Getting fleeced
Editorial Queens Courier Editorial 9/19/2012 at 11:17AM

With gas prices continuing their two month climb in New York City — approaching 2012 highs — the average price for a gallon has risen to $4.23, according to AAA’s Fuel Gauge Report. This is eight cents higher than a week ago and 17 cents higher than a month ago. One alternative to driving? Public [...]

Never Forget
Editorial Queens Courier Editorial 9/12/2012 at 4:39PM

Our world changed forever on Tuesday, September 11, 2001. Hijackers flew American Airlines Flight 11 into the north tower of the World Trade Center in New York City at 8:46 a.m. Foreign supported, funded and trained terrorists dealt the worst sneak attack since Pearl Harbor. They had hijacked four jet planes and took them on [...]

The sad and the ugly
Editorial Queens Courier Editorial 8/30/2012 at 11:37AM

THE SAD . . . We at The Queens Courier extend our sincerest condolences to the family and friends of William Bateman, a local homeless man found dead just steps from the Bayside LIRR station. The loss of a loved one is undoubtedly very difficult, and losing someone who was so well-liked in the community [...]

Hear no evil, see no evil?
Editorial Queens Courier Staff 8/17/2012 at 12:18PM

In the 1970s it was the summer of Son of Sam. Today it’s the summer of shootings. Just last week Sergeant Craig Bier became the 10th NYPD officer shot in the line of duty this year. The 15-year veteran, who boasts some 60-plus medals and citations, was shot in each leg during a firefight after [...]

The good, the better and the bad in Queens
Editorial Queens Courier Staff 6/01/2012 at 4:50PM

THE GOOD . . . Queens came out in force on Memorial Day to pay tribute to those heroes who have fought – and continue to fight – for the freedoms we enjoy. As Mayor Michael Bloomberg pointed out, freedom is not, in fact, free, and the men and women in uniform – from our [...]

Saluting service for Memorial Day
Editorial Queens Courier Staff 5/24/2012 at 5:07PM

As you go about your day, we implore you to stop for a moment and think — just once — of all the freedoms we have here in the United States. Now take a second to think of what life would be like without those liberties. And finally, stop and say “thank you” — to [...]

Saluting teachers
Editorial Queens Courier Staff 5/14/2012 at 12:46PM

As the nation celebrates National Teacher Appreciation Week, we need to definitely show our appreciation for all teachers across the United States. Teachers work extremely hard under a myriad of conditions, ranging from overcrowded classrooms, to dealing with discipline problems, lack of instructional materials, sometimes difficult parents and sometimes unsupportive administrators and supervisors. Also, teachers [...]