2007-02-21 E-Edition

Protest 7 Line Shutdown

City Councilmember Eric Gioia, community leaders, local residents and No. 7 line subway riders, sent what they hoped was a clear message to the MTA that the continued weekend shutdown of the No. 7 train is unacceptable. The MTA plans to suspend service between Times Square and 74th Street in Jackson Heights on the No. 7 line for six weekends, […]

Calendar of Events

Community Meetings Associations Mar. 1, 7:30 p.m., United Community Civic, Augustana Lutheran Church, 69-01 Ditmars Blvd., Astoria. Mar. 1, 7:30 p.m., Ridgewood Property Owners & Civic. J.H.S. 93, Auditorium, Forest Avenue; 917.597.2903. Mar. 12, 7:30 p.m., Middle Village Property Owners/Residents; St. Margaret’s Parish Hall, 66-05 79th Pl.; 718.894.4114. Mar. 13, Apr. 10, May 8, Jun. 12, 8 p.m., Forest Hills […]

Spitzer Shaking Up Local Senate Races

A Democratic victory in a special election on Long Island reduced the Republican majority in the state senate to two members, and Governor Eliot Spitzer is now reportedly continuing his assault on the only GOP bastion in Albany with hopes of gaining control through a Democratic majority. Spitzer engineered the whole episode, first appointing a Republican senator from Long Island […]


Bartolino's Offers Splendid Italian Cuisine

B obby Puccio, the proud owner of Bartolino’s Restaurant, invites everyone into his elegantly appointed dining room that resembles a Mediterranean villa, with cream colored walls, alabaster columns and cool tile floors, soft lighting, a roaring fireplace and music to enjoy phenomenal Italian cuisine from all regions of Italy. Along with the décor and cuisine, superior service makes any night […]

Senior Spotlight By John Toscano

Gotbaum Charges City's Low Income Families Shortchanged On Heating Aid

New York State is shortchanging seniors and low-income people by $100 million on funds used to help them offset their heating costs in the winter, Public Advocate Betsy Gotbaum charged last week. In making the charge, Gotbaum called on the state to end years of inequitable distribution of funding payments under the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP). Gotbaum says the […]

Simple Tips For Making A Home Senior-Friendly

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you give me some tips to make our house more senior-friendly? My wife and I are in our 70s and don’t have much of a budget for big projects (nor do we want the construction mess), but we would like to do what we can to stay in our house as long as possible. Home Bodies […]


Special People Needed To Meet Presidency's Demands

How the Good Guys Finally Won, a book about Watergate by Jimmy Breslin, had in it a sample page of the log that tracked every minute of then President Richard Nixon’s day. While Breslin used the log to make a different point, we find it impossible to read without marveling at the dedication and commitment that would compel a person […]

Shutdown Was Needed

To The Editor:

In response to John Toscano’s article, “Gianaris: TV Tapes Show Con Ed Knew Size of Blackout From the Start” (Feb. 14, 2007, page 11), we point out that our employees in the field worked tirelessly to prevent a network shutdown. Ultimately, that decision was made by engineers who had the broadest view of overall system conditions, such as the drop […]

Charity Begins At Home

To The Editor:

Several important issues that were either raised in the Jan. 31, 2007 issue of the Gazette or presented on the TV or radio news media have been on my mind recently and I would share my comments and opinions with the many readers of the Gazette. I thoroughly support an idea of restricting sex offenders to live near schools or […]