See It: Live luxuriously by the bay in Douglaston Manor for $2.67M


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman Real Estate/MLSLI

Douglaston may only be a half-hour train ride from the heart of Manhattan, but one mansion in the neighborhood on the market has the look and feel of a Mediterranean villa.

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Douglaston native killed in Amtrak derailment


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Cushman & Wakefield

A 47-year-old real estate executive, formerly from Douglaston, has been identified as one of the eight victims of Tuesday night’s Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia.

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More honorees named for Little Neck-Douglaston Memorial Day march


| rpozarycki@queenscourier.com

Photos courtesy of Little Neck-Douglaston Memorial Day Parade committee

Keeping with this year’s theme of honoring the sacrifice of Vietnam War veterans, organizers of the annual Little Neck-Douglaston Memorial Day Parade have added five men who fought in the decade-long conflict to its slate of honorees at this May’s march.

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Little Neck-Douglaston Memorial Day march to honor Vietnam vets


| rpozarycki@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/File photo

Vietnam War veterans and the city’s top veterans’ advocate will be recognized in a special way during the 85th Little Neck-Douglaston Memorial Day Parade.

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‘Legally Blonde, the Musical’ in Douglaston


| ckasden@queenscourier.com

Photo by Alicia Brosky

The well-worn stereotype of the clueless sorority girl absorbs some good natured jabs in “Legally Blonde, the Musical.” It’s currently staged by the Marathon Little Theatre Group at 245-37 60th Ave. (Marathon J.C.C.) in Douglaston. Director Barbara Auriemma and producer Sandi Plotkin introduce us to beautiful, good-hearted, extroverted blonde Elle Woods (Brittany Juilfs). She’s broken-hearted […]

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Douglaston teen is pitching for a good cause


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy Michael Petze

Michael Petze is like most other 14-year-olds in that he loves baseball. However, now he is using his baseball skills to raise money for his cousin, Anthony, 24, an athlete with Down’s Syndrome.

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Douglaston plaza opens near LIRR station


| ejankiewicz@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Councilman Paul Vallone's office

The Douglaston pedestrian plaza has opened to the public. The completion of the project, near the LIRR station on 41st Avenue, was marked by a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday with Councilman Paul Vallone and the Douglaston Local Development Corporation (LDC).

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Douglaston station street plaza gets green light


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

Photos courtesy the Department of Transportation

Douglaston will receive a new Department of Transportation public plaza near its LIRR station, by extending the sidewalks into the turnaround in front of the station.

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Douglaston Eagle Scout prospect collects donations for St. Alban’s Veterans Hospital


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

Douglaston teen Michael Tuffey is collecting personal care items for the Veterans Affairs Community Living Center at St. Alban’s to become an Eagle Scout, the highest rank for members of the Boy Scouts of America.

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Douglaston school walks against bullying


| ejankiewicz@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/ Photo by Eric Jankiewicz

Students from the Divine Wisdom Catholic Academy School embarked on their first “Stamp Out Bullying Walkathon” on Friday in an effort to remind themselves and the community about the damaging effects of students picking on each other.

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“Hairspray” shines in Douglaston


| ckasden@queenscourier.com

Marathon Little Theatre Group - Hairspray (2014) 617

Welcome to Baltimore, 1962. The teens are rockin’ and rollin’ on Corny Collins’ TV show. But trouble is in the air. It’ll take some stiff strategies to stand up and shine. That’s right. You’ll need “Hairspray!” On opening night, dozens of exuberant performers play to a standing room only crowd. Their energy and sincerity are […]

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