October 28, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Ridgewood Democratic Club Holds Monthly Meeting

Last week, the Ridgewood Democratic Club (RDC) welcomed Captain Mark Wachter, Commanding Officer of the 104th Precinct for their monthly meeting. Captain Wachter discussed many neighborhood issues and answered questions from local residents. More...

Another Hero Cop Murdered

City cops this week are preparing to bury another young officer shot dead in the line of duty, the fourth New York City police officer shot to death by a career criminal in the last 10 months.Police Officials said plainclothes NYPD Housing Officers R More...

Feds Sentence Attempted Queens Cop Shooter To 12 Years

A 57-year-old Manhattan man arrested in 2011 for the attempted murder of two Jackson Heights cops was sentenced last week in Brooklyn Federal Court to more than 12 years in prison, authorities said.Olmeda was wearing a bulletproof vest and was carryi More...

Queens Man Charged With Depraved Animal Cruelty

A 25-year-old Queens man found himself behind bars on October 12 after admitting he intentionally starved and neglected his Boxer pup, then posed as an animal rescuer so he could dump the dog in a shelter, authorities said.Queens District Attorney Ri More...

It’s In Queens! (Oct. 29 to Nov. 4)

It’s time for two days of pumpkin-chucking! Other non-traditional Halloween celebrations include a haunted hike through a forest, a tour of murder and mayhem, kimchee-eating, and a multi-disciplinary Day of the Dead event. More...

Peralta, Klein Announces Bill To Ban 'Herbal Viagra' Sales

State Senator Jose Peralta (D-East Elmhurst) announced on October 19 that he will introduce legislation to ban the sale of dietary supplements that are marketed for curing erectile dysfunction and/or to enhance sexual performance. More...

Christ The King Students Participate In Annual Walkathon

Christ the King High School students participated in CK’s Annual Walkathon, where students helped raise money for various school clubs. More...

Divine Mercy Students Honored By Asm. Miller

On October 23, at Nativity of The Blessed Virgin Mary Parish located at 101-41 91st Street, Ozone Park, Assemblyman Mike Miller (D-Woodhaven) presented Student of the Month Certificates to students of the Divine Mercy Catholic Academy along with Sist More...

Ridgewood Dems Hold Debate Watch Party

On October 13, the Ridgewood Democratic Club of the 37th Assembly District - Part B held a Watch Party for the first debate of the Democratic Presidential Candidates. More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

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

Restaurant of the Week

J.J. Garden

J.J. Garden is definitely not your typical, greasy spoon Chinese take-out joint. Quite the contrary, J.J. Garden is a clean, comfortable, well-appointed, sit-down restaurant with all the amenities you would expect. J.J. More...

Seniors

Savvy Senior:

Understanding The Responsibilities Of An Executor

Dear Savvy Senior, An old family friend recently asked me to be the executor of his will when he dies. I feel flattered that he asked, but I’m not sure what exactly the job entails. What can you tell me? 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? I would like to get one for my 80-year-old mother, but would like to find one that’s not limited to the house.Shopping SonDear Shopping, More...

Features

Wonderful Woodhaven Street Festival 2015 By GWDC

At Wonderful Woodhaven Street Festival 2015 were (l. to r.); Stephen Esposito, President Greater Woodhaven Development Corporation (GWDC); state Senator Joseph P. Addabbo Jr.; Maria A. More...

LNG Project A Disaster

A copy of this letter was received at the Queens Gazette October 19, 2015 Honorable Andrew M. More...

Three Parrots In A Row

A trio of wild parrots perched on a tree were spotted in Astoria where they held a conversation as they glanced out at the local scenery.“They’re probably talking about us,” an onlooker said. More...

Let's Go Mets

More than 500 Mets fanatics gathered on the steps of Borough Hall for a World Series pep rally which included appearances by Cow Bell Man (c.) and Mets legends John More...

Ribbon-Cutting At Sushi Restaurant In Woodhaven

Inside the new Woodhaven Business Improvement District restaurant U-ME SUSHI, are owners Mr. and Mrs. Yu, joined by Assemblyman Michael G. Miller, state Senator Joseph P. Addabbo Jr. and Maria A. More...

The Second Annual Ridgewood Seneca Avenue Stroll

The Ridgewood Seneca Avenue Stroll took place on Saturday, October 24 from noon to 5 pm on Seneca Avenue between Myrtle Avenue and Catalpa Avenue. More...

FDNY Seeks Cause Of Broadway Blaze

Fire marshals this week are combing through the remains of three Astoria businesses that suffered damage in an early morning blaze on October 22. More...

Running On Empty: Tight Security Changes Ruled NYC Marathon

Runners participating in the 2015 New York City Marathon found themselves running without “CamelBaks” – hydration backpacks filled with water and containers larger than 1 liter as they mark their way along the annual 26-mile, 385-yard trek through th More...

Pups, People Flee Water Main Flood

A bumbling crew of construction workers turned Queens Boulevard into a raging river on October 23, with water gushing into nearby homes and businesses for more than five hours before being turned off.The raging geyser also wreaked havoc with mass tra More...

Pan Arcadian Federation of America "Geros Tou Morea Holding Unique Dinner Dance"

Only two percent of Americans enjoy soccer. Globally, soccer is the most popular sport. More...

What Are Some Memorable Eating Places in Athens, Greece?

“ManiMani” is a popular restaurant in Athens, near the Herodion where you are staying,” said our friends Erica and Doris Haralambithou. Acropolis. More...

October 28th Greece Celebration in WWII: Its Link to Russian Invasion

With the passing of the WWII generation and baby boomers, Greece’s heroism in WWII is not remembered by many, except in our Greek-American schools. More...

City Council Candidate Joe Concannon: Why Two Opponents are Better Than One

Joe Concannon - this November’s Republican/ Conservative/ Reform Party Candidate for the New York City Council’s Central Eastern Queen’s 23rd CD seat previously held by Democrat Mark Weprin who vacated it last month to take an appointment to a positi More...

Rego Park Day

The 112th Precinct hit the streets of Rego Park on Saturday, October 17 for Rego Park Day in an effort to encourage and strengthen community relations. More...

Political Page

Gazette Endorsements 2015

District Attorney Richard A. Brown  More...

Election Day Next Tuesday

Queens voters will go to the polls next Tuesday to elect a new City Council Member, DA Richard Brown, and former Councilman Peter Vallone Jr., who’s running for a Civil Court judgeship. More...

Constantinides Holds Participatory Budgeting Meetings

Ideas brainstormed at Councilman Costa Constantinides’ Participatory Budgeting assemblies included bicycle parking, increased lighting in parks, ventilation upgrades in schools, and upgrades to playgrounds. More...

Editorials

Happy Halloween

Halloween is the favorite holiday of the year for a huge number of people. We believe it reflects a very human urge for drama – dressing up, scary sights, sounds, and stories of the spooky, supernatural, fantastic – and treats!  More...

Daniel Murphy’s Law

We want to congratulate the Mets on their National League Championship victory! As we now focus on the World Series, let us pause for a moment to dwell in the pleasure of our winnings thus far. More...

Uniting The Worlds Nations

The 70th anniversary of the United Nations was on October 24, 1945, when its signed charter went into effect, and events to celebrate it have already started, including one this past Saturday at the Queens Museum, its original headquarters.  More...

Sports

Let’s Go Mets!

The sounds of Let’s Go Mets! Amazin’! and Ya Gotta Believe! were in the air as hundreds of Mets fanatics gathered on the steps of Borough Hall in Kew Gardens for the World Series pep rally.  More...

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