Author Archives: Salvatore Licata

Merrick Academy honors Rev. Floyd Flake with lifetime achievement award


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THE COURIER/Photo by Salvatore Licata

The Rev. Floyd Flake, a prominent pastor and former congressman, has been a powerful advocate for improving the neighborhoods of southeast Queens, earning him a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Merrick Academy.

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NYFAC pays tribute to seven honorees at 17th annual dinner dance


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The New York Families for Autistic Children [NYFAC] foundation, has been serving families in south Queens for almost 20 years but they could not do it without the help of people from the community, said Andrew Baumann, president of the board of trustees for the foundation.

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Jamaica Rotary Club honors cops in southern Queens


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When two officers from the 103rd Precinct responded to a woman screaming from the second floor of her home during a robbery on Feb. 10, their heroism took control as they went above and beyond their call of duty.

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Water main break fixed in Hamilton Beach after long wait


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A continuous stream of water has been flowing onto one Hamilton Beach street for over six days due to a water main break, causing flooding along the thoroughfare that turns into sheets of ice when temperatures dip below freezing.

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