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DOE Recognizes Middle Village Prep As Reward School

NYS Department of Education Commissioner Mary Ellen Elia recently identified Middle Village Preparatory School as one of 220 high achieving and high progress schools in the state. MVP is one of 11 statewide charter schools listed as a Reward School. More...

Transit Cops Nab Pervert On No. 7 Line

Queens Transit cops arrested a 64-yearold man on May 18, after he sexually assaulted a woman and a teenage girl on a No. More...

Sanitation Trucks Seek New Astoria Home

Officials at the Queens West One (QW1) Sanitation garage are searching for a new home for supervisors, workers and their fleet of collection trucks.Department of Sanitation (DOS) officials said the garage at 34-28 21st Street has housed QW1 for more More...

Blaze Traps 7, Including 99-Year-Old Woman

An elderly Queens woman and her home health aide were hospitalized in grave condition on Saturday morning after they were trapped in a fast-moving fire tore through the woman’s Jackson Heights home.The blaze broke out at about 6:20 a.m. More...

Cops Smoke Out Cigarette Tax Scam

Police who arrested a pair of Queens men for illegally distributing contraband cigarettes found more than a million of the smokes stashed in a house in Corona and an Elmhurst storage facility, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said.If sold legal More...

Cops Smoke Out Cigarette Tax Scam

Police who arrested a pair of Queens men for illegally distributing contraband cigarettes found more than a million of the smokes stashed in a house in Corona and an Elmhurst storage facility, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said.If sold legal More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

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Restaurant of the Week

Sabor De CUBA

Astoria is sizzling with this Sabor de Cuba, an absolutely charming, festive restaurant featuring a modern fusion of Cuban and Caribbean flavors, accented by a sexy interior and fabulous drinks. More...

Features

Father Of Ragtime Honored With Annual Live Concert

More than 200 fans of jazz and ragtime came to St. Michael’s Cemetery in East Elmhurst to enjoy the annual tribute to the man and legend who was the father of ragtime music, Scott Joplin.  More...

Simotas Honors Students For Outstanding Essays

On Friday, May 20, Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas honored four 8th grade students at Astoria’s I.S. 141 who excelled in her annual Black History essay contest. More...

Gianaris’ Bill To Crack Down On Dangerous Drivers Passes

The New York State Senate passed Senator Michael Gianaris’ bill (S2484A) to crack down on drivers who kill or seriously injure others while driving with revoked, suspended or otherwise invalid licenses. More...

Kaufman Goes On Location

Kaufman Astoria Studios, the only movie production back lot in New York City, hosted a behind the scenes look at the magic of filmmaking with an open house tour. More...

Phipps Houses Construction Site Draws Crowd At Sunnyside Meeting

The proposed development of the property at 50-25 Barnett Ave. More...

It’s In Queens! (May 26 to June 1)

Memorial Day Weekend is approaching, and the biggest commemorative parade in the entire United States will take place in Queens. More...

25-Years To Life For Astoria Rage Stabber

A 39-year-old Astoria man was sentenced on May 16 to 25-years to life in prison for stabbing a man to death in 2012, during a booze-fueled dispute at his Steinway Street apartment.A Queens jury found Wahid Elawame guilty of second-degree murder on Ap 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.A new law signed by Mayor Bill deBlasio requires owners of small, medium and large stores to shut their windows and doors when their air c More...

Cops Arrest 32 People At Citifield Music Festival

More than 32 people were arrested on drug and other charges at a two-day festival in the Citifield Parking lot, police sad.Cops arrested the concert patrons during the two-day Electric Daisy Carnival that was held on May 14 and 15 in the Met’s home s More...

18-Years In Plea Deal For Fatal Woodhaven Gay Bash

A 21-year-old Bronx man was sentenced on May 11, to 18-years in prison for the 2011 brutal beating death of a Long Island teen outside an abandoned house in Woodhaven, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said.   More...

Off The Beaten Track: The Greek Tresures of the Hermitage

Greek antiquities from 2700B.C to 12th century Aegean and Cycladic Islands. The Greeks of the Black Sea Coast have a deep sorrow. Their 2,500 year old civilization was wiped out in 1922 in Modern Turkey. More...

Political Page

End Of Primaries In Sight!! Dems Convention Ahead – Scary!!

I on Politics

As we read the morning newspapers, preparing to write this column today, May 25, there are two weeks left for the 2016 presidential primaries which produced twins – Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders – in the Democratic box, but only one More...

Editorials

Celebrate Our American Heroes On Memorial Day

Memorial Day is almost here – the unofficial, but traditional start of Summer. Who among us has not been anxiously awaiting everyone’s favorite time of year? More...

Red Light On Bike Lanes

Regarding bike lanes on Queens Boulevard, one community board has spoken out against it. DOT had stated bike lanes were community-driven when Borough President Katz asked for a borough wide perspective on bike lanes. More...

Letters to the Editor

Celebrate! Responsibly To The Editor: More...

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