April 26, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Meng Named Speaker For Queens College’s 93rd Commencement Ceremony

Queens College President Félix V. Matos Rodríguez has announced that Congress Member Grace Meng will be the main speaker for the school’s 93rd Commencement ceremony, which will take place on Friday, May 26, at 9 am, on the college’s quad. More...

Vallone’s Third Participatory Budgeting Cycle Sets Record

Council Member Paul Vallone has announced the record setting results of his third participatory budgeting cycle. More...

Perfections Nightclub Killer Gets 22 Years

A 30-year-old Queens Village man was sentenced to 22-years in prison last week, after pleading guilty to manslaughter in the October 2013 shooting death of a man outside a troubled Woodside strip club. Dwayne Johnson pleaded guilty last year to More...

Brooklyn Man Indicted In Jogger Murder

The man arrested in the murder of Queens jogger Karina Vetrano was arraigned last week on a 13-count indictment charging him with murder and sexual abuse in the brutal strangulation death of the 30-year-old Howard Beach woman. More...

Cop Nabs Suspect In Jackson Heights Attacks

Police arrested a 50-year-old, unstable Queens man on April 12, less than two days after he attacked two pedestrians in Jackson Heights. More...

Greek Language Seminar Discussed Importance Of The Greek Language

Three Greek language organizations hosted an informative Greek language symposium on Saturday evening, April 8th in the conference room of the Jay Suites, 6th floor, at 575 7th Avenue, New York City. More...

It's In Queens! (April 27 to May 3)

Beat Cabin Fever with cherry blossoms, an arbor fest, walking food tours, outdoor art, organized runs, and even Victorian flashbacks. More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

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Restaurant of the Week

El Anzuelo Fino

El Anzuelo Fino is a charming, traditional restaurant featuring the diverse and delicious cuisine of Peru. More...

Seniors

Savvy Senior

How Medicare Covers Preventive Health Services

Dear Savvy Senior, Does Medicare cover 100% of all preventive health care screenings? I’m due to get a colonoscopy and a few other tests, but I want to find out if I’ll have to pay anything before I proceed. More...

Editorials

Heroes Every Day

Once again, one of our brave first responders has lost his life in Queens.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Hope For The Future Dear Friend, Have you ever been a part of something that felt bigger than you ever imagined it could be? Today, I feel that way. More...

Beg Pardon

The following is a correction for the Gazette Restaurant of the Week: Bohemian Hall (April 19): The name Bohemia is derived from that of a Celtic tribe – the Boii (the Romans called it Boiiohemum), who were supplanted by the Germanic Marcoomani More...

The Joy In Spreading Joy

On Holy Thursday 2017, I was granted the privilege of distributing Easter baskets to the babies and children residing at the Metro Family Shelter on Queens Blvd., as part of the St. John’s Prep United Dance Teams’ Easter Basket Project. More...

New Releases At Astoria Bookshop

Astoria Bookshop, the neighborhood’s favorite book store, announced some new releases from Julie Buntin, Elizabeth Warren, David Ezra Stein and more!   More...

‘Raisin’ Finally Returns To NY, Coming To Astoria Performing Arts Center

The award-winning Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC) will present a limited engagement of the critically acclaimed musical, “Raisin” this for their spring musical revival. More...

Screen Legend Ellen Burstyn Visits MMI For Scorsese Retrospective

Academy Award winner Ellen Burstyn was at the Museum of the Moving Image last Friday as part of the Martin Scorsese retrospective at the museum. More...

Pennsylvania Man Charged In Whitestone Teen Slash

A Pennsylvania man accused of slashing a 16-year-old Chinese exchange student’s face in December 2015 has been extradited to New York and arraigned on assault, conspiracy and other charges, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. A second i More...

Plan 7-Story Building For 25th Avenue

The owner of a parcel at 25-79 31st Street has filed plans to demolish two; two-family homes at the site to make way for a 7-story mixed use building. Developer Rockfarmer Properties filed plans to develop the building with 22 residential units More...

17 Years For Woodside Bash-Murder

A 22-year-old Woodside man was sentenced last week to 17 years in prison after pleading guilty to brutally bashing a shopkeeper to death with a metal door handle in March 2016, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. More...

De Blasio Announces 3,000 New Construction Jobs

On Saturday April 22 New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio joined visited the Local 3 training facility in Long Island City and along with Gary LaBarbara President of the Building & Construction Trades Council off Greater New York announced the laun More...

Simotas, Maloney Celebrate Women’s History

On Friday, April 21, State Assembly Member Aravella Simotas and US Congress Member Carolyn Maloney hosted a luncheon to commemorate and celebrate Women’s History Month and to honor three exceptional local women for their contributions to the co More...

Political Page

I On Politics

WILL END OF TRUMP’S FIRST 100 DAYS COINCIDE WITH GOV’S SHUTDOWN?: The headline above creates images of an ugly, horrific political crash occurring as our government might be running out of money, as next Friday coincides with President Do More...

Gianaris, Human Rights Commission Speak At Dem Clubs’ Joint Meeting

The Jefferson Democratic Club and the FDR Democratic Association held a joint meeting at the Clearview Park Golf Course Clubhouse on April 20. More...

Features

Astoria Park Alliance’s Earth Day Fest

Last Saturday, April 22, Astoria Park stood as a fine example of what a community can accomplish when people work together. More...

Local Artist’s Work Hangs In Metropolitan Museum Of Art

Manar Balh, 17, stands next to her painting, “Rachel,” which hangs in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The painting was put up in February and will remain until May 29. More...

New Local Salsa Studio Hosts Autism Awareness Benefit

Salsa In Queens is partnering with AutismRadio.org to raise funds for autism awareness. More...

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