Manhattan man faces 11 years in prison for robbing three elderly Queens women


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

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A Manhattan man will soon be sentenced to 11 years in prison after pleading guilty to two separate Queens home invasions, involving three women, one as old as 97, according to the district attorney’s office.

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Queens industrial property values are on the rise: report


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

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The slimming inventory of industrial facilities and high demand has led to a 48 percent bump over the year in average prices for industrial properties in the borough, according to real estate services firm JLL’s third quarter market report.

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Western Queens gets greener: park officials


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

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Western Queens has gotten greener these past four years with a project that has planted more than 1,000 new trees — and the program will just keep growing.

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Former Queens Library trustee defends Tom Galante’s reported expenses


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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One of the six Queens Library trustees dismissed by the borough president has stepped out to defend the alleged expenses by suspended library chief Tom Galante, who could potentially face being fired at a board meeting scheduled for Wednesday night.

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Queens teen admits he did not make millions trading stocks during his lunch hour


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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Mohammed Islam, a Queens teen who was profiled in New York Magazine for making millions trading stocks during his lunch hour, admitted that the story is false and his trades were simulated, according to a published report.

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2015 Queens Real Estate Conference


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

2015 Queens Real Estate Conference Terrace on the Park, Flushing, NY Thursday, February 26, 2015 BREAKFAST & NETWORKING: 7:30 A.M. – 8:45 A.M  KEYNOTE SPEAKER & PANEL DISCUSSION: 8:45 A.M. – 11:30 A.M. The borough of Queens is a red hot real estate market. This event will bring together experts in the field of residential, […]

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Northern Queens parents gain no traction during meeting with BP Katz over school program


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Lisa Fusco and a growing number of parents are building a case for the creation of gifted and talented programs for middle schools in their district. During a meeting with Katz and education officials on Wednesday, the parents were told that the district’s superintendent was the only one with the power to extend the program from its limited elementary school reach to middle school.

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QueensWay gets big lift with $443,750 state grant for park design


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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The campaign to turn an abandoned railroad line into a new park running through Queens got a huge lift with a $443,750 grant from the state that was announced on Friday.

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