Queens-based counterfeiting ring busted, loaded weapon and marijuana discovered


| agiudice@ridgewoodtimes.com

Photos courtesy NYPD

During its investigation and ensuring court-authorized searches, police reportedly recovered card readers, embossers and other equipment used for credit and debit card forgery along with more than $11,000 in cash, three vehicles, a loaded .40-caliber Glock firearm, 41 marijuana plants, two 5-gallon containers full of marijuana and high-intensity lights known to be used for growing pot indoors.

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Tour of Richmond Hill highlights the Indo-Caribbean community’s needs


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Ridgewood Times/Photos by Anthony Giudice

The Indo-Caribbean population and culture in Richmond Hill is booming, and as a result the residents are in need of programs and institutions that bring them together as a community

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City agency no-show at civic meeting riles Hamilton Beach residents


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Angela Matua

The Department of Design and Construction (DDC) failed to make their appointment at Thursday’s Hamilton Beach Civic Association meeting, turning what should have been an informative session on a capital project into an airing of residents’ grievances.

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Nursing home caregivers arrested for neglect of disabled resident in Far Rockaway


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Three caregivers in Far Rockaway found themselves in handcuffs Wednesday after they allegedly dragged a disabled and bleeding nursing home resident and left him bleeding on the floor for over twenty minutes last October, authorities said.

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Queens Symphony Orchestra visits Hamilton Beach


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Facebook/New Hamilton Beach Civic Association

The sounds of the Queens Symphony Orchestra filled the West Hamilton Beach Volunteer Fire Department on June 18, as Hamilton Beach residents were treated to songs that celebrate New York City.

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Homeowners urged to complete Build it Back applications before deadline


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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Queens residents who have not fully completed Build it Back applications have until Tuesday, June 30, to submit any pending paperwork needed to receive funds for construction on new homes.

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Stringer rejects contract for South Ozone Park juvenile detention center


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of PropertyShark/Nicholas Strini

After months of petitioning and a lawsuit filed by the South Ozone Park Civic Association West and three South Ozone Park residents, the proposed Close to Home juvenile detention center has been denied by city Comptroller Scott Stringer.

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Fighting cancer step by step at Howard Beach Relay For Life


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photos courtesy of Noreen Feehan

For the seventh annual Relay For Life event, an overnight community fundraising walk, Howard Beach participants raised $52,000, bringing the local event’s seven-year fundraising total to $650,000.

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Alleged robber fatally shot by off-duty corrections officer in Ozone Park


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Photo via Google Maps

An off-duty New York State corrections officer shot and killed a man who allegedly tried to rob him and four other individuals on an Ozone Park street Saturday night, according to police.

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Boys and Girls Club of Metro Queens rallies to restore funding


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photos by Angela Matua

Chants of “show us the money” reverberated throughout the gymnasium of the Boys and Girls Club of Metro Queens on Wednesday, as parents, children and staff called for more funding for after-school programs.

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Health Department to treat parts of Queens against West Nile


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Image courtesy of NYC Health Department

The city’s Health Department will treat parts of Queens over several days this week to help reduce the mosquito population and the risk of West Nile virus.

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