Borough president secures millions for south Queens library renovations


| rpozarycki@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Queens Library

Three public libraries in southern Queens will receive much-needed improvements through $9.5 million in funding that Queens Borough President Melinda Katz secured, it was announced on Monday morning.

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Armed bandits in Springfield Gardens stickup linked to earlier robbery: cops


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

Video and photo courtesy of NYPD

Two armed robbers wanted for tying up employees at a Fresh Meadows RadioShack earlier this month are suspected of pulling off the same crime at a Springfield Gardens cellphone store on Tuesday, police said.

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Jamaica residents rally for more affordable housing, inclusion in area development boom


| amatua@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photos by Angela Matua

Jamaica residents gathered at the Greater Allen AME Cathedral of New York on Wednesday to demand that the city and developers capitalizing on the available space in the area “build it right.”

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Jamaica man sentenced to 20 years in prison on abduction charges


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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A 35-year-old Queens man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for abducting a Harlem woman who died after a brutal beating by the man and his wife in December 2013.

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


| rpozarycki@queenscourier.com

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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PHOTOS: Preview of new QNS.com website at Queens Museum party


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photos by Corazon Aguirre

Businesspeople, elected officials and other movers and shakers from across Queens came to the Queens Museum Wednesday night to get a glimpse of QNS.com, the future Internet home of The Queens Courier, Ridgewood Times, LIC Magazine and BORO magazine.

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Falling debris causes disruptions on the 7 line in Flushing


| agiudice@ridgewoodtimes.com

Photo via Twitter/@NYPD109Pct

Service on the 7 line was disrupted Saturday afternoon due to a construction accident when a crane hoisting construction materials to stores’ rooftops broke and spilled its cargo onto the tracks at Roosevelt Avenue and College Point Boulevard in Flushing.

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Commuter Van Reform Act looks to reign in illegal ‘dollar vans’


| amatua@queenscourier.com

Photo via Wikimedia Commons

Two elected officials are hoping that unlicensed commuter vans will soon face steep penalties for operating illegally in city neighborhoods.

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Ulrich: Take Trump name off Jamaica Hospital nursing center


| rpozarycki@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Property Shark/Christopher Bride

City Councilman Eric Ulrich wants the name of a certain presidential candidate with a knack for controversial statements removed from a rehabilitation facility at Jamaica Hospital.

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Stop & Shop to buy out Pathmark, Waldbaum’s supermarkets in Queens


| rpozarycki@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/File photo

Stop & Shop announced Monday it is acquiring local Pathmark and Waldbaum’s supermarkets from the struggling Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company (A&P), which filed for bankruptcy.

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