Bayside Business Association re-elects members, talks 2015 outlook


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Photos by Anthony Giudice

The Bayside Business Association (BBA) re-elected its slate of executive members and outlined its agenda for the next 12 months during the group’s annual membership and elections meeting on Friday at the Bayside Diner.

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Seven alleged southeast Queens gang members busted for murder plots: prosecutors


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Counting themselves among “killas,” seven street gang members based in southeast Queens were indicted for allegedly plotting two murder attempts, prosecutors said.

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First Ridgewood Artists Coalition exhibit opens Sunday at Glendale brewery


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Photo by Kelly Marie Mancuso

The Ridgewood Artists Coalition (RAC) will hold its first exhibit, titled “The Ridgewood Artists Spring Showcase,” at Glendale’s Finback Brewery from this Sunday through April 26.

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Campaign started to bring new performance series to Sunnyside plaza


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THE COURIER/ Photo by Angy Altamirano

Two groups are coming together to raise funds to bring a new performance series underneath the elevated 7 train in Sunnyside this summer.

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Second annual prom dress drive this weekend in Ridgewood


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Prom night is a milestone of a young woman’s life and every girl should be able to attend and feel like royalty. Joan England’s second annual Project PROMises prom dress event is allowing girls who may not be able to afford a dress the chance to find their perfect fit.

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Repairs to disrupt service on E, F, M, R lines in Queens


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo by Marc A. Hermann / MTA New York City Transit

The MTA’s Fastrack late-night repair and maintenance program will return to the E, F, M and R lines in Manhattan and Queens the next two weeks, causing disruptions on all four subway lines.

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Homeless Queens woman sentenced for 2010 Astoria Park beating, strangulation


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A 33-year-old homeless woman has been sentenced to 17 years to life in prison for her role in the 2010 fatal beating and strangulation of a 32-year-old man in Astoria Park, according to the Queens district attorney.

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Astoria band wants to rock Queens with first EP


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Photos by Susan DiBello

Some things are just meant to be and are destined to come together — and in the case of Megan DiBello and Colin Clough, one encounter over a bummed cigarette has transformed into a perfect musical match.

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Willets Point auto shop owners settle suit with city, moving to Bronx: report


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After years of fighting, a group of Willets Point auto shop owners has reportedly settled its lawsuit with the city and developers planning to redevelop the industrial land adjacent to Citi Field known as the “Iron Triangle.”

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Middle Village ceremony remembers Triangle factory fire anniversary


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Photo by Kelly Marie Mancuso

Community leaders, activists and residents gathered at Christ the King High School in Middle Village on Wednesday for a moving tribute on the 104th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire.

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NYC college students to vie for spot in Red Bull’s worldwide paper plane competition


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On Sunday, over 250 students from seven city universities and colleges will try to earn a spot in the worldwide competition called Red Bull Paper Wings.

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Bayside students stay fit to help feed children in Africa


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THE COURIER/Photos by Angy Altamirano

Since the beginning of March, 268 students, 40 teachers and other faculty members at P.S. 41 have been taking part in UNICEF’s Kid Power program which encourages students to be more active, while also feeding children in Africa.

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