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Katz Attends Hospital’s Legislative Lunch

Queens Borough President Katz was pleased to attend NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst’s annual legislative lunch on February 23. More...

Katz Hosts Black History Month Celebration

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz hosted a Black History Month event on February 27 and presented awards to (l. More...

Peralta, Dominico-American Society Honor Leaders to Celebrate Dominican Heritage Month

NYS Senator Jose Peralta and the Dominico-American Society of Queens (DAS) hosted the Dominican Heritage Month at La Boom, in Woodside on February 28. More...

Astoria Bookshop’s Upcoming Events

March is Women’s History Month, and Astoria Bookshop’s (31-29 31st St., Astoria) got some exciting events to celebrate their “lady pride.” Head over on March 8 and be a part of their International Women’s Day open mic. More...

Vallone, Katz, Parks Announce Construction for MacNeil Park Seawall

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DA Brown Presents Annual Garvin Award To NYCHA Chief Compliance Officer

Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown, in celebration of Black History Month, presented the 2018 William Tucker Garvin Public Service Award to Acting Chief Compliance Officer Edna Wells Handy, Esq. More...

Borough President Katz Appoints George Russo To Queens Library Board Of Trustees

Borough President Melinda Katz is pleased to announce her appointment of Ozone Park resident George Russo to the Queens Library Board of Trustees.   More...

Cops Hunt Armed Rob Crew

Police are searching for three armed bandits who bound and pistol-whipped victims in nine convenience store robberies in Queens and Brooklyn since January 6th.  Cops said the crime spree began at a Brooklyn Laundromat, where the three suspe More...

Estee Lauder To Open LIC Tech Unit

Cosmetics giant Estee Lauder last week announced plans to relocate some of its employees from a location on Long Island to Queens Plaza.  The decision will relocate dozens of information technology workers from the firm’s research and devel More...

Trio Hunted In Best Buy Snow Plow Heist

Police are searching for three men who allegedly swiped a snowplow from a Best Buy store in Woodside last month.  Cops said the three suspects were captured on surveillance footage loading a snowplow into the rear of a pickup truck outside More...

It’s In Queens! (March 8 to March 14)

The weather seems confused, but the borough heats up with innovative theater, Punjabi-electronic music, films about people with disabilities, historic actors, gang girls, and biker boys this week. Don’t forget the Chinese paper-cutting. More...

St. Pat’s For All!

March 3 was cold but not rainy, a good day for the 19th St. Pat’s for All parade in Sunnyside and Woodside.  More...

Restaurant of the Week

Napoli Pizza & Pasta

Napoli Pizza & Pasta has been a family affair for 21 years, with its doors always open to welcome your family to dine on homestyle Italian cooking. You can smell the tantalizing aromas from the pizza oven outside on 35th Avenue. More...

Editorials

Marches In Like A Lamb (Or: We Spoke Too Soon)

Marzo è pazzo (March is crazy), as the Italians say. March came in like a lamb, on the 1st at least. We hope we get lots more lamb-y days, notwithstanding the two nor’easters we just had. The sooner spring comes, the better.  More...

Letters to the Editor

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Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

Op-Ed

As the Principals of the Catholic High Schools of Brooklyn and Queens we have kept the administration, faculty, staff, students and parents from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in our prayers since the thoughtless tragedy on February 14. More...

Pheffer Amato, Broad Channel Civic, To MTA: ‘Clean Up Your Mess’

Assembly Member Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-Broad Channel), sent a letter to the MTA on February 26 requesting that they clean up their property at the base of the Cross Bay Memorial Bridge in Broad Channel. More...

Christ The King’s Own Named CHSAA Coach of the Year

Christ the King High School takes pride in the naming of Coach Joseph Arbitello as the Catholic High School Athletic Association’s (CHSAA) Coach of the Year. Arbitello has been CK’s Varsity Basketball Coach for the last 10 years. More...

Pheffer Amato Walks To ‘End The Violence’ In Far Rockaway

Assembly Member Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-Far Rockaway) attended an “End the Violence” rally this past weekend in Far Rockaway. More...

Queens County Young Democrats Elect 2018-2019 Executive Board

On Tuesday, February 27, Queens County Young Democrats (QCYD) gathered at the Powhatan Democratic Club to elect their 2018-2019 Executive Board. Members of the diverse new board hail from all parts of the borough. More...

Nolan Celebrates African American History At Astoria Houses

Assembly Member Catherine Nolan joined NYC Council Member Costa Constantinides and NYS Senator Michael Gianaris in celebrating Black History Month by honoring several individuals at Astoria Houses.The honorees included Melva Miller, Queens Deputy Bor More...

Host 8th Annual Lunar New Year Celebration In Elmhurst

NYC Council Member Daniel Dromm and co-sponsors EmblemHealth, MetroPlus and the Coalition for Chinese Children and Families (CACF) ushered in the Year of the Dog at the 8th Annual Lunar New Year celebration at St. James Episcopal Church, Elmhurst. More...

On the Road in Italy: Pizzeria in Aquileia

Seeing a chef create a pizza in eyesight is what a tourist wants. “I know a place for lunch,” said our Aquileia guide Giovanna Strigher Di Robilant. More...

CON EDISON CONTINUES ROUND-THE-CLOCK RILEY RESTORATIONS AS NEW STORM SIGNALS ROUND TWO

More than 111,200, custome More...

Finest Honor Eddie Byrne At 30th Anniversary Mass, Vigil

Timothy Cardinal Dolan addressed a sea of blue at St. Patrick’s Cathedral on February 28th, recalling the too-short life of Police Officer Edward Byrne, along with the horror of Byrne’s murder and the legacy left behind by the young cop. More...

Long Island City Boomtown

Retail giant Bloomingdales’ has announced plans to open new locations in the Queens Plaza area. Bloomingdales’ announced last year that it would relocate 1,000 jobs to Tishman Speyer’s Jacx development site at 28-01 Jackson Avenue by mid-year, r More...

Report Traffic Safety Issues

City transportation officials are asking Queens residents to jump on the information highway with suggestions on ways to reduce traffic-related fatalities. More...

Black History Month Celebrated In Queensbridge

The eighth annual Black History Month celebration took place as usual near that month’s end.  Once again it was held at the Jacob Riis Settlement House in Queensbridge and was once again hosted by City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer.  Bob Madi More...

On Baseball Strategies

As I See It:

This one is for the baseball fans in the Gazette reading audience. More...

Political Page

I On Politics

CROWLEY FORCES VOTE ON GUN SAFETY LEGISLATION IN THE HOUSE: House Democratic Caucus Chair Joe Crowley (D-NY) issued the following statement after signing two discharge petitions to force a vote on common-sense gun-safety measures: More...

Seniors

What To Do When A Loved One Dies

Dear Savvy Senior, This may seem like a strange question, but can you tell me what steps need to be taken after a loved one dies? More...

What To Do When A Loved One Dies

Dear Savvy Senior, This may seem like a strange question, but can you tell me what steps need to be taken after a loved one dies? My 80-year-old father has a terminal illness, and I would like to find out what I will need to do when he passes. More...

Features

108th Pct. Community Council Meets For February

The 108th Police Precinct Community Council’s February meeting was another short session, comparable to January’s.  It might have lasted longer if more of the attendees had issues that called for lengthy discussion when they were given the oppor More...

City Agencies Answer Questions At CB 2 March Meeting

Community Board 2’s March meeting began with reports from representatives of political officials and followed with a guest speaker, the executive director of Long Island Jewish Forest Hills hospital, who talked about health care facilities in Queens. More...

Internet in Bloom for The Layperson

With Net neutrality laws abolished thanks to the Trump administration, it is only a matter of time before ISPs (Internet Service Providers) increase their monthly usage fees for services that have been free, in case yours has not increased by the tim More...

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