April 5, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Addabbo Awards Senate Citations To PS 63 Students

New York State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. More...

Dial ‘511’ For MTA, Travel Information

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and the New York Sate Department of Transportation are reminding city straphangers and all New Yorkers that they can dial 511 for assistance with any MTA-related question.The MTA compiled 117 separate p More...

Cops Crack Down On Texting Motorists

State and Queens police officials this week are reminding motorists t think twice before texting behind the wheel.Officials said New York State has one of the strictest laws in the nation, banning the use of hand-held electronic devices while driving More...

Eight ‘Johns’ Busted In Roosevelt Avenue Sting

Queens Vice cops busted eight men on March 25 and 26, after they were caught red-handed (and red-faced) offering cash for sex to undercover officers on Roosevelt Avenue in Jackson Heights. More...

It’s In Queens! (April 6 to April 12)

National Poetry Month is on and many schools are off this week. More...

108th Pct. Community Council Meets

The 108th Police Precinct’s meeting at the end of March had two Cop of the Month award ceremonies and several quality-of-life complaints.  It did not have the presence of Commander Captain Ralph Forgione who said his day had been so busy he need More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

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Seniors

Savvy Senior:

Do You Need To File a Tax Return in 2017?

Dear Savvy Senior,  What are the IRS income tax filing requirements for retirees this tax season? More...

How Medicare Covers Preventive Health Services

Dear Savvy Senior, Does Medicare cover 100% of all preventive health care screenings? I’m due to get a colonoscopy and a few other tests, but I want to find out if I’ll have to pay anything before I proceed. New to Medicare Dear New, More...

Movie Review

The Transfiguration, A Cannes Festival Selection

A n official selection at the Cannes Film Festival, writer/director Michael O’Shea’s debut feature The Transfiguration follows troubled teen Milo who hides behind his fascination with vampire lore.  More...

The Transfiguration, A Cannes Festival Selection

MOS: It was our North American premiere, and I was very nervous about it. More...

Sports

Mets Shut Out Braves In Season Opener

The 2017 New York Mets beat the Atlanta Braves 6-0 in the home opener at Citi Field. A capacity crowd came out on a beautiful day on April 3rd. More...

Mets Preview

The New York Mets have headed back to Queens from their spring training home of Port St. More...

Star Journal

Development Begins In Queens On The Eve Of WWI

The Greater Astoria Historical Society presents pages from the Long Island Star Journal, Compiled by Dan McDonald.  Welcome to April 1913!  More...

Archbishop Molloy High School Celebrates Diversity With International Day

Students, families and alumni gathered at Archbishop Molloy High School in Briarwood, on March 11 to celebrate the school’s 36th annual International Day. More...

Forest Hills History Mural Overhauls Neglected Ascan Ave Underpass

At the Ascan Avenue underpass in Forest Hills, near Austin Street, locals and commuters witnessed history when Forest Hills’ newest mural “A Tribute to Ascan Avenue & the Forest Hills Gardens,” was unveiled. More...

Off the Beaten Trail: Ivan Aivazovsky’s Rainbow

Rainbow, Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow. Photo by Catherine Tsounis. More...

Woman Struck By City Bus

A 52-year-old Ridgewood woman is recovering from injuries she suffered when she was struck by a city bus on April 1.Police said the woman was in a crosswalk at Eliot Avenue and Fresh Pond Road at about 4:55 a.m. More...

Storage Units Planned For Ditmars

The owner of a large, one-story warehouse at 22-25 46th Street in Astoria has filed plans to develop a three-story, 103,615-square-foot self-storage facility at the site. More...

Plan 11-Story Development For Jackson Avenue

The Circle F Capital development group has filed plans to develop an 11-story, mixed-use building at 22-43 Jackson Avenue in Long Island City – less than a block from the 5 Pointz development.Plans show he 74,805-square-foot development would feature More...

Justice 4 All Meets For 2nd Time

By Thomas Cogan

The second Justice for All Coalition meeting in two weeks’ time was held in late March at the Jacob A. More...

Plans To Close Rikers

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s surprise announcement over the weekend that Rikers Island prison will be closed in about 10 years, should bring special joy to Astorians who have lived in its shadow for many years.  More...

Political Page

Call For More Transparency In High School Application Process

In the wake of an admissions failure for the coming school year at Maspeth High School, City Council Member Elizabeth Crowley has taken action to ensure every student, from every school, gets an equal opportunity for a good education.  More...

Maloney’s Bill To Help Small Businesses Grow

Congress Member Carolyn B. More...

Queens County Bar Holds Celebrates 125th Anniversary

  The Queens County Bar Association held its annual reception, celebrating its 125th anniversary honoring the county’s judiciary, the QCBA’s past presidents and golden jubilarians. More...

Health Care

When a man has anorgasmia

It would not be unusual if the word “anorgasmia” is unfamiliar to you. More...

Editorials

Happy Pesach!

Passover is celebrated with gatherings known as Seders, in which the original Exodus of the Jewish people from slavery in Egypt is commemorated. More...

Letters to the Editor

Is This What They Died For? To The Editor: More...

Features

Internet In Bloom For The Layperson

Every librarian is taught during their American Library Association accredited Master of Library Science, what the most popular book is in the world.  Do you know it?  The Bible.  Regardless of whether or not you are religious, The Bib More...

Rep. Lewis Attends Crowley Event

I consider myself fortunate to have had the opportunity of meeting and thanking Congress Member John Lewis for his leadership, devotion and courage recently, at an event honoring Congress Member Joe Crowley.  More...

Gun Crime Down, Officers Honored At 114th Precinct

Gun violence has been limited to a single shooting incident and a single shooting victim in the 114th Precinct through the first quarter of the year, according to NYPD statistics. And keeping guns off the streets is the key. More...

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