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Sunnyside Cabbie Robbed At Gunpoint

Police are searching for two suspects who assaulted and robbed a Sunnyside cabbie in the early morning of May 27.Cops said the cabbie was heading to work at about 2:45 a.m. More...

Reminder: Water Street Trees During Summer Months

City Department of Parks officials are again urging Queens residents and businesses to remember that street trees need watering during hot summer months..  Officials are asking Queens residents to water street trees each evening during hot, More...

Questions Remain In Ridgewood Woman’s Death

Police are awaiting the results of an autopsy by the city Medical Examiner’s Office to determine the cause of death of an 80-year-old Ridgewood woman, who was found dead inside her home on June 8.Cops said Ganina Olzewska’s son Irek discovered her bo More...

Miller Meets With Padre Pio Group In Glendale

Assemblyman Mike Miller (D-Glendale) attended the Padre Pio mass and meeting at St. Pancras Church in Glendale on June 3. He discussed with President Ferraro and the committee members faith in the community. The meetings will resume in September. More...

It’s In Queens! (June 15 to June 21)

Buy stock in sneaker companies! Queens hosts so much outdoor fun this week – e.g. walking tours, dancing, Civil War re-enactments, marching bands, mini-golf, etc. – that shoe store owners must be salivating. More...

Rozic, Comrie, And Lancman Host Annual Rain Barrel Giveaway With DEP

Assemblywoman Nily Rozic (D,WF-Fresh Meadows), NYS Senator Leroy Comrie (D-Jamaica), and Councilman Rory Lancman (D-Hillcrest) teamed up with the city Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) for a Rain Barrel Giveaway at Utopia Playground. More...

Pheffer Amato Helps Rededicate Park In Al Stabile’s Honor

This past Sunday, June 11, Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-Ozone Park) helped dedicate the John Adams High School playground in honor of the late City Councilman Al Stabile.  Stabile, a Vietnam War Veteran, served two terms on the City Cou More...

Free Prostate Screening At Forest Hills Festival Of Arts

The Peter Latos Prostate Cancer Foundation, along with Aaron E. Katz, MD, Chairman of the Dept. More...

Peralta Inducts Jackson Heights Resident Into NYS Senate Veteran’s Hall of Fame

State Senator Jose Peralta inducted Jackson Heights resident Luz M. Fernandez-Aviles, a Gulf War veteran, into the New York State Senate Veteran’s Hall of Fame, which pays tribute to New Yorkers whose courage in the U.S. More...

Full Funding For New Branch Of Queens Library In Rego Park

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced during a town hall on June 8, alongside Councilwoman Karen Koslowitz, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz and Queens Library President Dennis M. More...

Assembly Passes Bill Giving Voice To Childhood Sexual Abuse Victims Passes

Assemblyman Mike Miller announced that the Assembly passed legislation to ensure victims of childhood sexual abuse have the opportunity to bring charges against their abusers in a court of law (A.5885-A). More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

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Restaurant of the Week

EL OLIVO

There’s always something new, different, and delicious at El Olivo, one of Astoria’s venerable restaurants, established 22 years ago. More...

Health Care

Building a better bladder to reduce incontinence

Our bladder – a necessary body part we rarely think about until it gives us fits. More...

Editorials

What – And Who – A Father Is

The first thing that comes to one’s mind when filling in the blank at the end of “a father is” is authority figure and provider of physical necessities, but fathers are so much more – companion, playmate, advisor, advocate, te More...

Letters to the Editor

Keep Going Strong! To The Editor: More...

‘Black Magic’ Basher Guilty Of Two Murders

A deranged Queens construction worker was convicted on June 7th of using a claw hammer to bash his girlfriend and her daughter to death in January 2014. More...

Design Unveiled For New Vietnam Veterans Memorial In Elmhurst Park

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz joined NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. More...

Forest Hills Gardens Celebrates Their 103rd Children’s Day

Forest Hills Gardens Celebrated their 103rd Children’s Day in Flagpole Green, sponsored by the Celebrations Association and the Men’s Club of Forest Hills. The pet judging contest was fast and furious, and everyone had a pawsome time. More...

Miller Attends Memorial Day Service

Assemblyman Mike Miller attended the Greater Woodhaven Development Corporation and Woodhaven BID Memorial Day service held on June 1. More...

Hunt Teen Suspects In Astoria Subway Attack

Police are asking for help from the public to identify and locate seven suspects who viciously beat a 14-year-old boy at the 46th Street subway station, near Broadway in Astoria. Investigators said the teen was on his way home from school at abo More...

Our True Colors

To The Editor:The American flag was originally adopted by a resolution by the Continental Congress on June 14, 1777. Flag Day wasn’t officially recognized until it was proposed and signed into law by President Harry Truman in 1949. More...

Jamaica Avenue Gets Link NYC Kiosks

Have you noticed something new on Jamaica Avenue’s Woodhaven Business Improvement District? Well it’s the Link NYC Kiosk, announced by Woodhaven Business Improvement District Executive Director Maria A. Thomson in April. More...

Justice for All Coalition To Stage Protest

The Justice for All Coalition, the activist group expressing determination to resist the trend of development in western Queens, has for several weeks announced that it will stage a protest march Thursday, June 22 from Queensbridge Houses to Queens P More...

Queens College Holds Business Forum Breakfast

The Queens College Business Forum held its fourth and last breakfast of the academic year last week, welcoming Commissioner of the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment Julie Menin, who heads an office that has grown from its somewhat experimenta More...

Rozic Marches In Celebrate Israel Parade

Assemblywoman Nily Rozic marched alongside Ambassador Dani Dayan, Consul General of New York in Israel, her colleagues in government, and Yeshiva University at this year’s Celebrate Israel parade. More...

Astoria Bookshop: New Releases On Their Shelves Now

Spring is in full swing and Astoria Bookshop is stocked up on your next read! Check out some of their personal favorites below, or head on to browse and find some new favorites of your own. As always, their calendar is full of exciting events. More...

Addabbo Brings Metrocard Van To Howard Beach

New York State Senator Joseph P. More...

A/C Unit Sparked Piu Bella Blaze

Fire marshals probing the cause of a smoky blaze at a Forest Hills restaurant last month have determined that an overheated air conditioning unit was to blame. Fire marshals said the blaze that broke out on May 24 on the roof of the Piu Bella It More...

Honoring The Colors

Annual Salute To Old Glory

The 49th annual Flag Day Parade sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Sunnyside was held on Saturday, June 10. More...

Political Page

I On Politics

CROWLEY BLASTS TRUMP, GOP BILL TO DISMANTLE WALL STREET REFORM: House Democratic Caucus Chair Joe Crowley (D–NY) issued the following statement after house Republicans voted to pass their CHOICE Act, legislation that would repeal critical consu More...

Van Bramer Attends Pulse Nightclub Vigil

On Monday, June 12, NYC Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer joined the Latino Commission on AIDS, the Latino LGBT Wellness Center, the LGBT Center, Councilwoman Rosie Mendez, and friends and family of the victims on the steps of City Hall to rem More...

Constantinides Helps Pass FY ’18 City Budget

The New York City Council voted on June 6 to pass a balanced budget for Fiscal Year 2018, which stretches from July 1 of this year to June 30, 2018. The budget includes funding for public spaces, including schools, hospitals, and parks. More...

Features

Welling Court Mural Celebrates 50 Years Of Creativity

An Art Event Celebrating the Streets, Solidarity, Community & Culture

After members of the Welling Court community met and liked what they experienced at Ad More...

"The Journey" - Backseat Drivers Of The Irish Peace Process

Call it 'dumb Irish Luck' at your peril.A film - "The Journey" (an official selection for the 73rd Venice Film Festival)  - is released exactly at a moment in time where the screen is a mirror on the day's most challenging political pandemic - e More...

Great Family Fun At The 2017 Astoria Park Carnival!

The Central Astoria  Local Development  Coalition’s 2017 Astoria Park Carnival brought fun and excitement to local families who look forward to this great community event year after year. More...

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