Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 1/02/2014 at 7:19AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Thursday: Cloudy. Light snow likely this afternoon. Temps nearly steady around 30. Winds NE at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of snow 40%. Thursday night: Periods of snow. Low 16. Winds NNE at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of snow 90%. 5 to 8 inches of snow expected. EVENT OF THE DAY: Pop Americano! From the creators [...]

NYC murders, shootings reach record lows
NYC murders, shootings reach record lows
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 12/27/2013 at 3:23PM

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is leaving office with the fewest murders and shootings in recorded city history. There have been 332 homicides so far in 2013, down 20 percent from the previous record low, set last year, according to the mayor. Murders have dropped 32 percent since 2001, when he was elected.

60 Queens polling sites to have Bengali translations
Politics Melissa Chan 7/09/2013 at 12:56PM

Ballots at 60 Queens polling sites this year will have Bengali translations, officials said, but advocates for South Asian voters are skeptical the move will crystallize. “Our concern is that we were told in the past that Bengali ballots would be available, particularly for the November general election, and that did not happen,” said attorney [...]

New York City gets unique .nyc web address
News Queens Courier Staff 7/03/2013 at 3:26PM

ROSA KIM  New York City is out to conquer the digital world. City officials announced a .nyc web address for New Yorkers and businesses on Tuesday. “Having our own unique, top-level domain puts NYC at the forefront of the digital landscape and creates new opportunities for our small businesses,” said Mayor Michael Bloomberg. “They’ll now [...]

Pols want to speed up bike share expansion in western Queens
Pols want to speed up bike share expansion in western Queens
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 5/17/2013 at 9:04AM

With the much-anticipated Citi Bike Share scheduled to begin by the end of the month, local politicians are calling on the Department of Transportation (DOT) to speed up expansion into western Queens. On May 9, DOT set the Citi Bike Share’s start for the week of Memorial Day for annual members who sign up by [...]

Evacuation centers in Queens
News Billy Rennison 10/28/2012 at 12:53PM

The mayor has already ordered the mandatory evacuations of vulnerable areas in Queens ahead of Hurricane Sandy, and others may want to head to an evacuation center just to be safe. Here are the 16 evacuation centers in Queens: • John Adams High School- 101-01 Rockaway Blvd., Ozone Park. • Grover Cleveland High School- 21-27 [...]

High school football roundup
Sports Heather Zwillenberg 10/01/2012 at 2:45PM

The John Adams Spartans (2-2) dropped to ninth place in the Championship Division after losing at home to the Harry S. Truman Mustangs (2-2) by a score of 36-16.  Offensively, the Spartans were led by junior Eldridge Edens. The starting quarterback completed 12 out of 20 passes, throwing for 132 yards, a touchdown and an [...]