Author Archives: Queens Courier Editorial

Flushing man killed outside rapper’s tour bus


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A Flushing man was shot and killed in Philadelphia after a gunman fired into a crowd of people surrounding a rapper’s tour bus, according to various media reports. The victim, Jowann King, 26, was shot in the abdomen late Thursday, February 28 and later died at a local hospital, according to CBS Philadelphia. Another person […]

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Enough


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It is time to put aside partisan politics, reach across the aisle . . . and tackle gun control. Last Friday’s massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, inside Sandy Hook Elementary, took the lives of 20 children and six adults. It should serve to galvanize pundits, politicians and the nation to embrace tougher legislation on guns. Maybe […]

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A shining example


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Much has been written about Police Officer Larry DePrimo, the 25-year-old who, while on patrol, reached into his own pocket to purchase socks and boots for a homeless man in Times Square. He even went so far as to put them on the man himself. His act of kindness was immortalized in photos by Jennifer […]

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Utterly shameful


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It’s like adding insult to injury. This past weekend, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) reinstated tolls at the Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge and the Cross Bay Veterans Memorial Bridge. After Sandy left the areas devastated, Governor Andrew Cuomo had the foresight – and heart – to suspend the fare, but apparently, officials feel a […]

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Where were they?


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Can anyone tell us why it took TWO WEEKS for the Red Cross to get to Sandy victims in the Rockaways? It seems that one of the areas that was hardest hit was also the most ignored by the organization. In the days following the superstorm, elected officials, community leaders and people with heart flooded […]

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Good idea


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There is talk to help Howard Beach in case of another flooding disaster. The neighborhood lies on the edge of Evacuation Zone A, which, for Queens, includes the Rockaways, parts of Long Island City, Broad Channel and nearby Hamilton Beach. But Howard Beach residents were not told to leave the area, putting lives on the […]

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