September 30, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Weathering The NYC Hurricane Season

Nothing changes like the weather, especially during the hurricane season when strong winds and flash flooding can wreak havoc on neighborhoods.Meteorologists agree that severe weather should be taken very seriously, since it can be dangerous to both More...

Hunt Armed Laundromat Thief

Police are searching for a brazen thief who broke into a Woodside Laundromat on September 15, where he held a knife to th throat of the owner and swiped $20 from a cash register before fleeing.Cops said the suspect pried open the front door of the Lu More...

NYPD Receipt Policy Gets Mixed Reviews

A majority of Astoria residents polled last week by the Gazette said they do not agree with a new NYPD policy that requires cops to issue a “receipt” to anyone they stop for questioning on the street.   More...

Goldfeder Flying High at JFK Control Tower

As part of ongoing efforts to partner with airport officials on a host of issues affecting the community, Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder visited the John F. More...

Addabbo’s Statement On Grover Cleveland HS

State Senator Joseph Addabbo Jr. More...

History Of Ridgewood Discussed At RDC Meeting

On September 25, the Ridgewood Democratic Club (RDC) held its monthly meeting on the “Historic Ridgewood Community.”  Linda Monte, President of the Greater Ridgewood Historical Society and Thomas Dowd, Highland Park Ridgewood Reservoir Alliance More...

Miller, Addabbo Hold Recycling Event At Forest Park

On Sunday, September 27, Assemblyman Michael Miller and state Senator Joe Addabbo Jr. hosted their biannual Recycle Day Event in the Seuffert Bandshell parking lot in Forest Park. More...

Grinding Halt For Predators

On September 25, Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas’ legislation to crack down on offenders who rub up against or ejaculate on another person on a bus, train or subway was signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo. More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

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

Restaurant of the Week

Igloo Café

Igloo Café has been Astoria’s “cool” place for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and brunch for the last 14 years. More...

Seniors

Savvy Senior:

Choosing a Home Blood Pressure Monitor

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you offer me any tips on choosing a home blood pressure monitor? I just found out I have high blood pressure, and my doctor told me I need a monitor for the house so I can keep an eye on it. More...

Mobile Safety Products That Can Help Seniors On The Go

Dear Savvy Senior,  Do you know of any medical alert SOS buttons for seniors that work away from the home? More...

Features

Cops Hunt Suspect In Steinway Street Shooting

Queens detectives are sorting out details of events that occurred at several Astoria nightclubs to determine circumstances that led to the fatal shooting of a 26-year-old Brooklyn man on September 28, law enforcement sources said.  More...

Simotas Hosts Back To School Event

On September 17, Assemblymember Aravella Simotas and Mount Sinai Queens hosted “Back to School in Good Health” at the Muslim American Society of Queens.  More...

Officials Announce $1M In Funding For Astoria Dog Park

Officials announced on September 25 the allocation of $1 million of discretionary capital funding to build a dog park in Astoria. The funding was allocated as part of the FY16 city budget.  More...

First-Ever Organ Donor Enrollment Day

In his continuing efforts to increase the number of eligible persons who are registered as organ donors, state Senator Jose Peralta (D-East Elmhurst) is joining LiveOnNY to encourage New Yorkers to give the Gift of Life in the first-ever Organ Donor More...

Crystal Windows "Star" In New TV Show

Crystal Window & Door Systems is once again playing a key role in a TV home restoration show.  The new DIY Network show American Rehab: Restoring Victoria utilized Crystal vinyl windows and an aluminum sliding door as part of the renovation More...

Time To Power-Up Carbon Monoxide Detectors

City fire officials are again urging Queens residents to check batteries in Carbon Monoxide detectors and replace them as required.Carbon monoxide (CO2) is a highly toxic gas that is colorless, odorless, tasteless and non-irritating. More...

Sign Up To Shovel Snow

Department of Sanitation (DOS) officials last week announced that the agency is currently accepting registration of day laborers, the unemployed and others on its snow removal call list.  Those registered will be called to remove snow and i More...

Tips To Help Budget Holiday Bucks And Protect Purchases

Believe it or not, the holiday shopping season is just around the corner. More...

It's In Queens! (October 1 to October 7)

Oct. 1, Song From The Uproar, 4:30 pm. The Beth Morrison Projects holds a rehearsal of this opera as the troupe gets ready for performances at the Los Angeles Music Center. Q&A with artists afterward. Free. More...

Ridgewood Street Co-Named For Ann Maggio

Suydam Street at Cypress Avenue in Ridgewood was co-named in honor of Ann Maggio. Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan released a statement on the occasion. More...

Memorial Soccer Tournament At Franklin K. Lane HS

On Sunday, September 27, Assemblyman Michael Miller and Councilman Eric Ulrich sponsored the United Bangladeshi-American Youth Association’s Rayhan Memorial Cup Tournament at Franklin K. Lane High School. More...

Crime Buster Jack Maple Secured A Place In History

City officials gathered at a Richmond Hill street corner earlier this month, to co-name a portion of the intersection for a champion of the city’s war on crime.  Jack Maple grew up in his family home on the corner of Forest Park at 108th St More...

Political Page

Katz Answers MTA Threat To Slash Funding

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz jumped into the MTA’s squabble with Mayor Bill de Blasio last week after the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) threatened to slash funding for New York City transit projects from its capital plan. More...

Democrat Dromm Visits Republican Club

Democratic City Council Member Daniel Dromm (Jackson Heights, Elmhurst) recently spoke to members of the America’s Mayor Republican Club at Community Methodist Church in Jackson Heights, where he addressed a host of topics ranging from the city More...

Editorials

Pope’s Example Inspires

Now that we have been graced with the presence of Pope Francis, people of all denominations are taking his words to heart more than ever. His courage is inspiring many. More...

Letters to the Editor

Saving NYPD’s PSA9  Dear Friends,  Building trust between the NYPD and our communities is the key to driving down crime and making our city safer.  More...

CB1 Airport Access Chair’s Statement Re: LGA

Due to time constraints on Monday, September 21, the following concerns regarding LaGuardia Airport were not publicly addressed by Rose Marie Poveromo, Chair, Airport Access, Community Board 1.  More...

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