Queens…explosive growth in New York City


| sweiner@gmipny.com

When you think about aggressively growing markets, you might look to the southwestern United States where people flock, looking for jobs and a warm climate. The oil fields of North Dakota and the gas fields of Pennsylvania are also experiencing significant population growth as people seek jobs in those industries. You can also look closer […]

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Why a non-NYC resident commuter tax won’t work


| lpenner@queenscourier.com

Watch in the coming months as New York City Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio with the support of NYC Comptroller-elect Scott Stringer, NYC Public Advocate-elect Letitia James along with virtually all other NYC Council, State Assembly and State Senate members from the Big Apple renew their annual call for reintroduction of a non-NYC resident commuter tax. […]

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Middle Village man has contentious plan to fix community parking issues


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

One Middle Village resident is proposing a divisive plan to relieve parking problems in the community. Matthew Crafa will meet with Community Board 5’s Transportation Committee to present his idea, which involves changing the parking signs around the perimeter of Juniper Valley Park to open up new overnight spots. Parking is not allowed around most […]

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Flying on your next vacation? Get ready to inhale to fit in your seat


| Bobmetnews@aol.com

Photo by Bob Nesoff

Airlines have become quite creative in recent years when it comes to squeezing the last dollar out of a passenger’s wallet. They’ve added fees for everything but the air you breathe…and perhaps that’s the next thing on the agenda. Passenger’s wallets are not the only thing being squeezed by the airlines. The latest is reducing […]

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Howard Beach helps ‘Stuff the Bus’ for charity


| mhayes@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Maggie Hayes

After being knocked out by Sandy last year, the Rotary Club of Southwest Queens once again collected dozens of grocery bags filled with Thanksgiving food for the needy. “People are being very generous,” said Joseph DiBlasi of the Rotary Club. “Some people come out with big bags.” DiBlasi and other volunteers camped out by the […]

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Queens’ Morning Roundup


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

morning roundup

TODAY’S FORECAST Thursday: Overcast in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 77. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the WSW in the afternoon. Thursday night: Partly cloudy. Low of 66. Winds less than 5 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: Bridging the Gap The artistic world of the borough of Queens is alive and […]

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Man busted for kicking mirrors off vehicles in Ridgewood


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

On Monday, September 16, at approximately 4 a.m., a suspect, identified by police as Juan Sanchez, 30, of Ridgewood, kicked the mirrors off multiple vehicles in the vicinity of Forest Avenue and Woodbine Street. Sanchez was arrested and charged with multiple counts of criminal mischief. While multiple victims have come forth to make reports, others have not. If you know […]

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Navy Yard gunman’s mother apologizes to victims’ families


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of FBI

The mother of a Queens native who went on a shooting rampage, killing a dozen people at a Navy Yard in Washington, D.C., apologized to the victims and their families in the days following the massacre. Cathleen Alexis told media that she didn’t know why her son Aaron did what he did — and that […]

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Queens native identified as alleged D.C. Navy Yard gunman


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of FBI

Updated Tuesday, September 17 Federal agents are still investigating why a Queens native went on a shooting rampage, killing a dozen people at a Washington, D.C. Navy Yard on Monday. The FBI identified Aaron Alexis, 34, formerly of Flushing, as the gunman in the mass shooting, which began at about 8:20 a.m. at the Washington […]

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USTA plans to build roof over Arthur Ashe Stadium


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

Renderings courtesy of the United States Tennis Association

Updated Thursday, August 15 Tennis fans may no longer have to suffer when it rains during the U.S. Open. The United States Tennis Association (USTA) officially announced on Thursday that it will construct a retractable roof over Arthur Ashe Stadium, the central court in the Grand Slam tournament, as a part of sweeping $550 million […]

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Man wanted for allegedly sticking gun in girlfriend’s mouth


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of NYPD

Police are looking for a man wanted for assaulting his girlfriend with a gun at her southwest Queens home. On July 15 Alfredo Bonilla allegedly entered his girlfriend’s residence without permission and they got into an argument. Bonilla put a gun in her mouth, cutting her, said police. He stopped short of pulling the trigger and his […]

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Queens’ Morning Roundup


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

morning roundup

TODAY’S FORECAST  Wednesday: Overcast with a chance of rain, then a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 79. Winds from the SSE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%. Wednesday night: Overcast with thunderstorms and rain showers. Low of 75. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 […]

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Suspect in custody in Woodhaven teen stabbing


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

Police have a suspect in custody in connection with a Woodhaven stabbing

Police have a suspect in custody in connection with the stabbing of a teenager in Woodhaven. Natasha Martinez, 17, was returning home after work on July 29 at approximately 11:30 p.m. when she was stabbed from behind nearly a dozen times in the back and torso, cops said. Martinez was rushed to Jamaica Hospital. Police […]

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Queens’ Morning Roundup


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

morning roundup

TODAY’S FORECAST  Friday: Partly cloudy. High of 84. Winds from the West at 10 to 15 mph.Friday night: Partly cloudy in the evening, then overcast. Low of 72. Winds from the SW at 5 to 15 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY:  Rural Route Film Festival  Whether a modern-day western set in Chile, a documentary about Chinese women thrust […]

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Home health aide allegedly stole from elderly Forest Hills patient


| mchan@queenscourier.com

A home health aide has been indicted on charges she stole $55,000 from an ailing Queens senior who was under her care, authorities said. Tameka Nunes, 31, of the Bronx, faces up to 15 years in prison for grand larceny and criminal possession of stolen property. District Attorney Richard Brown said Nunes systematically — almost […]

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