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State Senator Shirley Huntley’s husband allegedly robbed outside Aqueduct Racino
News Liam La Guerre 6/06/2012 at 2:53PM

The husband of a Queens public official alleged he was robbed at gunpoint outside Resorts World Casino, but Racino officials are calling his bluff. State Senator Shirley Huntley’s spouse, Herbert Huntley, told cops last month that while walking outside the Ozone Park facility, three males with revolvers stopped him and stole approximately $380 in cash [...]

Aqueduct convention center scrapped, Willets Point eyed
Aqueduct convention center scrapped, Willets Point eyed
News Terence M. Cullen 6/04/2012 at 11:21AM

Willets Point might become the new destination for a convention center, after it was announced that plans for one near the Aqueduct Racetrack have fallen through. Governor Andrew Cuomo acknowledged Friday, June 1, that talks for what would have been the largest convention center in the country were not working out. Any future plans to [...]

Afternoon Roundup
Afternoon Roundup
News Billy Rennison 6/03/2012 at 12:43PM

Passenger plane crashes in Nigeria’s largest city A passenger plane crashed into a two-story building in Nigeria’s largest city of Lagos on Sunday, officials said. Read more: USA Today Man Wanted For Attempted Child Kidnapping In Queens Police are searching for a man they say tried to kidnap a young boy last week in St. [...]

Board Threatens To Disband NYRA Amid Pay Out Scandal
News Jay Lane 5/16/2012 at 2:43PM

State regulators are threatening to replace the New York Racing Association amid allegations the entity cheated bettors out of millions of dollars. The state’s Racing and Wagering Board is blasting the agency for holding back $8.5 million in winnings and is now considering reorganizing all of NYRA which operates the tracks at Aqueduct, Belmont and [...]

Mom Throws Baby Out Window to Escape Suspicious Fire in Jamaica
Mom Throws Baby Out Window to Escape Suspicious Fire in Jamaica
News Jay Lane 2/23/2012 at 8:55AM

Mom Throws Baby Out Window to Escape Suspicious Fire in Jamaica A desperate mother threw her baby out the second-floor window of a Queens home that was engulfed by a suspicious blaze early Thursday, fire authorities and witnesses said. The child, who couldn’t have been more than 2 or 3 years old, landed safely in [...]

If you build it, they will come
Editorial Queens Courier Staff 1/09/2012 at 5:10PM

Last week’s State of the State address by Governor Andrew Cuomo promised big things for Queens, chief among them building the country’s largest convention center on the former site of the Aqueduct Racino. The 3.8 million-square-foot convention center would accommodate the nation’s largest events, up to 3,000 hotel rooms and many restaurants, and create new [...]

Prosecutors and defense disclose plea talks in Jose Pimentel bomb plot case
Prosecutors and defense disclose plea talks in Jose Pimentel bomb plot case
News Jay Lane 1/09/2012 at 1:53PM

Prosecutors and defense disclose plea talks in Jose Pimentel bomb plot case Prosecutors and defense lawyers say they’re in plea negotiations in a rare state-level terror case against a New York City man. He’s charged with building a homemade bomb to try to attack soldiers, police and other government targets. The Manhattan district attorney’s office [...]

[Update with pics] Cuomo wants convention center, table gaming for Aqueduct Racino
[Update with pics] Cuomo wants convention center, table gaming for Aqueduct Racino
News Steve Mosco 1/06/2012 at 9:10AM

There were two major points in Governor Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State speech that everyone saw coming, both of which have a lot to do with Queens. During his speech on Wednesday, January 4, the governor formally introduced the idea of legalizing full table gaming in New York State, which would mean big news [...]