Cancer

Help give the gift of life
Help give the gift of life
News Melissa Chan 12/07/2011 at 11:38AM

Carly Rose Nieves will be turning 16 in January, but in lieu of a lavish Super Sweet 16 party most girls her age plan for years, she is putting all her efforts into saving lives. The Middle Village teen has been battling Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) — a cancer of the white blood cells that [...]

Long Island City remembers learning champion Fausta Ippolito
Long Island City remembers learning champion Fausta Ippolito
News Steve Mosco 10/11/2011 at 1:01PM

Fausta Ippolito lived her life in a constant state of motion. The LIC resident was active in her determination to keep children reading and to give her community a library to call its own. She was purpose driven and well on her way to seeing the fruits of her labor blossom into a state-of-the-art library [...]

Steve Lavin to undergo cancer surgery today
Steve Lavin to undergo cancer surgery today
Sports Billy Rennison 10/06/2011 at 8:41PM

St. John’s Coach Steve Lavin will undergo surgery today to treat his prostate cancer which was diagnosed last fall. Lavin, entering his second year on the Johnnies sideline, coached the Red Storm to their most successful season in a decade last year. It was only after the season that the school announced that the 47 [...]

WATCH Street Talk: How will you remember Steve Jobs?
News Melissa Chan 10/06/2011 at 6:46PM

Steve Jobs, the co-founder and chairman of Apple, died Wednesday at the age of 56. The Queens Courier hit the streets to see how locals will remember him. [video_post_embed id="3537" width="540" height="306"]

Apple co-founder Steve Jobs dead at 56
News Billy Rennison 10/06/2011 at 2:59PM

Steve Jobs, the co-founder of Apple who helped revolutionize the digital age, died Wednesday. He was 56. “Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being,” the company said in a brief statement. “Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Steve [...]

Committed to a cure
Committed to a cure
Health Michael Pantelidis 9/27/2011 at 9:01PM

One fateful morning in December of 2010, Darcy Novick’s life changed forever. Like thousands of women before her, Novick was diagnosed with breast cancer, shattering her reality and leaving her unsure of the future. “It’s like your world is coming to an end,” said Novick, a 46-year-old Bayside resident. “You think the worst. You think [...]