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Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

4th of July Jul. 4, 10 a.m., TEA (Taxed Enough Already) PARTY, Bowne Park, 32nd Avenue/159th Street, Flushing. Community Meetings Boards Sep. 1, 7:30 p.m., Board 4; St. Paul's Community Center, 98-16 55th Ave., Corona; 718.760.3141. More...

ITALIAN NIGHTS 2009

The Federation of Italian American Organizations of Queens Presents

Jul. 8 Roberto Di Roma Jul. 15 Rosalba Malozz & Sylvia Casalan Jul. 22 Dino Rosi "Voice of Naples", Jannah Jul. 29 Mario Dispenza, Joe Spadaro, Karaoke Night Aug. 5 Extasy's Marty Hroncich Aug. More...

Seniors

Seniors' Program Funds Restored To Budget; 'Doughnut Hole' Smaller?

Borough President Helen Marshall reports that $3 million which she had placed in the 2010 budget for seniors, and that had been eliminated by budget makers, had been restored when the final budget was adopted. More...

MetroCard Sales For Seniors And Disabled

New York City Transit has advised Community Board 7 that they will have a MetroCard mobile van on the northwest corner of 31st Road and Union Street on Thursday, July 30, from 1 to 3 p.m. More...

Features

Entenmann's Bakery Outlet Opens On 34th Avenue

The Entenmann's Bakery Outlet at 40-11 34th Ave., Astoria held its grand opening celebration on June 27. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

2 Detectives, Patrol Officer Are 114th Pct. Cops Of The Month

Detectives Eric J. Christophersen and Dennis K. Frawley have accounted for an astonishing 88 arrests. More...

Central Astoria LDC Presents Independence Day Gala

With flags waving, a crowd of more than 20,000 people gathered on the lawn at Astoria Park on Monday night, June 29 to share the spirit of American independence at the 27th annual Independence Day celebration sponsored by the Central Astoria Local More...

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Full Story

Maloney Addresses LIC BID Breakfast Meeting

Congressmember Carolyn Maloney, who qualifies as a pioneering figure in the history of business improvement districts, addressed the fifth annual breakfast of the Long Island City Business Improvement District in late June. More...

DKCA Grills Buildings Dept. About Proliferating Hotels

The Dutch Kills Civic Association had an extra meeting in June, some two weeks after its regular one, to ask two representatives from the Department of Buildings to explain why the owner of a building on 28th Street is vested More...

Political Page

Vets Benefits Bill Sweetens July 4 Celebration

As July 4, Independence Day, America's most glorious holiday approaches this Saturday, the men and women who were on the front lines defending the nation in past wars will have an added reason for celebrating— some improved benefits contained More...

Restaurant of the Week

Ovelia Psistaria Bar

o velia Psistaria and Bar is a Hellenic oasis in the midst of the bustle on 30th Avenue in Astoria. Ovelia is named for a rotisserie style of cooking and Psistaria means "grill house" in Greek. More...

Editorials

Statue Of Liberty Symbolizes American Freedom

Every Fourth of July is special. More...

Letters to the Editor

Stay Safe On July 4th To The Editor: As American adults sport the red, white and blue for Fourth of July celebrations, Anheuser- Busch reminds them to demonstrate true American spirit by being a designated driver or skipper. More...

Private Lives Should Stay Private

In many ways and places, this is a sad world. There are killings, acts of mayhem, slaughter of innocents, rapes, abuses that shock the senses, starvation, natural disasters and cruelty that defy the meaning of humanity. More...

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