2007-03-21 E-Edition

Grand Jury Indicts 3 Cops



Prosecutors and investigators in the office of Queens District Attorney Richard Brown interviewed more than 100 witnesses, reviewed over 500 separate exhibits, and then over a period of some 22 days of testimony presented the evidence resulting from the investigation to a Grand Jury. The police officers who are alleged to have fired their weapons, resulting in the death of […]

Calendar of Events



Calendar Compiled By Susan Cleary Community Meetings Associations Mar. 22, 7:45 p.m., Juniper Park Civic; Our Lady of Hope School Auditorium, Eliot Avenue, Middle Village; 718.651.5865. Apr. 12, 7:30 p.m., sharp, Dutch Kills Civic; St. Patrick’s School hall, 39-28 29th St., LIC; 718.786.2049. Boards Apr. 11, May 9, Jun. 13, 7:30 p.m., sharp, Board 6; Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 […]

Trattoria L’incontro 21-76 31st Street (Off Ditmars Boulevard) Astoria + 718-721-3532

Trattoria L'incontro Delights For 8 Delicious Years

I t’s been eight years since Trattoria L’incontro opened on 31st Street in Astoria, and still there is always something new and exciting to try, whether you visit on a weeknight or weekend. Owner and Executive Chef Rocco Sacramone pushes the envelope each and every day by creating unique and inventive dishes from the finest ingredients available. His patrons, many […]

Senior Spotlight By John Toscano

Senate Bill Toughens Penalty For Over-70 Senior Attacks

Sadists and perverts who beat up on helpless seniors over 70, as recently happened in Jamaica Estates, and Jamaica would face stiffer penalties than those imposed by current penal laws- a move backed by Governor Eliot Spitzer and 93 percent of respondents in an Internet poll. The governor indicated his support for a bill introduced by state Senator Frank Padavan […]

Senior Eye Care Programs



Dear Savvy Senior, I’ve been wearing glasses for more than 40 years now, but recently my eyes have taken a turn for the worse. Can you recommend any organizations that provide low-cost eye care for seniors on a tight budget? Nearsighted Sal Dear Sal: There are several eye care programs and resources that may be able to help you, depending […]

Savvy Senior Correction



The telephone number listed in the opening paragraph of Jim Miller’s Savvy Senior column, “Social Security: When To Start Your Benefits” in the Gazette of March 14, 2007, should read 800-772- 1213, not 800-722-1213. Miller apologizes for the error.

Volunteers Are Best Of American Spirit



The concept of volunteering is very largely unique to the American mindset and seems to stem in part from our conception of ourselves as an independent people. Alma Powell, wife of retired U. S. Army General and former Secretary of State Colin Powell once related a story of how at one post overseas where her husband had been stationed, she […]

Ask, Then Build



A copy of the following letter was received by the Gazette. Dear Parks Commissioners: The construction of the Korean War Memorial in Kissena Park should not be at the expense of killing or seriously damaging trees, especially those with historical significance. In a very real sense, you would be allowing the destruction of one historical monument for the construction of […]

Parks Dept. Harms Trees



To The Editor: The historic grove in Kissena Park is being attacked, not by beetles, vandals or picnickers, but by our own Parks Department. Over a hundred years ago, Samuel Parsons gathered specimens from all over the world to create an outstanding landscape that is irreplaceable. The preparation of the mall for the Korean War Memorial is taking place next […]