2008-11-26 E-Edition

Con Ed-Fed Ex Deal Dead



Assemblymember Michael Gianaris announced on Monday that Consolidated Edison has decided to suspend its talks to sell a large portion of its 20th Avenue location in Astoria to Steel Equities, which had planned to bring a Federal Express distribution center to the location. “We are suspending plans regarding the sale of a parcel of our Astoria property, and are re-evaluating […]

Gazette Calendar Of Events



Thanksgiving Nov. 27, 9 a.m., LIC YMCA Turkey Trot, suggested donation $10, all proceeds support the Strong Kids Campaign; 718.392.7932, x. 242. Nov. 27, noon-4 p.m., The Greek-American Homeowners Association, Thanksgiving lunch, everything is free, 23-49 31st St., Astoria; 718.545.4046. Christmas, Chanukkah, Kwanzaa Nov. 28-Dec. 18, Salvation Army, annual Angel Tree toy drive, donations wanted, 45-18 Broadway, LIC; 718.721.9046. Dec. […]

Vallone Was Torn On Term Limits



City Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. conceded he did not make up his mind until the day before. “It was a very tough vote for me,” he said. When the City Council, by a count of 29 yeas to 22 nays, decided to approve an amendment to the term limits law last month, Vallone voted in favor. The change allows Mayor […]

Democrat-Led State Senate Would Help Chances Of Revived Commuter Tax



According to Washington insiders, President-elect Barack Obama will name Senator Hillary Clinton as the Secretary of State, an administration top diplomatic officer, on Friday, the day after Thanksgiving Day. Reinstating the commuter tax on people from the suburbs who work in New York City every day is an idea whose time may be coming. It could be the first major […]

OCEAN SEAFOOD

35-03 Broadway, Astoria 718.777.3707

This brand new restaurant opened just three weeks ago and boasts a beautiful interior and an inspired, Mediterranean menu that emphasizes the freshest fish and seafood in town. Ocean Seafood has a unique, aquatic interior, featuring walls washed in sea green, coral stone accents and a sky lit dining room that lends a sunny note to this watercolor restaurant. Even […]

Tips For Aging Computer Users



Dear Savvy Senior What computer resources are available that can help seniors with diminished eyesight and dexterity problems? My grandparents love the Internet and e-mail, but both have upclose vision problems and grandpa struggles with hand tremors. Web Surfers Dear Surfers: There are lots of simple computer adjustments you can make as well as devices and software you can buy […]

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Chiropractor Finds Effective Pain Relief, Disc Treatment



“Herniated discs are not uncommon,” Howard Goodman, D.C. said. “In fact, due to a largely sedentary lifestyle, a large percentage of the population will have them, but most will be asymptomatic. But for the small percentage of people who do have symptoms, the pain and loss of mobility is devastating. Next to pregnancy, herniated discs are the leading cause of […]

We Have Reasons To Give Thanks



We seem to keep coming back to the subject of Election Day, as we have done several times in this space in the course of the past few weeks. Apparently, the lessons attendant upon that event continue to resonate, especially today, the eve of Thanksgiving 2008. We live in a country that presents its citizens with the right and responsibility […]