It’s Alarming

On May 25, one day after 19 school children and two teachers were murdered inside their elementary school classroom by an 18-year old gunman with an AR-15 rifle in Uvalde, Texas, Mayor Eric Adams held a press conference. “When you really absorb it, you have to say to yourself, ‘How could it hap­pen?’” asked Mayor Adams. Then he said this, […]

We Are Blessed With Their Memory

This year Memorial Day is on Monday, May 30. It is a day we set aside to honor our fallen soldiers who gave their lives in battle for the preservation of our country, our peace, freedom and the American way of life. On this day, we remember them and give thanks to all for their service and heroism with parades; […]

Letters To The Editor

300 Blocks Shut Down To The Editor: Many storefronts and car owners are not happy with the Department of Transportation shutting down 300 city blocks permanently for a continuation of Earth Day. “To shut down the streets and not use the vacant street does not make sense. People who commute to Long Island, New Jersey and Connecticut for work, and […]

E-Bike Batteries Are Volatile

We understand these e-bikes are an at­tractive option to people looking to make an honest living making deliveries, as well as a way to get around without the diffi­culty of finding parking. But they are now proving to be dangerous. Specifically, it is the batteries that are exploding while recharging and causing many fires. Ac­cording to a 1010 WINS report […]

Closing Rockaway Beach? They Have To Be Kidding

We were dismayed to learn of a long strip of Rockaway Beach closures to take place just as beach season is set to begin, in less than two weeks. Merchants who have been struggling with multiple waves of hardship, since Hurricane Sandy and Covid restrictions, feel even worse about it than we do. This is terrible timing. Rockaway is not […]

Letters To The Editor

There Are Solutions To The Editor: I hope and pray that the governor of our state issues legislation to curb gun vio­lence and gun usage and purchase. This has been a thorn in our side as we are the Empire State, but we are the state where crime and gun violence rears its ugly head all of the time. Come […]

Being A Criminal Attorney Is Easy With Bail Reform

In my practice of representing a multitude of criminal defendants over the years, I have never been so consistently successful in ob­taining miraculous resolutions in cases by set­tlement or dismissal. The district attorneys in the boroughs of this city are suffering from staff shortages brought on by the onerous discovery rules pro­duced by the bail reform laws passed by Al­bany […]

‘D30 Superintendent Dr. Composto Unjustly Dismissed’

District 30 Superintendent Dr. Philip Composto has four decades of service to City public schools but will have to leave his position June 30. “We have asked each superintendent to reapply for their job so we can assess whether they are the best individuals to support innovative schools and school leaders,” said Schools Chancellor David Banks on March 2. “Reorganization,” […]

DSNY Safe Disposal Event

The Department of Sanitation is urging Queens residents to dispose of harmful household products at its “SAFE – Solvents, Automotive, Flammable, Electronics Event” from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sat­urday, June 11th, in the Parking Lot of Astoria Park at Hoyt Avenue and 19th Street in Astoria. DSNY officials said participants must register in advance by visiting www.on.nyc.gov/SAFE-QNS, to […]

Steinway Sale Days Are Back!

The Steinway Street Sale Days has been an institution in Astoria for generations and it goes back to the days of yore, when having a special sale brought people out from every neighborhood. We at the Gazette – from our inception 40 years ago – have always stressed “shop local” in every Queens neigh­borhood. While access to special sales is […]

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