Better Communication, Fewer Street Repairs

That streets are constantly being repaired because utility companies seem unable to coordinate with each other was a focal point of the September meeting of the Community Board 1 cabinet last week. “I just found out that Time Warner Cable is going to be doing work in my neighborhood,” Fran Luhmann McDonald noted. “They haven’t coordinated with the Department of […]

Medals Awarded WW II Vet

More than 50 years after service in the Navy during World War II, Dominic Fucile finally received the medals he earned, thanks to the efforts of Congressmember Carolyn Maloney. Like many World War II veterans, Fucile never received medals he earned for his service to the nation. Maloney wrote to the Navy, which reviewed its records and determined that Fucile […]

Community Meetings

Oct. 20th, 8 p.m., VFW Long Island City Post 2348, 31-45 41st St.; RA 8-6220. Oct. 21st, 9 a.m., Woodside On The Move Fall Housing Conference; meet at I.S. 125, 46-02 47th Ave; 476-8449. Oct. 23rd, 8 p.m., VFW Whitestone Community Post 4787, 19-12 149th St.; 746-0540. Oct. 24th, 7:30 p.m., 114th Precinct Community Council; meet at Riccardo’s, 21-01 24th […]

Public Service Announcements

Jackson Heights Community Development Corporation, housing assistance program, m free clinic, Monday to Thursday, call 458-3600 for an appointment. Kew Gardens Community Center health through imagery and portrait drawing classes, 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd.; 268-5960. Woodside On The Move free employment assistance and placement services for both local employers and employees, Monday through Friday, call 476-6946 for an appointment.

President To Campaign For Hillary In Flushing

President To Campaign For Hillary In Flushing Senate Campaign 2000 will reach a high point in political theater when President Bill Clinton appears in Flushing late Monday afternoon at a "unity rally" to try to boost his wife Hillary’s chances of defeating Congressmember Rick Lazio in their very close race for the U.S. Senate. The rally, staged by Queens Democratic […]

First Lady Visits Flagship Library

First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton paid a visit to Queens’ Flushing Library on Monday, Sept. 25. She toured the library and met and spoke with English for Speakers of Other Languages students who mere meeting in the Adult Learning Center. She also read to a group of preschoolers in the Children’s room. (L. to r.): Deputy Library Director Customer Services […]


Honor The Sacrifice Of Our Armed Forces

Last week we were reminded once again of the price we must often pay to keep the light of freedom and human dignity aloft. As of this writing 17 sailors on the U.S.S. Cole are dead and 39 wounded after the ship was rammed by a small boat crammed with explosives in the port of Aden, Yemen. Five bodies have […]


Fight Vandalism

A copy of the following letter was received by the Gazette. The Honorable George Onorato The State Senate State of New York-Albany Legislative Office Building, Room 315 Albany, New York 12247 Dear Senator Onorato: Thank you for your letter dated July 28, 2000, addressed to George Warrington, concerning your constituents from Astoria, Queens. Mr. Warrington has requested that I respond […]

Protect Yourself From Financial Predators

Imagine you take a loan to fix up your house and a few years later the bank forecloses because the lender hid how expensive the loan would really be. Unfortunately, this scenario resonates with many New Yorkers who have fallen victim to "predatory lenders." These unscrupulous financial firms use slick salesmen and high-pressure tactics to trick individuals into borrowing more […]

Roving Photographer

By Rev. Austin H. Armitstead This week’s question: Should we support a new sports stadium in Queens?