Queens businesses brace for LIRR strike impact


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

The potential LIRR work stoppage, which could start on July 20, would not only strand thousands of commuters, but also hurt small businesses in Queens like Ahmed Iftikhar’s newsstand, which depends on LIRR service for customers.

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Patriotic Fervor Sweeps Forest Hills


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Their lives forever changed by the terrorist attacks a year ago, dozens of candle-carrying Forest Hills residents turned out last week to show solidarity for the nearly 3,000 victims who died in the World Trade Center catastrophe. The moving ceremony in front of American Legion Post 1424 typified dozens of observations attended by public officials […]

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In Memorium: 9/11 victims from Queens


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

The following is a complete list of the victims of 9/11 who were your neighbors, your friends and even your families. They worked in the private sector, for government agencies and as firefighters, police officers, Port Authority police and emergency service technicians too. Their names will appear at Ground Zero in the museum dedicated to […]

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The Year in Review: THE QUEENS COURIER 2008


| pdavis@queenscourier.com

What a year it was! This past year, 2008, was a groundbreaking year for Queens and for The Courier. We reported on all Queens news ranging heartbreaking stories of Queens soldiers losing their lives while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan to a St. John’s fencer almost losing his life to a rare blood disease overcoming […]

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Forest Hills honors 9/11 hero


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The ceremony was in his honor, but he was only able to smile at the attendees from a color photograph printed on his parents’ white T-shirts. He is Richard Allen Pearlman, a member of The Forest Hills Volunteer Ambulance Corps (FHVAC) who helped pull victims out of the rubble of the World Trade Center on […]

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Commemorating 9/11 around Queens


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The sixth anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks will be observed all over the country next Tuesday. Here are some of the 9/11-related observances to be held in Queens: Astoria/Long Island City - On Tuesday, September 11 at 6:30 p.m. (weather permitting) the Little Opera Theater of New York will hold its second annual […]

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