2012: A year in pictures
2012: A year in pictures
Central Queens Courier Staff 12/31/2012 at 6:22PM

JANUARY Fire bomber charged in hate crime: Ray Lazier Lengend, 40, confessed to a string of five fire bombings, four in Queens and one on Long Island. No one was injured in the attacks and Lengend was charged with a hate crime. Queens native named Obama chief of staff: Forest Hills native Jacob Lew, an orthodox Jew, [...]

Queensway closer to reality
Queensway closer to reality
Top Stories Terence M. Cullen 12/31/2012 at 2:57PM

Because of a state-secured grant, the much debated Queensway project is one step closer to getting off the ground. The Trust for Park Land has received $467,000 from Governor Andrew Cuomo to study the feasibility of a three-and-a-half mile greenway on what once was the Rockaway Beach LIRR line. This study would look at the [...]

Central and southern Queens to receive water main upgrade
Central and southern Queens to receive water main upgrade
Central Melissa Chan 12/31/2012 at 12:21PM

A $14 million upgrade to replace the borough’s aging water system will soon flow into portions of central and southern Queens, authorities said. About 13 miles of new ductile iron water mains will be installed to replace old unlined cast ones in Forest Hills, Kew Gardens, Richmond Hill and Far Rockaway, according to the city’s [...]

Arrest in AK-47 killing of Queens teen
Police Cristabelle Tumola 12/31/2012 at 12:10PM

Authorities have arrested two men for the shooting death of a Far Rockaway teen this weekend. Dashawn Deverow, 21, of Rockaway Park and Jamane Yarbroughm, 16, of Arverne, have been charged with the murder of 17-year-old Xavier Granville, said police. Deverow was also charged with criminal possession of a weapon. On Saturday December 29, at [...]

Indicted former park administrator Estelle Cooper dies
Indicted former park administrator Estelle Cooper dies
Top Stories Terence M. Cullen 12/31/2012 at 11:10AM

Estelle Cooper, the longtime administrator of Flushing  Meadows-Corona Park who was  alleged to have stolen $50,000 from an organization she  established, died on Saturday,  December 29. She was a 82.  Cooper, who was accused of  taking money from her conservatory group, Unisphere Inc.,  oversaw the borough’s largest  park for nearly two decades before stepping down in [...]

Woman charged with DWI in death of pregnant passenger
Police Cristabelle Tumola 12/31/2012 at 10:10AM

The woman behind the wheel of a car that flipped into a shallow marsh off of Jamaica Bay leaving a pregnant Queens woman dead has been charged with driving under the influence and without a license, according to the NYPD and media reports. Denise Finley 32, of Arverne, was heading southbound on Brookville Boulevard in the [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 12/31/2012 at 7:44AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Monday: Overcast. High of 37 with a windchill as low as 19F. Winds from the West at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 20%. Monday night: Overcast with a chance of snow and a chance of rain, then a chance of snow after midnight. Low of 32F with a windchill as low as 25. Winds [...]

New Year’s Eve fashion on a budget
New Year’s Eve fashion on a budget
News Alexa Altman 12/30/2012 at 11:35AM

Skirt (Papaya): $10.99 Sequin top (Papaya ): $15.99 Fur Vest (Papaya):  $19.99 Booties (Afaze): $38.99             Jacket (H&M):  $79.95 Slacks (H&M): $34.99 Shirt (J.C. Penney): $20 Bow Tie (J.C. Penney): $20 Shoes (J.C. Penney): $50           Dress (H&M): $14.95 Booties (Afaze): $38         [...]

St. Albans teen is well-rounded, with aspirations
St. Albans teen is well-rounded, with aspirations
Education & Kids Maggie Hayes 12/30/2012 at 11:23AM

Julian Moody, in dress shirt and tie, was preparing for what was possibly his umpteenth piano recital rehearsal. Football season is coming to an end, and he now has time to focus on the two instruments he plays, his karate classes and acquiring his advanced Regents diploma. In his St. Albans home, he looked modestly [...]

Weekend Roundup
Top Stories Billy Rennison 12/30/2012 at 11:08AM

Crazed subway ‘pusher’ says she did so because she thought victim was Muslim The crazed woman who shoved a Queens immigrant to his gruesome death in front of a subway train told cops yesterday that she did so because she thought he was a Muslim, authorities said. Read more: NY Post Teen shot and killed [...]