New cleaning initiative comes to Corona


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Photo courtesy of Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras' office

Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras announced Friday the start of Cleanup NYC in the community. The $3.5 million City Council initiative allocated $70,000 to every district, including District 21, for street cleaning.

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Corona church closes ‘until further notice’ after electrical fire


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THE COURIER/Photo by Angy Altamirano

Devoted parishioners of Our Lady of Sorrows Roman Catholic Church will have to find another place to worship next week after a Sunday morning blaze ripped through their beloved sanctuary.

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Reward leading to arrest of pregnant Corona woman’s killer doubled


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The reward for information leading to the arrest of the killer of a pregnant mother of four who was gunned down the day before Thanksgiving in Corona has doubled to $12,000.

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Four busted for drifting at Flushing Meadows Corona Park


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They may have been “Fast and Furious,” but four daredevil drivers ripping through a Queens park weren’t fast enough to escape from the police.

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Cosmos players teach kids soccer in Flushing Meadows Corona Park  


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photos courtesy of New York Cosmos

More than 50 children had an exciting time as they kicked a ball around with New York Cosmos players at Flushing Meadows Corona Park on Tuesday. The children, between the ages of six and 14, were participating in the second of five free Back to School clinics organized by the soccer team and led by their coaches and players.

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Some small business owners, residents continue to say ‘no’ to BID in Jackson Heights, Corona


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THE COURIER/ Photo by Angy Altamirano

Some residents and business owners are asking the community to vote no to the expansion that would bring a business improvement district (BID) to the communities of Jackson Heights and Corona.

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New organization created to unify merchants around Corona Plaza


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Photo Courtesy Friends of Corona Plaza

A group of Corona merchants have come together to create a unified voice for a beloved pedestrian plaza.

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Flushing Willets Point Corona LDC


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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Since its inception in 2007, the Flushing Willets Point Corona LDC has committed itself to addressing two of Flushing’s most vexing issues: surging levels of congestion that apply equally to mass transit, the sidewalks, and the roadways, and an acute shortage of affordable housing, particularly as it concerns Flushing’s large and increasingly vulnerable senior population. […]

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