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Vandals damage NYS Pavilion
Vandals damage NYS Pavilion
Top Stories Queens Courier Staff 7/25/2014 at 1:33PM

Vandals caused mischief at the storied New York State Pavilion last weekend, setting a stolen van ablaze and damaging its terrazzo map, according to a member of an advocacy group for the structure.

New Juniper Valley Park bocce courts met with skepticism
New Juniper Valley Park bocce courts met with skepticism
Southwest Eric Jankiewicz 7/23/2014 at 5:07PM

Juniper Valley Park’s three new bocce courts opened on Wednesday with a ribbon cutting ceremony and talk of meatballs and spaghetti. But for the players, most of whom are older Italians, the new courts don’t meet their standards.

Top Women in Business 2014
Top Women in Business lizabethnieves 5/13/2014 at 2:00PM

The 12th Annual Top Women in Business networking and awards event on Tuesday, May 20, will honor influential women in business in Queens. The event will celebrate women of Queens finance, healthcare, education and entrepreneurship whose major achievements and participation in community activities has helped the borough grow. Along with recognizing notable Queens’s figures, the “Women [...]

De Blasio announces Sandy recovery overhaul
De Blasio announces Sandy recovery overhaul
News Cristabelle Tumola 4/17/2014 at 3:08PM

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a major overhaul to speed up Sandy recovery Thursday, along with the release of a detailed report on the city’s response to the storm.

Officials announce events to mark World’s Fair anniversary
Officials announce events to mark World’s Fair anniversary
Top Stories Melissa Chan 3/28/2014 at 5:17PM

The “world’s borough” is ready for its six-month-long anniversary party. Officials unveiled a long lineup of Queens events Friday to celebrate the 50th and 75th anniversaries of the 1964 and 1939 World’s Fairs held in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park.