December 23, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

TD Bank Partners with Local Community to Support Student Mairani Portilla

As part of its "Bring Change" campaign, your local TD Bank's Penny Arcade will serve as a designated hub to support local resident and 4th grade student Mairani Portilla.  This coming Friday, TD is inviting people to participate in a community c More...

Tips To Prevent Post-Holiday Fires

The risk of home fires increases as the holiday season comes to an end, when Christmas trees dry up and needles turn brittle, fire officials said.  Officials at the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) are offering the following tips More...

Ridgewood Man Confesses To Starving Dog

A 25-year-old Ridgewood man last week pleaded guilty to depraved animal abuse charges, admitting he intentionally starved and neglected his Boxer pup, then posed as an animal rescuer so he could dump the dog in a shelter, Queens District Attorney Ric More...

Hunt Duo In Broadway Robbery

Police in Astoria are searching for two suspects wanted in connection with a break-in at an apartment on Broadway.Cops said the two men entered the third-floor apartment at about 1 p.m. More...

Cops Honor ‘Bmoore’ At Street Renaming Ceremony

Everybody called him “Bmoore” because he was a true-blue Baltimore Orioles fan in the midst of New York City.Police Officer Brian Moore often said he became an NYPD officer because he wanted to continue his family heritage of keeping the city’s stree More...

St. Anastasia Knights Donate To St. Aloysius Outreach

St. Anastasia Knights of Columbus Council 5911 in Douglaston held their annual Christmas party on Saturday, December 12 at New Hyde Park Knights of Columbus Council in New Hyde Park. All members brought gift cards for the needy. More...

It’s In Queens! (Dec. 24 to Dec. 30)

The youngsters are home with no school this week. Luckily, there are plenty of workshops and other activities all around the borough to provide entertainment, education, and enrichment. Plus, a rap legend comes to town. Here’s the rundown. More...

Warmth for the Holidays

Officials Collect Winter Coats For Families In Need

Councilman Costa Constantinides, state Senator Michael Gianaris, and Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas collected nearly 100 winter coats donated by community members for families in need.  More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

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

Restaurant of the Week

Rove Restaurant and Bar

Rove Restaurant and Bar is Forest Hill’s newest addition to the lively Austin Street restaurant scene. More...

Editorials

This Christmas May Not Be White, But That’s All Right

It is shaping up to be a warm Christmas, as far as anyone can prognosticate, and though it may not be white, that is all right! It will mean easier traveling, which a huge proportion of us do every year. We say save the snow for February. More...

Letters to the Editor

Safety Measures  Dear Friends:  More...

Mets Host Holiday Party For Local School Kids

On December 15 the Acela Club at Citi Field was turned into the North Pole as the New York Mets hosted its annual holiday party for local school children from Queens schools. More...

Police Increase Patrols In Aftermath Of Forest Hills Fires

Residents of Forest Hills can feel the tension growing as a greater police presence has been seen in the area that has been hit by a multitude of suspicious fires since last month. More...

Prometheus Association Ends a Successful Year with Christmas Party

  An internet presence, non-profit and New York tax exempt status are some of the accomplishments of the 2015 Prometheus Greek Teachers Association. More...

Santa Claus…The Symbol of Christmas In Any Language

Just who is Santa Claus? More...

‘Last-Minute’ Holiday Travel Tips

Travel experts at the American Automobile Association (AAA) predict an estimated 100 million Americans will head over the river and through the woods to visit relatives or friends over this year’s Christmas and New Year’s holiday weekends. More...

Cops Nab Forest Hills ‘Copycat’ Firebug

Police last week arrested a 36-year-old Forest Hills man charged with setting three “copycat” fires in trash dumpsters on Austin Street on December 9, including one in front of the 112th Precinct.Cops said Samer Shuaib set the first of the three fire More...

All You Ever Wanted To Know About Santa

Just who is Santa Claus? Why, he’s the proprietor of the North Pole Toy Workshop, someone beloved by people of all shapes and sizes. He’s an animal lover – and he has a better record of on-time deliveries than the U.S. More...

The Woodhaven BID Holds Annual Meeting

The Woodhaven Business Improvement District (WBID) Annual Meeting was held at the Woodhaven Manor recently. Seen here are the following Woodhaven Business Improvement District Board of Directors and guests (L. More...

Pepsi Porch Is History At Citi Field

From the time the Mets moved into their new home at Citi Field in 2009 the Pepsi Porch was one of the icons of the new ball park. That icon has fallen as has Mets outfield sensation Yoenis Cespedes. More...

Vallone's Little Helpers

On December 21, Councilman Paul Vallone and his Student Ambassadors joined the Auburndale Soccer Club and Dwarf-Giraffe Athletic Association as they distributed hundreds of toys, collected through De More...

Political Page

Congress OKs New Health Benefits For 9/11 Workers

When Congress passed the extension of the 9/11 Zadroga health and compensation law last Friday, you could hear the sighs of relief from all over America, from the thousands of volunteers who worked in the WTC ruins following the infamous 9/11 attack. More...

Seniors

Senior-Friendly Furniture Aids For Mobility Challenged Seniors

Dear Savvy Senior, I am interested in purchasing a recliner that lifts and lowers off the ground, or some other type of senior-friendly furniture that can help my elderly father. More...

Features

Off the Beaten Trail: In Search of St. Nicholas in Russia

           Santa Claus is not from the North Pole. He is based on Nicholas, the Greek Orthodox Bishop of Myra, Lycia. More...

Van Bramer Delivers Food To Veterans’ Shelter

New York City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer visited the Borden Avenue Veterans Residence (BAVR) in Long Island City to drop off thousands of items from his 6th Annual Holiday Food Drive. More...

Van Bramer’s Hit-Run Bill Passed By City Council

On December 16, City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Transportation Committee Chair Ydanis Rodriguez were joined by Martha Puruncajas, mother of Luis Bravo, who was killed by a hit-and-run driver, to applau More...

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