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Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 4/08/2014 at 7:24AM

TODAY’S FORECAST: Tuesday: Becoming partly cloudy after some morning light rain. Fog early. High 66. Winds SW at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of rain 70%. Tuesday night: Partly cloudy skies. Low 41. Winds WNW at 10 to 20 mph.

Missing Queens woman’s body washes up on Gilgo Beach
Missing Queens woman’s body washes up on Gilgo Beach
Police Melissa Chan 6/28/2013 at 12:08PM

The body of a Queens woman who went missing in March washed ashore a Long Island beach Monday night, police said. Natasha Jugo, 31, of Queens Village, vanished March 16. Cops found her personal belongings and 2009 Toyota Prius abandoned one day later on Gilgo Beach. Her body washed up on the beach on June [...]

NYC area prepares for major snow storm
NYC area prepares for major snow storm
News Cristabelle Tumola 2/07/2013 at 11:34AM

For the first time this winter, the city is getting ready for a potentially powerful snow storm. According to the National Weather Service (NWS), the flakes should start falling early Friday morning and the bad weather will continue through Saturday. Earlier in the day, the NWS  issued a winter storm watch for all of New [...]

Bayside elementary school raises money to help Sandy victims
Bayside elementary school raises money to help Sandy victims
Education & Kids Queens Courier Staff 2/02/2013 at 8:45AM

P.S. 41 raised $1,600 to donate to two Long Island families devastated by Sandy. The school’s “Fifth Grade Apprentice” group held a small assembly on December 20, 2012 to present the Fitch and Denardo families from Long Beach with gift cards and toys. There are seven children, including two sets of twins, in the Fitch [...]

Sandy Relief Beer benefits storm victims
Sandy Relief Beer benefits storm victims
Business Cristabelle Tumola 1/23/2013 at 10:29AM

There has never been a better excuse to drink. This week, a specially created India Pale Ale, Surge Protector IPA, went on sale to raise proceeds for Sandy victims. Dubbed Sandy Relief Beer, the alcoholic beverage was a collaborative project between eight Long Island breweries, with each one contributing an ingredient to the ale. One of [...]

LI girl joins president for gun reform announcement
LI girl joins president for gun reform announcement
News Cristabelle Tumola 1/18/2013 at 9:22AM

When President Obama announced his plan to reduce gun violence Wednesday, he was joined by children from around the country who wrote him letters after the Sandy Hook tragedy expressing their concerns about gun violence and school safety. One of those children was Hinna Zeejah, a third-grader from Oceanside, Long Island. According to Newsday, when Zeejah asked her [...]