2008-05-21 E-Edition

Salute To EMS Workers

National EMS Week 2008, an annual week-long series of events designed to promote public safety among all New Yorkers, attract potential EMS recruits and celebrate the life-saving efforts of more than 3,000 members of the FDNY Emergency Medical Service, began in Queens on Tuesday, May 20 at a memorial to Paramedic Carlos Lillo in front of the Mount Sinai Hospital […]

Gazette Calendar Of Events

May 26 Memorial Day (U.S.), May 26 Independence Day (Guyana) Memorial Day May 22, 6:30 p.m., Woodhaven’s Memorial Day Remembrance, “We do it because it needs to be done,” 85th Street/Jamaica Avenue; 718.296.3735. May 24, Sunnyside Gardens Park Annual Memorial Day Fair, rain date May 25, rides, arts & crafts, BBQ, games, silent auction & 50/50, rummage & bake sale, […]

Sabini Gets 3-Day Reprieve In Fight For Party Backing

A rare, very significant and unprecedented event in Queens Democratic Party politics- withholding support from an incumbent elected official approaching reelection- failed to happen on Monday and is set for a rerun on Friday. Congressmember Joseph Crowley, Queens Democratic organization chairman, granted state Senator John Sabini a threeday reprieve and scheduled a vote by the leaders of Sabini’s senate district […]


38-01 30th Avenue, Astoria 718.626.3737

  "Fresh" is truly an appropriate name for this different kind of eatery which opened about one month ago just below the sports club on 30th Avenue and Steinway Street. With leafy green walls and a clean, modern design, Fresh’s interior reflects its philosophy on food, where only fresh, wholesome, organic ingredients are used to create delicious and healthy meals, […]

Senior Spotlight

Bill Which OKs Access-A-Ride Service Between Q-N Awaits Paterson's Action

Eastern Queens lawmakers just successfully completed a two-year fight pushing a bill through the state legislature which would expand Access-A-Ride bus service for seniors and the disabled between Queens and Nassau Counties. “After sustaining two consecutive vetoes on state legislation by two different governors that would have made the necessary changes, I am pleased today we are now moving forward […]

Junk Mail Relief:

Get Your Name Off Marketers' Mailing Lists

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you give me some tips on how to reduce the mass junk mail and e-mail I receive? For some reason, my wife and I get bombarded with this stuff every day and are sick of it. What can you tell us? Retied Targets Dear Targets: While most adults in the U.S. receive large amounts of junk […]


Honor War Dead On Memorial Day

Summer’s here and the time is right- for street fairs, backyard barbecues, happily contemplating the end of the school year and the start of summer vacation. It all begins this coming Monday, May 26, when all across America we celebrate Memorial Day. The official start of summer is almost a month away, but for the most part, we are undeterred […]

Drive Safely On Holiday

To The Editor: This Memorial Day, whether you’re kicking off the start of summer in the backyard with barbecues or out on the waterways, stay safe by drinking responsibly and choosing a designated driver or designated “skipper” before the festivities begin. Keep these tips in mind to help you enjoy safe Memorial Day celebrations: 1. Buckle up. Ask everyone to […]

Keep Flag Flying

To The Editor: As we approach Memorial Day, many things come to mind. First of all, let’s remember all those who gave their lives to protect our nation since the American Revolution, where we fought for our freedom. Let us also salute our brave men and women who are now in Iraq and Afghanistan in addition to other parts of […]