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Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 6/24/2013 at 6:59AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Monday: Partly cloudy with thunderstorms and rain showers in the afternoon. Fog early. High of 93. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 30%. Monday night: Partly cloudy with thunderstorms and rain showers. Low of 75. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain [...]

Beat the heat at free outdoor pools in Queens
Beat the heat at free outdoor pools in Queens
News Queens Courier Staff 6/22/2013 at 11:34AM

Instead of sitting in air conditioning, try cooling off in one of the borough’s free outdoor pools starting Thursday, June 27. All locations are open from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (with a break for cleaning between 3 and 4 p.m.). Astoria Park 19th Street and 23rd Drive Olympic-sized Pool Fisher Pool 99th Street and 32nd Avenue [...]

Astoria teens charged in apparent mob attack caught on video
Astoria teens charged in apparent mob attack caught on video
Police Angy Altamirano 4/25/2013 at 12:48PM

Authorities have arrested and charged five girls in connection with an apparent mob attack on two middle school girls. Video of the incident went viral after being uploaded online. The April 12 incident started when Samantha Gonzalez and friend Christina Campos, both 14, walked through Astoria Park along with three others. Campos told Gonzalez she [...]

Christmas tree collection to begin today
News Billy Rennison 1/02/2013 at 9:55AM

The presents have been opened, the stockings unstuffed and the time is coming to take down the decorations and dispose of your Christmas tree. Beginning Wednesday, January 2, the Department of Sanitation will collect the Christmas trees that have been placed curbside.  All trees should be removed of tinsel, lights, ornaments and stands. The program [...]

Halloween events in Queens
Halloween events in Queens
Central Cristabelle Tumola 10/26/2012 at 10:00AM

Here’s your guide to all the Halloween happenings in Queens this October. Pumpkin Patch Queens County Farm Museum 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Glen Oaks Thru October 28 Saturdays & Sundays 11:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Haunted House at the Poppenhusen The Poppenhusen Institute 114-04 14th Road College Point Friday, October 26-Saturday, October 27 Wednesday, October 31 5:00-6:00 [...]

Free senior fitness classes at NYC parks
Health Cristabelle Tumola 9/17/2012 at 1:36PM

This fall, the CityParks Seniors Fitness program will offer free yoga, tennis and fitness walking classes in parks across the five boroughs. The classes, which are open to New Yorkers 60 and older, begin the week of September 24 and last for seven weeks. All equipment and instruction is free. Sessions are one hour long [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 8/27/2012 at 7:03AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Monday: Partly cloudy with a chance of rain in the morning, then overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. High of 81. Winds from the South at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%. Monday night: Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. Low of [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 8/20/2012 at 7:28AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Monday: Overcast with rain showers. High of 79. Winds from the ESE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%. Monday night: Overcast with rain showers in the evening, then mostly cloudy. Low of 64. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%. EVENT of the DAY: Movie Night in Astoria Park Come to [...]

Queens and Brooklyn to wage water balloon battle
Queens and Brooklyn to wage water balloon battle
News Billy Rennison 7/27/2012 at 1:30PM

The borough battle between Brooklyn and Queens continues this weekend with an unusual choice of weapon — water balloons. “I think we all can agree that there is a certain rift between the “People from Queens” and the “Brooklynites.” Whatever that rift may be I think it’s time for a common gathering to quell the [...]

Man extradited from Netherlands faces charges for ’05 assault, attempted kidnapping
News Alexa Altman 7/27/2012 at 1:05PM

Six years after fleeing the country, a man wanted for the sexual assault and attempted kidnapping of a child was extradited from the Netherlands and returned to Queens to face the charges against him. Peter Belegrinos, a 30-year-old former psych tech at Elmhurst Hospital and Astoria resident, attempted to kidnap a nine-year-old girl from Astoria [...]