November 15, 2017 RSS feed / Features

On the Road in Greece: Businesses in Tripolis - Next Edition!

  Small businesses predominant in the provincial city of Tripolis, in the middle of the Arcadian mountains. I visited Sypsis Meat Market to thank them for helping me in an accident. More...

Risi Inducted As Judge Of NYS Court Of Claims

On Thursday, November 9, long-time community activist and respected lawyer, Joseph Risi, was inducted as Judge of the Court of Claims of the State of New York. More...

Officer Moore’s Killer Found Guilty

Dozens of police officers, most from the 105th Precinct in Queens Village, packed a Kew Gardens courtroom on November 9, where Demetrius Blackwell was found guilty of first-degree murder in the cold-blooded killing of decorated Queens Police Officer More...

Simotas Honors Summer Readers

Assembly Member Aravella Simotas honored 50 local students with official NYS Assembly Certificates of Merit for successfully completing the 2017 Summer Reading Challenge. More...

Annual PJ Drive A Huge Success

The Eighth Annual PJ Drive hosted by Monika’s Café, organizer Maria L. Delgado and Assembly Member Aravella Simotas, was a huge success. More...

Mount Sinai and ProHEALTH Dental Open Affiliated Practice

ProHEALTH Dental and the Mount Sinai Health System opened their first affiliated dental office in Long Island City. More...

Keeping Your Bank Account Safe On The Internet

Banking has never been easier: you're now able to check balances and transfer money directly from a computer, or even a smartphone. However, despite precautions taken by your financial institution, online banking can be very dangerous. More...

The Sport Of Kings In Queens: Thoroughbred Racing

The history of thoroughbred racing in America began right here in Queens and the borough has been a major center of the sport since 1667. It was King Charles II of England who established here the first racecourse in the North American Colony.  More...

Astoria Big Band Presents: ‘Memories Of Jazz In Queens’

“Carol Sudhalter’s Astoria Big Band blew the walls back on number after number.” —W. Royal Stokes, author of “Swing Era New York”   More...

Accused Molester Plunges To Death In Escape Bid

A man accused of molesting two youngsters at a children’s birthday party tried to escape furious parents by climbing out of a fourth-floor window at a Jackson Heights building on November 9, and wound up dead on the street below, police said.&n More...

Mayor Appoints Commission On Public Display Of Art & Monuments

In the 1920s, the statue “The Triumph of Civic Virtue” was designed by the renowned Parisian sculptor Frederick MacMonnies. More...

The Pulpit

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St. Francis Prep Performs Broadway Classic; Hosts Tree Lighting; Helps Others

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James Jimenez

Artist James Jimenez has an exhibit at Espresso 77 in Jackson Heights, “Horizons,” opening on November 18, with a reception from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. More...

Following Byzantine Footsteps: Mausoleum of Galla Placidia - Next Edition!

   Daughter, sister, Mother of Emperors, captive of barbarians, incest, this was the life of Galla Placidia. Used as a political tool in royal marriages, she had a hard life. More...

Having Trouble Saving? Find the Right Strategy For You

Saving money is hard. More...

Felony Assaults Are Up, Post Offices In Need

Commander Captain Osvaldo Nunez of the 114th Police Precinct made his debut appearance last month at the Dutch Kills Civic Association (DKCA) meeting and was back for another appearance on November 9, bringing his Neighborhood Coordinating Officers ( More...

Crystal Executive Highlighted In Leading Industry Publication

National manufacturer Crystal Window & Door Systems announced that another company executive has received major industry recognition. More...

SHAREing & CAREing’s 23rd Anniversary Benefit & Silent Auction

The 23rd Anniversary SHAREing & CAREing Benefit and Silent Auction on Wednesday November 8, was a resounding success. More...

Empowering Teens Through Smart Spending

Helping teens learn to handle money can be a tricky proposition. More...

Comedian Rodney Dangerfield Finally Gets Respect

One of the greatest comedians of the 20th century has finally gotten some respect. More...

Steinway Clock Is Back Home…Just In Time For The Holidays!

To the delight of the Astoria community and area visitors, the Steinway clock was reinstalled on the morning of Sunday, November 12. More...

Election Day Before And After

Before: Council Member Paul Vallone and his campaign manager, Chuck Apelian, met with Paul Halvatzis on the morning of Election Day outside of St. More...

Former Gazette Owner Knew The Territory

hen I acquired the Queens Gazette in mid-June 1983 to embark on a new career as a weekly newspaper publisher, I was fortunate to be starting a new venture among so many people whose acquaintances had been made during my previous 33 years at the New Y More...

Baldassero ‘Buster’ Celestino

Baldassero “Buster” Celestino, long-time Astoria resident and businessman, passed away last weekend, it was reported to the Gazette by his wife, Marie, who said that he had not been feeling well lately. Celestino was 84.  More...

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