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Profiles Of US Open Women’s Wild Card Recipients

The USTA announced on August 15 that former US Open singles champion Maria Sharapova, young American Taylor Townsend, reigning US Open girls’ champion Kayla Day, 2017 US Open Wild Card Challenge winner Sofia Kenin, 2017 USTA Girls’ 18s national champ More...

Women Rally For Monserrate

At an outdoor breakfast event held at the Silver Spoon Diner near LeFrak City, over 100 women who reside in East Elmhurst and Corona came to show their overwhelming support for Hiram Monserrate’s campaign for the 21st City Council District seat. More...

Music School Teacher Pleads Guilty To Federal Sex Charges

The Queens music school founder who used a Bronx pimp to find and deliver young children to him to satisfy his twisted sexual needs pleaded guilty last week to federal sex trafficking charges.Oliver Sohngen, 53, pleaded guilty to the charges in feder More...

Hunt Brazen Thief In Astoria Burglary

Police are searching for a brazen thief who broke into an Astoria apartment and made off with a flat screen television on August 3. More...

Deadly Punch Killed Club Patron

The death of a 24-year-old Long Island man found sprawled on a sidewalk in Elmhurst on August 12 has been declared a homicide, police said. Kevin Figueroa, 24, of Elmont, was found unconscious and unresponsive with a massive head wound at about More...

Hunt Driver In Near Fatal LIC Hit-Run

Police are asking for help from the public to locate a man who slammed his Mercedes sedan into a bicyclist in Long Island City on August 17 – and then fled the scene. Cops said the driver was speeding westbound on 36th Avenue at about 10:45 p.m. More...

It’s In Queens! (Aug. 24 to Aug. 30)

It’s “last chance” week in the world’s most diverse borough, as many summer series are holding their final events. More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

Calendar compiled by Bronwyn Davila. Dates & times More...

Restaurant of the Week

El Mero Mero

Recently opened in May, El Mero Mero is a great addition to the neighborhood, located just next to the Astoria Multiplex Cinema and near the Museum of the Moving Image. More...

Editorials

Queens Loves Tennis

The World’s Borough will be in the world’s spotlight with the one of the highest-attended annual sporting events in the world, the US Open starting on Monday, August 28. More...

Letters to the Editor

Make Kim Jong-Un King  To The Editor:  Make Kim Jong-Un, the North Korean dictator, a king. Ridiculous? Please hear me out. More...

Features

Jack Kerouac Benefactor, Sampas, Dies In Connecticut

John Sampas, the brother-in-law of legendary author Jack Kerouac, who controlled the late author’s literary assets, died at his home in Greenwich, Conn. More...

The Immigrant Experience Discussed In New Book For Young Adults

In 1944, ten-year-old Lillian and her mother join other Jewish refugees invited to the United States on temporary visas to stay at Fort Ontario, New York. More...

On the Road in Greece

The Remarkable History of the Alfeios River

A river that flows through Greece and emerges in Syracuse, Sicily, shaped western civilization. I followed the path of the Alfeios river in two trips through the Peloponnese and Sicily. Today, it does not appear vibrant in June. More...

Addabbo, Kiwanis Gov. Attend LaGuardia Groundbreaking

NYS Senator Joseph Addabbo, Jr. and Steve Sergiovanni, the New York District Kiwanis Governor, attended the recent groundbreaking ceremony for the LaGuardia Airport expansion and renovation. More...

Profiles Of US Open Men’s Wild Card Recipients

The USTA announced on August 15 the following have been awarded men’s singles main draw wild cards into the 2017 US Open: rising young Americans Taylor Fritz, Bjorn Fratangelo, Christopher Eubanks, 2017 NCAA singles champion Thai-Son Kwiatkowski, 201 More...

Kew Gardens Festival Of Cinema Announces Award Winners At Inaugural Gala

The Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema announced the winners of its inaugural 10-day event that took place from August 4-13 at Kew Gardens Cinemas and Maple Grove Cemetery in Kew Gardens, and at the Queens Museum in nearby Flushing Meadows Corona Park. More...

Savvy Senior:

Finding Help For Seniors Addicted To Opioids

Dear Savvy Senior, I’m worried about my 72-year-old mother who has been taking the opioid medication Vicodin for her hip and back pain for more than a year. I fear she’s becoming addicted to the drug but I don’t know what to do. More...

5-Story Office Building Planned For 37th Avenue

Developer Ira Goldstein filed plans last week to develop a 5-story office building on 37th Avenue in Long Island City. More...

‘STOP’ For School Buses Or Lose Your License

With the first day of school just around the corner, state law enforcement officials are reminding motorists who repeatedly pass stopped school buses that they could face stiffer penalties, if caught in the act. Under current law, motorists who More...

Hunt Woodside Attempted Rapist

Police are seeking help from the public in their search for an attempted rapist in Woodside. Cops said the suspect approached a 24-year-old woman just after midnight on August 17 as she was walking in the vicinity of 61st Street and Woodside Ave More...

DOT ‘Carshare’ Plan Slashes Jackson Heights Parking Spaces

Department of Transportation (DOT) officials have designated a 20-block area between Northern Boulevard and Roosevelt Avenue, from 74th to 91st Streets for the exclusive use of carshare companies. More...

Cops Hunt Subway Slugger

Police are searching for a local fitness buff that slugged an MTA worker in the face on a non-moving N train in Astoria on August 9. Police released surveillance footage showing the suspect jumping a turnstile at the Ditmars Boulevard “N” statio More...

Political Page

I On Politics

CROWLEY HAILS FIFTH ANNIVERSARY OF ENROLLMENT IN DACA PROGRAM: House Democratic Caucus Chair Joe Crowley (D-NY) issued the following statement on the fifth anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program taking effect: More...

Rent Relief Act For Working Families

Rep. Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx), Chair of the House Democratic Caucus announced on Monday the Rent Relief Act, federal legislation that would provide two new refundable tax credits to people who live in rental housing.  More...

Meng Honors 103-Year-Old World War II Veteran

U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) presented World War II veteran and Fresh Meadows resident Henry Bloch with an American flag that she arranged to have flown over the U.S. Capitol in his honor. Earlier this year, Bloch turned 103 years old.  More...

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