2007-09-05 E-Edition

Dogs Sniff Out Counterfeit DVDs



Thousands of counterfeit DVDs were seized last week and the individuals operating the Jamaica retail outlets where the fakes were sold arrested, Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown and Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) Executive Vice President and Director of Worldwide Anti-Piracy Operations John G. Malcolm announced. The seizure and arrests on August 28 were made with the assistance […]

Calendar of Events



Times and dates are subject to change. Please call event sponsors to confirm. Remember 9/11 Sep. 8, 1 p.m. Annual 9/11 Memorial Service and dedication of permanent monument; St. Michael’s Cemetery, 72-02 Astoria Blvd., East Elmhurst; 718-278-3240. Sep. 9, 1 p.m., American Day Parade dedication and unveiling of 9/11 Monument and Memorial Garden; Dry Harbor Playground, Myrtle Avenue/80th Street, Glendale; […]

DA Brown Escapes Any Foe In Election To 5th Term



The only public official to run for re-election in Queens this year is District Attorney Richard A. Brown, but prospective voters will be spared the usual barrage of primary and general election activity because the eminently qualified and highly respected prosecutor has drawn no opposition and is assured re-election to a fifth term. The 75-year-old lawman, whose public service career […]

Agnanti Restaurant



…REGIONAL GREEK CUISINE By Teresa Barile 19-06 Ditmars Boulevard, Astoria 718.545.4554 www.agnantimeze.com 7802 5th Avenue, Brooklyn 718.833.7033 This charmer of a restaurant or “taverna” as it is called in Greek, will delight all your senses, especially on a warm evening when you can dine outside on fine regional Greek cuisine. The name Agnanti means “gazing” in Greek and you can […]

Senior Spotlight By John Toscano

DFTA Offers Job Training For Seniors

If you’re 55 or over and would like to get a job and earn some money and serve your community at the same time, then you should be contacting the city Department for the Aging. Makes no difference what sort of jobs you’ve held in the past. The Department for the Aging will provide for you to learn some skills […]

Flushing Resident Celebrates 95th Birthday



City Councilmember Tony Avella (l.) joined Evelyn Beatrice Pearson and her son, Arthur, for Pearson’s 95th birthday celebration on August 25. As part of the festivities, Avella presented Pearson with a special council citation to commemorate the occasion. Pearson, who was born in London, England, came to New York in 1946 to marry her intended, Walter, and has since resided […]

Silent Gum Disease Epidemic Affects Millions Of Seniors



Dear Savvy Senior, I recently read that gum disease can cause all different types of deadly health conditions. I’m a senior who brushes regularly and flosses occasionally. What can you tell me about this? Hate to Floss Dear Floss: By taking better care of your mouth (which includes daily flossing), you could actually add years to your life! Here’s what […]

Editorial

SAT Scores Show Need For Solid Prep This Year

According to stories that appeared in almost every daily newspaper last week, the students who took the Scholastic Aptitude Tests (SATs) last spring and graduated from high school as the Class of 2007, most of whom are supposedly starting their freshman year in college this fall, displayed the lowest scores in at least the last five years. The Class of […]

Appeals For Fire Aid



Copies of the following letter, sent to the mayor and the governor, were received by the Gazette. August 29, 2007 Hon. Eliot Spitzer Governor State of New York State Capitol Albany, NY 12224 Hon. Michael Bloomberg Mayor City of New York City Hall New York, NY 10007 Dear Governor Spitzer, Dear Mayor Bloomberg, Over the past week, I joined with […]