Queens’ Morning Roundup


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

TODAY’S FORECAST Wednesday: Overcast in the morning, then mostly cloudy. High of 73. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the SE in the afternoon. Wednesday night: Partly cloudy. Low of 59. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 10 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: Long Island City to Old Astoria Guided […]

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51 charged in drug sweep at Queens housing developments


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

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An undercover drug investigation at two western Queens housing developments has led to the indictment of 28 men and women for selling narcotics, and the arrest of 23 others, announced District Attorney Richard Brown and NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly. Authorities have 15 of the indicted individuals in custody and are still seeking 13 more. Ranging […]

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Long Island City murder leads to calls against gun violence


| aaltman@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Alexa Altman

The shooting of a 27-year-old aspiring hip-hop artist near the Queensbridge Houses is raising clamor among politicians and community activists fighting against gun violence. The victim, Francisco Leal, 27, suffered a fatal gunshot wound to the chest around 10 p.m. on Saturday, February 2 at the corner of 21st Street and 41st Avenue. While the […]

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Western Queens braces for Hurricane Sandy


| aaltman@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Alexa Altman

A few brave locals in makeshift trash bag ponchos trekked across Gantry State Park in Long Island City to witness Hurricane Sandy’s wrath. One storm chaser, who lives just across Vernon Boulevard in Zone B, said she wasn’t afraid of the storm, even though officials speculated the worst was yet to come. She bought a […]

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Fresh food push comes to western Queens


| aaltman@queenscourier.com

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There’s now an oasis in the middle of a Queens food desert. Residents of the Queensbridge Houses — a neighborhood where fresh produce is scarce — now have the option of purchasing a bag of fruits and vegetables every Wednesday afternoon, just outside their doors. The push reflects a Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) program, but is […]

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Queens’ Morning Roundup


| brennison@queenscourier.com

TODAY’S FORECAST Friday: Sunny, with a high near 93. Southwest wind 8 to 15 mph. Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 74. West wind 8 to 10 mph. EVENT of the DAY: Doctor Zhivago at the Museum of the Moving Image Take in the 1965 classic at the Museum of the Moving Image.  Based on […]

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POLICE BLOTTER


By Queens Courier Staff

Robber sought The NYPD is asking for your help in identifying the suspect wanted for two robberies in the confines of the 107th and 109th Precincts. 1. On March 10, the suspect held up the Mobil gas station at 147-10 Northern Boulevard. He demanded money and fled on foot with an undetermined amount of cash. […]

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POLICE BLOTTER


By Queens Courier Staff

Pedestrian killed by car from Ed Koch Bridge A 68-year-old man was killed where he stood when a car traveling from the Ed Koch (Queensboro) Bridge jumped a curb and crushed him in the early morning hours of Monday, March 28. Police were called to Queens Plaza North and Crescent Street, where they saw the […]

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POLICE BLOTTER


By Queens Courier Staff

108th Precinct Long Island City, Sunnyside and Woodside Pedestrian killed by car from Ed Koch Bridge A 68-year-old man was killed where he stood when a car traveling from the Ed Koch (Queensboro) Bridge jumped a curb and crushed him in the early morning hours of Monday, March 28. Police were called to Queens Plaza […]

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Where to find free tax help


By Queens Courier Staff

Elected officials are encouraging Queens resisdents to take advantage of free Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA), part of the East River Development Alliance (ERDA), and potentially receive thousands back in tax returns. VITA sites allow qualified working families and individuals to take advantage of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) benefits, providing assistance to families […]

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Where to find free tax help


By Queens Courier Staff

Elected officials are encouraging Queens resisdents to take advantage of free Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA), part of the East River Development Alliance (ERDA), and potentially receive thousands back in tax returns. VITA sites allow qualified working families and individuals to take advantage of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) benefits, providing assistance to families […]

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CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT 14


By Queens Courier Staff

Name: Carolyn B. Maloney Age: 64 Party Affiliation: Democrat Occupation: Member of Congress Decision to Run: I have spent my career in public service fighting for New Yorkers and making a difference in people’s lives. From passing financial regulatory reform to passing my Credit CARD Act, we’ve made a lot of progress, but there are […]

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Maloney, Saujani sling final mud


| pdavis@queenscourier.com

Pundits have deemed it one of the nastiest Congressional primaries this year, certainly the nastiest in New York City, but on Tuesday, September 14 it will be the voters who ultimately decide the Democratic nominee for Congress in District 14. Incumbent Congressmember Carolyn Maloney, who has represented the Manhattan and western Queens district since 1992, […]

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