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Turner, Ragusa both claim victory to lead Queens GOP
Turner, Ragusa both claim victory to lead Queens GOP
Politics Melissa Chan 10/02/2013 at 11:21AM

The Queens Republican Party civil war is not over, and Phil Ragusa did not reclaim his throne yet, his opponents say. Both Ragusa and former Congressmember Bob Turner have declared themselves winners in the election to head the Queens GOP after a six hour contentious meeting on September 27. According to Party officials, Ragusa won [...]

Former Knicks forward Larry Johnson greets players at Flushing basketball tournament
Former Knicks forward Larry Johnson greets players at Flushing basketball tournament
Sports Liam La Guerre 9/14/2013 at 5:06PM

Councilmember Peter Koo sponsored a basketball tournament Saturday morning in Flushing, which highlighted a guest appearance by two-time NBA all-star and former Knicks forward Larry Johnson. The third annual Bland Basketball Tournament featured matches with young children, high school players and adults. The goal of the tournament is to bring more players and attention to [...]

Comfort woman shares story with Queens students
Comfort woman shares story with Queens students
News Liam La Guerre 7/15/2013 at 2:34PM

A survivor of the Japanese sex camps during World War II recently shared her story with students in the hopes that a younger generation of Americans will learn through her experience. Ok Sun Lee, 85, described how she was brutally kidnapped from Korea as a teenager, tortured and witnessed other women killed by Japanese soldiers [...]

Endorsement roundup
Politics Queens Courier Staff 7/05/2013 at 10:33AM

MAYOR Former governor of Vermont and 2004 Presidential Candidate Howard Dean and a coalition of leaders from Brooklyn’s Caribbean clergy community endorsed Public Advocate Bill de Blasio. The Metropolitan Region CSEA Local 1000 endorsed Comptroller John Liu. New York Hotel and Motel Trades Council endorsed City Council Speaker Christine Quinn. Transport Workers Union Local 100, [...]