Senator Joseph Addabbo to hold mobile office hours


| mchan@queenscourier.com

For two Thursday evenings in December, Senator Joseph Addabbo will hold office hours at libraries in Richmond Hill to hear from constituents looking to voice their concerns. Addabbo will be available from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on December 8 at the Richmond Hill library (118-14 Hillside Avenue) and at the same time on December 15 […]

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Queens Republicans go the way of the dinosaur into extinction


| lpenner@queenscourier.com

Queens Republicans have failed to provide voters with alternatives to the Queens Democratic Party machine monopoly, giving them free passes for another two-year term for virtually all public offices. There was a time decades ago when Queens Republicans routinely elected members to Congress, state Senate, Assembly and City Council. After the 1982 reapportionment, Democrats eliminated […]

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Star of Queens: Ed Shusterich, president, Pullis Farm Cemetery Historical Landmark


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

_2Ed Shusterich

Ed Shusterich is the founder and president of Pullis Farm Cemetery Historical Landmark, a nonprofit organization that handles the upkeep of the Pullis Cemetery in Juniper Valley Park, Middle Village.

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What to do this weekend in Queens


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Mayo Arts

On Sunday at the Queensborough Performing Arts Center, Tony and Olivier Award winner Patti LuPone in her new concert “Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda…played that part” performs songs from musicals that she could have played, should have played, did play and will play. Musicals include “Hair,” “Bye Bye Birdie,” “Funny Girl,” “West Side Story,” “Peter Pan” and her Tony Award-winning performances in “Evita” and “Gypsy.”

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Health & Beauty 2014 winners


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

You voted, they won.   BEST ALLERGIST Winner BETTER MEDICAL CARE Runner up DR.DAVID MENCHELL BEST ASSISTED LIVING Winner LITTLE NECK CARE CENTER Runner up HOMEWATCH CAREGIVERS BEST AUDIOLOGIST Winner GB AUDIOLOGY, PLLC Runner up MIRACLE EAR CENTER ATLAS PARK BEST BARBERSHOP Winner UTOPIA BARBER SHOP Runner up MICHAEL’S PLACE BELL BLVD BEST BEAUTY SUPPLY Winner NATURAL […]

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Local politicians urge city to delay Ridgewood Reservoir plans


| ejankiewicz@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

A plan to alter the Ridgewood Reservoir is being challenged by several local politicians, citing that these “changes will significantly harm the natural and largely undisturbed habitats of the animals that currently live there.”

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Howard Beach residents to start neighborhood watch group


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Image Courtesy of Joe Thompson

Howard Beach is hoping to add a few more sets of eyes and ears to its streets in hopes of preventing crime.

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Howard Beach Staples to close at end of May


| ejankiewicz@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Roger Gendron

The only Staples in Howard Beach is closing at the end of this month. The store put signs up announcing the closure last week but there will be none of the usual sales fanfare, according to the workers at the Cross Bay Boulevard location.

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