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JetBlue Hijack Alert Snarls JFK Traffic

A JetBlue pilot sparked a heightened alert at JFK International Airport on June 25th, when he lost contact with air traffic controllers and accidentally signaled that his aircraft was being hijacked, authorities said.   More...

FDNY: Treating Summer Burn Injuries

Sadly, dozens of people suffer severe burn injuries each summer at backyard barbeques, illegal fireworks displays and other festivities marking the history and independence of America.Hospital emergency rooms are filled each year with people who suff More...

The Deadly Scandal At NYCHA

The United States  Declaration of Independence guarantees every American the “Right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”  Tell that to the more than four hundred thousand mostly poor and working- class tenants of New York City Ho More...

Queens Rock Fest Coming To Forest Park Bandshell

The Queens Rock Fest will be held on August 25, from 11 am to 7 pm at the Forest Park Bandshell. More...

Walter Becker Of Steely Dan Receives Street Co-Naming Honor

Walter Carl Becker (Feb. 20, 1950 - Sept. 03, 2017), was an American musician, songwriter, guitarist, bassist and record producer. More...

NYC Parks Kicks Off Outdoor Pool Season At E. Elmhurst Cool Pool

NYC Parks’ 53 outdoor pools opened for the season on June 27, and will remain open through Sunday, September 9. Daily hours of operation are 11:00 am to 3:00 pm and 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm, seven days a week. More...

Stavisky Honored At The Forest Hills Ambulance Corps Awards Dinner

The Forest Hills Volunteer Ambulance Corps held its annual awards and swearing in of new officers dinner on June 27. NYS Senator Toby Ann Stavisky (D-Forest Hills) performed the induction honors. More...

Restaurant of the Week

Madame Sou Sou Café

If you can’t manage a trip to Paris this summer, a visit to Madame Sou Sou Café offers a slice of café life, Parisian style. More...

Seniors

SAVVY SENIOR:

New Shingles Vaccine Provides Better Protection for Seniors

Dear Savvy Senior,A good friend of mine got a bad case of shingles last year and has been urging me to get vaccinated. Should I?Suspicious SusanDear Susan,Yes! More...

Book Review

Hidden History Of Queens Is Revealed For All

Richard Panchyk is no stranger to the history of New York City. The author of more than 20 books, Mr.  More...

Features

Queens Unveils Tech Zone Strategic Plan

Borough President Melinda Katz, the Western Queens Tech Task Force, Coalition for Queens and HR&A Advisors unveiled the long-anticipated Western Queens Tech Zone Strategic Plan entitled Live, Work, Create: A Roadmap for Equitable Growth of the We More...

Fiscal Year 2019 Funding For Immigration Services

NYC Council Member Costa Constantinides outlined on July 2 ways in which the Fiscal Year 2019 budget provides vital services to immigrant communities in District 22.  More...

108th Closes Out Season, See You In September

On the last Tuesday evening in June, the 108th Police Precinct Community Council ended its meeting season. More...

Internet in Bloom for The Layperson

If you have been following Internet in Bloom for the Queens Gazette since November of 2010, you probably noticed we love to discuss Internet current events.  Lately, we have a smorgasbord of them.  Let us begin with our Supreme Court.  More...

One-Year For Whitestone Car Part Thief

A 34-year-old Whitestone man was sentenced on June 25th to one year in jail for stealing more than a dozen catalytic converters from vehicles parked on streets throughout Queens. More...

Battle Heat Wave At City Pools, Cooling Centers

Meteorologists are warning the public that it will feel like hell on earth this week, as the mercury soars over 90 degrees for at least seven days in Queens. More...

It's In Queens! (July 5 to July 11)

Queens offers the cure for Cabin Fever! Outdoor fun is everywhere with various summer concert series kicking off this week. Film series in parks begin, too. More...

112th Precinct Welcomes New ‘Top Cop’

Middle Village native Commanding Officer Capt. Jonathan Cermeli is widely respected as a popular top cop with a history of successfully policing the streets of Queens. More...

Addabbo And Miller Hand Out Rain Barrels In Glendale

State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. and Assembly Member Mike Miller joined the NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to give away more than 200 rain barrels to constituents at the Yeshiva Godolah Seminary in Glendale. More...

Second Annual Reading Of The Declaration Of Independence

Assembly Member Brian Barnwell (District 30) partnered with Maspeth Federal Savings and community members to hold the Second Annual Declaration of Independence reading on June 29 in Maspeth Memorial Square. More...

Addabbo Looks To Help Spread Awareness About Human Trafficking

State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. has recently collaborated with the organization Not On My Watch! Safe Haven Network International to help bring greater awareness to the tragic issues of human trafficking and domestic violence. More...

Political Page

The Democratic Federal Primary Results

Maloney, Meeks Win Another Term

Congress Members Carolyn Maloney (12th CD) and Gregory Meeks (5th CD) successfully defended their seats in Congress. It will take 2-3 weeks for the official results. More...

Crowley Unseated

In a stunning, shocking upset, 10-term incumbent House Democratic Caucus Chair Joseph Crowley lost the Democratic nomination to 28- year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a former aide to Senator Ted Kennedy and Bernie Sanders organizer with no experienc More...

I On Politics

RESPONSES TO SCOTUS DECISION TO UPHOLD TRUMP’S MUSLIM TRAVEL BAN: The Supreme Court announced on June 26 its decision to uphold Trump’s Travel Ban that he ordered in September 2017, also widely known as his “Muslim Travel Ban” More...

Editorials

Celebrating And Declaring Independence

The Fourth of July, representing our nation’s birthday is our most important national holiday—and we celebrate it until the cows come home, with fireworks, parades, BBQs, pool parties, beer bashes, sales, block parties, and concerts. More...

Letters to the Editor

Race To Bottom To The Editor: Americans who are patriotic are appalled by the daily actions of elected representatives. More...

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