July 4th

4-year-old boy drowns at Fourth of July party
News Billy Rennison 7/05/2012 at 11:45AM

A Fourth of July party ended with tragedy after a 4-year-old drowned in a relative’s pool, according to authorities. Police received a call at 6 p.m. of an unconscious child at a Douglas Manor home after he was found in the home’s pool. The victim, Christos Voulkoudis, 4, was rushed to North Shore University Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. Police said no criminality [...]

MTA service for Fourth of July holiday
News Queens Courier Staff 7/02/2012 at 2:29PM

The MTA will offer extra railroad service on Tuesday, July 3, to allow customers to get a head start on the Fourth of July holiday. On Wednesday, July 4, subways and buses will operate on a Saturday schedule, and theLong Island Rail Road, Metro-North Railroad and Staten Island Railway will operate on a Sunday schedule. [...]