‘Comfort woman’ survivor speaks on sexual slavery at Queensborough College


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THE COURIER/Photo by Alina Suriel

A Korean woman who survived sexual slavery as a “Comfort Woman” during WWII spoke Thursday in Bayside at the Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center of Queensborough Community College.

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Residents focus on affordable housing during Flushing West rezoning meeting


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THE COURIER/Photo by Alina Suriel

Community stakeholders attended an open house Wednesday night focused on the ongoing Department of City Planning rezoning study of the Flushing West area.

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Slow response to Whitestone Volunteer Ambulance appeals for funding


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Photo courtesy of the Whitestone Volunteer Ambulance Service

The Whitestone Volunteer Ambulance Service (WVAS) is having trouble raising funds for their new emergency vehicle, with only seven people contributing to their online campaign since its creation one month ago.

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North Shore Towers to host Queens Courier District 23 debate


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Photos courtesy of candidate campaign offices

The Queens Courier will be holding a debate on Aug. 5 for the candidates of the 23rd City Council District election at the North Shore Towers to increase public awareness of relevant issues and platforms.

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Pols at Fort Totten call for increased security at Army Reserve Centers


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Photo courtesy of the office of Paul Vallone

Congressman Steve Israel and local officials stood outside the Ernie Pyle Reserve Center at Bayside’s Fort Totten on Monday to call on the Department of Defense to address security concerns at Army Reserve Center facilities nationwide.

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


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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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EXCLUSIVE: Incoming Whitestone beer garden reveals drink menu


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Photo via Facebook

Jägerhaus Gastropub & Biergarten will open this summer and serve authentic Austrian and German fare in the style of European biergartens, which serve beer and food at outdoor tables shared among multiple parties of guests.

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Flushing street to be co-named after 3-year-old crash victim


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Photo courtesy of His-Pei Liao and Amy Tam-Liao

The memory of a young Flushing girl tragically killed on a local street two years ago will live on with the co-naming of a neighborhood street.

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District 23 City Council seat competitors square off in Bellerose


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THE COURIER/Photo by Alina Suriel

Candidates seeking to fill the 23rd Council District seat that Mark Weprin previously held were face-to-face for the first time Tuesday in a debate hosted by the New American Voters Association (NAVA) at the Bellerose Jewish Center.

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