Council member slams Astoria Cove project in hearing


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

Rendering courtesy of STUDIO V Architecture

A member of the City Council’s Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises called the affordable housing portion of the Astoria Cove project “a joke.”

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Real estate roundup: Worst landlords in Queens, new 11-story Elmhurst building revealed


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Scott Bintner/ PropertyShark

“New York’s annual ‘Worst Landlord Watch List’ was released last week and it included a poorly-run building in Sunnyside and one in Woodside.”

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Schools are open, but Walmart is not


| lpenner@queenscourier.com

Schools are open, but once again out-of-work, single income, poor, working and middle class parents looking for reasonably priced clothing and educational supplies had to pay more. This is thanks to elected officials who believe they know what is best for you. Year after year and now decade after decade, polls of ordinary New Yorkers […]

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Primary Day 2014 coverage


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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Check back here for The Queens Courier’s Primary Day coverage from the casting of ballots to the election results.

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Thousands relive past World’s Fairs at anniversary festival, call for third Fair


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photos by Liam La Guerre

Thousands flocked to Flushing Meadows Corona Park, the site of the 1939-40 and 1964-65 World’s Fairs, to honor the 75th and 50th anniversaries through a myriad of free activities, exhibitions and various food.

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A whirlwind week of celebrations


| vschneps@queenscourier.com

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The season of celebrations of community leaders is in full swing and I had the privilege of a “front row” seat at many this past week. It began with the mayor coming to the Queens Museum, where I serve on the board that is led by Peter Meyer, to announce that our executive director Tom Finkelpearl has been appointed Commissioner of Cultural Affairs, an […]

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‘Hero’ cop mourned at Far Rockaway funeral


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photos by Eric Jankiewicz/Guerra photo courtesy of NYPD

A police officer who died after responding to a Brooklyn fire was remembered in Far Rockaway as a heroic member of the force, dedicated to his job and family.

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UPS workers rally in Maspeth to save 250 drivers’ jobs


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

UPS workers rallied outside the Maspeth facility after the company cut the jobs of 250 drivers. Public officials and union leaders joined to help with the protest.

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Queens’ Morning Roundup


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

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TODAY’S FORECAST: Wednesday: Cloudy with occasional light rain during the afternoon. High 54. Winds ESE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%. Wednesday night: Rain…changing to light snow overnight. Low 24. Winds WNW at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of snow 90%

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De Blasio joins Sunnyside and Woodside to celebrate St. Pat’s for All Parade


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

Photo by Ed Reed for the Office of Mayor Bill de Blasio

Sunnyside and Woodside got all dressed up in green for the annual St. Pat’s for All Parade Sunday.

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Supporting the Police Athletic League


| vschneps@queenscourier.com

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When I was raising my four children and working at the same time, I always worried about what they were doing after school. Guilt was part of my everyday. But when they were engaged in after school programs I knew they were safe and I could relax. So when I was invited to a fund […]

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Groundhogs see shadows, predict six more weeks of winter


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of NYC Mayor's Office's Flickr

Get ready to bundle up because winter is here to stay for six more weeks according to the nation’s two most famous groundhogs.

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The roller coaster we call life


| vschneps@queenscourier.com

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It was a tough first week in January, losing so many people dear to me, but then there was the elation and celebration of seeing the third woman in over three decades take the reins of our borough of Queens. This was followed by hearing that a beloved photographer, always on the scene, Ira Cohen, […]

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