December 14, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Kew Gardens Cinemas To Host Inaugural Film Festival

Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema, a non-profit organization established to support the development of and help expand the audiences for independent cinema from around the globe, announces its inaugural festival to take place Aug. 4-13, 2017. More...

Honoring & Celebrating Catherine Tsea At Retirement Luncheon

‘Peace in the world and the health and welfare of my family is my concern,” said Catherine Tsea. This exceptional St. John’s University administrator had her retirement celebration on December 6th, 2016. Mrs. Catherine Tsea, assistant to Dr. More...

Mets Score High With Holiday Coat Drive

The Queens Boys of Summer hit a home run on December 10, hosting the NY Mets seventh annual winter warm up holiday coat drive.Mets players handed out vouchers redeemable for two tickets to a game in April 2017 to anyone who donated ‘gently used” coat More...

Feds Charge Astoria Doctor In Massive Drug Scheme

Federal authorities busted a Queens doctor on December 2 for illegally selling prescriptions for oxycodone at clinics he operated in Astoria and Jamaica.A criminal complaint filed by federal prosecutors states that Dr. More...

Thieves Swipe $9G In Michael’s Craft Store Heist

Police are searching for a team of crafty crooks who burglarized a Michael’s Craft Store in Woodside on November 30.Cops said the thieves broke into the store at 51-09 Northern Boulevard on the night of November 30, where they managed to open a safe More...

It’s In Queens! (Dec. 15 to Dec. 21)

The word “holiday” helps describe upcoming plays, concerts, markets, screenings, and even solstice celebrations. Non-seasonal options include Paul Taylor, Jeff Timmons, Indonesian music, Mexican dance, and kite-flying. Here’s the rundown.Dec. More...

NYPD Commissioner O'Neil Speaks At Astoria Civic Association

Every New York City police commissioner has spoken before the Astoria Civic Association since its founding in October 1933, and last week new Commissioner James P. O’Neill joined his predecessors. More...

'Giving Back To The Community'

Peralta Distributes Over 1,500 Toys At Queens Center

State Senator Jose Peralta, in cooperation with Queens Center, US Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots, the NYPD and Woodside on the Move, collected and distributed more than 1,500 toys to schools, family shelters and organizations in the 13th Senatori More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

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Restaurant of the Week

Dinerbar

To call Dinerbar a ‘diner’ would be like calling a Ferrari a Ford. This gem of a new restaurant opened last July on Queens Blvd in Rego Park and has redefined casual dining. More...

Seniors

How And When To Apply For Social Security Retirement Benefits

Dear Savvy Senior, What is the easiest way to apply for my Social Security retirement benefits, and how far in advance do I need to apply before I start collecting? Approaching 62 Dear Approaching,  More...

How Much Does a Funeral Cost?

Dear Savvy Senior,How much does an average funeral and body burial cost? More...

Features

Lawmakers Cry ‘Scrooge’ In Astoria Evictions

BY LIZ GOFF For anyone who isn’t aware by now, there is proof positive that The Grinch is alive and thriving in Astoria. More...

UCCA Holds Annual Holiday Brunch

The United Community Civic Association (UCCA) held their annual Holiday Brunch at the LaGuardia Marriott hotel on Sunday, Dec. 11th. More...

Kaufman Arts District Hosts Holiday Tree Lighting

Kaufman Arts District hosted a Holiday Tree Lighting ceremony on Friday, December 9. Assembly Member Aravella Simotas kicked off the tree lighting ceremony right outside Kaufman Astoria Studios. More...

Constantinides On Lower Carbon Emissions

Currently, the quantity of carbon emissions burned into the city’s atmosphere by power plants is anybody’s guess. More...

Queens Midtown Tunnel Tolls To Go Cashless

Motorists who drive through the Queens Midtown Tunnel will soon have to stash their cash to pay a bill for the journey. Starting in January, Queens- and Manhattan-bound toll plazas at the tunnel will stop accepting cash from motorists, a spokesp More...

St. Andrew 6th Graders Play Basketball At St. John’s U

The CYO Bantam Boys Basketball Team from St. Andrew Avellino Academy recently (Dec. 5) attended a game in Lou Carnesecca Hall at St. John’s University, where they played during halftime between St. John’s and Cal State Northridge. (St. More...

Resorts World Casino & The American Red Cross Host Blood Drive

All Donors To Receive Lottery Scratch Off ticket & Free Rafle Wheel Spin

Resorts World Casino New York City will host a blood drive in partnership with the American Red Cross, next Thursday, December 15 from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. More...

City Calls ‘Code Blue’ To Warm The Homeless

Workers with the city’s Department of Homeless Services (DHS) hit the streets last weekend on a “Code Blue” mission to coax the homeless out of frigid temperatures and into city shelters.DHS officials declare a “Code Blue” each time the thermometer d More...

Finding Gifts For Finicky Folks

Are you struggling to find a unique, useful gift for that hard-to-please person on your list?This holiday season consider giving a “green gift” that gives back to the environment, or a gift that helps a favorite charity. More...

New York Cares Coat Drive

Each winter, tens of thousands of New Yorkers face a cold choice: buy a winter coat or put food on the table.Since 1989, New York Cares has helped warm those in need by collecting more than one million coats for distribution to children and adults th More...

The Queens Chamber Of Commerce’s Holds Annual Building Awards & Gala

The Queens Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Building Awards & Gala were held this year at Terrace on the Park and had an enthusiastic turnout. More...

CB 1 Meets For Final Meeting Of 2016

The last Community Board 1 cabinet meeting of the year had to meet at 11 a.m. More...

Interview: Akan Satayev, Director Of Anonymous

JON HEADLEE interviews AKAN SATAYEV, director of ANONYMOUS, a film which follows a teenager computer wiz who turns to a life of online crime after his family hits the rocks financially because of banking institutions. More...

Political Page

Rudy Quits Trump Job Search

Our former mayor, Rudy Giuliani, who helped a lot in Donald Trump’s victory in becoming president, has thrown in the towel as far as getting a job with in the new administration. More...

Crowley, Make The Road Discuss Immigration Path

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Book Review

Sparks, The Firefly Who Saved Christmas

“Sparks, the Firefly Who Saved Christmas,” by Edward Urbanowski is a wonderful children’s book with a message specifically for Christmas, but applies anytime.  More...

Editorials

Peace And Tolerance, Not Just For The Holidays

It really is wrong for hate issues to play front and center. We say, enough with the hate from all sides! More...

We Must Protect All Our Children

Kevin and Avonte’s law, which passed unanimously this summer in the US Senate, was very important in preventing more tragedies involving our autistic children. More...

Letters to the Editor

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