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Global lime shortage squeezes Queens bars, restaurants
Global lime shortage squeezes Queens bars, restaurants
Top Stories Queens Courier Staff 4/10/2014 at 7:16AM

A global lime shortage is affecting restaurants and bars throughout Queens. Most of the limes used in the U.S. come from Mexico, where heavy rains and an infectious tree disease affecting the lime crop have forced lime prices to quadruple over the past few months

Astoria fundraiser to help woman get life-saving treatment
Astoria fundraiser to help woman get life-saving treatment
West Angy Altamirano 2/19/2014 at 1:29PM

Mirsky, a life-long Long Island resident, suffers from a rare and life-threatening combination of autonomic dysfunction, reflex sympathetic dystrophy, gastroparesis and a brain tumor which has left her weighing about 60 pounds at 32 years old.

Weekend Roundup
News Billy Rennison 10/20/2012 at 10:42AM

Quinn leads crowded field for 2013 mayoral nod Council Speaker Christine Quinn remained at the head of the field in the 2013 mayoral race, though her once wide margin has shrunk. NY1-Marist Poll released a poll surveying registered city voters on next year’s race for mayor with Quinn coming out on top with the support [...]

Queens Morning Roundup
News Billy Rennison 10/11/2012 at 7:00AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 63. West wind 9 to 13 mph. Thursday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 52. Southwest wind around 8 mph. EVENT of the DAY: The Mutations Devil Science Theater is an interactive event where the audience plays drinking games and makes fun of terrible movies while being egged on [...]

Major earthquake strikes Mexico
Major earthquake strikes Mexico
News Billy Rennison 3/20/2012 at 2:25PM

A major earthquake struck Mexico near Oaxaca, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The 7.4 magnitude quake hit Mexico at just after noon local time.  The earthquake epicenter was 11 miles underground and 115 miles east of Acapulco, according to the USGS. Reports from the USGS indicate that the tremor was felt as far as [...]