2012

Sandy first responders honored as Queens Courier Persons of the Year
Sandy first responders honored as Queens Courier Persons of the Year
News Queens Courier Staff 1/03/2013 at 9:00AM

With 2012  behind us, The Queens Courier is paying tribute to the first responders — those men and women who put their lives on the line every day, and who braved Sandy’s wrath to save, and help rebuild, lives. They have earned our respect and admiration, and a debt of gratitude. Here is are some [...]

Queens Courier Persons of the Year honoree: Dylan Smith
Queens Courier Persons of the Year honoree: Dylan Smith
News Maggie Hayes 1/02/2013 at 12:43PM

With 2012 behind us, The Queens Courier is paying tribute to the first responders — those men and women who put their lives on the line every day, and who braved Sandy’s wrath to save, and help rebuild, lives. They have earned our respect and admiration, and a debt of gratitude. Here is one of their stories… [...]

2012: A year in pictures
2012: A year in pictures
Central Queens Courier Staff 12/31/2012 at 6:22PM

JANUARY Fire bomber charged in hate crime: Ray Lazier Lengend, 40, confessed to a string of five fire bombings, four in Queens and one on Long Island. No one was injured in the attacks and Lengend was charged with a hate crime. Queens native named Obama chief of staff: Forest Hills native Jacob Lew, an orthodox Jew, [...]

Halloran is Republican Party pick for Ackerman’s seat
Halloran is Republican Party pick for Ackerman’s seat
News Melissa Chan 3/28/2012 at 2:30PM

Councilmember Dan Halloran has officially joined the race to vie for the newly-redrawn 6th Congressional District seat. The Republican runner announced his intent to run on March 26 at Flushing’s Bowne Park. “I am running for Congress because the president and the Democrats’ policies have failed, and New Yorkers need a new voice,” Halloran said. [...]

Cuomo gets fiscal: Governor reveals budget plan
Cuomo gets fiscal: Governor reveals budget plan
News Steve Mosco 1/18/2012 at 12:30PM

Watch live streaming video from newyorkstateofficeofthegovernor at livestream.com Looking to build on the momentum built over his first year in office, Governor Andrew Cuomo unveiled his 2012-13 Executive Budget and Reform Plan — a plan which looks to significantly cut the deficit without raising taxes. “Because of the tough choices and the historic reforms we [...]

Board addresses 2012 budget
Board addresses 2012 budget
North Shore Towers Melissa Chan 12/20/2011 at 4:46PM

While Towers residents can expect shortfalls in the budget this year, the end of 2011 saw an excess of revenue over expenditures. “Budgeting is really not a true science. I would consider it more of an art,” said Mort Gitter, Board member and finance committee chair. “You can budget in a couple of ways. Over [...]

Councilmember Eric Ulrich tapped for Romney campaign
Councilmember Eric Ulrich tapped for Romney campaign
News Melissa Chan 12/05/2011 at 4:01PM

Councilmember Eric Ulrich has been named chair of Republican and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign in New York City. “I’m honored because I believe Governor Romney stands the best chance at defeating Barack Obama, and I know that he’ll make an excellent president during a very challenging time in our nation,” Ulrich told [...]