June 27, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Keep Pets Safe During Summer Heat Waves

Queens veterinarians and animal advocates are again urging pet owners to learn proper care of pets that may easily become overheated or dehydrated during summer heat waves.Pets that appear sluggish, who vomit frequently or seem disoriented could be s More...

Father’s Day Firefighters Remembered

Survivors, family members and firefighters from throughout Queens gathered in Astoria on June 17th to pay tribute to three firefighters killed in an explosion at a local hardware store on Father’s Day, 2001. More...

The Astoria Heights Park Reopening Celebration

The Friends of Astoria Heights Park will host a park reopening celebration June 30, from 11 am to 2 pm. The park is located at 45th Street and 30th Road in Astoria. More...

Annual Memorial Service For Victims Of General Slocum Tragedy

The annual memorial service for the victims of the General Slocum steamship tragedy in the East River, which occurred 114 years ago, was held on June 16. More...

Meng Meets With Wife Of Queens Man Detained At Green Card Interview

Congress Member Grace Meng (D-Queens) met with the wife of Xiuqing You, the Flushing man who was recently detained when he appeared for his green card interview. More...

Finalized City Budget Draws Near Despite Debate On Metro Cards, Homeowners’ Rebate

The city’s final budget is not due until July 1, but there are signs that Mayor Bill de Blasio and the City Council are moving closer to an agreement.When the mayor presented his $86 million executive budget in April, two items favored by the City Co More...

Daltry, Plant, Crow Headline At Forest Hills Stadium

On Wednesday, June 13, Robert Plant came to Forest Hills Stadium, accompanied by the Sensational Space Shifters (Liam Tyson on guitar, Justin Adam on guitar, Billy Fuller on bass, John Baggott on keyboards and synthesizer, Judeh Camara on nyanyero, D More...

Off the Beaten Track: The Blue Eye of Northern Epirus, Albania

The Blue Eye or Syri I Kalter is a natural treasure in Northern Epirus, Albania. The contrast of blue and light blue colors of the waters with natural vegetation and ancient oak trees make it an oasis of coolness. More...

Restaurant of the Week

El Boqueron...

A Tast of Spain in Astoria

El Boqueron is a cozy, classy, gem of a Spanish restaurant offering tantalizing tapas and entrées from the cuisine of sunny Spain. El Boqueron was taken over one year ago by Victor Macias who could not be a more gracious, hospitable host. More...

Seniors

Savvy Senior:

What You Need to Know About Reverse Mortgages

Dear Savvy Senior,What can you tell me about reverse mortgages for retirees? My wife and I are contemplating getting one but want to make sure we know what we’re getting into.Running ShortDear Running, More...

Editorials

It Is Good To Give Back

If you often find yourself shaking your head at the current state of our—just fill in the blank—there’s a quick way you can make a difference: volunteer. More...

Letters to the Editor

Reunite Them Now A copy of this letter was received at theoffices of the Queens Gazette.June 20, 2018President Donald J. TrumpThe White House1600 Pennsylvania Ave., NWWashington, DC 20500Dear President Trump: More...

Queens Chamber Of Commerce Holds Annual Business Expo At CitiField

The Queens Chamber of Commerce held its annual Business Expo at Citifield last week.  There were tables as usual for Queens business companies to maintain while they met customers face to face.  It was noisy and well-attended.  The tra More...

It’s In Queens! (June 28 to July 4)

Please keep it quiet so the crowds don’t get overwhelming, but Queens has the best spots to watch fireworks over Independence Day Weekend. More...

City Ramps Up Enforcement Of Illegally Opened Hydrants

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has launched its 22nd annual crackdown on city residents who insist on opening fire hydrants without an approved shower “cap.” More...

Cops Continue Crackdown On Illegal Fireworks

Police in Queens are planning to keep a lid on illegal activity over the July 4th holiday, combing streets for illegal fireworks and cracking down on people who sell, store and/or use the illegal explosives. More...

Italian Charities Holds Memorial Service For Rose Sproviero

A memorial ceremony for the late Rose Sproviero was held on Saturday, June 23 at the Italian Charities of America building on Queens Boulevard. Ms. Sproviero was the president of Italian Charities of America from 1986 to 2017. More...

QCH To Honor Former Secretary of Treasury & New York Mets All-Star

Queens Community House (QCH) will honor Jacob J. More...

Crowley, Van Bramer Announce $6.5 Million For Woodside Library

Congress Member Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx), Chair of the House Democratic Caucus, joined NYC Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside, Woodside, Long Island City, Astoria, Dutch Kills) and Queens Library President & CEO Dennis Walcott More...

Off the Beaten Trail: Saranda of Albania

“Our home in the city of Saranta in Northern Epirus is near the harbor,” said Billy Litos, my electrician and part of my network of confidants. “Our city is beautiful. We spoke only Greek at home, because we are Greek. More...

MSQ Celebrates 19 Years

MSQ Celebrates 19 Years; Recognizes Outstanding Hospital Staff, FDNY-EMS

Mount Sinai Queens held a hospital-wide celebration on June 21 to mark its 19th anniversary of delivering high-quality health care in Queens. More...

Political Page

I On Politics

CROWLEY: TRUMP’S EXEC. More...

Rallying In Support Of Reuniting Families

On Monday evening, June 25, NYC Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer led a rally and march he organized in Woodside to protest President Trump’s edict to separate children from their parents who are suspected of crossing the US border illegally, and More...

Gianaris Launches Summer Reading Program For Students In Queens

NYS Senator Michael Gianaris launched his annual summer reading program, aiming to bring more children to libraries and encourage reading between school years. Gianaris hosts this program each year in partnership with local Queens libraries. More...

Features

Volunteers Delta & KaBOOM! Build New Playground At Merrick Academy

Not even the expected thunderstorms could wilt the enthusiasm of the more than 200 volunteers from Delta, KaBOOM! and the Merrick Academy family in Queens, who joined forces to build a new playground for the school. More...

Crowley, Dromm, Byford, MTA Announce Millions For 7 Line Repairs

Congress Member Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx), Chair of the House Democratic Caucus, was joined by NYC Transit Authority President Andy Byford, and NYC Council Member Daniel Dromm (D-Elmhurst, Jackson Heights) to announce on June 19 a $45 million More...

NCO Discuss Build The Block Strategy At Meeting

A Build the Block meeting with NCO Sector B (“Boy” sector) Officers Shieed Haniff and Monique Holly was held at Bohemian Hall in Astoria on June 20. More...

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