Middle Village, local 10-year-old featured in soon-to-be-released movie


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

Photos by Kelsey Bennett

Middle Village is ready for its close-up. The neighborhood is the backdrop for a soon-to-be-released film focusing on an ex-mafia captain (“capo”) as he comes to grips with how his former life has changed after spending the last 20 years in federal prison

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Middle Village resident named Yankees’ All-Star Teacher


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

Photos courtesy of William Termine

Middle Village resident William Termine was selected as the Yankees’ All-Star Teacher and will be recognized in a ceremony before Tuesday’s All-Star Game at Target Field in Minneapolis.

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Residents skeptical as Maspeth, Glendale, Middle Village begin composting in city program


| ejankiewicz@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/ Liam La Guerre

Little brown plastic bins have begun to appear in Maspeth, Glendale and Middle Village as those neighborhoods have been chosen as the vanguard in the city’s new composting program.

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U.S. Coast Guard visits Middle Village boy, Colin Flood, with helicopter


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy Bob Holden

The U.S. Coast Guard treated Middle Village resident Colin Flood, who is battling leukemia, to a visit and personal tour of a helicopter.

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Stalled Maspeth, Ridgewood, Middle Village transportation projects suffer more setbacks


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

The delay in start of construction of the Metropolitan Avenue Bridge reconstruction project highlights a list of other major projects in west Queens that have been set back.

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Middle Village scout troop needs members


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Charles Krzewski

The St. Margaret’s Boy Scout Troop 119 of Middle Village was once a bustling group filled with dozens of youngsters eager to learn about the outdoors. But membership in the nearly 70-year-old troop has declined after years of competing for attention with computers, video games and now, mobile devices. About two decades ago there were […]

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Aging vets selling Middle Village building after nearly 40 years


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

One local veterans’ organization is about to lose a big part of its history. The St. Margaret’s Post 1172 Catholic War Veterans (CWV) is selling its building on Metropolitan Avenue near 73rd Place, which has housed the organization for nearly 40 years The Courier has learned. The decision to sell the building came after an […]

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Middle Village man seeks home to donate his ducks


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

One man wants to donate his birds, but won’t let them be sitting ducks for Thanksgiving. Middle Village native Frank Garet, who saved three ducks from possibly being the centerpiece of a dinner table last year, is now looking for a permanent home for the birds. He believes the ducks deserve to return to nature, […]

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Middle Village man has contentious plan to fix community parking issues


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

One Middle Village resident is proposing a divisive plan to relieve parking problems in the community. Matthew Crafa will meet with Community Board 5’s Transportation Committee to present his idea, which involves changing the parking signs around the perimeter of Juniper Valley Park to open up new overnight spots. Parking is not allowed around most […]

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Photos: Queens Veterans Day Parade in Middle Village


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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The 4th annual Queens Veterans Day Parade in Middle Village honored the men and women who have given their lives and service to our country. Local elected officials, as well as area schools came out to march and thank the heroes. SEE MORE PHOTOS

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