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December 2, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

No Charges For Manger Mom

The young mother who left her newborn son in a Richmond Hill church on November 23 passed by two other churches before she chose to leave the infant in a Christmas creche inside the Church of The Holy Child Jesus, law enforcement sources said.Sources More...

Oh, Christmas Tree: Tall Tales And Making Choices

Did you know it takes 15 years for a sapling to grow into a traditional Christmas tree? More...

Gas Tax Or Income Tax

To The Editor: Regarding creation of the Gateway Development Corporation, just how will they manage to finance the proposed $20 billion new Hudson River Tunnel? More...

St. Anastasia Knights Of Columbus Receive Award

St. Anastasia Knights of Columbus Council 5911 in Little Neck was awarded the Columbian award. More...

Engagement Of Lindsay Ann Pistilli to Joseph Camerata

It Is At Our PleasureTo AnnounceThe Engagement OfOur DaughterLindsay Ann PistilliDaughter ofJoseph and Jamie PistilliToJoseph CamerataSon ofFred and Susan Camerata. More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

Dates & times are subject to change. To More...

Restaurant of the Week

Bahari Estiatorio

Bahari Estiatorio provides an oasis of excellent Greek food and wine in Astoria and has been doing so in its Broadway location for the last 16 years. Your lovely, gracious hostess is Anna Kommatas who greets all of her customers like family. More...

Editorials

Happy Chanukah!

As of Sunday, December 6 through Monday, December 14, Jewish people around the world will be celebrating Chanukah, the Festival of Lights with gifts, feasting, and celebrations. More...

Letters to the Editor

The Lights Are Back! More...

Star Journal

Winter Sports And Fun At The Close Of The 19th Century

The Greater Astoria Historical Society presents pages from the Long Island Star Journal.  Welcome to December 1896!  More...

Resorts World Casino Welcomes Back WinterCon

Resorts World Casino New York City is thrilled to welcome back WinterCon, the exciting two day expo where the worlds of comic books and science fiction collide with spectacular results from  More...

Gift Cards: The New Holiday Cash

Gift cards, the new millennium form of holiday cash, have become the gift of choice for New Yorkers wanting to avoid the long lines and hassle of holiday shopping. More...

Probers Eye Landlord-Tenant Dispute In Astoria Blaze

Investigators probing a two-alarm fire that tore through an Astoria apartment building on Thanksgiving eve are trying to determine if an ongoing dispute between the building owner and a tenant could have sparked the blaze.Fire officials said the blaz More...

Man Wanted In Astoria Bicycle Theft

Police are searching for a man who swiped a bicycle from the garage at an Astoria apartment building on October 25.Cops said the man let himself into the building near Crescent Street and 31st Avenue at about 5 a.m. More...

FDNY: Video Shows Forest Hills Firebug

Police last week released surveillance footage of a man wanted in connection with a recent spate of arson fires at construction sites in Forest Hills.Cops are hoping the images will prompt calls from the public to help snare the firebug, who they bel More...

Giving Generously

The Greek-American Homeowners Association (GAHOA) in Astoria prepared a full, free Thanksgiving Dinner to the community and to families in need on Thanksgiving Day. More...

Political Page

DA’s Decision Clears Way For Mother And Child

While early reports about the mother leaving her infant child in a Richmond Hill church Nativity scene speculated she could face criminal charges, “by the grace of Jesus, the Queens district attorney let her go after questioning…It turne More...

Seniors

How to Find a Better Medicare Prescription Drug Plan

Dear Savvy Senior,I recently received a letter from my Medicare drug plan provider notifying me that they are increasing my co-pays next year. I’d like to look for a better plan but could use some guidance. What’s the easiest way to do this? More...

Understanding Reverse Mortgages: Beware of Misleading Ads

Dear Savvy Senior,  Can you give us a rundown of how reverse mortgages work? I’ve seen actors Fred Thompson and Henry Winkler pitching them on TV, and they sound like a good deal. More...

Features

Officials Issue Holiday Fire Prevention Guide

City fire officials are urging Queens residents to follow fire prevention tips offered in the FDNY’s Annual Holiday Guide. More...

Warning: Holiday Treats Can Be Fatal To Fido

Pet owners who are tempted to share holiday goodies with their furry friends are reminded that those cookies, candy and other treats might be deadly to cats and dogs, officials at the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) More...

Size & Safety Count When Chopping Your Own Tree

Many Queens families are starting a new holiday tradition, heading into the “woods” to chop down their own Christmas tree.No matter if your family has a tradition of cutting your own Christmas tree, or if you have decided to brave the elements this y More...

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