Bank robber strikes twice in Springfield Gardens


| rpozarycki@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of NYPD

A bank robber had mixed results in two bank robbery attempts in Springfield Gardens on Friday afternoon, police said, failing to get cash from one branch but succeeding at another location a short time later.

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Jamaica site with big development potential sells after bidding war 


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy Ariel Property Advisors

The site at 143-18 Liberty Ave., which previously was an auto-dealer, sold after just four months on the market, but not before a bidding war between two buyers that ultimately lead the price of the lot to to rise higher than most other sites in the area.

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Rochdale Village man suspected of killing brother in double shooting: cops


| rpozarycki@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of NYPD

The NYPD is asking the public’s help in finding a 23-year-old man suspected of fatally shooting his brother and another man in Rochdale Village earlier this year.

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Restoration work to enhance Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photos courtesy of The Nature Conservancy

The Nature Conservancy (TNC), the National Park Service (NPS) and Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy (JBRPC) are collaborating on a project to improve the ecological health of habitats at the refuge and enhance visitor experience.

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Queens mourns Charleston massacre victims at vigil tonight


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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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Jamaica Hills Merchants Association looks to foster local business growth


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo via Google Maps

Businesses in Jamaica Hills have gained new advocates in the Jamaica Hills Merchants Association, a new group formed through the efforts of Councilman Rory Lancman and the Queens Chamber of Commerce.

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Forest Hills triplets graduate at top of classes at Holy Cross High, Mary Louis Academy


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THE COURIER/Photo by Alina Suriel/Gallery courtesy of the Chow family

Forest Hills triplets Dylan, Brandon and Kylie Chow ended their final year of high school as academic superstars, with each being honored as a valedictorian or salutatorian in the graduating classes of their schools.

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