Health Department to spray parts of Queens against West Nile


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

Images courtesy of NYC Health Department

The Health Department is once again treating a number of Queens neighborhoods, including many across the northeast and central parts of the borough, in an effort to reduce mosquito activity and reduce the risk of the West Nile virus.

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Enjoy a ‘Night Out’ with Queens’ Finest at fun events this August


| rpozarycki@queenscourier.com

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Queens residents can enjoy fun activities while also supporting their local police during National Night Out Against Crime events scheduled to take place across the borough on Tuesday, Aug. 4.

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Late LIC parks advocate to be honored with plaque at Gantry Plaza State Park


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Hunters Point Parks Conservancy

The Long Island City community will come together on the waterfront Saturday afternoon to honor the life and work of a longtime park advocate and community leader who died earlier this year.

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10 places to watch the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight in Queens


| asuriel@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Cristabelle Tumola

With millions of people around the world anticipating the Mayweather-Pacquiao boxing match, sports bars and restaurants all around Queens are hosting events for local fans this Saturday.

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Precincts across Queens to meet in Fresh Meadows for candlelight vigil in memory of slain officers


| ejankiewicz@queenscourier.com

Photo by Dominick Totino Photography

Police and members of the public will come together on Tuesday night in Fresh Meadows for what will likely be the largest candlelight vigil in the borough to date to honor two slain police officers and to call for an end to the disharmony that has rattled the city.

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Queens Sports Preview: Everything you need to know for the weekend


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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Flushing High School will open the PSAL playoffs Saturday at noon by hosting Brooklyn’s South Shore High School. Led by senior running back D’Andre Sapp, who rushed for 842 yards, the Red Devils earned the seventh seed with an 8-2 record.

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Big turnout at first Hunter’s Point South affordable housing forum


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of NYC EDC

Judging from the turnout of the first Hunter’s Point South affordable housing forum on Monday, apartments in the Long Island City waterfront properties are likely to be filled quickly.

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Queens: Your best destination for the World Cup


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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Soccer, or football as it’s known everywhere but in the U.S., is the world’s favorite sport — and every four years the planet is transfixed as the top national teams from around the world gather to crown a champion at soccer’s World Cup. 2014 is a World Cup year, and this year the month-long, 32-team competition will take place in Brazil starting Thursday.

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