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East Coast Car Association keeps ‘cruising’
East Coast Car Association keeps ‘cruising’
News Maggie Hayes 7/28/2013 at 1:05PM

For 12 years, the East Coast Car Association (ECCA) hosted an annual Cruise Night that showcased antique cars and raised funds for St. Mary’s Hospital for Children, all in a Forest Hills McDonald’s parking lot. But this year, Mike Bilski of the ECCA was told McDonald’s could not host the Cruise Night because of corporate [...]

Pols push to make mixed martial arts legal in New York
News Terence M. Cullen 4/30/2013 at 5:35PM

A big fight for an increasingly popular sport is underway. Mixed martial arts (MMA) could become legal in New York later this year, but there are still a few jabs advocates have to block. Nine Queens assemblymembers sponsored a bill that would make the sport legal. The bill, sponsored by two legislators from Queens, passed [...]

Op-Ed: Recovery through economic activity and investment
News Queens Courier Staff 2/26/2013 at 10:15AM

BY ASSEMBLYMEMBER PHILLIP GOLDFEDER Last year, the legislature passed a bill, as the first step in the process to amending the state constitution, allowing enhanced gaming in up to seven locations across the state. While this was only the beginning, it was a huge victory for Queens families who have already benefited from the economic [...]

Business owners get help after Sandy
Business owners get help after Sandy
Business Terence M. Cullen 11/19/2012 at 1:49PM

With some of their shops damaged or destroyed by Superstorm Sandy and unsure where to go for help, business owners were finally able to find out what options are available to them. Several agencies set up camp at Resorts World New York City on Friday, November 16 to help owners of south Queens get the [...]

Weekend Roundup
Weekend Roundup
News Billy Rennison 11/10/2012 at 12:19PM

No bail for accused ‘cannibal cop’ Alleged “cannibal cop” Gilberto Valle will have to stew behind bars a while longer after a federal judge denied his request to get out on bail. Valle — who the feds say had been cooking up a plan to kidnap, rape, torture and eat as many as 100 women [...]

OpEd: Happy 1st Anniversary in Queens, Resorts World
News Billy Rennison 10/25/2012 at 1:36PM

By State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo Jr. A year ago this week, the Queens community came together to welcome Resorts World Casino New York City to the borough. One year later, we have 1,750 new jobs, $410 million in additional tax revenue, and an anchor business in Queens that is partnering with local business both [...]

Resorts World celebrates first year
Resorts World celebrates first year
News Terence M. Cullen 10/25/2012 at 9:46AM

A wager on a South Ozone Park casino a year ago turned out to be a good bet for jobs, and for all of Queens. A year after Resorts World Casino New York City opened its doors, there has been a lot to talk about. In that time, the Racino has seen millions go in [...]

Army reserve officer, boxer fights for a cause
Army reserve officer, boxer fights for a cause
News Terence M. Cullen 9/24/2012 at 4:32PM

As Army Reserve Captain Boyd “The Rainmaker” Melson walked toward the ring, there was probably only one thing on his mind. The middleweight pro boxer was laser-focused on his impending match against Yolexcy Leiva at Resorts World Casino New York City. During the first five rounds of the Brooklyn-born, West Point graduate’s bout against Leiva, [...]

Aqueduct still on track to be a destination
News Terence M. Cullen 8/24/2012 at 1:07PM

Less than three months after Governor Andrew Cuomo acknowledged talks had broken down with a developer for what would have been the nation’s largest convention center, the question remains: what will become of the land adjacent to Aqueduct Racetrack and Resorts World Casino New York City. State and Resorts World officials say they are working [...]