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Rapid Repairs fixes more than 20,000 Sandy-damaged homes
Rapid Repairs fixes more than 20,000 Sandy-damaged homes
News Queens Courier Staff 3/22/2013 at 2:49PM

BY ANTHONY O’REILLY Five months after Sandy damaged thousands of residences in New York City, the NYC Rapid Repairs program has completed work on more than 20,000 homes,  Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced today. The program was launched last November in the aftermath of the storm in order to provide heat, power and hot water to those [...]

Op-Ed: Recovery through economic activity and investment
News Queens Courier Staff 2/26/2013 at 10:15AM

BY ASSEMBLYMEMBER PHILLIP GOLDFEDER Last year, the legislature passed a bill, as the first step in the process to amending the state constitution, allowing enhanced gaming in up to seven locations across the state. While this was only the beginning, it was a huge victory for Queens families who have already benefited from the economic [...]

Queens couple stays strong through Sandy
Queens couple stays strong through Sandy
South Cristabelle Tumola 2/12/2013 at 10:34AM

Frances and Peter Wilps of Broad Channel were selected as the winners of The Queens Courier Valentine’s Day Couples Contest: In traditional wedding vows, the bride and groom often promise to love each other “in good times and in bad,” but for one Queens couple, it would have been more appropriate to say “in good [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 12/19/2012 at 8:24AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Wednesday: Clear. High of 48. Breezy. Winds from the WNW at 15 to 20 mph. Wednesday night: Clear in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 36. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 15 mph EVENT of the DAY: Queens Young Professionals Holiday Party Recently, the Queens Young Professionals group formed to provide resources and [...]

Op-Ed: Where to turn for help
News Queens Courier Staff 12/07/2012 at 4:13PM

BY STATE SENATOR JOSEPH ADDABBO As if a sluggish economy wasn’t enough for our local businesses to deal with, they now have to deal with the aftermath of Sandy. But as business owners start to pick up the pieces, many of whom also experienced personal losses at their own home, it is imperative that our [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 11/14/2012 at 7:50AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Wednesday: Partly cloudy. High of 50. Winds from the NNE at 10 to 15 mph. Wednesday night: Clear in the evening, then overcast. Low of 37. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 15 mph. EVENT of the DAY: Mets and City Harvest Sandy Food Drive Fans donating 10 items or more of nonperishable nutritious food will [...]

Con Ed restores power to those without damaged equipment; thousands in Howard Beach, Broad Channel remain without lights
Con Ed restores power to those without damaged equipment; thousands in Howard Beach, Broad Channel remain without lights
News Billy Rennison 11/12/2012 at 11:20AM

Two weeks after Sandy knocked out electricity to more than 100,000 Queens residents, Con Edison announced power was restored to all customers whose equipment was not damaged during the storm. Several thousand residents in Howard Beach and Broad Channel will remain without power until their equipment is deemed safe, Con Ed said. The last Sandy [...]

Queens’s Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 9/19/2012 at 7:37AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Wednesday: Partly cloudy in the morning, then clear. High of 70. Winds from the NNW at 10 to 15 mph. Wednesday night: Clear. Low of 57. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph. EVENT of the DAY: Rent A White Guy: The Musical A new multilingual musical tale about the life of foreigners living in [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 8/22/2012 at 7:25AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Wednesday: Partly cloudy. High of 82. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the SE in the afternoon. Wednesday night: Partly cloudy. Low of 72. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the WNW after midnight EVENT of the DAY: Family Karaoke Night at Manducatis Rustica At this Long [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 8/06/2012 at 7:17AM

EVENT of the DAY: Spider-Man at Cambria/Cabbell Park Come to Cambria/Cabbell Park in Jamaica for a free screening of Spider-Man (PG 13), starring Tobey Maguire as the superhero. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own Remains in attic of suicide house were woman who was knifed to death: officials A woman whose dead [...]