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Queens couple stays strong through Sandy
Queens couple stays strong through Sandy
South Cristabelle Tumola 2/12/2013 at 10:34AM

Frances and Peter Wilps of Broad Channel were selected as the winners of The Queens Courier Valentine’s Day Couples Contest: In traditional wedding vows, the bride and groom often promise to love each other “in good times and in bad,” but for one Queens couple, it would have been more appropriate to say “in good [...]

Parker Jewish weathers Superstorm Sandy
News Queens Courier Staff 1/05/2013 at 2:25PM

Throughout Sandy and its aftermath, the residents, patients and staff of the Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation remained safe and comfortable, and programs and services went on as scheduled. “The dedication of Parker’s staff, combined with years of careful emergency planning and preparedness drills [empowered] Parker, literally, to weather the storm,” said [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 12/19/2012 at 8:24AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Wednesday: Clear. High of 48. Breezy. Winds from the WNW at 15 to 20 mph. Wednesday night: Clear in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 36. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 15 mph EVENT of the DAY: Queens Young Professionals Holiday Party Recently, the Queens Young Professionals group formed to provide resources and [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 12/03/2012 at 7:28AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Monday: Partly cloudy. Fog early. High of 59. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph. Monday night: Clear in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 48. Winds less than 5 mph. EVENT of the DAY: Greater Astoria Historical Society Christmas Party Widely regarded as one of the greatest storytellers of all [...]

Cuomo launches commission to investigate utility companies’ storm response
News Cristabelle Tumola 11/13/2012 at 4:11PM

After publicly criticizing New York utility companies following Superstorm Sandy, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order today, which forms a commission to investigate and study the state’s power companies and their preparedness, reaction and management of storms over the past two years. “From Hurricane Irene, Tropical Storm Lee, to Hurricane Sandy, over the past [...]

Better be prepared
Letters Letters 8/17/2012 at 12:44PM

On Wednesday, September 21, 1938, the day dawned cloudy, rainy and very humid in the New York City/Long Island region. The weather forecast for that day was for heavy rain and moderate gale force winds, but nothing more. The region had no idea that a monster Category 3 hurricane was moving rapidly up the coast [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Liam La Guerre 7/23/2012 at 7:30AM

Five people killed, including two children, in fiery Queens SUV rollover horror Five people were killed, including two children, after leaving a Nigerian heritage celebration in Queens early Sunday when their speeding SUV, swerving after blowing through two red lights, slammed into a concrete pillar, rolled over and burst into flames, police and witnesses said. Read [...]

Tree maintenance at root of problem
Tree maintenance at root of problem
News Alexa Altman 3/01/2012 at 3:08PM

If a tree falls in Glen Oaks Village, and no one assumes responsibility for clearing it, does it cause damage? Homeowners in the eastern Queens co-op are irritated over what they feel is a lack of effort by the city to clear dangerous tree roots and repair damaged sidewalks. Bob Friedrich, president of Glen Oaks [...]

New sand on Rockaway Peninsula beaches
News Melissa Chan 12/02/2011 at 1:53PM

Assemblymember Phillip Goldfeder is seeking community input and calling for a public hearing on the projected maintenance dredging in the East Rockaway Inlet. The public hearing would involve key stakeholders, including residents, local businesses and community organizations. “The potential for new sand on our beaches is welcomed news to our community,” Goldfeder said. “Our beaches [...]