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Pheffer Amato Delivers Candy for Haunted 100th Precinct

Assembly Member Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-Rockaway Beach) dropped off candy on October 27, for the “Spooky Stationhouse of Horrors” at the 100th Precinct, a “fun Halloween Safety Event filled with music, story time, free candy, gifts and Halloween safe More...

Students Of The Month At P.S. 97 Forest Park School

Assemblymember Mike Miller presented the New York State Assembly Certificate of Merit awards to the P.S. 97 Forest Park School Student of the Month recipients.  More...

Queens Council On The Arts: Artist Commissioning Program Announces Four Awardees!

The selected artists include playwright Judith Sloan, composer Landon Knoblock, composer Neil Padukone, and choreographer XiaoChuan Xie. Each artist will receive $10,000 towards the creation and the production of their performing art project. More...

MTA To Introduce New Fare Payment System To Replace MetroCard

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) board voted on October 25 to approve a contract to phase in a new fare payment system that will incorporate the latest digital technologies and ease travel across all MTA transit and commuter rail syste More...

Pheffer Amato-Led Working Group Lays Out Priorities for National Flood Insurance Reauthorization

Mark Sandy Anniversary; Advocate “Now as Leaders, Not Victims” Deliver Priorities for South Queens, “Informed by 5Y on the Ground”

On Sunday, October 29th, Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-Broad Channel) and a working group she convened marked the five-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, with a list of legislative recommendations for the National Flood Insurance Program ( More...

Addabbo On Sandy: Much Progress Made, Much More Needs To Be Done

Five years after Hurricane Sandy made landfall on October 29, 2012, NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. More...

Forest Hills Woman Runs Into Traffic, Into An SUV

A Forest Hills woman rushed between two parked cars to catch a bus and straight into an SUV moving slowly on the roadway on Saturday, October 14, at about 2:30 p.m. More...

Following Byzantine Footsteps:

Wedding at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Saint George in Venice

“The beginning is the most important part of the work” – Plato.  More...

It’s In Queens! (Nov. 2 to Nov. 8)

It’s streak week. Many long-time Queens events begin over the next few days, including plays, film festivals, dances, and a billboard exhibition. More...

Running On Empty: Tightened Marathon Security Continues

Runners participating in the 2017 TCS New York City Marathon will find themselves running without hydration backpacks filled with water and containers larger than 1 liter as they mark their way along the annual 26-mile, 385-yard trek through the five More...

City Adds Roosevelt Avenue To Traffic Pilot Program

Roosevelt Avenue has been chosen as one of three corridors citywide to participate in an initiative introduced last week by Mayor Bill deBlasio to reduce traffic congestion through increased police presence and stricter enforcement of traffic laws.Th More...

Mount Sinai Queens Hosts Think Pink Party

The fifth floor at Mount Sinai Hospital Queens was very busy on Thursday evening, October 26. More...

Restaurant of the Week

RIO GRANDE BBQ

Rio Grande BBQ is celebrating its 1st Anniversary and owners Ricardo and Jill welcome you to try their delicious Brazilian style barbecue called churrasca along with their ever-changing variety of hot and cold items from the buffet and salad bar.&nbs More...

Seniors

Savvy Senior:

Assistance Dogs Provide Help and Love

Dear Savvy Senior  What can you tell me about assistance dogs for people with disabilities? More...

Health Care

Sunday Housecall Hosted by Dr. Samadi– October 29th 2017

Dr. Samadi is a board-certified urologic oncologist trained in open and traditional and laparoscopic surgery and is an expert in robotic prostate surgery. He is chairman of urology, chief of robotic surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital. More...

Editorials

Subway Enhancements: Boon Or Bummer?

Major changes are brewing for the subways. One change is a migration away from the MetroCard, to be phased out over the course of about five years. Getting away from tokens took us a few years to get used to. More...

We Think You Should Vote

Tuesday, November 7 is your chance to make a statement guaranteed to have our elected officials’ ears. It is Election Day for both locally held offices and citywide, for mayor and public advocate. More...

Letters to the Editor

Ruling Stayed   A copy of the following letter was received by the Gazette. Members of the Christ the King Community:  More...

Gobble These Tips For A Fire Safe Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is traditionally a day for family gatherings, football rivalries, swapping memories and gobbling down a great meal. More...

Port Authority To Conduct Emergency Training Exercise At LaGuardia Tomorrow Morning

Saturday’s exercise won’t disrupt flight operations, but airline passengers and motorists may notice numerous emergency vehicles in and around Terminal D. More...

Department For The Aging Holds Public Hearing

In mid- to late October, the Department for the Aging conducted public hearings in all the boroughs, the Queens meeting being the last of them.  It was held Tuesday, October 24 at Sunnyside Community Services on 39th Street between 43rd Avenue a More...

Pheffer Amato Keeps Seniors In the Know

Over the past two weeks, Assembly Member Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-Rockaway Park) visited Neponsit Adult Day Health Care Center and the West End Temple to deliver legislative updates to groups of senior citizens, as the 2017-2018 legislative season app More...

Woodside On The Move Names New Executive Director

The Woodside on the Move Board of Directors announced the appointment of Michael J. Vaz as Executive Director of the grassroots community organization dedicated to making Woodside and western Queens a better place to live and learn. More...

Pheffer Amato-Led Group Lays Out Priorities For National Flood Insurance Reauthorization

On Sunday, October 29, Assembly Member Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-Broad Channel) and a working group she convened marked the five-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, with a list of legislative recommendations for the National Flood Insurance Program ( More...

Avella, Hevesi Bill Expanding Protections For Foster Children Receives Governor’s Signature

On October 24, Governor Cuomo signed into law a piece of legislation (S4833-A/A7554-A) introduced by NYS Senator Tony Avella (SD 11) and Assembly Member Andrew Hevesi (AD 28) to amend the Kinship Guardianship Assistance Program (KinGAP) to expand the More...

Horror/Thriller ‘Messenger of Wrath’ Features Local Actor

Actor Gopal Lalwani, 25, of Queens has a role in the soon-to-be-released feature film “Messenger of Wrath,” a horror/thriller about a neglected 12-year-old girl, Charlotte, who faces masked invaders breaking into her home late one night. More...

Puerto Rico, Before And After

These photos show us Puerto Rico – specifically San Juan – just before Hurricane Maria, and just after. The devastation is apparent. More...

Mom Busted For Leaving Kids In Car

Port Authority police arrested a Brooklyn mom on October 25, after she left her two young daughters in the back seat of her unlocked car, on an airport parking lot at LaGuardia Airport while she went on a job interview.Cops discovered the girls, ages More...

On the Road In Italy: By Catherine Tsounis            

Venice During the Oct. 22nd Referendum

        The Catalonia separatist movement was on the minds of Venetians from Oct. 15th to Oct. 22, 2017 in Italy. More...

Tinted Window Ban

Here’s a warning for motorists with window tints that prevent law enforcement from seeing into their vehicle - remove the dark tint or park the car.State legislators are backing a bill that would allow New York State Motor Vehicle Inspection stations More...

108th Police Precinct Community Council Holds Monthly Meeting

The October meeting of the 108th Police Precinct Community Council last week was the first since June.  After the summer break, the September meeting had been called off because there was a report of a situation in the main room of Sunnyside Com More...

Political Page

Gazette Endorsements 2017

After following the public careers of many of the following candidates and incumbents in recent years, we offer our endorsements of the following:  MAYOR   More...

I On Politics

CROWLEY ON FIRST INDICTMENTS FROM SPECIAL COUNSEL: House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY) released the following statement on the indictments of former Trump campaign Chairman Paul Manafort and his associate Rick Gates: More...

Maloney: SALT Deduction Repeal Devastating To New York

Following the passage on October 26 of the GOP budget resolution setting the stage for the GOP Tax Plan that includes repeal of the State and Local Tax (SALT) deduction, Congress Member Carolyn B. More...

Features

Internet in Bloom for The Layperson

"Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. More...

MTA ‘Makes The Right Choice For NYC Kids’

A grassroots coalition praised the MTA Board of Directors for its vote to eliminate alcohol advertising from the vehicles and property of the MTA system. More...

Bill To Help Manage Property Taxes Announced

Council Member Costa Constantinides announced on October 30 that he would introduce a bill to ease property tax management, creating greater transparency between the Department of Finance (DOF) and property owners.  More...

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