2015-01-28 E-Edition

Blizzard Blasts Queens



The Gazette goes to print as a major snowstorm of historic proportions known as Winter Storm Juno has arrived. A State of Emergency has been declared by the city, due to the arrival of the blizzard the National Weather Service is anticipating could drop up to three feet of snow before it’s all over. Also predicted with the system, is […]

Kim, Owners Object To New Small Biz Regulation



On January 20 Assemblymember Ron Kim took a coalition of Asian American business leaders to City Hall to voice their concerns regarding new proposed legislations pertaining to more oversight toward beauty establishments (spas, barbershops, nail salons and hair stylists). This coalition met with the Chair of City Council Consumer Affairs, Councilmember Rafael Espinal, who is the main sponsor for two […]

Stopping Future Gas Leaks



With nearly half of the 6,302 miles of pipeline transporting natural gas installed before 1940 in New York City, there were a reported 9,906 gas leaks in 2012. Although most gas leaks prove harmless, dissipating into the air or ground, they can become deadly if near an ignition source and National Grid and Con Edison, the city’s two distributors of […]

Meng Warns of Undocumented Immigrants Of Scams



U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) on January 16 warned the public about scams related to President Obama’s recent executive action on immigration, which seeks to protect five million undocumented immigrants from deportation. The congressmember urged local immigrants to be on guard against dishonest lawyers, immigration consultants, and fake attorneys, who, for a hefty fee, promise to immediately prepare and submit […]

Katz Makes First State Of The Borough Address



As she began her first State of the Borough address on January 22 at Queens College’s Colden Auditorium, Borough President Melinda Katz recognized the diversity of the borough by greeting the audience in almost a dozen languages. The borough president (BP) took a moment right at the start of her speech to praise the NYPD and FDNY, and to ask […]

Take The AirTrain To LGA



We really do not see any argument against it. In fact, we are behind it 100-percent. We are referring to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s announcement of plans to build an AirTrain to LaGuardia Airport. The MTA and Port Authority support the plan and will work closely together, pledging to build with a minimum of disruption to the nearby communities, or burden […]

Letters to the Editor



Defend Our Homeland To The Editor: The modern U.S. military has not, nor will it, lose a battle. Beginning with Vietnam, the wars where the opposition is an insurgency have witnessed America losing. For the third time American troops are in Iraq. In Syria, we are bombing ISIS while the Taliban attacks throughout Afghanistan. Drones are taking out terrorists in […]

Koslowitz Opposes Term Limits For CB Members



A bill has been introduced in the New York City Council which, if enacted, would mandate term limits for members of local community boards. Community boards are advisory groups that deal with a wide range of issues within the boundaries of the district. They work with government agencies and public officials to maximize the effectiveness of services in the district, […]

Maloney Applauds Obama On Paid Family Leave



Congressmember Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), author and longtime sponsor of the Federal Employees Paid Parental Leave Act, released the following statement applauding an anticipated Presidential Memorandum that will grant six weeks of paid leave to federal employees when a new child arrives or to care for ill family members. “I have been fighting for 15 years to pass the Federal […]