2010-08-04 E-Edition

Gazette Calendar Of Events

Community Meetings Dates & times are subject to change, call to confirm. Associations Sep. 1, 7 p.m., Board 2; Sunnyside Community Services, 43-31 39th St., Ground Floor; 718.533.8773. Sep. 15, Oct. 13, Nov. 10, Dec. 22, 7:30 p.m., Board 8; Hillcrest Jewish Center, Union Turnpike, Fresh Meadows; 718.264.7895. Sep. 21, 6:30 p.m., Board 1; Astoria World Manor, 25- 22 Astoria […]

‘A’ Grade Queens Eatery Leads The Way

The first restaurant/food service establishment in the five boroughs to receive an “A” rating for sanitary conditions from the city Health Department is located at 28-31 Borden Ave. in Long Island City. Last Wednesday morning Dr. Thomas Farley, commissioner of the city Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, presented a placard with the letter “A” in bright blue on a […]

Letters to the Editor

Wants More Cops A copy of the following letter was received by the Gazette. Hon. Raymond Kelly Commissioner New York City Police Department 1 Police Plaza New York, NY 10038 Dear Commissioner Kelly, Thank you for your efforts and your dedication over several years that have succeeded in driving crime to historic lows. I write today regarding a serious situation […]

NYCHA, TD Bank Teach Financial Literacy, Boost Reading

The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) and TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank ®, teamed up in a first-time partnership to kick off a series of programs at five NYCHA community centers to teach NYCHA youth the benefits of financial literacy and summer reading. The Queens kickoff event took place at the Queensbridge Houses in Long Island City on […]

NYPD Scanner System Nixes Ticket Fixes

NYPD officials last week installed a new computer system at the 114th Precinct that will monitor how many summonses cops hand out on a daily basis, making sure none of the tickets “disappear” on their way to the court system. No longer will police be able to toss out tickets for family and friends. Officials said the scanners are being […]

Summer Soccer Summary

World Cup final and the soccer buzz in Queens seems to have finally died down. Ditmars Boulevard is no longer littered with jerseys of Greek blue or Italian blue and white. World Cup parties no longer have patrons and fans packing Brazilian and Mexican restaurants. Circulo Espanol, a Spanish restaurant, has quieted down after long celebrations of Spain’s championship team. […]

Jewels of Buddha Hosts ‘Faces’

Jewels of Buddha, 31-90 37th St. and Broadway, Astoria, will host “Faces”, a showing of paintings by local artist Edwin Cadiz from August 12 to August 31, with opening reception on August 12 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Cadiz and Jewels of Buddha proprietor Tashi Dawa invite the public to check out the work and select a favorite. Each selection […]

On the brief side…

Expect Major Move In Aqueduct Racino Deal Today The only bidder for the long sought contract to operate a 4,500-video-slot casino at Aqueduct race track is expected to be recommended today as the operator by the New York State Lottery Commission. In line to receive the long-awaited gaming license is Genting New York, an offshoot of a Malaysian company. If […]

Social Security Is An Open Book

President Obama has called for greater transparency in government. In response, Social Security has released its Open Government plan, which you can read online at www.socialsecurity.gov/open. The plan reflects Social Security’s commitment to expand opportunities for citizen participation and collaboration and make open government more sustainable at Social Security. The agency is particularly proud of three flagship initiatives: a Spanish-Language […]