July 27, 2016 RSS feed / Features

Simotas’ Office Hopping With Summer Interns

Since the beginning of June, the Astoria office of Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas has been hopping with summer interns. More...

Serao, Abreu Host Fundraiser For Melinda Katz

On the evening of July 20, Michael Serao and Fidel Abreu hosted a fundraiser for Queens Borough President Melinda Katz at their home in Hewlett Harbor.   More...

City Ramps Up Alternative To Illegally Opened Hydrants

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has launched its 20th annual crackdown on city residents who insist on opening fire hydrants without an approved spray “cap.”  DEP officials are sending teams of teens into local neigh More...

Astoria Park To Host Annual National Night Out

National Night Out, the annual event promoting police-community partnership with the participation of local business and civic organizations, will be held on Tuesday, August 2, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Astoria Park.  More...

Zahi Hawass Visits Tut’s Hub

Zahi Hawass is not the typical film trope of an archaeologist. Without a leather jacket, fedora, or whip, he is armed only with a magnanimous smile and friendly, joking demeanor that masks a sharp wit and an eagerness to share what he has to say. More...

Burt Reynolds Documentary

O n Thursday, August 4, Rooftop Films will present an outdoor screening of critically acclaimed director Jesse Moss’ documentary, “The Bandit,” which recounts the story of Burt Reynolds and Hal Needham’s close friendship on th More...

A Night Out in Great Neck Plaza: Promenade Night

The Great Neck Plaza Business Improvement District (BID) and the Village of Great Neck Plaza continue the Summer Promenade Series on Wednesday, August 3 (rain date August 4). More...

The Pulpit

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Child Abuse Hotline Law To Be Posted In Schools – Now

On July 21, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law bill A6961-A, an act to amend the education law, in relation to posting the Child Abuse Hotline in schools. Assemblyman Mike Miller was the prime sponsor of this bill in the Assembly.  More...

Seawall Named After Queensbridge Activist

At a ceremony on Friday, July 22 in Queensbridge Park, on the newly restored promenade above the repaired East River seawall, a tribute to the late Elizabeth McQueen, founder and leader of Friends of Queensbridge Park, was held, with Councilman Jimmy More...

Steinway Family Dental Center’s Free Dental Day

Steinway Family Dental Center (SFDC) is proud to announce their Semi-Annual Free Dental Day on Friday, August 5. This event provides a free day of preventative dental care to adults 18 or older within our community.  More...

The Faces Behind The Letters

Long time Letters to the Editor contributors, Larry Penner and Cynthia Groopman, with a recent copy of the Queens Gazette, discussing current events and comparing notes on their most recent letters. More...

Street Co-Naming To Honor Bayside HS Coach

City Council passed Council Member Paul Vallone’s bill to co-name 32nd Avenue and 204th Street in honor of Bayside High School’s esteemed physical education teacher and coach who passed a More...

Motown & ‘Mary Poppins’ Come To Astoria

The Central Astoria Local Development Coalition (CALDC) announced the next free concert in its 2016 Waterfront Concert Series as the Motor City Revue comes to town on August 4 at 7:30 pm.  More...

City Council Announces $64M In Cultural Funding

City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Finance Chair Julissa Ferreras-Copeland, Majority Leader and Chair of the New York City Council’s Cultural Affairs and Libraries Committee, Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer, Council Member Laurie Cumbo More...

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Steinway Shooting Victim Dies From Wounds

A Brooklyn man who was shot in the neck and chest on Steinway Street on July 17 died of his injuries two days later.  Police officers said Qsaun Brown, 23, of Brownsville, got into an argument with two men outside 28-03 Steinway St. More...

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