2015-03-18 E-Edition

End Of An Era



It’s a sight that has probably brought a smile to the face of Vice President Joe Biden. Demolition of the historic American and United Airlines hangars are in full swing as the transformation of La Guardia Airport has begun. According to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey the demolition of two of the six hangars, (numbers two […]

In Celebration Of Greek Independence



On March 13, Greek Independence Day was celebrated at the Archdiocesan Hellenic Cultural Center in Astoria. The festivities began with the singing of the Greek and American national anthems by Christos Alexandrou. The Invocation was given by Father Nektarios Papazafiropoulos, Archimandrite at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church William Spyropoulos School. State Senator Michael Gianaris, Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas and Councilman Costa […]

Historic House For Sale In Broadway-Flushing



Who’s Running NYC Schools, Gov Or Mayor?



Governor Andrew Cuomo’s schools program and budget proposal have mostly emphasized teacher evaluations, and the teachers and their unions have in turn responded and made this the central focus of the 2015 fight over education. However, another part of the Governor’s battle to reform public education again creates another example of his confrontational attitude toward Mayor Bill de Blasio and […]

Tolls Defeat The Purpose



It does not make sense to start charging for the East River crossings when we paid for them already years and years ago, with our taxes. To do so is to create an unnecessary expense for already overburdened drivers – the roads and tolls are expensive enough as it is. Queens commuters and other residents who do not live near […]

Letters to the Editor



Investigate FEMA A copy of this letter was received at theQueens Gazette.March 3, 2015Honorable Charles SchumerUnited States Senator780 Third Avenue, Suite 2301New York, NY 100017Honorable Kirsten GillibrandUnited States Senator780 Third Avenue, Suite 2601New York, NY 10017 Dear Senators Schumer and Gillibrand: I hope that this letter finds you well. I am writing to thank you, first of all, for issuing […]

The Role Of Bone Grafts In Dental Implant Procedures



Dental bone grafts are a common procedure performed to increase bone density in areas of the mouth where dental implants are desired. These procedures focus on oral bone that is not visible, or the bone that lies within our gums and is the foundation for our teeth. Across the globe, dental bone grafts have been performed to solve dental issues […]

City Addresses Affordable Senior Housing



Affordable housing was a primary focus of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s State of the City address and was an important topic again this month at the Queens Borough Cabinet. LiveOn NY, a senior coalition, provided an update on affordable senior housing to Borough President Melinda Katz on March 10 at Borough Hall. In his February State of the City address, […]

Simotas Honored By WIN



Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas was honored by the Pancyprian Women’s Issues Network (WIN) as its Woman of the Year in a dinnerdance held at Terrace on the Park on March 7, one day before Women’s International Day. Simotas, a native of Astoria, was elected to the 36th Assembly District in 2010 as the first Greek American woman elected to office in […]