March 16, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

St. Pancras Students Of The Month Honored By Miller

On March 10, Assemblyman Mike Miller, along with his Chief of Staff Jeff Kohn, awarded Student of Month Certificates to the students of St. Pancras School. More...

Advocate Of Education Honored

            “Education is the kindling of a flame not the filling of a vessel” Socrate, Greek Philosopher (470 B.C. More...

Comedy Is Serious Business In Queens

The Creek and Cave, 10-93 Jackson Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101 More...

City: Businesses Must Shut Windows, Doors While A/C Is On

Queens business owners will have to shut their doors and close their windows when temperatures rise this summer.Under a new law signed by Mayor Bill deBlasio, requires owners of small, medium and large stores to shut their windows and doors when thei More...

Time To Power-Up Carbon Monoxide & Smoke Detect

Fire officials are again urging Queens residents to check batteries in Carbon Monoxide and smoke detectors and replace the devices or batteries as required.Fire officials issue reminders to tenants and homeowners twice each year, to check the devices More...

It's In Queens! (March 17 to March 23)

Queens gets ready for a week of music and dance, and with St. Patrick’s Day in the mix, this includes a performance by a former member of The Irish Tenors. More...

Vallone, Elder Law Hot Topic At Astoria Civic Association Meeting

At the March meeting of the Astoria Civic Association, the topic was elder law and the necessity of getting your finances and documents in order, for the sake of those family members and certain others involved who survive you when you die.  Exe More...

Local Skater Takes Gold

Local skater Emma Estrada was crowned National Champion at the 2016 U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships in Kalamazoo, Michigan this past weekend. More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

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

Restaurant of the Week

Via Vai

Via Vai is an absolutely charming, authentic little slice of Italy, thanks to Roman-born Chef Antonio Morichini and his lovely wife Cynthia. More...

Editorials

The Wearing Of The Green

Commemorated for more than 250 years, St. Patrick’s Day is a day when all are invited to celebrate. At the largest St. More...

Increase State Funding for Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities

Please join me in committing to helping Queens seniors stay in their homes, in the communities that they have built – communities where people of all ages can thrive.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Bridge Needs A Facelift  To The Editor:  Re: “Bridge Needs A Facelift” (Hell Gate Bridge, March 2)  Painting is no good!  Why paint over rust?  You have got to sandblast first. More...

Star Journal

Queens Begins To Show Signs Of Growth In 1887

The Greater Astoria Historical Society presents pages from the Long Island Star Journal.  Welcome to March 1887!  More...

St. Anastasia KC Holds St. Patrick’s/St. Joseph’s Night

St. Anastasia Knights of Columbus Council 5911 held their annual St. Patrick’s/ St. Joseph’s party. It was held at St. Anastasia’s annex in Douglaston on March 12. The proceeds of the party will go to various charities sponsored by St. More...

Nolan Honored By The Community Church Of Astoria

Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan was recently honored by the Community Church of Astoria at their annual luncheon celebration. More...

Citi To Serve As Presenting Sponsor For NY Empire

The New York Empire recently announced that Citi will be the Presenting Sponsor for their 2016 Mylan World TeamTennis season home matches at the venerable Forest Hills Stadium at The West Side Tennis Club, the home of the US Open for over 60 years. More...

The Year of the Outsider: The UFT Candidacy of Francesco A. Portelos

        "The foundation of every state is the education of its youth." - Greek Philosopher Diogenes. More...

Goldfeder On Passing Of 100th Pct Executive Officer Captain Matthew Hanrahan

"Few officers were as dedicated to Rockaway as Captain Matthew Hanrahan. With both the 100th and 101st Precincts, Captain Hanrahan served our community with honor and distinction. More...

Woodside Pipe Bash Victim Dies

A 34-year-old Queens man who was viciously beaten with a pipe by two men in Woodside on March 5 has died of his injuries, police said.Cops said Martin Quiej intervened when two men were beating a man outside his home on 54th Street near Roosevelt Ave More...

Queens Man Nabbed In Corona Subway Shove

A 38-year-old Queens man is facing life in prison for shoving a teenager into the path of a Manhattan-bound train on March 5.   More...

CB 1 Meets At Kaufman

The Community Board 1 cabinet meeting for March followed the usual procedure, letting organizational and agency speakers address the gathered listeners in the third floor board room of Kaufman Astoria Studios and then take questions. More...

Dutch Kills Meeting Talks Verve Hotel, Cites Gazette Article

As the Dutch Kills Civic Association’s meeting for March began, 114th Police Precinct Commander Captain Peter Fortune was expected to attend, but it was known that he was at a Greek/American Homeowners Association meeting and would arrive later.  More...

Van Bramer, Civics Demand Closure Of LIC Nightclub

Local lawmakers and community leaders rallied outside a Long Island City nightclub on Monday morning, demanding the State Liquor Authority (SLA) pull the plug on Club Purlieu by revoking its liquor license.  More...

Political Page

Polls: Trump Chances Great In 5-State Romp; Hillary OK, Too

If the polls had it right in yesterday’s five-state marathon, Donald Trump fattened his lead over Republican foes, and Hillary Clinton kept Bernie Sanders at bay in the Democratic primaries also. More...

Book Review

‘Bittersweet’ 1960s Sicily

“Rosalia’s Bittersweet Pastry Shop,” a novel by Rosanna Chiofalo, uncovers the special significance of food as the food writer Claudia Lombardo, uncovers a bakery beside a Sicilian convent, which produces a dessert beloved by all th More...

Features

Astoria To Get Playground For Adults Under Triborough

Astoria will be getting a playground for adults complete with ping-pong tables and volleyball courts to be located on an undeveloped lot underneath the Triborough (RFK) Bridge, according to DNAinfo.com. More...

Elected Officials Hold Greek Independence Celebration

City Council Members Costa Constantinides, Vincent Gentile, and Paul Vallone, in conjunction with Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, celebrated the anniversary of Greek Independence. More...

Officials Host Greek Independence Day Celebration

State Senator Mike Gianaris, Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas, Councilman Costa Constantinides and Queens Borough President Melinda Katz hosted a celebration of Greek Independence Day at the Stathakion Center in Astoria on Friday, March 11. More...

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