starring Gilbert Gottfried, hosted by Joe Mylonas (opened for Bobby Collins at the Paramount Theater), featuring Just Plain Keith More...

Happy 51st Birthday To Queens Public Transportation

The success of public transportation can be traced back to one of the late President Lyndon Johnson’s greatest accomplishments which continues benefiting many Americans today. More...

New York Lieutenant Governor Visits Crystal Windows Factory

New York State Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul visited award-winning Crystal Window & Door Systems' Queens, NY headquarters and factory on July 1, 2015.  During the visit, Lieutenant Governor Hochul viewed the factory floor operations, met More...

Citigroup Nets $143M For Long Island City Parcel

Financial services giant, Citigroup last week announced the sale of a site adjacent to the 50-story Citicorp Tower and Tower Two in Long Island City to Flushing-based developer CNG Realty – a move that will likely lead to development of the site as a More...

Dogs & Cats Can Suffer Heat Stroke, Too

Veterinarians and animal advocates are urging pet owners to learn proper care of pets that can become overheated or dehydrated during summer months – especially when the city is hit with a heat wave.“It doesn’t have to be 90-degrees for pets to becom More...

Sunday Story Conversation: The Greek Americans of Mattituck, Long Island

“The Libraries of the Town of Southold are excited to present a series of community conversations in honor of the Town’s 375th Anniversary. More...

Political Page

LI’s Garbage, Debris Get Close Look As RR Passes Thru

Complaints from elected officials who represent Glendale, Middle Village and Ridgewood that their constituents would not have enough time to comment on plans to increase waste transported on railroad cars traveling through local streets have resulted More...

Legislators Get Inside Look At Crystal Windows & Doors

State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky (D-Flushing; r.) joined Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul, Borough President Melinda Katz (l.) and Assemblyman Michael Simanowitz (D-Electchester, Pomonok; back r.) for More...

Constantinides Now Leads Environmental Committee

Councilman Costa Constantinides was appointed Chair of the Council Environmental Protection Committee. The appointment, in Res. 766, was approved unanimously by the full City Council.  More...

Health Care

Healthy Living Can Be as Easy as 1-2-3

When it comes to your health, it’s not the time to test your luck. Taking proactive steps to limit your risk and help prevent disease is a better bet for overall wellness.  More...

Find the Silver Linings in Life

Bestselling author, nurse and breast cancer survivor shares advice for healthy living

Every year, approximately 250,000 people are diagnosed with breast cancer. As a veganeating, marathon-running, mother in her 30s with no family history of breast cancer, Hollye Jacobs was unexpectedly diagnosed with the disease. More...

Unlocking Sprouted Grains A Healthy New Addition To Your Diet

Sprouted grains have been popular among health food junkies for years, but they’ve only recently hit the mainstream, popping up everywhere from breads and cereals to restaurant menus. More...

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