Condemn Hate
Editorial Queens Courier Staff 1/03/2012 at 12:53PM

We were shocked — and honestly very saddened — to learn of the string of Molotov cocktail attacks happening right in our own backyard. Instead of beginning a new year with peace, it seems Queens ushered in 2012 with hate, especially since one of the targets of the attacks was the Imam Al-Khoei Islamic Center [...]

The Willets Point of the future
Editorial Toni Cimino 12/06/2011 at 10:23AM

Much like “The Honeymooners” had the “chef of the future,” Queens will soon have “the Willets Point of the future.” On Thursday, December 1, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and elected officials broke ground at Willets Point – kicking off the long-awaited project with the first phase – the creation of a $50 million sewer system. With [...]

A Sad Day At CUNY
Editorial Queens Courier Staff 12/01/2011 at 4:11PM

I have always been a proud product of our Cities and States higher education system. This all changed last week!   I have very fond memories of my college years. I started off at the State University of New York College at Oneonta. I attended Oneonta from 2000 to 2002 where I was a Political [...]

Councilmember Leroy Comrie is standing up for non-profits
Editorial Queens Courier Staff 11/30/2011 at 2:57PM

By Councilmember Leroy Comrie As many in Queens will tell you, there are many non-profit organizations throughout the borough that have helped thousands of people get back on their feet. Non-profit organizations have traditionally been exempt from paying property taxes on buildings they own and provide services in, like churches and non-profit affordable housing developers. [...]

Remember the needy this holiday season
Editorial Queens Courier Staff 11/29/2011 at 9:55AM

Black Friday and Cyber Monday have come and gone, and the holiday shopping season is in full swing. So, as you shop, please remember to pick up an extra gift or two, as once again The Courier will be playing Santa – this year to benefit the children and teens of the South Queens Boys [...]

Could it be the spirit of the season?
Editorial Queens Courier Staff 11/29/2011 at 9:54AM

It might still be the worst way to start off a New Year. Officials of the Joseph P. Addabbo Family Health Center in Far Rockaway — and 15 students in the complex’s Children’s Day Treatment program — are hoping they won’t be left on the street the second the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s [...]

‘Justice for George’
Editorial Queens Courier Staff 11/15/2011 at 9:41AM

It’s been a month since George Gibbons was killed in a wrong-way, hit-and-run crash on the Long Island Expressway. But for his family, it must seem like years. Not only did they lose a son, uncle and brother, but the community lost an upstanding citizen and popular bar owner whose death has been deeply mourned. [...]

Dig deep and give
Editorial Queens Courier Staff 11/08/2011 at 12:56PM

In this, the season of giving we urge you, our readers and advertisers, to dig deep and give to those in need. As the days get colder, go through your closets and donate your gently-used coats and clothing. Go through your pantries and see if there are any non-perishable food items you can contribute. There [...]

They served us, we should serve them
Editorial Queens Courier Staff 11/08/2011 at 12:56PM

We all fly our flags proudly on certain days – Memorial Day, July 4, Veterans Day – but do we really know what it takes to defend our country? It takes brave men and women who put their lives and limbs on the line to defend our freedom and keep us safe. Some make the [...]

Working to make your voice heard
Editorial Queens Courier Staff 10/25/2011 at 11:10AM

BY CONGRESSMEMBER BOB TURNER As the new Congressmember for the Ninth Congressional District, I want to express my sincere gratitude to the voters who elected me to this great responsibility. I am honored to have been selected as a Republican Representative in a heavily Democratic district. In a district where Democrats outnumber Republicans by a [...]