Vallone Jr. Blasts Judge ID Order;

Gianaris, Maltese Agree

Vallone Jr. Blasts Judge ID Order; Gianaris, Maltese Agree By John Toscano Bipartisan state legislation to protect undercover cops from being forced to reveal their identities in open court was to be announced today by Assemblymember Michael Gianaris and City Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. at a City Hall press conference. The move was triggered by Vallone Jr’s sharp blast at […]

Transformer Fire Causes Power Outages



Numbers of Astoria and Long Island City homes and businesses experienced temporary power losses Monday night as an internal electrical problem associated with the Unit 5 transformer resulted in a transformer fire that led to outages of Units 2, 3, 4 and 5 at the Reliant Energy Astoria generating station at 18-01 20th Ave. Spokespersons for Reliant said that the […]

Cropper’s Rules For

Cops In Court

The Gazette obtained Judge Dorothy Cropper’s rules for police testimony in her court. They state: 1. The use of police jargon is not permitted. Generally, the use of any word or phrase which must be subsequently explained in plain English is unacceptable. The following are some of the specific words and phrases which may not [italics ours] be used: * […]

Tips For Cutting Power Usage



Due to a fire last night at the Reliant Energy Astoria Generating Station in Queens, and because today’s forecast is calling for more hot and humid weather, the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) and Con Edison are urging residents and businesses to reduce power usage citywide, particularly in northern Queens. The Gazette was informed late Tuesday afternoon that a strong […]

by linda j. wilson



Numbers of Astoria and Long Island City homes and businesses experienced temporary power losses Monday night as an internal electrical problem associated with the Unit 5 transformer resulted in a transformer fire that led to outages of Units 2, 3, 4 and 5 at the Reliant Energy Astoria generating station at 18-01 20th Ave. Spokespersons for Reliant said that the […]

Calendar of Events

Community Meetings

Aug, 5, 8 p.m., Community School Board District 30. Aug. 13, 8:30 p.m., P.S. 92, auditorium, 99-01 34th Ave., Corona. Aug. 15, 8:30 p.m., Community School Board District 26; 631-6927. Items of Community Interest Aug. 4 to 18, Queensborough Community College Holocaust Resource Center and Archives adult trip of the March of the Living, $3,500. Call Yossi Kedem, (212) 252-0900 […]

Public Service Announcements



Kew Gardens Community Center Senior Programs, Mondays, media art; Tuesdays/Thursdays, humor & politics; Wednesdays, stay well exercise; Thursdays, French conversation class and foreign films; Friday, dance, trip to Paris and Yiddish. For information on these or other programs, call 268-5960. Queens Museum of Art, volunteer opportunities contact Lorraine Klagsbrun, assistant director of education; 592-9700, ext. 131 or Betty Abramowitz, museum […]

The Federation of Italian American

Organizations of Queens, Inc. presents
ITALIAN NIGHTS 2002
Now to August 28, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.,


Organizations of Queens, Inc. presents ITALIAN NIGHTS 2002 Now to August 28, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m., 204-2444, Athens Square Park, 30th Street and 30th Avenue, Astoria, weather permitting. August 7 Fida-Fratellanza Italiana Di Astoria presents: Dino Rosi “The Voice of Naples.” August 14 Borgetto Social Club presents: Il Raggi Del Sole. August 21 Raccoon, Inc. presents: Balkan Theater Group-staged reading […]

Bobby Matos Headlines At Astoria Park



Percussionist/arranger Bobby Matos, featured performer at the Central Astoria Local Development Coalition concert at Astoria Park, Thursday, August 1, at 7 p.m., a New York City native now based in Los Angeles, is a Latin jazz veteran whose career began in the 1960s. Matos frequently abandons the predictable Afro Cuban groove for the lesser known rhythms, producing music that’s at […]

Petition Period Ends,

Too Soon To Call Primary Races

Would-be candidates started handing in nominating petitions to the Board of Elections last Thursday, but as of yesterday, a board official reported that master lists of submitted petitions had not been completed. Our readers will have to wait until next Wednesday’s issue to learn who’s challenging whom around the borough. After that, the board will scrutinize the lists to see […]