September 2, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Bricks Rain Down On Austin Street After Rooftop Crash

Pedestrians walking along Austin Street ran for cover when a load of bricks came crashing to the ground after a car crashed into the retaining wall of a rooftop parking lot, punching a hole in it. More...

Koslowitz Kicks Off Participatory Budgeting Process

Councilwoman Karen Koslowitz is once again gearing up for Participatory Budgeting (PB). PB is a City Council initiative whereby council district residents decide and vote on projects within the district. More...

Goldfeder Gives To Save A Life At Resorts World Blood Drive

Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder rolled up his sleeves and joined dozens of local families to donate at a blood drive hosted by Resorts World Casino. More...

Man Wanted In 34th Avenue Deli Burglary

Police are searching for a brazen thief who swiped cash and cigarettes during a break-in at an Astoria grocery store on August 16.Cops said the suspect was captured on surveillance footage slipping under a roll-down metal gate and through the front d More...

Kids Must Have Shots To Start School

New York State health officials are changing immunization requirements for youngsters entering the school system.As of September 1, the State Department of Health will require youngsters to receive a complete series of shots for measles/mumps/rubella More...

18-Years For Elmhurst Wife Stabber

A 48-year-old Elmhurst man was sentenced last week to 18 years in prison for fatally stabbing his estranged wife inside her Corona apartment in December 2014, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said.Maria Paguay, 37, who was separated from her hu More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

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

Restaurant of the Week

Estacion Grill & Bar

Estación Grill and Bar is the newest addition to Astoria’s vibrant and eclectic food and entertainment scene. More...

Editorials

The Fruits Of Our Labor

This coming Monday, September 7, many of us will take advantage of the day off to join family and friends in bidding adieu to summer and celebrating with picnics, the beach, barbecues at home or other fun outings. More...

Letters to the Editor

Partake Responsibly  To The Editor:  Whether at a backyard barbecue or on the water this Labor Day weekend, remember to celebrate responsibly and include a designated driver or skipper if your plans include alcohol.  Anheuser-Busch Sal More...

Features

DOE: LIC Pre-K Opening Could Face Delay

An item posted last week on the Department of Education (DOE)’s Facebook page showed that a new Universal Pre-K program for 270 youngsters in Long Island City is currently not scheduled to open for the start of the 2015/16 school year.The item, liste More...

Cops Talk Crime Prevention Tips

Police officials are urging borough residents and business owners to stay alert – and take measures to prevent becoming a crime victim.“Don’t become a target for thieves and other criminals,” police officials said. More...

Maspeth High School Debate Team Wins Championships

On August 27, Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley visited Maspeth High School to support the accomplishments of the team’s new, successful Speech & Debate Team. More...

Cops Launch Labor Day ‘Zero Tolerance’ Crackdown

Police at the Queens Highway Patrol Unit and local precincts will be hitting the streets this weekend in an NYPD Labor Day crackdown on motorists who are drunk or impaired, drivers who text or talk on cell phones, smart phones and other electronic de More...

Acing The US Open

Whether they root for Novak, Serena, Roger, or Rafa, US Open tennis fans will learn a lot about Queens from August 31 through September 13. More...

Car Strikes Value Depot

A car lost control and jumped the curb before crashing into the gate of the Value Depot on 71st and Continental Avenue in Forest Hills. More...

It’s In Queens! (Sept. 3 to Sept. 9)

The week’s big news is the re-opening of the Queens International Night Market in Jamaica. Other items include a silent disco, a photo exhibit on Rockaway, outdoor dance, and some end-of-summer staples, such as the Fresh Pond Road Festival. More...

EmblemHealth & Queens Community House Host Free End-of-Summer Zumba

On August 27, EmblemHealth, Queens Community House and the Jackson Heights Green Alliance hosted a FREE ZUMBA class on the 78th Street Plaza in Jackson Heights to celebrate a successful summer season of free fitness and cooking classes. More...

Man Busted In Steinway Street Wife-Beat

Police arrested a 35-year-old Astoria man on August 25, after he assaulted his wife at her Steinway Street residence.More than a dozen officers were called to the apartment on an upper floor at 30-17 Steinway Street at about 9:15 a.m. More...

Hunt Gunman In 30th Avenue Shooting

Police are seeking help from the public to identify and locate a gunman who opened fire on a 55-year-old Astoria man on August 25.Cops said the victim was sitting in his 2013 Cadillac sedan in an alley behind a building at 32-25 30th Avenue at about More...

Victim Strikes Back In Steinway Street Knife Attack

A 28-year-old man decided he wasn’t giving in to a knife-wielding thug who tried to rob his on Steinway Street on August 25, authorities said.Cops said the victim was walking on Steinway Street near 28th Avenue at about 9:15 a.m. More...

Political Page

Maloney Declares She Opposes Iran Deal

Citing her belief that the proposed Iran agreement would not give the US and its allies ample opportunity to assess that country’s atomic arms development, Congresswomen Carolyn Maloney announced last week she will oppose it when it comes up fo More...

Seniors

Savvy Senior:

Helping Seniors Learn New Technology

Dear Savvy Senior,What teaching resources can you recommend to help seniors learn how to use computers, tablets and smartphone devices? More...

Medicare Options For Retirees Who Travel

Dear Savvy Senior,  What are the best Medicare coverage options for retirees who travel a lot?  Almost 65  Dear Almost,  The best Medicare options for retirees who travel extensively depends on your destination.  More...

Simplified Cellphones For Seniors With Hearing Problems

Dear Savvy Senior,  Can you recommend some basic simplified cellphones for seniors with hearing loss? More...

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