News Briefs
Queens Gazette
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1w ago
  Business Sign Fines Return City officials last week announced that the moratorium on fines for some outdoor business signs is over. Regulations currently in place require that lettering on awnings can be no higher than 12 inches, may not cover more than 12-square-feet of space and can only contain the name and address of the business. However, officials at the city Department of Buildings (DOB) said the agency will not issue accessory sign violations for business storefront signs that were in place prior to February 9, 2019 that do not exceed 150 square-feet in area or weigh more than 1 ..read more
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Crime Watch
Queens Gazette
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1w ago
      Second Man Nabbed in 2021 Nightclub Shootings A 21-year-old Brooklyn man is facing attempted murder and other charges in connection with a shooting outside a Woodside nightclub in June 2021, police said. Acelmo Biscain, of East New York, is the second suspect charged in the gunfire outside the Starlets Gentlemen’s Club at 49-04 25th Avenue in Woodside that left two men hospitalized with non-life threatening wounds, an NYPD spokesperson said. Cops said the shooting took place just before 3 a.m. on June 14, 2021 during a dispute between two groups of men outside the club, lo ..read more
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Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato Sworn In For 4th Term
Queens Gazette
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1w ago
  Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-South Queens) was sworn into her 4th term as a member of the New York State Assembly last week. The Assemblywoman, who represents communities from Ozone Park to Howard Beach, and across the Rockaway Peninsula from Breezy Point to Far Rockaway, has been credited as a champion of women, public employees, senior citizens, and veterans due to her successful and often historic legislation. Her office has also received tremendous praise for its commitment to residents of the district and has been responsible for resolving well over 6,000 constituent case ..read more
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Memories of the Late Former King Constantine of Greece: 1990 Historic Interview By Catherine Tsounis
Queens Gazette
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1w ago
          King Constantine of Greece passed away in Athens on Tuesday, January 10, 2023. He was the last king of Greece. He won a 1960 Gold medal for Greece in sailing, became King at 23 and went into exile after political problems. He was monarch from 6 March 1964 until the abolition of the Greek monarchy on 1 June 1973. Constantine remained in exile for forty years, In 2013, King  Constantine and Queen Anne Marie returned to reside in Greece          He conducted a press conference  on May 22, 1990, in Greek with the Gre ..read more
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SHAREing & CAREing: 10 Causes of Ovarian Cancer
Queens Gazette
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1w ago
    Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States and ovarian cancer is the 5th most common cancer in women. In 2022, almost 20,000 Americans were diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Like lung cancer, ovarian cancer rates in the U.S. have fallen in recent years, but it has not been eradicated. What are the main causes and risk factors for ovarian cancer and how do you prevent it? Photo by Sasun Bughdaryan on Unsplash Older Age The simple truth is that the older you are, the more likely you’ll be diagnosed with a number of cancers, including breast cancer, colorectal c ..read more
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It’s In Queens! (Jan. 20 to Jan.26)
Queens Gazette
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1w ago
There’s a Lunar New Year theme to this week’s Queens fun. But just like the borough, they’re diverse with concerts, a fashion show, parades, workshops, and restaurant deals. There’s also some great Latin dance, French cheese, and Israeli music. Jan. 20, Snubbed: Great Movies, No Nominations, March 12. Twenty-four films that the Oscars didn’t consider for awards. The lineup includes works by Spike Lee, Charlie Chaplin, and Martin Scorsese. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria’s Kaufman Arts District. Jan. 20, Three Nights of Dance, Jan. 22. The Take Root program presents Rebecca ..read more
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Honghu Elite Group Celebrates Lunar New Year
Queens Gazette
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1w ago
Colorful dragons caught the attention of guests when they showed up for the gala. Lunar New Year was celebrated with so­phisticated style at a gala that was hosted by the Honghu Elite Group Association at Grand Restaurant (136-20 Roosevelt Ave) on Tuesday, January 17. Lunar New Year marks the start of a calendar year whose months are based on moon cycles. It is also one of the most important economic holi­days for billions of people from all around the world. A band made their way through the crowd to officially kick off the festivities for the evening. Attendees were able to celebrate the ..read more
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Community And Citywide Education Councils Election Season Begins
Queens Gazette
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1w ago
Election season for Community and Citywide Education Councils began on January 9. The elections occur every two years and parents interested in running for a seat can submit their application online at schools.nyc.gov/elections2023 through February 13. “Parent leadership of our public schools is an essential part of them being truly ef­fective (in representing) the hopes and needs of our communities and becoming a parent leader on a Community or Citywide Education Council is a powerful way to represent your community in our public schools,” said Schools Chancellor David Banks on Jan­uary 9. Th ..read more
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View Building Plans On City Website
Queens Gazette
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1w ago
Queens civics and property owners can click on a city website to access plans for new development in their communities before the first shovel breaks ground on the projects. Developers are required to post drawings of each new development as soon as the Department of Buildings (DOB) approves plans for their projects. The move is designed to give civics and residents a tool to keep developments in line with local zoning restrictions, and a way to challenge DOB approval of projects in their neighborhoods. Civics will have 30 days from the posting to file a challenge on project approvals. A high ..read more
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Letters to the Editor
Queens Gazette
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1w ago
No Trust To The Editor: If we have learned anything, it is that NYCHA and its political allies in govern­ment cannot be trusted to look out for those who live in the only truly afford­able housing in the city. Developments regarding plans to rehabilitate the NYCHA system using RAD (Rental As­sistance Demonstration), PACT, The Blueprint, rebranded and renamed as the Preservation Trust, and most notably, the effort to change it from Section 9 to Sec­tion 8 are highly suspect. All of these plans move NYCHA ever closer into the private sector where it will likely suffer a certain death of its stat ..read more
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