2012-04-18 E-Edition

Bayside Historical Society Presents Dinner…And Murder!



The Bayside Historical Society (BHS) wants to invites you to dinner. And the main course…is murder! The society’s Murder Mystery Evening At The Castle will be held on April 28 at 7 p.m. at BHS headquarters at Fort Totten Park in Bayside. Tickets are still available. The cost is $75 for non-members and $70 for members. There will also be […]

Queens Is Final Resting Place For Two Titanic Victims



This April 15 marked the centennial of one of the greatest maritime disasters, and perhaps, the most recognized catastrophe of the 20th century, the sinking of the RMS Titanic. Due to the plethora of books, movies and theatrical productions celebrating the famous ship, the story of the Titanic and her passengers, has become a cultural icon recognized in every corner […]

St. John’s Prep Alumni Reunite



On March 24, 2012, St. John’s Prep alumni returned to the school for a reunion of the classes of 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997 and 2002. Alumni traveled from Colorado, Nevada, Georgia, Florida and throughout the tri-state area to attend their 15th, 20th, 25th and 30th reunion. Attendees included married alumni couples who met at the Prep. One couple, Justine Cerasoli […]

Elmhurst Dentist Sponsors Good Deed Contest



An Elmhurst dentist last week launched a Good Deed contest for youngsters and teens up to 18-years-old—an essay contest designed to give kids a chance to toot their own horn. Dr. Alexandra Khaimov told reporters she believes many good deeds go unnoticed each day. The contest gives kids an opportunity to show off their good deeds, from helping a senior […]

City Cop Cars Get ID Upgrade



Police cars assigned to Queens precincts and stationhouses throughout the city will soon sport new paint jobs designed to identify them as NYPD cruisers. Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly has ordered replacement of decals on the front and back of all marked police vehicles, so they read “NYPD Police” instead of the current “Police”. Law enforcement sources told the Gazette that […]

Medical Alert Devices That Can Help Keep Seniors Safe



Dear Savvy Senior I’m interested in getting my mother, who lives alone, a medical alert device with a wearable SOS button that she can push in case she falls or needs help. What kinds of devices can you recommend and how much do they cost? Searching Daughter Dear Searching, There’s a wide variety of medical alert systems on the market […]

Thieves Snatch Gadgets From Sleeping Straphangers



Transit police officials issued a warning to snoozing straphangers recently, telling them to beware of subway thieves who strike while riders are sleeping. In recent years, subway thieves have been swiping iPhones and other trendy electronic gadgets from straphangers standing or seated near car doors. The location offers thieves a way to make a quick getaway, transit police said. Since […]

JetBlue Pilot Indicted



The JetBlue Airways captain accused of disrupting a Las Vegas-bound flight by leaving the cockpit of his plane and screaming about religion and terrorists last week was indicted by a grand jury. The panel indicted Clayton Osbon on one count of interference with a flight crew. Osbon has been held on the charge since shortly after the March 27 incident. […]

Airport Crime Watch



JFK International Airport Illegal Livery Driver Busted Port Authority police last week arrested an illegal livery driver for hawking fares at JFK Airport. Plainclothes officers Paul Pogozelski and Tom Koster spotted driver Odalis De Los Andeles, 47, as he tried to hustle fares at Terminal 4 at about 2 p.m. on April 8, Port Authority police said. When De Los […]