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Christina Sacerdote Appointed To Vice President/Loan Workout Officer At Sussex Bank

Anthony Labozzetta, President & Chief Executive Officer of Sussex Bank, announced the recent appointment of Christina Sacerdote to Vice President/ Loan Workout Officer. Ms. Sacerdote joined the bank to continue improving the loan credit quality. More...

All Quiet In The 108th Pct. Reported Before Summer's Break

As with other local organizations, the 108th Police Precinct Community Council’s season comes to an end each June, resuming in September.  There were fewer than three days left this June when the council met to hear the newly-promoted commander More...

Avalon Jazz Band To Make Their Astoria Debut

The Central Astoria Local Development Coalition invites one and all to enjoy the Parisian and Golden Age swing spirit for free on July 21st at 7:30pm as the Avalon Jazz Band perform in Astoria Park to continue the 2016 Waterfront Concert Series.  More...

Internet in Bloom For The Layperson

The heat is on this summer with less than four months to go before Election Day.  Math has its place in life when you need to know how much to charge, what you should be getting paid or what you should pay.  It is the way many in business k More...

On the Road in Greece: Life in 2016

Greece is the Diamond of the World. It has it all: beaches, archaeology sites, mountains for winter sports and untapped oil in the Aegean and Mediterranean seas. The land has seen conquest through the ages. More...

Cooling Centers Open Throughout Heat Waves

Meteorologists are warning the public that it will feel like hell on earth this week, as the mercury soars over 90 degrees for at least two days in Queens.Temperatures will reach a body-roasting 90 degrees on at least two days this week as soaring te More...

Long Island City Bomb Threat

Police are searching for a 26-year-old woman who threatened to blow up a Long Island City manufacturing firm on May 19.Police say Vernice Brown called the Propper Manufacturing Company on May 19, threatening to blow up the firm’s plant at 36-04 Skill More...

Beware ‘False Alarm’ Car Repair Scammers

Police are warning motorists to beware a team of scammers who use a series of “false alarms” to trick them into costly repairs.Cops said the men pull up next to a vehicle stopped at a traffic light and tell the driver his or her car is ob fire, or th More...

LIC Grope Attack

Police are seeking help from the public to identify and locate a man who stalked a woman and groped her outside her Long Island City home on June 25.Cops said the 21-year-old woman was about to enter her home on 13th Street near 34th Avenue at about More...

Astoria Laptop Thief

Police are searching for a suspect wanted in connection with the theft of a laptop computer in Astoria.Cops said the victim left her laptop on the ledge of a building at the Ravenswood Houses, at 12th Street near 35th Avenue in Astoria, at about 12:2 More...

Double Jeopardy For Astoria Train Jump Woman

Police are seeking help from the public to identify the driver of a vehicle that struck a woman who had just jumped from an elevated subway platform in Astoria.Cops said the 41-year-old woman jumped from the Hoyt Avenue/Astoria Boulevard station at a More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

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

Restaurant of the Week

NEW GRAND BUFFET

Beat the heat of the kitchen this summer and enjoy a Grand Buffet of Chinese, Japanese, and international cuisine at New Grand Buffet. More...

Seniors

SAVVY SENIOR:

Deciding What To Do In Retirement

Dear Savvy Senior, I just turned 62 and am financially prepared for retirement, but I’m less certain about how to spend my time after leaving work. Can you recommend some resources or tools that can help me with this? More...

Simple Steps To Protect Yourself From Melanoma Skin Cancer

Dear Savvy Senior,  Does skin cancer run in families? My 63- year-old brother died of melanoma last year, and I’m wondering about my risks of getting this. What can you tell me?  Younger Sibling  Dear Sibling,  More...

Editorials

All Indications Point To Healthy Growth

Queens has the best medical care in the city. We and our neighbors in the borough know we do not need to cross the river to get world-class medical care. More...

Letters to the Editor

Original AirTrain Plan  To The Editor:  More...

Features

UCCA, DEP Hold Successful Rain Barrel Event

The United Community Civic Association (UCCA) and the city Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) participated in a successful rain barrel giveaway at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Astoria. More...

Lily Gavin, Owner Of Dazies, Was A Community Leader

A large gathering attended the wake of Lily Gavin, who died on July 6, at Lynch Funeral Home in Sunnyside. A requiem mass was held at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs in Forest Hills and the burial was in Calvary Cemetery.  More...

We Will Miss Lily

Lily Gavin will be missed by thousands of friends throughout Queens. The moving obituaries and touching remembrances serve to highlight her image as a pillar of our community. More...

It's In Queens! (July 14 to July 20)

Up for a movie? In a clear sign of summertime, at least 10 local venues will hold free screenings this week. More...

Forest Hills Volunteer Ambulance Corps Installs Officers

The newly elected Executive Committee of the Forest Hills Volunteer Ambulance Corps was sworn in on June 29 for the new Fiscal Year, beginning July 1. More...

Queens Kid Is (Again!) Citywide Spelling Bee Champ

Srinath Mahankali, a 12 year old who just completed 7th grade at Nathaniel Hawthorne, M.S. 74, was welcomed to Queens Borough Hall on June 29 by Queens Borough President Melinda Katz. More...

Independence Celebration In Astoria Park

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz delivered greetings to the thousands who turned out for the 2016 Independence Day Celebration on June 30 in Astoria Park, presented by the Central Astoria Local Development Corporation (CALDC). More...

The Goldfeders Celebrate Traditional 4th Of July

Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder (r.), and two of his children, Eliana and Asher, joined hundreds of Breezy Point families for the annual reading of the Declaration of Independence. More...

Queens Native Aboard Navy Nuclear Submarine

A 2002 Richmond Hill High School graduate and Queens native is serving in the U.S. Navy aboard one of the Navy’s newest attack submarines, the USS Missouri. More...

New York City Is Host To Most All-Star Games In History

The 87th Major League Baseball All-Star game between the American League (AL) and National League (NL) was played last night in Petco Park in San Diego. More...

The Purge: Election Year

The Purge: Election Year takes place during a future presidential election. More...

Beware Summer Heat Stroke In Pets

Veterinarians and animal advocates are urging pet owners to learn proper care of pets that can become overheated or dehydrated during summer months – especially when the city is hit with a heat wave.“It doesn’t have to be 90-degrees for pets to becom More...

Weathering Hot Weather

City officials are reminding residents to take precautions this summer, during times of extreme heat and humidity. More...

Teens Steal, Crash Zipcar

Police are searching for four teenagers who swiped a Zipcar on June 26 and took it for an almost 24-hour joyride.Cops said the teens broke into a parking lot on Queens Boulevard near 47th Street on the morning of June 26, hotwired a Zipcar and took i More...

MC & SJP Alumni Golf Classic Another Success

Alumni from Mater Christi high school and alumni from St. John’s Prep as well as friends of The Prep enjoyed another great day at their 19th Annual Golf Classic. The Classic was held again at the beautiful Seawane Country Club. More...

Political Page

GOP Convention May Get Noisy

The Republican National Convention, where the party will select its presidential candidate in this year’s election in November, is just five days away. More...

Photo

PERALTA LEGISLATION SEEKS TO REMEDY ‘INJUSTICES’ IN NEWSTAND LICENSING LAW: In light of the recent installation of a newsstand on 37th Avenue in Jackson Heights without community approval More...

Health Care

Safe, Effective Options to Treat Pain

America is in the midst of an opioid epidemic. Sales of prescription opioids have nearly quadrupled since 1999. More...

Take Precautions To Avoid Zika During Trips Abroad

The Zika virus is causing devastating birth defects in countries with outbreaks of the virus. It also causes bad pregnancy outcomes, like miscarriage and stillbirth, and can cause serious neurological problems as well. More...

8 Ways to Keep Your Brain Healthy and Sharp

The brain is the body’s most complex organ. It’s also the most important one. That’s why keeping it healthy is critical, especially as you age. Every day, scientists are discovering how closely our minds and bodies are connected. More...

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