November 18, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Nolan, Miller, Buery Visit Pre-K Classes At PS 88

Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan along with Assemblyman Mike Miller and Deputy Mayor Richard Buery visited and toured several pre-K classrooms in PS 88, and the Greater Ridgewood Youth Council. More...

“Feel Yourself Russian” Show With Escort Made St. Petersburg Evening Unique

“We will be happy to satisfy your wishes’, said our guide Misha for the Folk Show “Feel Yourself Russian” folk Show in St. Petersburg, Russia. “We are here to meet you in your hotel lobby. We are happy to help you. Welcome to our city. More...

St. Anastasia Blood Drive

St. Anastasia Knights of Columbus Council 5911, held a blood drive for St. Anastasia Parish in Douglaston on Sunday, November 15. “I would like to thank my brothers at St. Anastasia and Boy Scout Troop 153, whose help was immeasurable. More...

Ridgewood Property Owners Hold Legislative Forum

Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan recently participated in the Ridgewood Property Owners & Civic Association’s Legislative Forum.  She answered several questions on topics that included affordable housing, transportation, education and several q More...

CB 1 Gathers After A Month Off

The Community Board 1 cabinet meeting for November was the first in two months, the October meeting having been cancelled because the person who presides over it, Community Board 1 District Manager Florence Koulouris, had to attend borough budget con More...

Smoking Ban Poses Question Of Enforcement

Federal housing officials last week announced a “smoke free zone” plan that would ban tenants from smoking in their apartments and in other restricted areas in housing projects throughout the city.Officials at the U.S. More...

Flight 587 Families Bundle Up To Share Memories

Families and friends of the victims of Flight 587 bundled up against a bone chilling rain on November 12 to remember loved ones that perished 14 years ago in the crash of American Airlines Flight 587.The American Airlines airbus slammed into a neighb More...

Dangerous, Drunk Drivers Beware!

NYPD officials last week ratcheted up enforcement on dangerous drivers who speed along city streets and intersections, fail to yield to pedestrians, talk or text on their iPhones and cell phones and drive buzzed or blitzed. Police officials said More...

City On High Alert After Paris Attacks

The NYPD heightened the city’s terror alert following the terrorist attacks that killed 129 people and injured dozens more in Paris on November 14, sending extra uniformed officers to high profile locations, commercial strips and shopping malls.NYPD More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

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Restaurant of the Week

Porto Bello

Porto Bello Pizzeria and Restaurant is celebrating 16 years in Astoria serving outrageously delicious pizza, pasta, entrees and more. More...

Editorials

Vision Zero A Big Zero

Vision Zero, while well-intentioned we believe, has not worked and does not look like it will work any time soon.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Regulation Backfires  To The Editor:  As community and political leaders, we are uniquely positioned to fight discrimination and unfair treatment that perpetuate racial stereotypes.  More...

It’s In Queens! (Nov. 19 to Nov. 25)

The deuces are wild! Hansel and Gretel; Gilbert and Sullivan; and Orthodox comedians Tovah Silbermann and Liza Treyger are coming to Queens this week. More...

Diwali (Festival Of Lights) Celebrated By BP Katz

Queens Borough President Katz held her second annual Diwali celebration at Queens Borough Hall on Wednesday, November 4. More...

Miller Honors Students Of The Month At St. Pancras

On Thursday, November 12, Assemblyman Michael Miller (D-Woodhaven) presented Student of the Month certificates to the students of St. Pancras School in Glendale. More...

A 2015 Greece Eurozone Challenge: Transferring Ownership Title To Children

       “A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.” Marcus Garvey More...

Dutch Kills Civic Association Meets, Crime Report Given

The Dutch Kills Civic Association’s November meeting was not a forum for large issues but was energetic as usual.  There was a crime report from the 114th Police Precinct, with attendant warnings to protect yourself and your goods from Yuletide More...

Sunnyside Community Services Holds Annual Dinner

Sunnyside Community Services’ annual dinner was held last week at M. Wells restaurant on Crescent Street in Hunters Point. More...

Miller Visits Forest Park Jewish Center

Assemblyman Michael Miller (D-Woodhaven) visited the Forest Park Jewish Center on Thursday, November 12, located at 90-45 Myrtle Avenue. More...

Holidays In Woodhaven

The Woodhaven Business Improvement District is again sponsoring its annual “Holidays in Woodhaven Weekend.”  The “Christmas Tree and Menorah Lighting” Ceremony will be held on Friday, December 4, at 6:30 pm at the Forest Parkway Plaza (intersect More...

Ex-Boyfriend Faces Life In Prison For Stab Murderb

A 30-year-old Flushing man is facing life in prison for the brutal stabbing death of his ex-girlfriend.Luis Zambrano was arraigned on 15 counts at Queens Criminal Court on November 10, including second-degree murder, criminal possession of a weapon, More...

School Doors Alarmed Under Avonte’s Law

In response to the death of 14-year-old Avonte Oquendo and several other incidents involving students who disappeared from city schools, the City Council last year passed “Avonte’s Law,” a measure that requires the city Department of Education to sur More...

Fire Officials Pull ‘Undead’ EMTs From 911 System

Two Jamaica Hospital Center EMTs who declared a Richmond Hill woman dead when she was still alive were removed from the 911 system on November 13.Fire officials restricted patient access for EMTs Brittany Fragaia and Oren Silvers pending an investiga More...

Everything But Pandas

Congresswoman Carolyn B. More...

Political Page

Home Energy Assistance Available, Apply Now

KATZ: ‘HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE’: That’s the message Borough President Melinda Katz announced last week. More...

Hearing On Vallone’s Helicopter Resolution

On November 12, the City Council’s Committee on Environmental Protection held a hearing on Councilman Paul Vallone’s resolution calling on the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to make changes to the North Shore Helicopter Route which More...

Features

Great Neck Plaza BID Holiday Gift Certificate Program

The merchants of Great Neck Plaza have a special gift for shoppers. The Plaza’s Holiday Gift Certificate Program offers an opportunity for holiday shoppers to save money at the Plaza’s local businesses from November 23, through January 31, 2016. More...

Peralta Pushes For Road Safety On Roosevelt Ave.

State Senator Jose Peralta (D-East Elmhurst), Make Queens Safer and community leaders on November 13 urged the city Department of Transportation to design a new configuration on and around the dangerous intersections of 90th Street, Roosevelt Avenue More...

Our Prayers Are With Paris

Following terrorist attacks on November 13 in Paris and its suburb of Saint-Denis, an estimated 129 people have died, not to mention leaving 352 wounded, 99 of whom are in serious condition. More...

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