Cable theft causes A train shutdown in south Queens: MTA


| rpozarycki@queenscourier.com

Photo via Wikimedia Commons/Ad Meskens

Limited service is back on the A line in south Queens Wednesday morning after crews worked to repair damage caused by the theft of nearly 500 feet of copper cables powering the tracks.

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Photos: Queens honors and remembers soldiers with Memorial Day parades


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

Photos courtesy Dominick Totino Photography/Gallery by Robert Pozarycki, Anthony Giudice, Liam La Guerre

Patriotism spread in Queens for Memorial Day weekend as nearly a dozen parades were held around the borough to pay tribute to military men and women that protect the freedoms residents enjoy today.

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Alleged Resorts World Casino killer fatally shot by cops in Brooklyn


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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A 51-year-old woman was shot and killed in the parking lot at the Resorts World Casino early Tuesday morning by her ex-boyfriend, who was later killed in a shootout with police in Brooklyn, according to authorities.

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BP Katz approves zoning amendment to speed up post-Sandy recovery


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

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Borough President Melinda Katz recently approved amendments to citywide zoning codes, which will allow more Sandy-affected homeowners to rebuild their homes faster and to return them to how they were before the storm instead of having to alter them to fit current regulations.

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Banks to help stop zombie properties in south Queens and elsewhere


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder

New York is preparing to take on zombies — not the flesh-eating walking dead, but the abandoned properties that have been a scourge in Howard Beach and other south Queens neighborhoods.

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106th Precinct addresses dispute with Howard Beach civilian patrol group


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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Deputy Inspector Jeffrey Schiff, commanding officer of the 106th Precinct, directly addressed a controversial dispute between his precinct and an organization called the Howard Beach Civilian Observation Patrol Inc. (HB-COP) at Wednesday’s 106th Precinct Community Council meeting in Ozone Park.

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20-year-old Rockaway man among seven dead in Amtrak derailment


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

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A 20-year-old naval midshipman from Rockaway Beach, who was on his way home, is among the seven people killed after an Amtrak train derailed in Philadelphia Tuesday night, according to reports.

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Pol calls for early mosquito spraying in south Queens


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Jonathan Greenfield

Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder is encouraging the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) to step up efforts to combat West Nile virus in southern Queens.

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