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Line in the Sand: It’s neighbor VS neighbor in property war
Line in the Sand: It’s neighbor VS neighbor in property war
News Melissa Chan 5/10/2012 at 2:33PM

A fence — erected above covered sinkholes and below scaffolding — marks the battle line between two neighbors in Flushing. The neighborhood spat — between developers looking to build a seven-story condo community and a family living in a private home — has been brewing for over four years and has called into question where [...]

Best of the Boro Voting is Live: Don’t delay, vote today!
Best of the Boro Voting is Live: Don’t delay, vote today!
News Billy Rennison 4/24/2012 at 11:33AM

Cast your vote for the best in Queens’ Family, Education & Recreation. Hundreds of nominations have poured in to the Best of the Boro’s fourth and final round and now residents can select who stands out above the competition. With seemingly endless entertainment options, this category allows residents to choose the borough’s best places to [...]

The meaning of Easter brings families together
Blogs / Columnists / Voices Queens Courier Staff 4/06/2012 at 2:52PM

BY MONSIGNOR JAMIE GIGANTIELLO If you ask Christians what their favorite holiday is, many will quickly answer “Christmas.” People love the lights and trees, the presents and songs, the red poinsettias and gold bows. However, as much as I too love Christmas, Easter is my favorite. Easter Sunday and the week before, which we call [...]

Grades spur parents’ revolt
Grades spur parents’ revolt
News Jay Lane 2/28/2012 at 9:00AM

Grades spur parents’ revolt Armed for the first time with data that rates the effectiveness of more than 12,000 math and reading teachers, parents yesterday said they’ll now take action to steer their kids clear of bad apples. At PS 89 in The Bronx — which had the highest number of teachers who were rated poorly [...]

Scam fam sent off to prison
Scam fam sent off to prison
News Jay Lane 1/12/2012 at 9:33AM

Scam fam sent off to prison A seething Queens judge walloped three members of a crooked Richmond Hill family yesterday, sending them upstate to serve a combined 418 years for a brazen immigration and real-estate scam. The mom, dad and daughter — dubbed “The Ramsundar Gang” by Queens Supreme Court Justice Kenneth Holder — paid a [...]

Dr. Conrad Murray gets 4 years in jail for Michael Jackson death
Dr. Conrad Murray gets 4 years in jail for Michael Jackson death
News Jay Lane 11/29/2011 at 2:48PM

Comedian Patrice O’Neal Dead at 41 Comedian Patrice O’Neal died Tuesday morning … as a result of a stroke he suffered back in October…This according to his friends at the “Opie and Anthony” radio show. O’Neal had been a staple in the comedy world for years — and performed at the “Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen” back [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup – 10/24/2011: 2-month old baby abandoned on Queens street
Queens’ Morning Roundup – 10/24/2011: 2-month old baby abandoned on Queens street
News Jay Lane 10/24/2011 at 11:00AM

2-month old baby abandoned on Queens street Police say a 21-year-old mother is facing charges after authorities found her 2-month-old baby in a stroller on a Queens street. Authorities got a call about an infant crying shortly before 5 a.m. Saturday. They responded to 111th Avenue and found the boy, wrapped in a coat and [...]