2008-01-16 E-Edition

7 Line Repairs



Photo Vinny DuPre Buses line up at the No. 7 elevated train station in Flushing, ready to take passengers to the Main Street, Flushing station. Some 60 to 70 buses an hour made the trip last weekend. Repairs on the line will bring about service changes through February 11. Commuters who use the No. 7 subway/ elevated train line that […]

Gazette Calendar Of Events



Times and dates are subject to change. Please call event sponsors to confirm. Jan. 19, Ashura; Jan. 20, World Religion Day; Jan. 21, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; Jan. 22 Tu B’Shevat; Jan. 26 India Republic Day. Community Meetings Associations Feb. 14, Mar. 13, Apr. 10, May 8, United Forties Civic; St. Teresa’s Parish Center, 50-20 44th St., Woodside. Feb. […]

Dems’ Race For Prez In NY Could Have Impact On ’09 Mayoral Contest



The current wild scramble for the Democratic presidential nomination this year could have a major influence on the New York City mayoral race in 2009. At the beginning of the campaign for the nomination a year ago, U.S. Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton enjoyed a commanding lead over Senator Barack Obama and other Democrats. At that time, part of Clinton’s lead […]

Paul Vallone Holds Fundraiser For Council Race



A fundraiser for attorney Paul Vallone, son of former City Council Speaker Peter Vallone Sr. and brother of City Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr., was held January 9 at Cascarino’s Restaurant, 14-60 College Point Blvd., College Point from 6 to 8 p.m. Paul Vallone plans to run for the 19th Council District (Bayside, Whitestone and College Point) seat now held by […]

Congestion Pricing Opponents Blast Bridge Tolls Idea



Opponents of congestion pricing last week blasted a special commission’s proposal to place tolls on East River crossings as an unworkable idea. Noting that Mayor Michael Bloomberg, champion of the congestion pricing proposal, first called for the tolls five years ago to plug a budget gap, Councilmember David Weprin said the idea had returned, now that the city is facing […]

Cafe Salamanca A TASTE OF SPAIN

79-05 Northern Blvd. • Jackson Heights • 718-458-2446

Warm up your winter with the flavors and aromas of sunny Spain at Café Salamanca. For the past 22 years, Café Salamanca has delighted diners with authentic Spanish cuisine in a setting that resembles a typical courtyard in Spain. Julio Villar, the amiable owner, greets all his customers and invites them to relax and enjoy themselves with a pitcher of […]

Enlarged Prostate: Inevitable But Treatable



Dear Savvy Senior, I have been seeing advertisements on television about older men who have erratic bathroom problems because of prostate enlargement. What can you tell me about this and can it lead to prostate cancer? Gotta Go Joe Dear Joe, It’s inevitable. Almost all men develop some prostate enlargement if they live long enough. In fact, prostate gland enlargement […]

Queens Deserves Marshall’s, Bloomberg’s Praise



There is no shortage of reasons to be proud of Queens. Borough President Helen Marshall enumerated many of them in her State of the Borough address yesterday, and we concur. Leading the pack, however, was her emphasis on this borough’s ability to reinvent itself. Marshall’s comments stressed the public and private redevelopment projects happening throughout the borough- Flushing, Long Island […]

Governor Offers Buffet Menu



To The Editor: In his second State of the State address to the New York state legislature [on January 9], Governor [Eliot] Spitzer presented a highly ambitious agenda for meeting some of the most important needs of New Yorkers. I particularly appreciated his emphasis on providing more support for our higher education system, expanding health insurance coverage for New York’s […]