Queens Shines In Blackout



Queens Shines In Blackout BY John Toscano Queens came through last Thursday’s power blackout in fine style, with no fatalities or major injuries, no looting or other crime, and a large number of people helping people pull the borough through the trying ordeal. The Gazette scanned the borough, calling on local officials to report their experiences during the blackout, which lasted roughly […]

Power Plant Security Bill On Governor’s Desk



Power Plant Security Bill On Governor’s Desk By John Toscano A bill which would give New York state oversight of power generating and transmission facilities is on Governor George Pataki’s desk awaiting his signature, and Assemblymember Michael Gianaris, its sponsor, has asked the governor to sign it into law promptly. The legislation, which arrived on Pataki’s desk only two hours before the […]

Calendar of Events

Community Meetings
Candidates Night


Calendar of Events Community Meetings Candidates Night Community Meetings Candidates Night Sept. 3, 8 p.m., City Council District 24; Flushing Jewish Community Council/Israel Center of Hillcrest Manor, 167-11 73rd Ave., Flushing; 718-463-0434. Community Boards Sept. 2, 7:30 p.m., Community Board 4; Flanders Field Post 150-VFW, 51-11 108th St., Corona; 718-760-3141. Community School Boards Aug. 21, 7:30 p.m., District 26; M.S. 74, 61-15 Oceania St., Bayside, Library, […]

Nature Up Close

And Personal At APEC

Nature Up Close And Personal At APEC Visitors will enjoy a variety of exhibits and a chance to see nature up close and personal at the Alley Pond Environmental Center (APEC) mini-zoo and aquarium, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Saturday. Meet and perhaps pet (if volunteers are available) Monty the Python snake, Bobby II the box […]

Ion politics

Ognibene Plans To Challenge Bloomberg In 2005

Ion politics By John Toscano Ognibene Plans To Challenge Bloomberg In 2005 Ion politics Looking down the road to the 2005 mayoral election, former Republican City Councilmember Tom Ognibene of Middle Village sees recent tax hikes still draining Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s re-election prospects. Ognibene says he plans to challenge the mayor for the Republican Party nomination if he seeks re-election. […]

Rename Flushing Street For 9/11 Victim



Rename Flushing Street For 9/11 Victim City Councilmember John Liu recently renamed 193rd Street between Northern Boulevard and 45th Avenue in Flushing as Arthur Warren Scullin Way in memory of the Auburndale community activist who perished in the September 11 World Trade Center tragedy. Liu was joined at the ceremony by members of Scullin’s family and Debra Markell of Mayor […]

‘Wildcard’ Bill Signed Into Law



‘Wildcard’ Bill Signed Into Law Legislation that would extend New York state’s "Wildcard" banking law has been signed into law, according to the bill’s sponsor, Assemblymember Catherine Nolan. The new law will maintain the state Banking Department’s ability to extend the same powers to state-chartered banks as those currently enjoyed by national banks. It also continues the department’s existing authority […]

On the brief side…

Needy Children Receive New Shoes

On the brief side… On the brief side… Needy Children Receive New Shoes Last Wednesday, Assemblymember Michael Cohen (D–Forest Hills), joined Udi and Nava Maor, owners of the Blue Elephant Shoe Store, as they donated 1,000 pairs of new children’s shoes to the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty, which will distribute them to children throughout the city. Also joining Cohen […]

Restaurant

Of The WeekThe T-Bone Diner Has All Your Favorites

Restaurant Of The Week By Teresa Barile The T-Bone Diner Has All Your Favorites Of The Week The T-Bone Diner Has All Your Favorites The T-Bone Diner on Queens Boulevard at Continental Avenue in Forest Hills has been serving delicious, home-style food to a bustling community for an uninterrupted 68 years. On any given day or night, this diminutive corner […]

Senior Spotlight

Maloney Blasts GOP Medicare Rx Plan

Senior Spotlight By John Toscano Maloney Blasts GOP Medicare Rx Plan Congressmember Carolyn Maloney visited five senior centers in western Queens last week, bearing news both good and bad for seniors. The good news, she said, was the passage of a bill in the House which allows lower price prescription drugs from Canada to be reimported into the United States, […]