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It's In Queens! (March 10 to March 16)

The Mama’s Expo competes with Irish comedy, Chinese dance, South Asian cuisine, and Baadasssss films this week. Other upcoming treats are beer, boxing, Busta Rhymes, and a balmy plunge (possibly) off the Rockaways. Here’s the rundown.   More...

Addabbo Visits Veterans Hospital With Gifts From Local Students

As part of the Valentines for Vets program, Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. recently paid a visit to the St. Alban’s VA Medical Center to deliver valentines cards made by students at a school in his district.  More...

GREEK INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION

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CB 2 Meeting Discusses Development

During the public comment segment of March’s Community Board 2 meeting at Sunnyside Community Services, speaker Miguel Taranto complained about a few proposals and projects in the district, including construction of a multi-story hotel on a site whos More...

Historical Society Pushes For Preservation Of LIC Elks Lodge

At a meeting on the last day of February at the Greater Astoria Historical Society, 35-20 Broadway, on the fourth floor of the Quinn Funeral Home, an audience of about two dozen attended a crisis call under the rubric, Save the Elks Building! More...

Cops Nab Jackson Heights Child Perv

A child sex pervert wanted for grabbing the buttocks of a 17-year-old girl and slapping a little girl on the butt in Jackson Heights was arrested on February 29, police said.Cops said Luis Ramone Bencosme, 29, accosted the teen and grabbed her buttoc More...

Hunt Man In Corona Subway Push Attack

Police are searching for a man who pushed a teenage girl into the path of a No.7 train in Corona on Saturday night.Cops said the 17-year-old girl was standing on the westbound No.7 train platform at the Roosevelt Avenue/103rd Street Station at about More...

St. Pat's For All

The Annual St. Pat’s For All Parade was held on March 6, with members of the lesbian-gaybisexual transgender (LGBT) community and elected officials marching through Sunnyside and Woodside along with hundreds in attendance.  More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

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

Restaurant of the Week

Exo Café

“Whether it’s conversation over coffee and dessert, a weekend brunch with friends, after-work drinks, or a romantic dinner-date, Exo Café will make it an experience to remember.” That’s what their menu states and I couldn&rsqu More...

Book Review

‘Two Summers’ By Bestselling Queens Author

Born and raised in Queens, Aimee Friedman released her latest book, “Two Summers.” The New York Times bestselling author has received advanced praise for her latest novel: “Romantic and full of charm, taking readers on a journey tha More...

Editorials

Too Late For The RKO Keith’s Theatre??

The RKO Keith’s movie palace of a bygone era in Flushing is getting flipped yet again. More...

Letters to the Editor

Hints Of Nazi Germany To The Editor: I do not believe Trump is a hateful person. I do not doubt that he will grab any endorsement to achieve the nomination. David Duke needs no definition. He is the Wizard of Hatred. More...

Astoria Bank Robbed

Police are looking for the same suspect in connection with two bank robberies in Queens.  The suspect entered the Chase Bank at 61-09 Springfield Blvd. More...

Sold Out Crowd Attends Greek Teachers Association "Prometheus" 40th Anniversary Luncheon

The Fortieth Anniversary Luncheon of the Greek Teachers Association “Prometheus” was held on Sunday, February 28th, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Terrace on the Park, Flushing, N.Y. His Eminence, Archbishop Demetrios of America, Mr. More...

Assemblyman Goldfeder Joins The Call For Extending Cancer Coverage To Volunteer Fire Fighters

In a powerful display of unity, Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder (D – Hamilton Beach) joined colleagues in the Assembly and Senate, and leaders representing the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York, the New York State Association of Fire Chiefs, More...

Congressman Donovan: Fighting To Restore New York’s Federal Anti-Terror Funding

“When the planes hit the Towers on September 11, we on Staten Island and Bay Ridge, living our lives just miles from Ground Zero, saw it, smelled it and felt it.”  Those were, after our cursory introductions, the first words Congressman Republic More...

Internet In Bloom For The Layperson

"Beware the ides of March" because this is a presidential election year and already the media freak-show has reared its ugly head.  For example, The DOL (Department of Labor) monthly job report is as rosey as ever with consecutive job growth.&nb More...

Cops Nab Man, Hunt Transgender Woman In Hotel Attack

Police arrested a 32-year-old Queens man on February 28, who, along with a transgender woman, robbed and attacked a drunken man inside an Elmhurst hotel room on February 22.Cops said the highly intoxicated victim met the transgender woman, 34-yer-old More...

City Slams Door On CityScapes Strip Joint

Police officials padlocked the CityScapes Gentlemen’s Club on March 3, shutting down the reputed mob-linked juggle joint that repeatedly thumbed its nose at city and state liquor laws.The NYPD Legal Bureau shuttered CityScapes after an investigation More...

Queens Transit Cops Nab Child Pervert

Two Queens Transit cops is being applauded this week after their quick thinking helped nab a child pervert on a Manhattan-bound 7-train. Police said an 8-year-old boy was riding with his mother on the train near the 74th Street/Broadway station More...

Political Page

Dog Fights Continue For Trump-Cruz, Clinton-Sanders

As Donald Trump continued his march last week toward the Republican presidential nomination and a clash with leading Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton for the presidency in November, both have comfortable leads in delegates already won, but still More...

Seniors

Savvy Senior:

How To Write Your Own Obituary

Dear Savvy Senior,Can you provide any tips on how to write your own obituary? At age 80, I am in the process of preplanning my funeral and would also like to take a crack at writing my own newspaper obit too.Still AliveDear Alive, More...

Savvy Senior:

Helping An Aging Parent With Their Finances

Dear Savvy SeniorCan you offer any tips on helping an elderly parent with their finances? More...

Savvy Senior:

How To Make Your Kitchen Safer And Easier To Use

Dear Savvy Senior, What tips can you recommend for making a kitchen senior-friendly? More...

Features

Dromm, Community Usher In Year Of Monkey In Elmhurst

On February 27 Councilman Daniel Dromm and co-sponsors Asian Community United Society, Emblem Health and First American International Bank ushered in the Year of the Monkey at the 6th Annual Lunar New Year celebration at St. More...

Livery Driver Shot In LIC

A livery driver is clinging to life, on life support, after he was shot in the head early Friday outside a Long Island City club.  Cops said unlicensed livery driver Robert Castillo, 37, dropped off a man and three women at Club Purlieu at 36-04 More...

Cops Arrest Astoria Man In Deadly Rampage

A disturbed 23-year-old Astoria man is in police custody at Elmhurst Hospital Center as of Sunday night, following a deadly day-long rampage by the suspect that left a 55-year-old man dead and five other people injured, including two police officials More...

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