Cable theft causes A train shutdown in south Queens: MTA


| rpozarycki@queenscourier.com

Photo via Wikimedia Commons

Limited service is back on the A line in south Queens Wednesday morning after crews worked to repair damage caused by the theft of nearly 500 feet of copper cables powering the tracks.

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Residents oppose plan to create a Queens Village jail for juveniles


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy Christopher Bride/PropertyShark

Residents and community leaders in Queens Village are opposed to a plan to convert a former school to a facility for delinquent children that have committed crimes as part of the state’s “Close to Home” law.

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Queens-based Nepali soccer team raises over $4K for earthquake relief


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Photo courtesy of the New York Nepalese Football Club

Soccer teams from near and far put on their cleats this weekend to raise money to help rebuild a school that was destroyed after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal last month, leaving more than 7,000 people dead.

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Photos: Queens honors and remembers soldiers with Memorial Day parades


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

Photos courtesy Dominick Totino Photography/Gallery by Robert Pozarycki, Anthony Giudice, Liam La Guerre

Patriotism spread in Queens for Memorial Day weekend as nearly a dozen parades were held around the borough to pay tribute to military men and women that protect the freedoms residents enjoy today.

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Queens Library CEO appeals for more city funding


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Photo courtesy of Queens Borough Public Library

With a little more than a month until the city’s budget deadline, the Queens Borough Public Library is urging elected officials to make a much-needed investment in its system.

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Crystal Windows celebrating 25 years in Queens


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THE COURIER/Photos by Liam La Guerre

Crystal Windows & Door Systems, now headquartered in a sprawling 215,000-square-foot Flushing facility not far from their old garage, produces more than 400,000 windows a year, serving numerous customers around the country and in some parts of the world, such as the Caribbean and Asia.

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De Blasio to be grand marshal of Queens Pride Parade


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

Mayor Bill de Blasio will make history in Jackson Heights next month as the first New York City mayor to serve as a grand marshal in the 23-year span of the Queens Pride Parade.

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Queens cops among police union’s ‘Finest of the Finest’


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Photo courtesy NYPD

A Rockaway officer who gave his life rescuing fire victims in Brooklyn and two cops who stopped a hatchet-wielding attacker in Jamaica are among those being saluted for bravery during the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association’s (PBA) Finest of the Finest award ceremony Thursday afternoon in Manhattan.

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Queens Village mailman busted for dumping letters in trash


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Photo via Property Shark/Christopher Bride

A postal carrier based in Queens Village dumped more than 2,000 pieces of mail in the garbage while on the job, federal agents charged in a criminal complaint filed last week.

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Banks to help stop zombie properties in south Queens and elsewhere


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder

New York is preparing to take on zombies — not the flesh-eating walking dead, but the abandoned properties that have been a scourge in Howard Beach and other south Queens neighborhoods.

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Planned Parenthood cuts ribbon on first Queens health center in LIC


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Photos by Ryan Brown for Planned Parenthood of New York City

Long Island City is now home to a new health center bringing affordable services to the growing population of Queens.

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