January 9, 2019 RSS feed / Front Page

Cost Of Postage Stamps To Rise

The US Postal Service (USPS) last week announced the cost of its “Forever” stamps would rise 5 cents on January 27th, from the current 50 cents to 55 cents.  The 10% spike in Forever stamps is the largest since 1996, a USPS spokesperson sai More...

Gazette CRIME WATCH

Cops Eye Video In Search For Burglary Suspect Detectives at the 114th Precinct Squad are reviewing surveillance video of a suspect wanted in connection with an early morning break-in at a Long Island City apartment building on December 29th, an More...

Queens LGBT Activist Larry Lombardi Dies At 83

Longtime LGBT activist Larry Lombardi passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, December 29. Lombardi was the longtime treasurer of the Lesbian and Gay Democratic Club of Queens. More...

Internet in Bloom for The Layperson

Happy New Year 2019!  This year we are going to do something Internet in Bloom has never done since its first issue about a decade ago published in our mighty Queens Gazette on November of 2010:  An Internet in Bloom "Best Of" URLs featured More...

Restaurant of the Week

FOREST HILLS DINER

The Forest Hills Diner keeps the New York Diner experience alive while adding new twists for the steady clientele who have been coming for years. More...

Editorials

Getting On The Right Track

As we start a brand new year, it is a good time to start things off on the right foot. We strive to get everything together so we have a strong foundation to move ahead with our plans. More...

Letters to the Editor

Atrocity To Repeat?  To The Editor:  On the eve of a New Year it is discouraging to realize the anger and hatred that has a grip on America and throughout the world. More...

It’s In Queens! (Jan. 10 to Jan. 16)

The zombies and red envelopes are still alive and kicking in Queens this week. Ditto for the human art pieces! Now we add world premieres, tap dance, jazz, birds, Japanese art, and Chinese everything. More...

Reception For QED’s Newest Featured Artist

Since its opening, Q.E.D.’s gallery has featured rotating artwork from local artists, including photographers, painters, and experimental work. This installation will feature artwork by Queens artist Eileen Coyne. More...

Construction Collapse Ruptures Water, Gas Lines

A large portion of Northern Boulevard between 112th Place and 114th Street in Corona remains closed this week following a street collapse at a construction site that ruptured a gas line and water main on Friday afternoon.   More...

Astoria Bookshop’s January Events

Astoria Bookshop says, “Happy New Year! We hope that 2018 was filled with new and exciting stories! Welcome in 2019 with us at the Astoria bookshop with some more amazing authors. More...

Astoria/Long Island City Branch NAACP To Hold MLK Freedom Gala

The Astoria/Long Island City Branch NAACP is holding its annual Martin Luther King Freedom Gala on Saturday, January 19, at Riccardo’s by the Bridge (21-01 24th Avenue, Astoria). More...

Assess Power Plant Closures

Constantinides To City: Examine How To Close Power Plants

NYC Council Member Costa Constantinides, chair of the Committee on Environmental Protection, joined with fellow Astoria leaders and environmental activists on Tuesday, January 8 to call on New York City to assess whether gas-fired power plants can be More...

Political Page

I On Politics

MALONEY TO DONATE HER SALARY DURING SHUTDOWN TO FOOD BANKS: Congress Member Carolyn B. More...

Governor Calls For Power Outage Investigation

On December 28, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo called for the New York State Public Service Commission to investigate the cause behind a major electrical failure at a Con Edison substation in Astoria, shortly after 9 pm on December 27.  More...

Meng Sworn In To Fourth Term In Congress

Congress Member Grace Meng (D-NY) was sworn in on January 3 to her fourth term in the United States House of Representatives. She vowed to continue fighting for Queens and the nation, and called for an end to the government shutdown.  More...

Features

Queens Archives Now Available Via The Web

Items from the Archives at Queens Library are now available for people to view online, Queens Library President and CEO Dennis Walcott announced last week. More...

Rules For Christmas Tree Curbside Pickup

If your Christmas tree is beginning to resemble Charlie Brown’s, it’s time to remove the tinsel and place the tree curbside for recycling by the city Department of Sanitation (DSNY). Curbside collection of Christmas trees began on Wednesday, Jan More...

Greater Woodhaven Development & WBID Brighten The Holidays

Karen and David Tinsley from All Nations Baptist Church in Woodhaven accepting the food basket donations from the Greater Woodhaven Development Corporation to be distributed locally for needy families during the holidays. More...

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