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More people losing items on subways and buses: MTA
More people losing items on subways and buses: MTA
News Queens Courier Staff 2/18/2013 at 11:40AM

BY ANTHONY O’REILLY The amount of lost items being found on subways and buses is on the rise, according to the MTA’s website. In 2012, MTA workers took in 24,445 lost items, up from 23,223 in 2011. The amount of items being returned to their original owners however has also increased, with 8,093 items being [...]

MTA launches subway app with real-time countdown clocks
MTA launches subway app with real-time countdown clocks
News Billy Rennison 12/28/2012 at 12:25PM

The MTA has taken some of the guess work out of catching trains with a newly-launched app. The app, named MTA Subway Time and currently only available on iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches, will allow straphangers to know precisely when trains are expected to arrive at stations. For now, the service is available on seven [...]

Man wanted for series of subway cell phone thefts
Man wanted for series of subway cell phone thefts
News Billy Rennison 12/21/2012 at 10:30AM

Police are searching for a man wanted for snatching five electronic devices over the past month on trains in Queens and Brooklyn. Four cell phones and an iPad were stolen in the incidents that all occurred E, F, or R trains as they entered the station, according to police. The five victims were all women between the [...]

Pope publishes first tweet
Pope publishes first tweet
News Cristabelle Tumola 12/12/2012 at 1:10PM

Using the Twitter handle @Pontifex, Pope Benedict XVI sent out his first tweet Wednesday, saying “Dear friends, I am pleased to get in touch with you through Twitter. Thank you for your generous response. I bless all of you from my heart.” As of noon, the pope already had around 834,000 followers. According to the Vatican, [...]

Queens Morning Roundup
News Billy Rennison 12/05/2012 at 7:30AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 42. North wind around 5 mph becoming light and variable in the afternoon. Thursday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 37. South wind 3 to 7 mph. EVENT of the DAY: 2nd Annual Figgy Pudding Short Play Fest Laugh and drink with Unity Stage Company as you enjoy [...]

Apple reveals iPad mini
Apple reveals iPad mini
News Cristabelle Tumola 10/23/2012 at 3:30PM

Today, Apple introduced the iPad mini, a thinner, lighter version of its popular tablet. At .68 pounds and 7.2 millimeters thin, it’s 53 percent lighter and 23 percent thinner than the third generation iPad, and has a 7.9-inch screen that features the same number of pixels as the first two iPad models. On Tuesday Apple also revealed its [...]

Apple thefts increase 40 percent, says NYPD
Apple thefts increase 40 percent, says NYPD
Police Cristabelle Tumola 9/25/2012 at 10:07AM

As New Yorkers hit the streets with their new iPhone 5s, the NYPD is warning about the increase in Apple thefts. Data shows that between January 1 and September 23 of this year, incidents involving stolen Apple products increased 40 percent over the period from last year, exceeding the overall increase in crime. In total, there [...]

End of an era in North Korea: Kim Jong Il dies after nearly two decades in power
End of an era in North Korea: Kim Jong Il dies after nearly two decades in power
News Jay Lane 12/19/2011 at 8:51AM

End of an era in North Korea: Kim Jong Il dies after nearly two decades in power North Korea’s Communist leader Kim Jong Il, whose nearly two-decade reign of power was marked by nuclear threats against his neighbors and a stifling of freedoms for his own people, has died. North Korean television announced Sunday night that [...]

21 arrested in Queens during stolen iPhone/iPad undercover sting
News Billy Rennison 12/18/2011 at 9:44PM

Police arrested 141 individuals – 21 in Queens – purchasing what they believed was stolen electronics during an undercover operation throughout the city. Undercover officers targeted locations that were suspected of receiving stolen merchandise in the past and offered Apple iPhone 4s and iPad 2s that the merchants believed to be stolen for vast discounts, [...]