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Courier takes top honors at New York Press Association awards
Courier takes top honors at New York Press Association awards
News Toni Cimino 4/09/2013 at 2:29PM

The Queens Courier is breaking news – and breaking barriers. Not only are we the first-place winners of the New York Press Association’s (NYPA) Past Presidents’ Award for General Excellence two years in a row, but our staff of talented writers and artists walked away with numerous other accolades. Last year, Melissa Chan set the [...]

Moreland Commission recommends LIPA changes based on Sandy response
Moreland Commission recommends LIPA changes based on Sandy response
Top Stories Terence M. Cullen 1/09/2013 at 12:48PM

It might be lights out for LIPA in its current form. The Moreland Commission, established to examine response from utility companies after Sandy, has offered Governor Andrew Cuomo three options to reshape the power company after it was lambasted for poor response times and mismanagement after the storm. The first is to let the power [...]

Controversial Astoria power plant to be dismantled
Controversial Astoria power plant to be dismantled
News Alexa Altman 12/27/2012 at 1:11PM

After powering down several years ago, a controversial power plant is finally going to be dismantled. Years of litigation, led by Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr., ended with the shuttering of operations at the old branch of the Charles Poletti Power Plant on 20th Avenue in Astoria in 2010. The New York Power Authority (NYPA) announced [...]

Courier wins at NYPA awards
News Alexa Altman 4/06/2012 at 12:24PM

News outlets from across the state gathered to celebrate the accomplishments of local publications, their reporters and designers, at the annual New York Press Association Awards. The Queens Courier was honored to receive the Past Presidents’ Award for General Excellence in its division. Judges claimed the publication had crisp writing, a good mix of stories [...]