Occupy Wall Street

Man Hospitalized Following Jamaica Hotel Fire
Man Hospitalized Following Jamaica Hotel Fire
News Jay Lane 1/17/2012 at 1:56PM

Man Hospitalized Following Jamaica Hotel Fire The Conduit Motor Inn on 138th Avenue in Jamaica, Queens caught fire Monday night, and an injured man found inside one of the hotel rooms was taken to Jamaica Hospital with burns throughout his body. Read More: NY1   Maksim Gelman to get extra 25 years for Manhattan portion [...]

Scam fam sent off to prison
Scam fam sent off to prison
News Jay Lane 1/12/2012 at 9:33AM

Scam fam sent off to prison A seething Queens judge walloped three members of a crooked Richmond Hill family yesterday, sending them upstate to serve a combined 418 years for a brazen immigration and real-estate scam. The mom, dad and daughter — dubbed “The Ramsundar Gang” by Queens Supreme Court Justice Kenneth Holder — paid a [...]

Has Obama learned to lead?
Letters Letters 1/05/2012 at 5:47PM

The problem in being the head of any organization is that regardless of the malfeasance of anyone, you bear the blame. With leadership comes the ups and downs. Enduring the ridicule of disappointed customers is one of the prices of being a leader, even in the absence of control. President Barack Obama justifiably deserves the [...]

Eliminate voter apathy
Letters Queens Courier Staff 12/09/2011 at 11:45AM

Amazingly, consumers seem to be spending, and Americans appear to be shedding the anxieties that have stymied confidence. American optimism is a remarkable resource that defines the U.S. as exceptional among all the nations. Yet, the problems and threats confronting the world are ongoing and real. The multitude of dangers that could impact the U.S. [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup – 11/18/2011: Deadly Woodside House Fire
Queens’ Morning Roundup – 11/18/2011: Deadly Woodside House Fire
News Jay Lane 11/18/2011 at 8:59AM

Deadly Woodside House Fire A fire that broke out inside a house in Woodside early Friday morning claimed the life of one woman and injured four other people. The FDNY says the fire was reported at 1:15 a.m. at a two and one-half story house on 61st Street between Woodside Avenue and 43rd Avenue. Read [...]

Have Occupy Wall Street protesters abandoned reason?
Letters Queens Courier Staff 11/17/2011 at 6:07PM

Occupiers, socialists and progressives believe that the disparity of wealth and incomes in our society is the result of a nefarious conspiracy, and that the role of government is to equalize incomes so we can all live like Bill Gates and Donald Trump. They are oblivious to the fact that the government can redistribute only [...]

Assembly held to bring Occupy Wall Street to Queens
Assembly held to bring Occupy Wall Street to Queens
News Michael Pantelidis 11/16/2011 at 2:33PM

Whitey Flagg is aiming to “occupy” the attention of New York’s largest borough. The 40-year-old Jackson Heights resident, who participated in Occupy Wall Street during the movement’s first month and was arrested while marching on the Brooklyn Bridge, is hoping to bring principles promoted at Zuccotti Park to Queens. “After spending so much time there, [...]

Politics Aside: Bloomberg Disinfects Zuccotti Reign of Terror
Opinion Robert Hornak 11/15/2011 at 2:03PM

In the early hours on Tuesday morning, November 15, Mayor Michael Bloomberg finally directed the NYPD to clear out the squatters in Zuccotti Park, who have been holding not only the park but the entire neighborhood hostage for the last two months. And it’s about time. What began as a simple expression of frustration about [...]

[UPDATE] Occupy Wall Street News
[UPDATE] Occupy Wall Street News
News Jay Lane 11/15/2011 at 10:21AM

[Update] NYC, Occupy Wall Street wait for judge’s ruling  after Zuccotti Park evictions A judge hand-picked by protest lawyers signed an early-morning emergency order saying the demonstrators can come back with their stuff. But the city refused to reopen the park before a Tuesday afternoon hearing in front of a different judge. A decision was expected by [...]