MTA train operator arrested in hit-and-run death of celebrity jeweler in Forest Hills


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

Photo via Instagram/@rafaello_eric

An MTA train operator has been arrested for striking and killing a well-known jeweler in Forest Hills with his car, authorities said.

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Transit riders voice calls to ‘#FixWoodhaven’ in social media campaign


| rpozarycki@queenscourier.com

Photos via Twitter/@Jslyyynnn and @jam14063

Commuters traveling along Woodhaven Boulevard took to social media on Wednesday afternoon to voice their frustration over crowded bus lines, deterioration and other problems along the thoroughfare.

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ACS adopts model used by Forest Hills foster care agency


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Forestdale, Inc.

The New York City Administration for Children’s Services will be rolling out the Strong Families NYC Initiative, components of which are modeled after a Forest Hills-based child welfare organization.

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Queens Theatre screens classic Lincoln Center performances outdoors at Flushing Meadows


| rmackay@queensny.org

Photo courtesy of Queens Theatre

Video versions of great Lincoln Center works will screen outdoors on Tuesday nights in August on Flushing Meadows Corona Park’s Festival Lawn, thanks to a new month-long partnership between Queens Theatre and Lincoln Center Education.

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Forest Hills Rhythmic Gymnastics team performs at ‘World’s Most Famous Arena’


| agiudice@ridgewoodtimes.com

Photos courtesy Forest Hills Rhythmic Gymnastics

The girls from the Forest Hills Rhythmic Gymnastics team got the chance to showcase their skills on center court at Madison Square Garden during the halftime show at a New York Liberty game earlier this month.

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Enjoy a ‘Night Out’ with Queens’ Finest at fun events this August


| rpozarycki@queenscourier.com

RIDGEWOOD TIMES/File Photo

Queens residents can enjoy fun activities while also supporting their local police during National Night Out Against Crime events scheduled to take place across the borough on Tuesday, Aug. 4.

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PHOTOS: Preview of new QNS.com website at Queens Museum party


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photos by Corazon Aguirre

Businesspeople, elected officials and other movers and shakers from across Queens came to the Queens Museum Wednesday night to get a glimpse of QNS.com, the future Internet home of The Queens Courier, Ridgewood Times, LIC Magazine and BORO magazine.

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Flushing Met Food Market to close after July 26


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by  Kirsten E. Paulson

After more than 30 years of operation, the independently-owned neighborhood grocery store, located at 41-62 Bowne St., is shutting down following a decision by owners Abel and Ahmed Saleh to sell the property.

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Video released of vehicle that struck and killed jeweler in Forest Hills


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

Video courtesy of NYPD

Police have released video footage of the vehicle that reportedly fatally struck a jeweler to the stars following an argument between the victim and driver in Forest Hills Sunday night.

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