2015-06-17 E-Edition

Hartmann Conducts Her Final CB 1 Meeting



The June Community Board 1 cabinet meeting was the last to be conducted by Lucille Hartmann, who has served as CB 1’s district manager for eight years and been in city government for 36.  Hartmann announced before the meeting that she was retiring, officially in mid-July.  For her final meeting she welcomed an official from Habitat for Humanity and two […]

Clinton Declares Candidacy



On a great, sunshiny day to be outdoors, Hillary Clinton greeted a crowd of 5,500 supporters this past Saturday morning at Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park on Roosevelt Island and formally announced she’s running for president for a second time. “America can’t succeed unless you succeed,” she declared, adding, “That is why I’m running for President of the United […]

UCCA Throws Annual BBQ



The United Community Civic Association (UCCA) held its annual BBQ fundraiser and reception on June 11 at Central Lounge in Astoria. Many people attended, including members from Mount Sinai Queens and elected officials. “We are humbled by the loyalty shown each and every year by the community to our civic association,” UCCA President Rose Marie Poveromo said. “Everyone has been […]

UCCA, Ridgewood Savings Bank Hold Annual Shred



On June 13, the United Community Civic Association (UCCA) and Ridgewood Savings Bank held their annual Free Shredding Event hosted by UCCA President Rose Marie Poveromo and Ridgewood Savings Bank Branch Manager Judy Williams. The shredding truck, provided by USA Shred, was parked on Ditmars Boulevard, on the corner of Hazen Street, in front of the Augustana Lutheran Church from […]

Going To Bat For Yogi Berra



Before last week’s Annual Congressional Baseball Game in the nation’s capital, Congressmembers Joseph Crowley, Bill Pascrell Jr. (D–NJ), and Tom Marino (R–PA) led a bipartisan coalition of 36 lawmakers in urging President Obama to award New York Yankees legend Yogi Berra the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his many accomplishments in a 19-year career. In a letter to President Obama, […]

Santoras Honor Scholarship Winners



On June 12, the 14th Annual Firefighter Christopher Santora Educational Scholarship Fund dinner dance was held at Riccardo’s by the Bridge in Astoria. This year, $53,800 was given away in scholarships to firefighters’ families and public school students who seek higher education. The essay topic was “What is the meaning of the term Justice For All?” Santora’s parents Alexander and […]

Happy Father’s Day



As Father’s Day approaches, we contemplate the important role fathers play in our lives. Fathers and the quality of their parenting have a huge impact on their offspring. Though historically our society has downplayed the effect fathers have upon their children, what with their traditional role as the breadwinner who must be gone most of every day hunting down his […]

Rent Regulation



A copy of this letter, dated June 14, was received at the Queens Gazette. To Landlords of Rent Regulated Units: Re: Landlords’ Legal Obligations Irrespective of Rent Regulation Expiration Few things are more fundamental than having a stable, affordable home. Protecting affordable housing has been my passion for my entire public service career and it is my duty as Governor […]

Beg Pardon



Last week’s edition of the Gazette, “St. Anastasia Blood Drive,” incorrectly named blood donor Marie Morra.