2008-07-02 E-Edition

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Gazette Calendar Of Events

Community Meetings Clubs Aug. 21, 8 p.m., JFK Regular Democratic Club of Queens; Tietz Rehabilitation Center, 164th Street, Fresh Meadows; 718.591.8446. Others Jul. 7, 5:30 p.m., Queens Borough Board/Borough Cabinet joint meeting, 20-55 Queens Blvd., 2nd Floor, BP Conference Room, Kew Gardens; 718.286.3000. Jul. 10, Jul. 24, Aug. 14, Sep. 4, Sep. 25, Oct. 16, Nov. 6, Dec. 4, Dec. […]

Lawmakers Caught Up In Surge of Activity As Session Ends

Queens lawmakers, Democrats and Republicans alike, were a busy group, rushing around Albany in the closing days of the recent legislative session to get bills passed and sent to Governor David Paterson, who would then sign them into law. The bills ranged from establishing an emergency alert system in the public schools and private colleges when a terrorist or other […]


32-02 30th Avenue Astoria 718.932.4976

  The owners of Pinocchio Palace on 30th Avenue in Astoria are happy to announce their grand re-opening, now that extensive renovations are complete. After ten years at the current location, Pinocchio Palace has gotten a face lift which includes a brighter, more spacious dining room with soothing whitewashed walls adorned with colorful paintings and international photographs. On a balmy summer […]

Senior Spotlight By John Toscano

Mayor's Senior Services Changes Threatened By Assembly-Passed Bill

The controversial plan by the city’s Department for the Aging which proposes changes in home meal delivery and senior center operations would be stopped dead in its tracks under a bill passed by the Democrat-controlled Assembly in the waning hours of the legislative session last week. However, the Republican-led state senate had previously passed a different bill addressing senior services […]

Medicare Improvement Passed In House By Wide Margin

A bipartisan bill outlining improvements in the Medicare program passed the House last week by a whopping 355- 59 vote. Congressmember Joseph Crowley hailed the measure’s passage saying, “Seniors across Queens and The Bronx can breathe a sigh of relief- the Democratic-led Congress has once again worked successfully to protect their needs for both affordable care and the doctor of […]

Hanac Senior Housing Facility Gets $600G Fed Funding Infusion

Officials from HANAC, an Astoria based social services organization, received a grant of $600,000 in federal funds last week to help finance construction of a 93-unit senior residence on the site now occupied by the Presbyterian Church of Astoria at 31-30 33rd St., Astoria. Congressmember Carolyn Maloney, one of the participants in the ceremony stated, “This federal investment in affordable […]

MSHQ Celebrates 9 Years

Photos Vinny DuPre  Mount Sinai Hospital of Queens Executive Director Caryn Schwab presents the hospital’ s Service Excellence award to Medical Staff Director Gary McCollin. The Mount Sinai Hospital of Queens marked its ninth anniversary on June 24. While the hospital has served the community for nearly 100 years under different names, it wasn’t until 1999 that it became Mount […]


Remember The Reason For Fourth Of July

It is not unreasonable to expect the coming Fourth of July holiday to be a little more boisterous than usual. The holiday comes on a Friday, giving many of us a three-day weekend. Many of us do not have to get up and face a workday on Saturday, so celebrations, especially the impromptu, off-the-cuff variety, are sure to be louder […]