2008-04-23 E-Edition

New York Embraces The Pope

Although Pope Benedict XVI’s only real connection to Queens during his three-day visit to New York City last week was his arrival at and departure from John F. Kennedy International Airport, borough residents by the thousands welcomed him. The visit was the Pontiff’s first to the United States since his election to the Papacy three years ago, although he made […]

Mayor Sets June 3 For Special Election To Fill Gallagher’s Seat

When Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced on Monday that the special election to fill former City Councilmember Dennis Gallagher’s 30th Council District seat in Western Queens would be held on June 3, he set in motion a series of three elections to select representatives to occupy that office. Waiting to have a go at what promises to be a fierce battle […]

Luna de Juarez

25-98 Steinway Street (28th Avenue) Astoria, NY

25-98 Steinway Street (28th Avenue) Astoria, NY • 718 274-4350 By Teresa Barile    Luna de Juarez opened last November to the delight of many craving inventive, sophisticated Mexican cuisine. Owners Hugo and Gloria Juarez welcome you to sample traditional Mexican dishes with a fresh twist, as well as fabulous margaritas,fine wines and cocktails. Live Latin jazz on Friday and […]

The ‘Queensboro Bridge’ Tells Span’s Story

The Queensboro Bridge The Greater Astoria Historical Society and the Roosevelt Island Historical Society ISBN: 073855488X 128 pages Published by Arcadia Publishing as part of its Images of America Series $19.99 Without the Queensboro Bridge, the borough we know today would not exist. Before the bridge opened in 1909, although Newtown creek was fully industrialized and the Steinway piano factory […]

Healthy Tips For Senior Travelers

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you offer any travel tips for health conscious seniors? My husband and I recently retired and are planning on doing some traveling both in the United States and abroad but worry about health issues, such as insurance, finding a good hospital if we get sick, etc. What can you tell us? Traveling Hypochondriacs Dear Traveling: A […]

Queens Seniors Can Get Fit In The Parks

From April 28 to June 20, City Parks Foundation is sponsoring an eight-week tennis, yoga & fitness walking program for seniors, free, at the following locations: Astoria Park, 21st Street & Hoyt Avenue South – Tennis, M/W, 10 a.m.; yoga, T/TH 9 a.m., and walking, M/W, 9 a.m., at the tennis courts Flushing Meadows- Corona Park, Meridian Road – Tennis, […]


Water Bd. Threatens Rate Increase For 2nd Year

New York City home and building owners are about to get hit with another water rate hike- again. If it seems like only yesterday we were groaning under the weight of a double-digit increase, that is exactly the case. Last year water rates went up 11.5 percent, and if the city Water Board has its way, by summer water rates […]

McCain Is His Man

To The Editor: Arizona Senator John McCain’s 2008 Straight Talk Express has left the station and may take him to the White House as our next President. Senator McCain is not your typical stereotypical Republican. He is a profile in courage and an authentic American war hero, having served his country and survived many years of captivity as a prisoner […]

Hails Robinson, P.S. 112 Kids

To The Editor: During this time of sad news, of recession, war, strife and concern about the world situation, I was delighted to read two wonderful articles presented in the Gazette of April 16. How delighted I am to learn that a rotunda featuring a memorial etched in stone featuring the nine truly wonderful words and credo of Jackie Robinson […]