January 24, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Astoria/LIC NAACP Annual Freedom Fund Luncheon Commemorates King

Assembly Member Catherine Nolan recently attended the Astoria/LIC NAACP Annual Freedom Fund Luncheon to commemorate Dr. More...

Donate To Miller’s Valentines For Veterans

It is Assembly Member Mike Miller’s 9th year sponsoring the Valentines for Veterans Drive.  His office will be collecting travel-size toiletries and new clothing items for men and women – especially socks. More...

On the Road in Greece: The El Greco Hotel and Vergina Sun, in the Heart of Heraklion, Crete

How does a traveler avoid taxi and tour group expenses? Pick a hotel the locals stay at in the heart of a city. I followed the example of English tourists, taking buses in Heraklion Crete. More...

Body Found In Flushing Bay

The body of a man was found in the waters off the World’s Fair Marina in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park on January 18th, police said.  The body was discovered facedown on rocks in Flushing Bay at about 1:20 p.m. More...

‘Don’t Kill Dumbo,’ Activists Say

He’s looking for his family.A wily coyote spotted roaming grasslands near LaGuardia Airport spends time with his head raised, barking and crying into the distance in search of his siblings, who were killed along with their parents last year by agents More...

Man Struck By No. 7 Train

A 28-year-old Queens man is fighting for his life this week, after he was run over by a No. 7 train in Jackson Heights on January 19, police said.Cops said a motorman operating an oncoming No. More...

It's In Queens! (January 25 to January 31)

Chinese philosopher Confucius is credited with saying: “Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without.” Well, music and pleasure are all over Queens this week with symphony orchestras, symphonic choirs, Korean fusion groups, More...

'World Class Medical Care'

New York State Assembly Member Aravella Simotas announced that Mount Sinai Queens received $1 million in capital funding for three separate projects that she nominated. More...

Restaurant of the Week

Bean’s & Lager KITCHEN AND BAR

The name “Bean’s and Lager” might be catchy, but there’s nothing gimmicky about the excellent food, cocktails, and coffee served here. More...

Seniors

Recognizing And Treating Depression In Retirement

Dear Savvy Senior,  Since retiring a few years ago, my husband has become increasingly irritable and apathetic. I’m concerned that he’s depressed, even though he may not admit it. More...

Editorials

We Are Healthy & Strong, Thanks To Them

Welcome to our Medical Issue, highlighting the various facilities we have access to in our superb borough. It is a point of pride for Queens residents that we have access to the best medical care and fitness centers in the world. More...

Congestion Pricing Will Strangle The City

Congestion pricing, no matter how it is deployed, is awful for New York City. More...

Letters to the Editor

Discounts Minorities A copy of this letter was received at theoffices of the Queens Gazette.January 18, 2018Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross Dear Secretary Ross: More...

Senate OK’s Stiffer Penalties For School Zone Speeders

Motorists caught speeding through designated school zones two times within an 18-month period might soon be facing stiffer penalties.Under a measure unanimously approved by the Senate on January 22, motorists caught speeding through school zones twic More...

Astoria Bookshop’s New Releases And Reading Challenge

A new year brings new releases! Astoria Bookshop has a lot of great books to look forward to these next coming months, and this first batch is already fantastic! More...

Census Will Discount Minorities

A copy of this letter was received at the offices of the Queens Gazette.January 18, 2018 Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross Dear Secretary Ross:  More...

Addabbo Swears In Ozone Tudor Civic Association President And Board

NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. was the officiating officer to swear in the President of the Ozone Tudor Civic Association, Frank Dardani, and its board members. The Senator then gave the Ozone Park residents an update on the state budget.  More...

‘Laughing’ Road Rage Killer Guilty

A 54-year-old Connecticut man has been convicted in the July 2011 road rage murder and attempted murder of two brothers in Kew Gardens.Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said defendant George Cupi, 54, of Shelton, Connecticut, double-parked his w More...

Six Months In Tortoise Snatch

Even a tortoise deserves justice, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said.A 37-year-old East Elmhurst man will be spending six months in jail for poaching a 17-year-old treasured tortoise named, Millennium from the Alley Pond Environmental Center More...

Cuomo: Buckle Up In Backseat

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Man Critical In Sunnyside Hit-Run

A 27-year-old Queens man remains in critical condition this week after he was struck by a hit-run driver in Sunnyside on January 16th.Cops said the victim was attempting to cross 35th Street, mid-block, between Queens Boulevard and 43rd Avenue at abo More...

Mercedes-Benz Pulled From Creek

A late model Mercedes-Benz was discovered half-submerged in the waters of Newtown Creek on January 19.    Firefighters responded at about 6:30 a.m. on January 19th to calls of the black car in the water, a fire spokesperson said.  More...

Strawberry Visits Zuker Hillside Hospital

Darryl Strawberry holds many titles: he’s an eight-time All Star, a four-time World Series Champion, and a two-time Silver Slugger. More...

Political Page

I On Politics

‘ATTEMPTS TO EVISCERATE THE CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION More...

Discussing Legislative Priorities

NYS Senator Toby Ann Stavisky met with Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul during the legislative session last week. The two spoke of their priorities for the 2018 Legislative Year and discussed Hochul’s upcoming visit to Flushing.   More...

Health Care

Make Living A Healthy Lifestyle A Priority

Living a healthy lifestyle doesn’t have to be a daunting task. There are many products available to help make the process easier. More...

Over-the-Counter Drugs May Not Be The Solution Pain Sufferers Think

Maybe it's because of all the scary news surrounding opioid abuse, but a new study shows Americans now seem to be extremely wary of taking any kind of prescription medicine to relieve pain. More...

Dr. David Samadi: Trump gets “excellent bill of health” both physically and mentally

The final report from President Trump’s annual physical is in and for being 72 years old, the news is remarkably good – White House doctor Rear Admiral Ronny L. More...

Features

Crowley Introduces ‘Better Deal’ Legislation

House Democratic Caucus Chair Joe Crowley (D-NY) introduced on January 16 “A Better Deal for Queens and the Bronx” – a collection of concrete legislative and advocacy efforts to improve life for New Yorkers.  More...

De Niro Shoots Scenes From 'The Irishman' At First Central Savings Bank

Robert De Niro, who needs no introduction, was seen shooting scenes for the upcoming silver-screen release of Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman” at First Central Savings Bank’s Astoria branch.  Walking into the bank on 30th More...

Two Local Favorites Set To Close Soon

Two privately owned businesses in Astoria are set to close soon. Atlantic Center & Sports at 32-90 Steinway Street will close at the end of March. More...

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