May 17, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Miller Hosts Mobile Mammogram Van At His Office

On Sunday, May 7, Assembly Member Mike Miller hosted the American-Italian Cancer Foundation mobile Care Clinic in front of his office located at 83-91 Woodhaven Boulevard in Woodhaven. More...

On the Road in Greece: A Passing Visit to Arachova

The conclusion of our Delphi excursion was visiting Arachova with guide George Rostandis, a Marathon runner and guide Mentor. Excursion guides are the goodwill ambassadors of Greece. This central Greek village is famous for its rugs. More...

New, Harsh Penalties For Illegal Conversions

Landlords and property owners that illegally convert hones into three or more units above what is permitted by law will now face new enforcement and stiff penalties under a measure passed recently by the City Council.   More...

Mayor, NYPD Chief Announce Queens Crime Down The Most

Crime is down in all boroughs, with Queens leading the way with the greatest reductions in crime stats, according to an announcement made by Mayor Bill de Blasio and NYPD Commissioner James P. More...

Seven-Years For Corona Mob Mom

A Corona woman charged with her family of running a massive cocaine operation from their family businesses will be spending the next seven years in prison.Federal Judge Raymond Dearie said Eleonora Gigliotti, 56, was fully involved in criminal activi More...

National Free Comic Book Day A Big Hit in Queens

Free Comic Book Day was celebrated in Forest Hills on May 6. “This is actually our busiest day of the year,” said Mike Giordano, co-owner of Royal Collectibles, located at 96-01 Metropolitan Ave. in Forest Hills. More...

Victim Changes Story In Jackson Heights Stabbing

Police released new details last week regarding a 45-year-old man who was stabbed during a dispute in Jackson Heights on May 6.The victim initially reported the shooting to police as a gang-related incident, police said. More...

Pheffer Amato Inaugurates More Effective Evacuation Signs

Outside Lenny’s Clam Bar at Cross Bay Boulevard and 161st Street in Howard Beach on May 15, Assembly Member Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-Howard Beach) helped unveil a new, more effective series of evacuation signs for the area, installed by New York City More...

Addabbo Legislation Requires Placement Of Additional Crossing Guards Near High Schools

To help ensure the safety of children traveling back and forth to classes during the school year, New York State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. More...

Pheffer Amato Honors Children Who Saved Family From Fire

Last Thursday, May 11, Assembly Member Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-Rockaway) met with Julia and Kacper Wroblewski at Waterside School to present them with a NYS Assembly Citation for bravery. More...

Nolan, Sunnyside Shines BID Help Local Economy

Assembly Member Catherine Nolan recently met with Jaime Faye-Bean, the new Executive Director of the Sunnyside Shines Business Improvement District. More...

Bill Addresses Illegal Conversions And Neglect In Buildings

Council Member Daniel Dromm co-sponsored Council Member Barry Grodenchik’s legislation “designed to fight back against unscrupulous landlords who construct illegal conversions and refuse to address dangerous problems in buildi More...

Science and Research on Display at St. Francis Prep

On Thursday, June 1, St. More...

City Council Closes Dangerous Loophole To Protect All Commercial Cyclists

The New York City Council passed a bill on May 10 introduced by Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer and sponsored by 10 Council Members that will improve commercial cyclist safety by closing a loophole that allowed certain businesses to avert important More...

Peralta Allocates $50K For Apicha Community Health Center’s Jackson Heights Location

State Senator Jose Peralta announced a $50,000 state allocation to the Apicha Community Health Center (CHC), an organization that provides affordable healthcare for vulnerable New Yorkers. More...

Van Bramer, Mellow Cut Ribbon On $15M Expansion Of LAGCC Library

City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer joined LaGuardia Community College President Gail Mellow and Vice Chancellor of CUNY Judy Bergtraum to cut the ribbon on May 11 on the $15 million expansion of the LaGuardia Community College Library that More...

Political Page

I On Politics

DESPITE FIRING COMEY, PROBE OF TRUMP GOES ON: President Donald Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey set off a reaction that still has the whole country talking, with no end in sight.  More...

Gianaris Honors LICP President As Woman Of Distinction

On Tuesday, May 9, state Senator Michael Gianaris honored LIC Partnership President Liz Lusskin with a Woman of Distinction award in Albany. More...

‘Still Wrong For Western Queens’

\Cross Harbor Freight Project:

Assembly Member Catherine Nolan, who has previously written to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and the Federal Highway Administration, expressing her opposition to the Cross Harbor Tunnel Project released the following statement.  More...

Editorials

Don’t Miss Out On Steinway Sidewalk Sale Days

Too many retail stores are closing, including institutions such as Macy’s in Douglaston and other name brand chains. More...

Letters to the Editor

Urban Upbound To The Editor: More...

Safer Streets

Bill Unveiled To Expand Speed Camera Program In School Zones

State Senator Jose Peralta, Assembly Member Deborah Glick, New York City Department of Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg and advocates, including Transportation Alternatives, unveiled a bill to crack down on speeding motorists by allowing More...

CB 1 Gathers For May Meeting

May’s meeting of the Community Board 1 cabinet meeting had a list of five speakers that was shortened by absence to three.  When the meeting had to be thrown open to questions and participation by those in attendance, they were in a talkative an More...

It’s In Queens! (May 18 to May 24)

Dumpling contest! If that’s not enough to attract hordes of people to Queens this week, consider James Caan, Tahitian music, various festivals, art strolls, and live calligraphy.   More...

Nearly 10 Tons Of Electronics Collected At Addabbo And Miller Spring Recycling Event

New York State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. and Assembly Member Mike Miller recently hosted their annual Spring Recycling Fair at Forest Park in Woodhaven, on Sunday, April 30. More...

Miller Visits Heaven’s Hands Community Services In Glendale

Assembly Member Mike Miller visited the staff and members of Heaven’s Hands Community Services in Glendale on Friday, May 12.  Heaven’s Hands mission is to offer individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families per More...

Corona Man Charged In Deadly Drug Deals

A 66-year-old Corona man is facing 12 years in prison for possessing and selling a deadly mix of narcotic drugs laced with the opioid painkiller Fentanyl.“Heroin, unfortunately, has made a deadly comeback in New York City and in the surrounding subur More...

Christ The King Seniors Awarded NYS Academic Scholarships

Congratulations to Christ the King HS seniors Siqing Lyu, Laura Jans, Angeles Paucar, Heaven Henry, and Alexandra Weigert for being awarded the 2017 New York State Scholarship for Academic Excellence from the New York State Board of Education. More...

Woman Saves Man, 79, From Death On No. 7 Tracks

A 79-year-old Queens man is recovering from injuries he suffered when he tumbled onto the tracks of a Sunnyside subway station on May 10.The man, whose name has not been released, owes his life to an anonymous straphanger who banged on the door of a More...

Pheffer Amato Inaugurates New Ozone Park Library

Assembly Member Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-Ozone Park) helped re-inaugurate the Ozone Park Branch of the Queens Public Library on May 12, along with other local elected officials, library staff and local elementary school students. More...

Transit Cops Hunt Subway Slugger

City Transit police are searching for a straphanger who attacked a subway conductor on a No. More...

Mets Former Great John Franco

On May 13, Queens Gazette correspondent Joyce Vetere Milowski met up with for Mets great John Franco to discuss his time with the Mets.Franco, a Brooklyn native who grew up in Bensonhurst, spoke about his playing days as a young man at New Utrecht HS More...

Buddha Birthday Celebration & Three Acts of Goodness Festival

State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky attended the annual Buddha Birthday Celebration and Three Acts of Goodness Festival, hosted by the International Buddhist Progress Society New York and Buddha’s Light International Association. More...

Peralta Allocates Funding For Her Justice To Help Women Obtain Special Visas

State Senator Jose Peralta announced a $50,000 state allocation to Her Justice, an organization that provides legal services to women in need. More...

Nolan Meets Justice For All Coalition

Assembly Member Catherine Nolan recently sat down and met with the newly formed group, Justice for all Coalition.  The meeting touched on several topics, including issues of overdevelopment, affordable housing and the LIC Core study. More...

Legally Blind Queens Village Resident Receives I Make It Happen Award

Yuet Yuen Chao (aka “Charlie”) is legally blind. Born in China in 1933, he spent his early adulthood in Cuba and then lived briefly in Miami in 1961 before relocating to California and then settling in New York. More...

Jamaica HS Lacrosse - Bringing Diversity to the Game

The Jamaica High School lacrosse team plays in the city’s Pubic School Athletic League,  coached by Tom Grimaldi of Bayside.  Jamaica HS pioneered the game of lacrosse in New York City.  Jamaica, being the first New York City public sc More...

Restaurant of the Week

Village Grill

As the name suggests, Village Grill is your neighborhood eatery where Chef Dina cooks it better than you ever could, so why would you? More...

Seniors

Savvy Senior:

Stop Snoring

Dear Savvy Senior,Over the past few years my 57-year-old husband’s snoring has gotten much worse. It’s to the point that I have to either wear earplugs or move to a different room. Any suggestions?Sleep Deprived SusanDear Susan, More...

Health Care

Protect your prostate with physical activity

It’s hard to dispute the tremendous benefits of being physically active. More...

Book Review

Books Galore And Author Visits At Astoria Bookshop

Spring is in full swing, and Astoria Bookshop has an amazing selection for your relaxing day at the park, or just for the daily commute. There are new releases by Robert Repino, Rakesh Satyal, Patricia Lockwood, Jenny Han, Neil deGrasse Tyson. More...

Features

Addabbo Greets The Cadets And Graduates Of West Point Military Academy

Last week, the New York State Senate welcomed the cadets and graduates of the West Point Military Academy. After Lt. General Robert Caslen Jr. addressed the full Senate, a reception was held, which included Senator (Lt.) Bill Larkin, Lt. More...

Officials Advocate For Public Education At UFT Conference

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Vallone Secures Traffic Changes For Pedestrian Safety

After years of requests by P.S. 184 for traffic changes around their school in Whitestone, Council Member Paul Vallone has secured one-way conversions in order to improve pedestrian safety and reduce traffic congestion during dismissals. More...

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