Douglaston

Race to replace embattled Councilmember Dan Halloran underway
Race to replace embattled Councilmember Dan Halloran underway
Politics Melissa Chan 4/25/2013 at 1:23PM

The first Republican candidate has thrown his hat in the ring to replace federally-indicted Councilmember Dan Halloran. Dennis Saffran, 57, said he is running in the 19th Council District to restore “the tradition of integrity and honesty in government.” The attorney from Douglaston ran for the seat in 2001 and narrowly lost to then-Councilmember Tony [...]

Firefighter makes way back to boxing for a cause
Firefighter makes way back to boxing for a cause
Sports Terence M. Cullen 4/16/2013 at 11:32AM

Jack Kirrane took a five year break from the FDNY’s Bravest Boxing team. From 2007 to 2012, the Queens-born firefighter focused on being a father and doing his normal duty at Ladder 38 in Harlem. Over the last year, however, Kirrane, 37, has been staging a comeback into the sport he started in as a [...]

Couple will not demolish historic Douglaston home
Couple will not demolish historic Douglaston home
Northeast Melissa Chan 3/28/2013 at 1:36PM

The newlywed owners of a historic Douglaston house say they have no plans to harm the 19th century remnant after neighbors rallied outside their home last week, The Courier has learned. Property owner Xiu Jun Zhai and his wife received a partial job permit by the city’s Department of Buildings (DOB) on March 4 to [...]

Op-Ed: Empowering women
News Op-Ed 3/21/2013 at 4:09PM

BY ASSEMBLYMEMBER NILY ROZIC Women’s History Month marks my third month as an assemblymember. It is a time to recognize the women who have come before to make this world a better place. While we have many great women to celebrate, we have more work ahead. At a time when polarization is defining many of [...]

Neighbors rally against changes to historic Douglaston home
Neighbors rally against changes to historic Douglaston home
Northeast Melissa Chan 3/21/2013 at 12:04PM

Neighboring residents of a historic Douglaston house rallied last Friday to save the 19th century remnant from proposed changes. The new owner of the 38-60 Douglaston Parkway site has submitted plans to the city’s Department of Buildings (DOB) to significantly alter the house. The department issued a “partial job” permit to property owner Xiu Jun [...]

Star of Queens: Suzanne Karl, chair, board of directors, Divine Wisdom Catholic Academy
Star of Queens: Suzanne Karl, chair, board of directors, Divine Wisdom Catholic Academy
News Queens Courier Staff 2/04/2013 at 10:15AM

BY ANTHONY O’REILLY Community Involvement: Three years ago, the building that once was known as St. Anastasia’s School in Douglaston reopened as the Divine Wisdom Catholic Academy. The chairperson of the board of directors for the academy, Suzanne Karl, talked about how she was devastated when she first heard the school was closing. “My two [...]

Striking school bus drivers stand by their demands
Striking school bus drivers stand by their demands
Education & Kids Alexa Altman 1/30/2013 at 9:14AM

Maria Gentile has driven a school bus for more than 34 years. She knows the name of every student she carries along her route, through Bayside, Douglaston and Oakland Gardens. She’s witnessed the first and last days of school for countless families. When she drops a child off at home, she doesn’t drive away until [...]

Grace Meng sworn in as first Asian-American from NY in Congress
Grace Meng sworn in as first Asian-American from NY in Congress
Politics Maggie Hayes 1/04/2013 at 4:13PM

The Courier tagged along on a bus trip to Washington, D. C. as the 113th Congress was sworn in. It’s five in the morning, and over 100 people gathered outside in Flushing, anxiously waiting to board buses making the trek down to our nation’s capital to watch the 113th Congress — and the first Asian-American [...]

Two Queens Catholic schools to merge next year
Education & Kids Melissa Chan 12/26/2012 at 11:03AM

Two Catholic schools in northeast Queens will merge and operate under one name in September 2013. St. Robert Bellarmine School, located at 56-10 214th Street in Bayside, will reopen under Divine Wisdom Catholic Academy in the next school year after board of directors at both schools unanimously approved the expansion this month. The Bayside school [...]

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 [...]