March 14, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

DOHMH Unveils Living Sure Campaign For AIDS Prevention Pill

Joined by Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer, the city Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) unveiled their new Living Sure ad campaign targeting women throughout the city to use PrEP—Pre-exposure prophylaxis—a daily pill that drastically redu More...

Addabbo: ‘Library Funding A Wise Investment’

NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. met recently with a large group of Queens Library representatives in Albany to discuss the need for increased library aid in the 2018-19 New York State Budget, which must be adopted by April 1. More...

Christ The King Students Perform ‘Wizard Of Oz’ For Day Care, Pre-K

Christ the King High School’s (68-02 Metropolitan Avenue, Middle Village) Advanced Theater Arts class performed the play, “The Wizard of Oz” to the children from CK’s Daycare and Pre-K classes. More...

9/11 Health Bill Sponsors, Tri-State Area Delegation Tell Mulvaney: Hands Off 9/11 Health Program

Congress Members Carolyn B. More...

St. Pat’s For All Parade Brings Festive Atmosphere To Sunnyside

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz (r.) was privileged to participate in the 19th Annual St. More...

Eric Sloane: An Artist Whose Head Was In The Clouds

Eric Sloane’s maps of Forest Hills Gardens depict the lay of the land, but also add a little bit of history from back in the day. More...

State Senate Approves School Safety, Security Bills

In response to frequent and devastating school shootings throughout the nation that have senselessly claimed the lives of innocent children, teachers and others, NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. More...

Man Found Dead In Donation Box

Police are seeking help from the public to identify a man who was found dead with a belt around his neck inside a clothing donation box in Woodside on March 9.  Cops found the man inside the box outside a 7-Eleven store on Northern Boulevar More...

10-Story Building To Replace Queens Blvd. Auto Shops

A single-story building housing a string of auto-related businesses will be demolished to make way for a 10-story, mixed-use development at 70-65 Queens Boulevard, according to information posted on the YIMBY (Yes, In My Back Yard) website. More...

Teens Wanted In Queens Center Mall Robbery

Police are searching for two teenagers who robbed a 14-year-old boy at knifepoint at the Queens Center Mall on February 28th.   More...

Dutch Kills Civic Association Meeting

There was a small turnout at the Dutch Kills Civic Association in March.  Though the weather was terrible a night earlier it didn’t carry over as might have been expected, but there must have been rumors that the meeting site, Growing Up Green S More...

Vallone Chairs Preliminary Budget Hearing

New York City Council Member Paul A. More...

Restaurant of the Week

Sabor De CUBA

Shake off the winter blues at Sabor de Cuba where the fiesta is always on. On a recent, snowy evening, the warmth of the dining room, rhythmic Cuban music, and tantalizing aromas immediately start to soothe you. More...

Editorials

Erin Go Bragh!

St. Patrick’s Day is the day to wear green, decorate with shamrocks, have green cupcakes and beer and parade. The highlight of the daytime is the massive St.  More...

Daylight Wasting Time

None of us enjoys the twice-annual tradition of changing their clocks that disrupts their daily routine, appointments and worst of all, their sleep cycle. More...

Letters to the Editor

Open Letter To Trump Governor Andrew M. Cuomo issued the following open letter to President Trump, a copy of which was received at the offices of the Queens Gazette. Dear Mr. President, More...

Stavisky, Koo Call For SHSAT Prep Expansion

NYS Senator Toby Ann Stavisky (D-Flushing) and Council Member Peter Koo (D-Flushing) called for continued expansion of Specialized High School Admissions Test (SHSAT) preparation programs in order to better diversify the eight specialized high school More...

SHAREing & CAREing’s Upcoming Events

SHAREing & CAREing announced some of their upcoming events. More...

Van Bramer Joins Ace Crew To Clean Sidewalk Around LIC Subway Stop

Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer joined the ACE team to remove litter and debris from the area around the 39 Avenue N/W station in Long Island City. More...

Van Bramer Discusses Gun Control With High School Students

NYC Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer met with students from Bard High School Early College Queens, located in Long Island City, to discuss gun control and school safety. More...

Addabbo Marches In St. Patrick’s Parade In The Rockaways

NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. joined residents to march in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Rockaway on Saturday, March 3. Addabbo also met with the parade’s Grand Marshal, Patrick Dolan, Jr. who heads the Steamfitters Local 638. More...

Need For Equal Rights Amendment For Women Highlighted This Women’s History Month

NYS Assembly Member Rebecca Seawright and Congress Member Carolyn B. More...

Pheffer Amato Celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with Vets

Assembly Member Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-Broad Channel) was honored to provide corned beef for the annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 260 in Broad Channel. More...

Maloney, Committee Dems Oppose SEC Move To Block Investors’ Access To Courts

In light of a recent news report that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is “laying the groundwork” for allowing public companies to cut off investors’ access to the courts by including forced arbitration provisions in their corporate gover More...

Students Win Prizes In C-SPAN’s Video Documentary Competition

C-SPAN announced on March 7 that multiple students in the city have won honorable prizes in C-SPAN’s national 2018 StudentCam competition.   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...

Time To Power-Up Older Carbon Monoxide & Smoke Detectors

Fire officials have issued their annual reminder urging Queens residents to check batteries in Carbon Monoxide and smoke detectors and replace the devices or batteries as required. More...

Suspects Wanted In Five Gas Station Robberies

Police are searching for a brazen thief who pulled off a string of five gas station robberies in Queens since February 17. Cops said the man first attempted a robbery at a Sunoco Station at 88-20 Astoria Boulevard on February 17, but fled empty- More...

Rikers Island Shutdown Meeting Draws Large Crowd

At a meeting sponsored by City & State magazine, on a morning after a wet snowstorm, the second in the first week of the month, a panel of politicians and law enforcers met in downtown Manhattan at the New York Academy of Sciences to talk back an More...

Call For Calming Measures

New York City Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer and members of the Long Island City community called on the Department of Transportation on March 9 to implement comprehensive traffic calming measures o More...

Political Page

I On Politics

ELECTEDS FILE AMICUS BRIEF IN SUPPORT OF ACTIVIST, IMMIGRANTS TARGETED BY ICE: House Democratic Caucus Chair Joe Crowley (D-NY) issued the following statement on the Amici Curiae brief filed by New York officials on behalf of Ravi Ragbir and other im More...

Seniors

Savvy Senior:

How To Find Volunteer Opportunities In Retirement

Dear Savvy Senior,What resources can you recommend for locating interesting volunteer opportunities? More...

Features

Spread of Greek Culture at 2nd NY International Day of Greek Language

“The 2nd International Day of Greek Language and Culture” on March 4th, Sunday afternoon, at the Greek Orthodox Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity cultural center on 319 East 74th St., New York City. More...

Timoleon Kokkinos: Educating the Mind and Heart

“Never Discourage Anyone Who Continually Makes Progress No Matter How Slow” - Plato More...

Intro Tax Relief Bill For Small Biz Impacted By MTA Closures

In response to desperate small business owners in Astoria who have been hurt by subway station closures, Queens Assembly Member Aravella Simotas introduced legislation to give tax relief to any New York small business that experiences significant los More...

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