Gilbert Gottfried to headline charity event at Queens Theatre


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Writer's Guild of America East

Comedian, actor and voice artist Gilbert Gottfried will be lending his talents to help the Forest Hills Volunteer Ambulance Corps raise money as part of their “Laughter is the Best Medicine…Take 2″ charity event.

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Base of Civic Virtue statue to be restored, dedicated to women


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre. Documents via Department of Design and Construction.

Plans are set to begin soon to spruce up the former base of the controversial Triumph of Civic Virtue statue near Queens Borough Hall as a planted fountain.

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Kew Gardens native, television icon Dick Van Patten dies at 86


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

Photo via Wikimedia Commons

Actor and Queens native Dick Van Patten, best known for his role in the late 1970s show “Eight is Enough,” died Tuesday morning, according to published reports.

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Queens Museum lit orange for gun violence awareness following vigil


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photos by Angy Altamirano

The “World’s Borough” came together Monday night to honor the nine lives lost in last week’s South Carolina church shooting, and show the rest of the nation that a diverse community can unite as one.

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Video: Boys wanted for throwing fire extinguisher at car entering Skyview Center


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

Video and photos courtesy of NYPD

Some mischievous boys could find themselves in serious trouble after they allegedly flung a fire extinguisher from an upper level of The Shops at SkyView Center parking garage earlier this month, striking a car, police said.

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Queens Courier reporter challenges Queens 10K


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

Photos courtesy NYRR

I ran in part to see if the NYRR met its self-regulated goal to produce a race that promotes and represents the borough. And Kudos to NYRR for keeping the 6.2-mile race in Flushing Meadows for more than two decades as it highlights many of Queens’ jewels on the course.

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Queens mourns Charleston massacre victims at vigil tonight


| rpozarycki@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Ed Reed/Mayoral Photography Office

Flushing Meadows Corona Park will play host to an interfaith prayer vigil this evening for the nine victims gunned down Wednesday night at a Charleston, S.C. church.

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The New York Pops to call Forest Hills Stadium home this summer


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Angy Altamirano

One symphonic orchestra, bringing a new take on popular music to thousands of ears, has found a home in Queens this summer and will be offering thousands of local kids the opportunity to enjoy live music for free.

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