Queens teen takes on intolerance
Queens teen takes on intolerance
Education & Kids Maggie Hayes 3/02/2013 at 11:36AM

After only six months, Maryam Farooq has made a bigger impact on her high school than most students make in four years, said her principal. Farooq, 15, began work with the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), a group focused on anti-bullying and anti-hate awareness and education, when she was in the eighth grade. She worked on bringing [...]

Teen crashes into Queens school bus, charged with driving while consuming alcohol
News Cristabelle Tumola 1/25/2013 at 5:25PM

A 17-year-old crashed into a school bus full of students this morning in Bellerose, and arrested for driving without a license and operating a vehicle while consuming alcohol, said police and the district attorney’s office. Mandip Singh was also charged with leaving the scene of an accident with injuries. The incident occurred around 7:45 a.m. [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 9/07/2012 at 7:32AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Friday: Partly cloudy. High of 84. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 15 mph. Friday night: Partly cloudy with a chance of rain after midnight. Low of 73. Winds from the South at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20%. EVENT of the DAY: First Fridays, Summer in the Garden The Noguchi Museum continues its [...]

Despite criticism, local members say unions still needed
Despite criticism, local members say unions still needed
News Cristabelle Tumola 9/03/2012 at 8:07AM

For those alive today it’s difficult to imagine the American workforce without unions. They not only represent trades, such as brick layers and electrical workers, and teachers, but there are also unions for actors, postal workers, air traffic controllers and many other professions. But many question their role in the workplace. They say years ago [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Liam La Guerre 7/06/2012 at 6:54AM

Stabbed MTA officer leaves hospital, eager to return to the job A wounded Metropolitan Transportation Authority police officer was released from the hospital and headed home Thursday, one day after he was stabbed in the eye during a confrontation in Jamaica, Queens. Dozens of MTA and city police officers were on hand to applaud at Jamaica [...]

Queens communities facing brownouts
News Billy Rennison 6/20/2012 at 6:57PM

Several Queens communities face a voltage reduction from Con Edison due to electrical equipment problems. The 100 degree heat has many residents blasting air conditioners to stay cool. Con Ed said the neighborhoods affected will have a 5 percent voltage reduction.  This was done in an effort to prevent a significant outage, a spokesperson from [...]

Student sold psychedelic sweets
News Alexa Altman 2/08/2012 at 4:39PM

An impromptu bake sale at a Queens middle school had students tripping and teachers flipping. Twenty students at Intermediate School 208 in Bellerose were caught snacking and getting stoned on marijuana-infused brownies, provided by a fellow student who was selling the goods during school. An eight-grade female whose identify was withheld because of her age, [...]

Police seek missing Queens man
Police seek missing Queens man
News Billy Rennison 1/04/2012 at 4:32PM

Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a man that went missing in Bellerose recently. Winston Nunez was last seen at 8 p.m. on Friday, December 2 near Winchester Boulevard. Nunez, 40, is 5-feet-6-inches tall, 138-pounds with a dark complexion, brown eyes and a beard. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime [...]

Eastern Queens joining together to be less divided
News Michael Pantelidis 12/16/2011 at 9:57AM

Eastern Queens is uniting in a fight to make district lines dividing the community disappear. A group of civic associations, local leaders and concerned residents from Glen Oaks, Floral Park, New Hyde Park, Bellerose and Queens Village have joined forces to form Eastern Queens United, a coalition demanding their neighborhoods be rejoined in the same [...]

Queens Civic Congress Defends Creedmoor
Letters Queens Courier Staff 11/10/2011 at 5:32PM

The Queens Civic Congress (QCC), the umbrella coalition for more than 100 Queens civic organizations, congratulates Community Board 13 on its vote to oppose construction of two multi-story apartment buildings on the Creedmoor campus, adjacent to several low-density Bellrose neighborhoods. QCC supports services for seniors and indeed supported development of low rise, low-density senior housing [...]