2013-12-04 E-Edition

It’s In Queens! (Dec. 5 to Dec. 11)



Holiday season magic is in the air. So are classic concerts, Irish ballads, the Marimba, doo woop and the Boston Pops. In addition to the wonderful sounds, Queens hosts a brand new play, various throwback movies, a historic house tour, tree lightings and the opportunity to edit Wikipedia entries about the borough. Here’s the rundown. Dec. 6, The Dublin City […]

Goldfeder Welcomes Veterans At P.S. 232



Assemblymember Phil Goldfeder welcomed veterans from the community at “Take a Vet to School Day” hosted Principal Lisa Josephson at P.S. 232 in Lindenwood. Hundreds gathered in the school’s auditorium to pay tribute to local community service members through musical performances, poems and words of kindness provided by the school’s students.

Test Your Knowledge Of Holiday Trivia



Each year at this time, the Gazette gathers little known facts and trivia for readers who want to test their knowledge of the holiday season. We hope you take a few moments to spice up the season by testing the skills of friends and family with these facts: (Answers below) Who is Silas Barnaby and who did he plan to […]

Avoid Pitfalls Of Holiday Shopping



The New York City Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) is urging shoppers to take proper precautions to avoid becoming a victim of scammers and unethical merchants who prey on the public during the holiday shopping season. DCA officials have released a list of suggestions for shoppers to follow in order to avoid being scammed or ripped off while shopping this […]

Council Mulls Lower ‘One Way’ Speed Limits



The City Council is moving quickly on a plan that would make city motorists slow down. A council spokesperson last week said members are hoping to pass a bill that would lower the speed limit in much of the city to 25 mph from the current 30 mph. The council is actively working on a bill sponsored by City Councilman […]

Ex-Bravest Pot Growing Conviction Tossed



A federal Appeals Court panel last month overturned the 2010 conviction of a Queens firefighter who was charged with growing half a million-dollars worth of pot in the basement of a Bellerose home. The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals on November 27 ordered the retrial of Patrick Murray, saying the former Queens firefighter was denied proper rebuttal of last-minute cell […]

Husband Charged In Thanksgiving Knife Attack



A Thanksgiving Day domestic dispute turned violent when a Queens man stabbed his wife multiple times with a kitchen knife, police said. Police said Xavier Cabarcas, 31, was arguing with his wife at about 4:30 p.m. on November 28 in their basement apartment on Lefferts Boulevard in South Ozone Park when he became enraged and grabbed the knife. Cabarcas stabbed […]

Santa Visits Steinway Street



Santa Claus will be parking his sleigh on Steinway Street on December 8, when he will head to a holiday wonderland for the first of three visits this holiday season with local youngsters. Smiles of anticipation fill the faces of of children who line up each year, to share their holiday wishes with the jolly old elf during his annual […]

Start A Tradition By Chopping Your Own Tree



Many Queens families are starting a new holiday tradition, heading into the “woods” to chop down their own Christmas tree. No matter if your family has a tradition of cutting your own Christmas tree, or if you have decided to brave the elements to start a new tradition, choosing and cutting your own evergreen can be a fun experience. First […]