December 28, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

New York State Breast Density Law Creates Cancer Screening Awareness

If you’ve received a mammogram anytime within the last 3 years, you may have questions about a new section in the results about breast density. More...

Local 891 Throws Holiday Party For PS 81

Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan joined Local 891, the International Union of Operating Engineers last week in celebrating the holidays at PS 81 in Ridgewood. 
 
“My heartfelt thanks to Local 891 of the International Union of Operating Enginee More...

Check Out Growing Up NYC This Winter Break

Crystal Cooper reaching out from the Mayor’s Office. I hope you are having a festive holiday season! More...

NYPD: Stay Safe & Sober This New Years Weekend

Queens police officials are reminding New Years Eve party hosts that they are responsible for keeping their guests safe by offering non-alcoholic drinks to designated drivers – guests who plan to get behind the wheel after the celebration.Party hosts More...

Post-Holiday Fire Prevention Tips

The risk of home fires increases as the holiday season comes to an end and temperatures dip, turning needles from dry Christmas trees brittle, fire officials said.Officials at the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) are offering the following More...

Hunt Astoria Toothpaste Thief

Police are searching for a suspect who assaulted a worker and swiped 55 tubes of toothpaste from a Rite Aid Pharmacy in Astoria.Cops said the suspect walked into the Rite Aid Pharmacy at 43-02 Ditmars Boulevard at about 9 a.m. More...

Weapon Discharge Injures Off-Duty Cop

An off-duty police officer accidentally shot himself in the hand while unloading his weapon on Steinway Street on Christmas Eve, police said.Cops said the unidentified officer was sitting alone in his vehicle on Steinway Street near 23rd Avenue at ab More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

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Restaurant of the Week

Portofino Ristorante

How many restaurants can you name that have been around for 42 years? You can probably count them on one hand and my number one choice would be Portofino Ristorante on the corner of Ascan Avenue and Queens Blvd. More...

Seniors

Forgetfulness: What’s Normal, What’s Not?

Dear Savvy Senior, At age 76, my husband has become forgetful lately and is worried he may have Alzheimer’s. What resources can you recommend to help us get a grip on this? Concerned Wife Dear Concerned,  More...

Editorials

A Healthy Prosperous New Year To You!

We are ever hopeful for improvement each New Year. Some are looking forward to great strides in all areas of life with this new year, some are less optimistic. More...

Letters to the Editor

Holidays’ True Meaning  To The Editor:  More...

Crystal Windows Supplies Iconic Building Renovation

National manufacturer, Crystal Window & Door Systems, announced that it has begun supplying new energy efficient replacement windows for the well-known Long Island Marriott in Uniondale.  The major window replacement project’s first phase ca More...

Tips For Your First Mammogram

According to cancer screening guidelines, if you’re over 40, or if you have a family history of breast cancer, it’s time to start thinking about getting an annual mammogram.   More...

Whitestone Woman Wins National American Miss Title

Katherine McQuade of Whitestone snagged the prestigious 2016-2017 National American Miss National Title in Hollywood, California during Thanksgiving week.  Katherine represented New York State. More...

Dromm Funds Elmhurst, Jackson Heights Welcome Signs

Council Member Daniel Dromm funded the installation of the “Welcome to Elmhurst” (in front of Moore Homestead Playground) and “Welcome to Jackson Heights” (by the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway) signs you may have noticed around the neighborhood. More...

A Traditional Baptism Of The Peloponnese, Greece

           The Peloponnese landscape is mountainous with valleys and planes of olive and citrus groves. The people give it character. More...

NYPD Issues ‘Stern Warning’ To New Year’s Motorists

Queens police officials have issued a “stern, new warning” to motorists who party too hard and get behind the wheel over the upcoming long New Years Eve weekend.Police officials said cops at local precincts will be out in force from December 26 throu More...

FDNY Reminder: Check Wiring On Space Heaters

Fire officials have identified electric space heaters with faulty wiring as the number one cold weather killer, and the leading cause of fires during cold weather months.Sparks from electric heaters with frayed or worn wires set off the majority of f More...

Annual Holiday Toy Drive

Queens District Attorney Richard A. More...

Political Page

Trump Ready For Jan. 20, But Policy Change Threats Remain

President-elect Donald Trump is just 23 days away from being sworn in as the next president of the United States, but we’re not any closer to knowing where he stands on immigration or Obamacare, two policy questions that involve millions of peo More...

Gianaris Calls For State Probe Of Astoria Ministry’s Finances

State Sen. More...

Book Review

Books In Review:

The Hospital Always Wins

In A heady brew of sex, drugs, painting, and music fills this memoir by a man who spent nearly two decades in a mental hospital. More...

Features

High Nursing Engagement Scores at Mount Sinai Queens

Nursing staff at Mount Sinai Queens scored higher than the national average in a nursing engagement study of 245 nurses conducted by Press Ganey, an organization that uses data to improve the patient experience. More...

Denny’s Is Finally Coming To Queens!

With over 1,600 locations in the US, Denny’s is practically an institution of dining in some areas. But to us, it is a brand new thing. The first Denny’s to open in Queens is coming soon, to Jackson Heights, at 87-10 Northern Boulevard. More...

City Issues Rules For Christmas Tree Curbside Pickup

If your Christmas tree is beginning to resemble Charlie Brown’s, it’s time to remove the tinsel and place the tree curbside for recycling by the city Department of Sanitation (DSNY).  Curbside collection of Christmas trees will begin More...

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