2010-06-30 E-Edition

Gazette Calendar Of Events

Night Out Against Crime Aug. 3, 107th Police Precinct Community Council, Elechester Shopping Center, Parsons Boulevard, Fresh Meadows. Aug. 3, 110th Police Precinct Community Council, Corona. Aug. 3, 6-9 p.m., 112th Police Precinct, volunteers needed, sign up Jul. 7 at regular meeting; MacDonald Park, Forest Hills. Community Meetings Dates & times are subject to change, call to confirm. Associations Sep. […]

CALDC Kids ‘Summer Fun’ Starts July 7

The Central Astoria Local Development Coalition (CALDC) 2010 Summer Fun Children’s Series opens July 7 with Tuesday morning performances at Athens Square Park, 30th Avenue and 30th Street and Wednesday morning performances at the Dutch Kills Playground, 36th Avenue and Crescent Street. Music of the Earth is the first event, July 7 at the Dutch Kills Playground. Music of the […]

On July 4th Remember Freedom Tradition

This year we as Americans have a reason to celebrate the victory of the 13 British colonies that became the United States of America besides that of the overwhelming desire of the Founding Fathers to shake off domination by a government not on these shores and achieve economic as well as political sovereignty. This year, the Fourth of July falls […]

Letters to the Editor

Everyone Dropped The Ball To The Editor: Our federal government under two administrations has dropped the ball with a major regional problem and unfortunately the Gulf oil spill debacle succeeded the hurricane Katrina debacle in the same region of the country. Where are FEMA and other government agencies when these problems occur? The Gulf oil spill started on April 20, […]

Mt. Sinai Queens Celebrates 11th Anniversary

On June 24, Mount Sinai Queens celebrated its 11th anniversary marking its union with the Mount Sinai Medical Center family. The festivities took place outdoors in the annex courtyard of the hospital, a fitting place, as this was the original hospital entrance used more than a century ago. Executive Director Caryn A. Schwab opened the program by welcoming hospital staff, […]

On the brief side…

Crowley Supports Tough Iran Sanctions Speaking on the House floor recently in support of tough sanctions against Iran, Congressmember Joseph Crowley concluded: “As long as Ahmadinejad and his cronies remain bent on obtaining nuclear weapons and crushing the Iranian people, this Congress and this administration are going to take every possible step to thwart his efforts.” The Elmhurst lawmaker then […]

Dutch Kills Ladder Co. 116 Off The Chopping Block

Residents and business owners in the Dutch Kills community breathed a collective sigh of relief on June 25 when Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced that he and the City Council had reached an agreement on a budget plan that would save fire companies throughout the city including Ladder Co. 116 in Dutch Kills. Local leaders and lawmakers last month rallied outside […]

Parker Residents Excel In Senior Olympics

Elderly residents recently participated in Parker Jewish Institute’s Senior Olympics. Age and disability might have slowed their pace, but not their competitive spirit or joy of life. From the parade of Olympiads and the lighting of the Olympic torch, to the games, including bowling, basketball and putting green golf, to the Olympic banner crafted by residents, Parker’s Olympians performed with […]

MTA Announces Local Bus Service Changes

As part of the 2010 service reductions to help close an approximately $800 million budget deficit, the MTA is eliminating some bus routes and restructuring others in Queens effective June 27. The Q14,Whitestone, Q74, Q75, Q79 and Q89 bus routes are being entirely discontinued; a new service, Q15A, Whitestone will replace some of the discontinued Q14. A segment of the […]