June 8, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

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Is Crime Really Down?

To The Editor: I am glad that LaGuardia Airport will be renovated.  Also I heard that crime decreased in NYC. To me that is not the case. More...

Braunstein Announces Mother’s Day Essay Winners

Assemblyman Edward C. More...

Forest Hills Festival Of The Arts With Pop Up New York

Councilwoman Karen Koslowitz (D-Queens) recently met with the new Commanding Officer of the 112th Police Precinct, Robert Ramos.  They engaged in a wide-ranging discussion of district-wide concerns, including various quality of life issues.  More...

Little Neck-Douglaston Memorial Day Parade

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz with Governor Andrew Cuomo prior to the start of the Little Neck-Douglaston Memorial Day Parade on May 30th. More...

Cops HuntTwo Women In Steinway Street Gap Robbery

Police are searching for two women who swiped almost 100 shirts from a Steinway Street Gap store on May 14. Cops said the women walked into the Gap Kids store at 31-02 Steinway Street at about 11:20 a.m. More...

Queens Billing Clerk Charged In $2M Check Scam

A former billing clerk at a western Queens medical clinic has been charged with stealing approximately $2 million worth of checks from her employer over a seven-year-period, and depositing the checks in a bank account she opened in New Jersey, Queens More...

Apple To Shine On Alma Media, Tech Complex

The long abandoned Apple Tag & Label factory at 30-30 Northern Boulevard in Long Island Coty will open this fall as an office and retail complex featuring a free gym and a rooftop garden for tenants.   More...

Queens Chamber Conference Held At Citi Field

The 2016 Queens Chamber of Commerce Business Expo at Citifield last week drew about 150 businesses big and small.  They set up booths on the fifth floor of the Mets’ home and attracted a crowd of interested and enthusiastic visitors, numbering i More...

CB 2 Talks Access-A-Ride

The June meeting of Community Board 2 at Sunnyside Community Services lasted about four hours, and when it was ended, the summer break began.  The first major matter at the meeting was Access-a-Ride (AAR), the Metropolitan Transportation Authori More...

The Lousios Gorge: A Hike In Arcadia Monasticism Of The Peloponnese

The Lousios Gorge has been inhabited for centuries by hermits in caves and monks. Two monasteries remain open to visitors, Philosophou and Prodromo. Pausanias described the Lousios as the place where Zeus was bathed as an infant. More...

Internet in Bloom For The Layperson

The Internet has the potential to change lives.  For example, I taught photography at the State University of New York (SUNY) and often see photographers trying to get attention by using the latest technological gimmick in a way never done befor More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

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

Restaurant of the Week

Court Square Diner

For a taste of history, both figuratively and literally, you can’t ask for more than The Court Square Diner on Court Square/23rd Street in historic Long Island City. More...

Features

Astoria Residents Attend Annual Community Health Fair

On Saturday, June 4th, Queens residents from in and around Astoria joined elected officials to learn about improving their health at Mount Sinai Queens and United Community Civic Association’s Annual Community Health Fair. More...

2016 Queens Pride Parade & Festival

Pride Unites Us! was the slogan of the 2016 Queens Pride Parade & Festival held on 37th Avenue in Jackson Heights on Sunday, June 5. More...

American Legion Post 1836’s Memorial Day Ceremony

American Legion Post 1836 conducted its annual Memorial Day Ceremony honoring our nation’s military personnel who have made the supreme sacrifice for our country. More...

Upgraded Wastewater Treatment Improves Air Quality

New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Acting Commissioner Steven Lawitts joined with Councilman Costa Constantinides to announce on June 6th that work has been completed on the installation of aluminum covers and odor control uni More...

St. Anastasia Knights Of Columbus Blood Drive

I would like to report that the St. Anastasia Knights of Columbus ran a Blood Drive for St. Anastasia Parish on June 5th in Douglaston. They collected 65 pints of blood. The parish of St. More...

‘Small Town Woodhaven Memorial Day Observance’

The annual “Small Town Woodhaven Memorial Day Observance” was attended by (l. to r.); Kate Mooney, Representative for Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley, Master Sergeant Eddie Carr, leader of Franklin K. Lane ROTC, Bob Thomson, Maria A. More...

Addabbo Donates Flag For Ceremony At Clocktower

In honor of the veterans we remember on Memorial Day and to all current veterans, state Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. More...

Koslowitz Meets With 112th Precinct’s New Captain

Councilwoman Karen Koslowitz (D-Queens) recently met with the new Commanding Officer of the 112th Police Precinct, Robert Ramos.  They engaged in a wide-ranging discussion of district-wide concerns, including various quality of life issues.  More...

Hunt Suspect In Sex Attack

Police are seeking help from the public to identify and locate a man wanted in connection with a sexual attack in Jackson Heights.Cops said the suspect entered a store on Roosevelt Avenue near 74th Street at approximately 4:20 a.m. More...

Hubby Feels Guilt In Wife’s Crash Death

The husband of an elderly woman who died from injuries she suffered in a horrific crash on May 29 is “drowning in guilt,” family members said.Andrew Huang, 86, was behind the wheel of his 2005 Toyota Corolla at about 2:17 p.m. More...

Sunnyside Chamber Talks AccessQueens.Org

During the May luncheon of the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce at Sidetracks restaurant on Queens Boulevard, Melissa Orlando, of the web site AccessQueens.org and the Facebook news and information site #7 Train Blues, said she was quite aware that subw More...

Crime, Robbery & Violent Crime Down In The 108th Pct.

At the 108th Police Precinct Community Council’s May meeting, on the last day of the month and following the long holiday weekend, Commander Captain John Travaglia began with a crime report that showed murder, rape and robbery down to nothing during More...

Genocide In Pakistan

It was on one of the first days of November 2014 that the rumor spread throughout the city of Kasur in the province of Punjab in the nation of Pakistan that Sajjad Maseeh and his wife Shama Bibi, both Christians, had burned verses from the Muslim hol More...

It’s In Queens! (June 9 to June 15)

Queens is the most diverse county in the United States, with more than half of its residents hailing from a foreign country. So this upcoming week of events is typical. More...

St. Michael’s Cemetery Dedicates Wall Of Remembrance

St. Michael’s Cemetery dedicated its Wall Of Remembrance on Saturday, June 4th. The memorial Blessing and Dedication was presided over by The Reverend Katherine Flexer, the Rector of St. Michael’s. More...

Political Page

Clinton-Sanders bickering still; Trump gripes ANNOY:

clinton-sanders bickering still; trump gripes ANNOY: More...

Editorials

Being The Best Pet Parents

This is our pet issue, and we are featuring superior pet services and supply places, as well as some stories for you pet lovers out there. Pets are right after humans, in our list of who we love, protect and look after.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Bike Problem In F. Hills  To The Editor:  More...

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