Change at Penn Station for the Bronx?


| lpenner@queenscourier.com

Governor Andrew Cuomo and other public officials recently embraced a potential $1 billion investment for transportation improvements in the Bronx that could have long term impacts for residents of Great Neck, Little Neck, Douglaston, Bayside, Auberndale, Murray Hill, Flushing, Floral Park, Bellrose, Queens Village, Hollis, Jamaica, Woodside and other Queens neighbors who ride the Long […]

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FreshDirect leaving Long Island City for the Bronx


| smosco@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Steve Mosco

After flirting with a move to New Jersey, a Queens produce supplier has accepted a fresh offer – and will most likely relocate to the Bronx. FreshDirect, an online fresh food grocer, will uproot from its operations in Long Island City and leave the borough for larger facilities, according to a joint statement from Governor […]

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Suspect wanted in connection to 21 Queens, Bronx commercial break-ins


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

Photos courtesy of the NYPD

Police are looking for a man wanted in connection with a string of citywide commercial burglaries.

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Queens, Bronx borough presidents make edible wager on Subway Series


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/ File Photo

The stakes are going to be deliciously high when the New York Mets and New York Yankees take the field during this year’s Subway Series.

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Bronx-Whitestone Bridge marks 75 years, more than 2 billion vehicles


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo: MTA / Patrick Cashin

Since opening on April 29, 1939, 2.2 billion vehicles have crossed the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge, the MTA said.

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Ex-Bronx GOP chair pleads guilty in bribery scandal involving Queens pols


| mchan@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of The New York Daily News

The former Bronx Republican chairman has pleaded guilty in the bribery scandal involving two indicted Queens legislators. Joseph “Jay” Savino admitted to accepting a $15,000 bribe in February from an undercover FBI agent to let Democratic State Senator Malcolm Smith run for mayor as a Republican. Smith needed consent from three of the city’s five […]

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Queens pols face Bronx rivals in first Battle of the Boroughs Bowl


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photos by Liam La Guerre

Politicians turned into playmakers for a special touch football game. Queens and Bronx politicians faced off in the first ever Battle of the Boroughs Bowl at Monsignor McClancy High School in East Elmhurst Sunday. The touch football event was organized to raise money by collecting donations, with all proceeds going to the United Service Organizations […]

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Bronx-Whitestone Bridge to temporarily close overnight


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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The Bronx-Whitestone Bridge will be closed in both directions for approximately 15 minutes on Friday, April 5 and Saturday, April 6 for the installation and removal of overhead sign structures, said the MTA. On Friday, the closure will take place between 1 a.m. and 3 a.m., and between 2 a.m. and 5 a.m. on Saturday. […]

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Three Bronx men charged with conspiring to bring cocaine through JFK Airport


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

Three Bronx men have been charged with conspiring to bring cocaine into the United States by arranging for a citizen of the Dominican Republic to swallow drugs and fly them into John F. Kennedy Airport, the Queens District Attorney’s Office announced Friday, March 22. The drug carrier was also arrested. The announcement came from Queens […]

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Bronx-Whitestone Bridge closure advisory


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

File photo

In order to install and remove overhead sign structures, the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge will be closed in both directions for about 15 minutes on Friday, March 22 and Saturday, March 23 for the installation and removal of overhead sign structures. The full bridge closure will take place on Friday between 1 a.m. and 3 a.m. and on Saturday between 2 a.m. and […]

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Ex-Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrion announces third-party run for mayor


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo Twitter/@ipnyc

Former Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrion officially kicked off  his run for mayor on Tuesday. Carrion, who served two terms as the borough president, made the announcement at the Bronx Museum of Arts. Running as a third-party candidate, the ex-Democrat already has the backing  of the Independence Party. “I understand that people often feel disconnected from their […]

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Suspect sought in Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx bank robberies


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of NYPD

The NYPD is looking for a man wanted in connection to eight bank robberies, which occurred in Queens, Brooklyn and the Bronx last month. In each incident, according to police, the suspect, Derek Colon, 24, entered the bank and passed a note to the teller without displaying or simulating any weapons. He succeeded in stealing […]

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Off-duty cop shot in Bronx in stable condition, 1 suspect dead


| brennison@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of NYPD

An off-duty cop, shot in the chest while attempting to break up an armed robbery, fired and killed one of the suspects while two others fled. The incident occurred at 6:30 p.m. in the Bronx when off-duty officer Ivan Marcano’s girlfriend witnessed a robbery in progress while the pair drove on Harrison Avenue.  Marcano exited the […]

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