2008-08-13 E-Edition

Mets Host Baseball Clinic



On Friday August 8 New York Mets Pitcher Carlos Muniz and Outfielder Endy Chavez and the team mascot, Mr. Met, hosted a baseball clinic at Queensbridge Park in the shadows of the Queensboro Bridge for the Junior Mets–more than 80 kids from the Long Island City YMCA. The clinic, which lasted about an hour, was interrupted by rain but that […]

GRYC Gets $1 Million



GRYC Gets $1 Million Surrounded by the young members of the Greater Ridgewood Youth Council, (l. to r.) state Senator Serphin R. Maltese, GRYC President Bob Monahan and City Councilmember Anthony Como hold a specimen check representing $1 million in capital funding that Maltese secured, making it possible for the GRYC to obtain a building and thereby expand its services […]

Gary U.S. Bonds Rocks ‘New Orleans’ At Astoria Park on August 21



Gary U.S. Bonds Rocks ‘New Orleans’ At Astoria Park If you were a rock-n-roller back when the sound first hit the airwaves, when “poodle skirts” and bobby-sox were the fad – and parents just didn’t understand, surely you remember rocking to the sound of Gary U.S. Bonds. Circa 1961: Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle are locked in a battle in […]

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. Community Education Councils Sep. 18, 8 p.m., District 30; P.S. 92, 99-01 34th Ave., Corona; 718.391-8380. Others Aug. 14, Queens Library Administrative Committee, Formal Conference Room, Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd.; 718.990.0700, Aug. 14, Coalition of Asian American Organizations; […]

Maloney’s Credit Card Bill Of Rights Scales Historic Hurdle



For the first time, a Congressional committee has passed consumer protections for credit card holders, and there’s a fair chance that the full Congress will follow through and give final passage to Congressmember Carolyn Maloney’s landmark Credit Cardholders’ Bill of Rights legislation. The House Financial Services Committee passed Maloney’s legislation by a 39- 27 vote and the Queens/Manhattan lawmaker called […]

Latimer Gardens Holds Family Day Fundraiser For Ellen Young



Pollos A La Brasa Mario

40-19 Broadway, Astoria 718.932.2424

  Pollos A La Brasa Mario proudly celebrates ten years at its Broadway location in Astoria. Follow your nose to the tantalizing aromas of their famous rotisserie roasted chicken, marinated with a special blend of spices. These birds fly out the door since people just can’t get enough of the juicy, tender chicken that falls right off the bone. At […]

Boning Up On Osteoporosis



Dear Savvy Senior, Can a person in their early 50s have osteoporosis? When I broke my wrist last month the doctor that treated me told me the fracture may be a result of osteoporosis. Is this possible, and if so, what can I do about it? Bony Brenda Dear Brenda: For years, osteoporosis has been considered a disease that affects […]

Editorial

There's More To Queens Than Tennis

For two and a half weeks, from August 19 through September 6, the eyes of the world of sports will be fixed on the Billie Jean King Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, when the US Open tennis tournament will take place. The tennis center is certainly the focal point of the universe for fans of the sport, and we […]