December 9, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Hunt Broadway Ice Pick Thief

Police in Astoria are searching for a dangerous thief who threatened a security guard with an ice pick when he was caught leaving a Rite Aid Pharmacy with stolen electronics on October 28.  More...

Cops Hunt Knife-Wielding Rapist

Police are searching for a heartless, knife-wielding suspect who raped a woman collecting cans and bottles from trash outside an East Elmhurst apartment building on December 4.  More...

Community Rallies Against Bias Crimes

Local lawmakers, neighborhood activists and members of the Jackson Heights LGBT community rallied last week to decry two recent, violent attacks involving a transgender woman and a gay man.  More...

Minimum Wage Breakfast

One of the first meetings of December was a panel discussion—debate would be an equally accurate word—sponsored by City & State magazine about the plan in New York state to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour. More...

Off the Beaten Trail: Christmas Souvenir Shopping at St. Petersburg, Russia

         "Bring back a matryoshka doll,” asked a member of my family. “I would like a Faberge egg copy.” I decided to go Christmas shopping in October during my trip to Moscow, St. Petersburg and Novgorod. More...

Think, Before You Put A Pet Under Your Christmas Tree

If you are thinking of putting a puppy, kitten – or any other pet under your Christmas tree this holiday season, make sure you consider the responsibilities of pet ownership before wrapping up that warm, cuddly critter.  More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

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

Restaurant of the Week

Riverview Restaurant and Lounge

For breathtaking views of Manhattan, fine cuisine, cocktails, and wine at affordable prices, excellent service, and a warm welcome, Riverview Restaurant and Lounge is the place to be. More...

Editorials

Enjoying The Season

The holiday season is now upon us, having completed the first wave, with Thanksgiving already celebrated. We hope it got off to a good start for you all. More...

Letters to the Editor

Celebrating Safely  To The Editor:  More...

St. Anastasia Knights Of Columbus Raise Funds

The St. Anastasia Knights of Columbus Council 5911 took a table at St. Anastasia’s Christmas Fair in Douglaston on December 5, for the support of Divine Wisdom Academy. More...

Astoria Shop Owner Attacked In Anti-Muslim Hate Crime

An Astoria shop owner, Sarker Haque, was beaten up by a customer yelling that he wanted to "kill Muslims".   Haque ownes the Fatima Food Mart on 21st Avenue and 23rd Street. More...

Corona Teen Thwarts Rapist

A 22-year-old Queens man is facing attempted rape charges after he tried to rape a a 15-year-old girl in the bedroom of her family’s Corona apartment, police and rosecutors said. Prosecutors said the teen awoke at about 7 p.m. More...

Bryant HS ‘Whistleblower’ Teach Vindicated

An ousted Bryant High School phys ed teacher who said he was targeted by school authorities for blowing the whistle on missing student funds, grade-changing and other issues as the Astoria school has been awarded a six-figure settlement from the city More...

Assemblyman Goldfeder Lights Up The Holidays In Rockaway

Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder lights the Rockaway Beach Menorah outside Peninsula Library with community leaders (left to right) Eddie Pastore, Delores Orr, John Cori; and Robbie Schwach of Councilman Eric Ulrich’s office More...

Gifts That Keep On Giving

Are you struggling to find a unique, useful gift for that hard-to-please person on your list?  More...

Test Your Knowledge Of Holiday Fun Facts

Each year at this time, the Gazette gathers little known facts and trivia for readers who want to test their knowledge of the holiday season. We hope you take a few moments to spice up the season by testing the skills of friends and family with More...

Political Page

Crowley Again Files ‘Silent Skies’ To Curb Noise

Congressman Joseph Crowley, Vice Chair of the Democratic Caucus, has reintroduced The Silent Skies Act, aimed at improving the quality of life for communities heavily impacted by aircraft noise pollution. More...

Cuomo: ‘Close Terror Gap’

In response to the most recent gun violence in California, Governor Andrew Cuomo released a statement placing blame on Congress for blocking gun safety reform.  More...

Mayor Comments On Obama’s Terrorism Speech

Mayor Bill de Blasio released a statement on December 7 echoing President  Obama’s “common-sense” remarks on guns and terrorism.  More...

Features

It’s In Queens! (Dec. 10 to Dec. 16)

Korean music and dance. African music and dance. Mexican music and dance. Chinese flower-themed music and dance. Then, jazz, Baroque masters, a youth orchestra, protest songs, and Christmas and Chanukah ditties. More...

Colette Coyne: A Mother Fighting Melanoma In Her Daughter’s Memory

The worst enemy for the mostly private entrepreneurs who own and   operate tanning salons (aka indoor tanning) here in Long Island and throughout New York State is a lovely 80 year old woman named Colette Coyne. More...

Fight Overdevelopment

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