Pol wants quicker Sandy recovery from state agency
Pol wants quicker Sandy recovery from state agency
South Maggie Hayes 12/30/2013 at 2:30PM

The push for quicker Sandy recovery continues, and now the pressure is on the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC). Assemblymember Phillip Goldfeder requested Joe Martens, DEC Commissioner, and the agency expedite all “permits related to recovery projects in the Sandy-damaged communities of southern Queens” to “wherever possible.” “Our families are working [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 12/30/2013 at 7:51AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Monday: Partly to mostly cloudy. High 39. Winds NW at 10 to 20 mph. Monday Night: A few clouds. Low 24. Winds NNW at 10 to 15 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: Holiday Puppet Party Workshop Children become puppet makers and performers at the Holiday Puppet Party Workshop at the Museum of the Moving Image. In this [...]

Police: Suspects wanted for Flushing bank robbery
Police: Suspects wanted for Flushing bank robbery
Northeast Maggie Hayes 12/29/2013 at 5:33PM

Police are looking for two suspects who allegedly robbed a bank at gunpoint Friday night. About 7:10 p.m., the pair entered a TD Bank on Main Street in Flushing. The first suspect took out a firearm, announced a robbery and ordered a bank employee to the ground, police said. The second jumped over a counter, [...]

2013: The year in photos
2013: The year in photos
Top Stories Queens Courier Staff 12/29/2013 at 8:57AM

As we bid adieu to 2013, The Queens Courier brings you a look at the year that was . . . from the selection of a new Pope to the downfall of our elected officials, to tragedy, controversy and everything in between. And as we look ahead to 2014, we wish our new legislators luck and the best year for our readers.

Bill de Blasio to be sworn in as mayor by former President Bill Clinton
Bill de Blasio to be sworn in as mayor by former President Bill Clinton
Politics Maggie Hayes 12/28/2013 at 3:49PM

Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio will be sworn in as the 109th mayor of New York City by former President Bill Clinton, de Blasio announced Saturday. “I was honored to serve in President Clinton’s Administration and on Secretary Clinton’s campaign for U.S. Senate, and I am honored again that they will both join our celebration for [...]