Four police precincts in Queens to roll out anti-stalking program


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo via NYC Mayor Office's Flickr

The Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence will be cracking down on stalking as they expand their Coordinated Approach to Preventing Stalking program into Queens.

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Queens-based counterfeiting ring busted, loaded weapon and marijuana discovered


| agiudice@ridgewoodtimes.com

Photos courtesy NYPD

During its investigation and ensuring court-authorized searches, police reportedly recovered card readers, embossers and other equipment used for credit and debit card forgery along with more than $11,000 in cash, three vehicles, a loaded .40-caliber Glock firearm, 41 marijuana plants, two 5-gallon containers full of marijuana and high-intensity lights known to be used for growing pot indoors.

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Gilbert Gottfried to headline charity event at Queens Theatre


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Writer's Guild of America East

Comedian, actor and voice artist Gilbert Gottfried will be lending his talents to help the Forest Hills Volunteer Ambulance Corps raise money as part of their “Laughter is the Best Medicine…Take 2″ charity event.

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Health Department to treat Queens against West Nile


| asuriel@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of the NYC Health Department

Select non-residential marshland areas in Queens are set to be aerially sprayed with non-chemical treatments next week to reduce the number of mosquitoes potentially carrying the West Nile virus.

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Katz provides $200K for countdown clocks at Queens’ busiest bus stops


| rpozarycki@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Robert Pozarycki

Where’s the bus? That common question among Queens commuters will be answered with countdown clocks set to be installed at the borough’s 10 busiest bus stops within the next two years.

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Corona Plaza becomes first public plaza in Queens with free Wi-Fi


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras' office

Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras announced Monday morning that Corona Plaza, located on Roosevelt Avenue between National and 104th streets, will be the first plaza in Queens to offer residents and visitors free WiFi, along with two AT&T StreetCharge stations.

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Queens homes nearly 10 percent more expensive than in 2014: report


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

Chart courtesy Keller Williams Realty Landmark II

The median price of a home in Queens is 9.3 percent higher this May when compared to May of 2014, according to a report by Keller Williams Realty Landmark II based on data from the Long Island Board of Realtors.

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