Queens’ Morning Roundup


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morning roundup

TODAY’S FORECAST: Thursday: Mostly sunny. High 51. Winds ENE at 10 to 20 mph. Thursday night: Mainly clear. Low 36. Winds ENE at 10 to 15 mph.

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Port Authority bids farewell to K-9 partner


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Images Courtesy of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

The Port Authority Police Department said goodbye to one of its best friends, a German shepherd named Phoenix, who helped protect the city’s travelers for over seven years.

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Meet the 2014 Rising Stars


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Attend the Ultimate Networking Event and Network with Top Business Professionals Reserve Your Ticket Today at www.queenscourier.com/eventsform Steven Appel, Co-Founder, CERRU at Queens College Stacey Altman, Assistant Administrator, Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care & Rehabilitation Christine Backel, Senior Advisor-Business Advisory Practice, Grassi & Co Jacob Berelowitz, Director of Social Services, Queens Boulevard Extended Care […]

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“Stars” Will Shine at the 2014 Rising Stars Awards & Networking Event


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  The Queens Courier will once again recognize the “Rising Stars,” a yearly networking event held to honor the borough’s top young professionals.   In years past, the event has boasted attendance of over 400 people and has raised thousands in charity funds. Honorees have included various elected officials and top business leaders.   This […]

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Famous Famiglia opens at Jackson Heights subway station


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THE COURIER/ Photo by Angy Altamirano

Famous Famiglia pizzeria opened its doors on Monday, December 9 at the subway station on 75th Street and Roosevelt Avenue together with local elected officials, family and friends. The pizza chain beat out a total of 12 other proposals which vied to call the vacant 4,000-square-foot space home in 2010, after the MTA advertised a new request for proposals. Famous Famiglia won and signed a lease in 2011.

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Pols introduce bill in Congress to alleviate airplane noise


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THE COURIER/ Photo by Angy Altamirano

Congressmember Joe Crowley gathered with state and local elected officials, advocates and community members Friday to announce the introduction of the Silent Skies Act bill that will work to alleviate airplane noise pollution in neighborhoods surrounding LaGuardia and John F. Kennedy International airports.

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Two wanted in South Ozone Park hotel robbery


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Photo courtesy of NYPD

Police are looking for a pair of men who allegedly robbed a hotel near the John F. Kennedy International Airport Saturday. The suspects entered the La Quinta Inn & Suites at 111-26 Van Wyck Expressway around 9:30 p.m, said cops. One of the suspects went to the front desk, pointed a shotgun at the manager […]

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Tennessee man arrested at JFK Airport for having guns and ammunition


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A 23-year-old Tennessee man was arrested Saturday morning at John F. Kennedy International Airport for allegedly traveling with multiple guns and ammunition, authorities said. Keenan A. Draughon, 23, allegedly wanted to check in two handguns, two rifles and two high-capacity magazines for his flight to Charlotte, North Carolina, according to District Attorney Richard A. Brown. […]

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New hotel adds to downtown Jamaica development


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Photo courtesy of GJDC

Downtown Jamaica development is continuing to climb – 24 stories up– with a new, 210-room hotel. The hotel will be built at 93-43 Sutphin Boulevard, across the street from the Jamaica Long Island Rail Road station, the E and J subway lines and the John F. Kennedy International Airport AirTrain. The $35 million project is […]

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