gun control

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 5/06/2014 at 7:56AM

TODAY’S FORECAST: Tuesday: A mix of clouds and sun. High 69. Winds NW at 10 to 20 mph. Tuesday Night: Mostly clear. Low 46. Winds NNW at 10 to 20 mph.

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 12/13/2013 at 7:31AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Friday: A mix of clouds and sun. High 33. Winds W at 10 to 20 mph. Friday night: Partly cloudy skies early will give way to cloudy skies late. Low 26. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: Carols and Car Races Grammy-nominated jazz guitarist and composer Amanda Monaco brings her quartet Formula [...]

NYC gun deaths drop more than 30 percent
NYC gun deaths drop more than 30 percent
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 4/29/2013 at 11:25AM

Firearm-related deaths in New York City declined more than 30 percent between 2000 and 2011, according to a new Health Department study. The number of deaths dropped from 524 in 2000 to 366 in 2011. The city’s firearm fatality rate is less than half that of the national rate, which showed no decline during the [...]

U.S. Senate gun control vote disappoints New York lawmakers
U.S. Senate gun control vote disappoints New York lawmakers
Politics Queens Courier Staff 4/25/2013 at 8:56AM

The build-up lasted a full four months. From the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School to the State of the Union and rallies afterward, tougher laws on gun control were debated and pored over until U.S. Senators finally voted 54-46 in favor of an amendment to strengthen background checks at gun shows and online. However, [...]

Call for gun control as Corona murder remains unsolved
Call for gun control as Corona murder remains unsolved
Police Angy Altamirano 4/24/2013 at 10:20AM

Debra Greene received a call at work last April that changed her life forever. Her oldest son, Theodore Malcolm Greene, had been shot on his way home by an unknown perpetrator and by the time she reached the hospital, Theodore was gone. One year later, there are still no answers for this grieving mother who [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 4/03/2013 at 7:56AM

TODAY’S FORECAST  Wednesday: Clear in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 48. Breezy. Winds from the WNW at 20 to 25 mph with gusts to 30 mph. Wednesday night: Clear. Low of 30 with a windchill as low as 23. Breezy. Winds from the NW at 10 to 25 mph EVENT OF THE DAY: Spectacle: [...]

New NYPD technology could detect concealed weapons
New NYPD technology could detect concealed weapons
News Maggie Hayes 1/26/2013 at 10:44AM

NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly called 2012 the year that will be remembered for an “epic” storm, a presidential election, the fiscal cliff and New York City’s fewest homicides in more than half a century – and the police department is continuing work to further decrease that number. Last year, Kelly discussed a new tool capable [...]

Marshall gives final State of the Borough address
Marshall gives final State of the Borough address
Politics Terence M. Cullen 1/22/2013 at 1:48PM

In the final State of the Borough address of her administration, Borough President Helen Marshall focused on the continued recovery of south Queens nearly three months after Sandy — honoring one first responder in particular for his valiant efforts during the storm. “Let’s reflect together now,” she said on Tuesday, January 22, “on the devastation [...]

School shooting in California, one injured
News Alexa Altman 1/10/2013 at 1:48PM

According to the Associated Press, a student was shot at a high school in Taft, California. The shooting suspect is reportedly in custody. No other injuries have been reported thus far.

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 1/10/2013 at 7:38AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Thursday: Partly cloudy. High of 48. Winds from the NW at 10 to 15 mph. Thursday night: Clear in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 36. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%. EVENT OF THE DAY: Urinetown: The Musical Winner of three Tony awards and one of the most uproariously funny musicals [...]