2010-07-28 E-Edition

Bayside Blaze Victims Allege Items Missing After Cleanup



Angry tenants forced from their Bay Terrace apartments by a July 7 fire are steamed up over the loss of artwork, electronics, jewelry and antiques they say were looted or lost during a cleanup of the premises. “My clients’ things have been destroyed and missing,” attorney Herbert Waichman said. Waichman, who is representing some of the displaced tenants, said Several […]

Keeping It Simple



At every level, we humans have a natural drive to understand the world around us. We try to understand people and the economy (with little success), and we try to understand the natural world around us (with more and more success over time). It’s easy to be puzzled about why we humans are so successful in understanding the physical world. […]

American, JetBlue Start JFK, Boston Route Agreement



American Airlines and JetBlue Airways (Nasdaq: JBLU) on Tuesday, July 20 launched their partnership to offer customers convenient connections and more travel options to and from New York and Boston. American and JetBlue also announced that they have agreed to begin a frequent flyer relationship later this year. Members of American’s AAdvantage® program and JetBlue’s TrueBlue® customer loyalty program will […]

Borough-Wide Blotter



104th Precinct Robbed After Date A Queens man on a date with a female companion at a Ridgewood restaurant on July 10 was robbed after leaving the restaurant. Cops said the victim was in the restaurant at about 8:30 p.m. with his date, Waleska Colon, 23, when the woman went to make a phone call. When the pair left the […]

‘ Flushing’ Is Latest Addition To ‘Then & Now’ Series



Flushing Jason D. Antos ISBN: 9780738572574 96 Pages Arcadia Publishing $21.99 Comparing the present to the past is a significant key to understanding history. Arcadia Publishing’s Then & Now series makes such local comparisons available. Books in this series offer a special view of American life by placing historical images side by side with contemporary photographs. Flushing, Jason D. Antos’ […]

Fight Against Crime–Join In National Night Out



This coming Tuesday, August 3, marks the 27th year National Night Out Against Crime events will take place in parks and playgrounds and other, similar venues across the land. National Night Out is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs, strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships, and send a message […]

Letters to the Editor



Hails Maloney To The Editor: Your July 14, 2010 editorial, “Truth in Maloney Race”, needs to be expanded. For the record, in addition to all the accomplishments you mentioned, Congresswoman Maloney was the leader in bringing $57 million for the sorely needed revitalization of Queens Plaza, the gateway to Queens. We must also mention that the Congresswoman has sent representatives […]

Weiner Issues Correction



Congressmember Anthony Weiner has advised that the report issued by his office on vacant storefronts in Queens, which was released on Monday, July 19, and was reported on Page 1 of the Gazette of July 21, 2010 (“Biz Strip Vacancies”), mislabeled one of the neighborhoods his staff surveyed. While the streets surveyed were correct, the neighborhood designation for Jamaica Avenue […]

Stretching the Thin Blue Line: Why Crime Is Up In Astoria



First of all, thank you to all my Facebook friends, Web site visitors, and callers to my office for passing along information on the recent increase in crime in Astoria and concerns on the direction our neighborhood is heading. It is a huge help to me to constantly get updates from the community, so please continue to keep us informed. […]