November 25, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Queens Community House Announces New Associate Executive Director

Executive Director Ben Thomases has announced the appointment of Helena Ku as Queens Community House’s new Associate Executive Director for Youth Services. More...

Blaze In Forest Hills Deemed Suspicious

A two-alarm fire at a home under construction at 108-43 66th Ave., near the corner of 110th Street nearly destroyed a home in Forest Hills on November 17. More...

Off the Beaten Trail: Chesma Church of St. Petersburg

            I grew up hearing about the glory of Cleopatra and Catherine the Great. More...

PA Executive Director Speaks At Queens College Business Forum Breakfast

At the last Queens College Business Forum breakfast, in early June, it was announced that the guest speaker at the next one, in November, would be Patrick J. More...

Kitty Genovese’ Killer Again Denied Parole

The man who confessed in a gut- wrenching, hand-written statement to stabbing Kitty Genovese to death in a Kew Gardens doorway in 1964 has been denied parole for the 18th time, authorities said.New York State Parole Board members hearing the case 51 More...

Transit Police Pass The Test In Subway Terror Drill

Calls of an “active shooter” at a Manhattan subway station kicked off a massive emergency response exercise on November 22, designed to determine the preparedness of city Transit police in case of a terrorist attack or other violent incident.More tha More...

Tips For Happy ‘Day After Thanksgiving’ Shopping

Merchants along Astoria commercial strips are hoping to hear bells on the day after Thanksgiving, “Black Friday,” the sound of cash registers singing to the tune of consumers plunking down cash and plastic on the first official day of the holiday sho More...

Urge Whooping Cough Shots For Infant Caretakers

A recent, dramatic increase in whooping cough cases in Queens and other parts of New York City has officials urging infant and toddler caretakers to get a whooping cough vaccination.There have been no fatalities in the recent outbreak but whooping co More...

More Growth In Dutch Kills

A wrecking ball brought down a two-story commercial building at 31-19 37th Avenue in the Dutch Kills section of Long Island City earlier this month, making way for a new, five-story mixed-use building at the site.The new building will feature 10 unit More...

Sharing The Bounty

State Senator Jose Peralta in collaboration with Woodside on the Move donated hundreds of turkeys to faith-based organizations, non-profits, schools, and senior centers. More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

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Restaurant of the Week

Meet The Meat

Meet the Meat is Astoria’s newest and most exciting steak house. More...

Seniors

Savvy Senior:

Specialized Services That Help Seniors Relocate

Dear Savvy Senior,I need to find some help with selling my elderly mother’s house – where she’s lived for almost 50 years – and relocating her to an apartment or condo closer to where I live. More...

Editorials

We Are Very Thankful

Tomorrow we will partake of a meal made with love, and enjoy good company with family and/or friends. More...

Shop Local On Small Business Saturday

This coming Saturday is Small Business Saturday, the day dedicated to doing our holiday shopping within our neighborhoods, at local, family-owned businesses, and as a reward, having some fine meals in the locally owned restaurants. More...

Letters to the Editor

Decisive Action Needed To The Editor: The attacks on Paris was a declaration of war, not only against the West, but against any nations that are deemed not a supplicant to ISIS. More...

Six-Day Library Service Launched Boroughwide

Every library in every neighborhood is now open six days a week! To celebrate, Queens Library invited everyone to free gala programs on Saturday, November 21. More...

Braunstein Announces Halloween Contest Winners

Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside) announced the winners of his Halloween Essay & Drawing Contest for students in grades two through five:• 2nd Grade Grand Prize award: Jessica Zhang, who attends PS 115: The James J. More...

Chabad of Rego Park Honors Katz At Anniversary Dinner

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz was one of the distinguished community leaders honored at the Chabad of Rego Park’s 18th Anniversary Celebration Dinner on November 18. The Borough President is shown here with Mrs. More...

It’s In Queens! (Nov. 26 to Dec. 2)

It’s Thanksgiving time, and Queens stores are ready for Black Friday and Small Business Saturday. But the borough is also geared up for a reggae music extravaganza, a Moth SLAM, theater, film, children’s activities, and tree/wreath/poinsettia sales. More...

108th Pct. Holds Community Council Meeting

The 108th Police Precinct Community Council’s November meeting was moved up six days because no one wanted it to occur two days before Thanksgiving, no doubt worrying that turnout would be small.  Turnout, it turned out, was small anyway, Comman More...

Mayor Recognizes Firefighter For Saving Infant From Corona Blaze

On Thursday afternoon, November 19, NYC Mayor Bill DeBlasio recognized FDNY Lieutenant Adam Vilagos for an act of heroism that saved the life of 3-week old infant Sunjay Headley Jr. from a burning home in Corona on Tuesday night. More...

Firefighters Save Baby In Queens Blaze

You might call it a Thanksgiving miracle, but the parents of a three-week-old boy rescued from a blaze at their Corona home are saving their thanks for a determined FDNY lieutenant who refused to give up on the baby.The infant’s frenzied parents, who More...

Queens Detectives Add Shine To The Apple

Two NYPD detectives assigned to the Queens District Attorney’s Squad are being hailed as heroes this week, after they stopped a crazed man with a knife from killing a Russian tourist in Los Angeles on November 18.Detectives Dan Mulligan and Albert Ra More...

Hunt Suspect In Jiggle Joint Slay

Police in Woodside are seeking help from the public to determine who gunned down a 38-year-old man outside a Queens Boulevard strip joint on November 21st.Cops said the man was involved in a heated dispute outside the Secrets Gentlemen’s Club on Quee More...

NYPD: Beware Christmas Crooks, Identity Thieves

Queens law enforcement officials this week released their annual warning to shoppers and cybershoppers, urging the public to be cautious when plunking down coins for those perfect holiday gifts. Whether you choose to brave the cold and crowds or More...

Political Page

Crowley Files Bill To Establish Child Savings Program

CROWLEY FILES BILL TO ESTABLISH CHILD SAVINGS PROGRAM: In a move to address our nations’ savings and retirement crisis, Congressman Joseph Crowley has introduced legislation “to help every American child start a financial future on the ri More...

VAN BRAMER SLAMS AIRBNB FOR RENTING OUT AFFORDABLE LIC HOUSING UNITS:

Airbnb, the rental agency on the internet was blasted by City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer for renting out apartments at Hunters Point South Living in Long Island City, an affordable housing facility which bars residents from subletting t More...

DenDekker Unveils New Sidewalk Legislation

Assemblyman Michael DenDekker was joined by state Senator Tony Avella to host a press conference announcing new legislation on damaged sidewalk repair. More...

Features

There’s More To Thanksgiving Than Pigskin

For most people, Thanksgiving marks the start of the holiday season of eating too much, spending too much, fighting over football games and catching up on the news of family and friends.The turkey takes center stage at most Thanksgiving dinners, and More...

Markey Honored By Prominent Women Leaders

A torrential rainstorm could not put a damper on the enthusiasm when friends and supporters gathered at Dazies’ in Sunnyside November 19 for Assemblywoman Margaret Markey.  More...

Community Celebrates Annual Pajama Party & Benefit

Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas and Maria L. Delgado hosted their sixth annual Pajama Party in Astoria, at The Astor Room. More...

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