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Overnight service disruptions on N, Q, R trains this week
Overnight service disruptions on N, Q, R trains this week
News Queens Courier Staff 4/15/2013 at 12:38PM

Starting Monday night, there will be service disruptions on the N, Q and R trains between the hours of 10 p.m. and 5 a.m for four consecutive weeknights, as part of the MTA’s Fastrack maintenance program: N trains run in Queens and Brooklyn only. Q trains run in Brooklyn and are rerouted via the D [...]

Police arrest man connected to citywide grand larceny spree
Police arrest man connected to citywide grand larceny spree
Police Cristabelle Tumola 4/09/2013 at 11:09AM

Authorities have arrested a man tied to a robbery spree where the suspects trick victims by telling them they have a flat tire, then steal property from inside their vehicles. Mario Gutierrez, 50 of College Point, has been charged with grand larceny for four out of 13 incidents that occurred in Queens. Two additional robberies [...]

Robbers wanted in flat tire scheme in three boroughs
Robbers wanted in flat tire scheme in three boroughs
Police Cristabelle Tumola 4/02/2013 at 1:22PM

Police have connected four recent grand larcenies throughout the city to 12 more that took place in Queens between August and February. During each incident, victims are approached by one of the three suspects who distracts the victims usually by informing them that their cars have a flat tire. When the victims go to inspect [...]

Districting commission files final map for approval
Politics Terence M. Cullen 3/05/2013 at 5:12PM

The lines have been drawn and they’re staying. New York City’s Districting Commission filed Monday, March 4 its final map to the City Clerk for approval. The final of three drafts had been submitted to the City Council on February 8, after which the legislature had three weeks to vote or the new districts would [...]

Queens small businesses burdened by fines, says de Blasio
Queens small businesses burdened by fines, says de Blasio
Business Terence M. Cullen 2/26/2013 at 11:59AM

Queens small businesses are suffering because of excessive fines from city agencies, while Manhattan is left practically untouched, according to Public Advocate Bill de Blasio. Fine revenue from the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) and Department of Health (DOH) on Queens businesses has risen by $54 million between fiscal years 2002 and 2012, de Blasio [...]

Elmhurst worker fired for single sick day
Elmhurst worker fired for single sick day
Top Stories Alexa Altman 2/06/2013 at 12:13PM

For four months, Emilio Palaguachi, 43, worked 60-hour weeks behind the counter at Superior Deli on the Lower East Side. One day, he felt ill, and with the permission of his manager, missed a day of work to visit a doctor. But when he returned to work the next day, he was handed one day’s [...]

Suspect sought in Long Island City murder
Suspect sought in Long Island City murder
Police Queens Courier Staff 2/04/2013 at 8:31AM

Authorities are looking for a suspect in the murder of a Manhattan man who was shot and killed in Long Island City Saturday night, police said. Francisco Leal, 27, had a gunshot wound to his chest when cops found him on the corner of 21st Street and 41st Avenue around 10 p.m. He was taken to [...]

Service disruptions on ‘N,’ ‘Q,’ ‘R’ lines this week
Service disruptions on ‘N,’ ‘Q,’ ‘R’ lines this week
Central Cristabelle Tumola 1/28/2013 at 5:06PM

Starting tonight, there will be service disruptions on the “N,” “Q” and “R” trains between the hours of 10 p.m. and 5 a.m, as part of the MTA’s Fastrack maintenance program. The changes will last until Friday, February 1. There will only be “N” service in Brooklyn and Queens, and the line will operate in [...]

Astoria man saves stranger from subway tracks
News Cristabelle Tumola 1/24/2013 at 12:02PM

After several recent deaths on subway station tracks, one heroic Astoria man saved an elderly stranger from a similar fate. According to ABC New York, 33-year-old Ramiro Ocasio was waiting for a Queens-bound train at the 59th Street-Lexington Avenue station in Manhattan Friday afternoon when he saw a man crawling in the middle of the [...]

Changes on 14 subway lines this weekend
Changes on 14 subway lines this weekend
News Queens Courier Staff 1/11/2013 at 2:59PM

Over a dozen subway lines will be affected this weekend because of system work. In addition to service suspension between Queens and Manhattan on the No. 7 train, there will be changes to the “1,” “2,” “3,” “4,” “5,” “A,” “C,” “F,” “G,” “J,” “M,” “Q” and “S” (42nd Street Shuttle) lines. If you are [...]