Two toddlers die in Far Rockaway home fire


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

Two 4-year-olds died early Easter morning in an accidental fire at a Far Rockaway home, according to the FDNY.

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Former St. John’s Hospital, adjacent parking garage sell for $47 million


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

Photo Courtesy Massey Knakal

The former home to St. John’s Hospital will soon be transformed into a mixed-use building.

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Glendale community to fight proposed homeless shelter


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

Not in my backyard. That’s the sentiment of residents, business owners, politicians and civic leaders about a proposed homeless shelter in an empty, rundown Glendale factory. The community is planning to prevent nonprofit Samaritan Village from buying the property at 78-16 Cooper Avenue and transforming it into transitional housing if the Department of Homeless Services […]

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Peninsula Hospital to close


| mchan@queenscourier.com

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Officials plan to pull the plug on Peninsula Hospital. The floundering Far Rockaway facility is required to submit a closure plan to the state’s Department of Health (DOH), said Michael Moran, a spokesperson for the agency. News of the termination came after a long series of unshakable bankruptcy battles and instability at the hospital. Failed […]

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Letters to the Editor


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A little, off the top The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has attempted to save money by automating trains and removing station clerks thereby downsizing their workforce. This does not save money, and is another reason the subways are less reliable and more dangerous with each passing year, despite every fare hike. I wonder why they […]

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