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Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 3/05/2013 at 7:31AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Tuesday: Partly cloudy in the morning, then overcast. High of 46. Winds from the North at 5 to 15 mph. Tuesday night: Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain after midnight. Low of 36. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%. EVENT OF THE DAY: 3rd Annual Queens [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 2/27/2013 at 8:15AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Wednesday: Overcast with rain, then a chance of rain in the afternoon. Fog early. High of 50. Winds from the SE at 5 to 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph. Chance of rain 80% with rainfall amounts near 0.2 in. possible. Wednesday night: Partly cloudy with a chance of rain in the evening, then overcast [...]

Queens’ Morning
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 2/14/2013 at 7:48AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Thursday: Partly cloudy in the morning, then clear. High of 43. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the West in the afternoon. Thursday night: Partly cloudy. Low of 37. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: Much Ado About Nothing On opening night [...]

Star of Queens: John Cori, founder, Friends of Rockaway
Star of Queens: John Cori, founder, Friends of Rockaway
News Queens Courier Staff 1/28/2013 at 9:51AM

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: In September 2010, community activist John Cori started the group “Friends of Rockaway.” The volunteer-based organization focuses on protecting the Rockaway community, preserving and replenishing the “wonderful beach-going experience” for everyone. Cori works constantly with partner Eddie Pastore to get funds for preserving the area. Cori is also a member of the Rockaway [...]

Christmas tree collection to begin today
News Billy Rennison 1/02/2013 at 9:55AM

The presents have been opened, the stockings unstuffed and the time is coming to take down the decorations and dispose of your Christmas tree. Beginning Wednesday, January 2, the Department of Sanitation will collect the Christmas trees that have been placed curbside.  All trees should be removed of tinsel, lights, ornaments and stands. The program [...]

FDNY determines cause of Breezy Point, other Sandy fires
FDNY determines cause of Breezy Point, other Sandy fires
South Cristabelle Tumola 12/26/2012 at 10:24AM

Two months after Sandy hit, the FDNY has determined the cause of most of the serious fires that occurred during the superstorm, including the Breezy Point blaze that decimated 126 homes and damaged 22 others, Fire Commissioner Salvatore Cassano announced this week. “A total of 21 serious fires occurred during the storm, destroying more than [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 12/25/2012 at 10:55AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Tuesday: Overcast with a chance of rain in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 45. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%. Tuesday night: Overcast. Low of 32. Winds from the North at 5 to 15 mph. Hurricane Sandy’s 21 most serious fires caused by sea water hitting electrical [...]

Bloomberg says new boardwalks will be concrete
Bloomberg says new boardwalks will be concrete
News Terence M. Cullen 12/04/2012 at 8:30AM

Worries about splinters when walking barefoot in the Rockaways might be gone by next summer under Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s plan to restore the boardwalk. But others say rebuilding the span should not be priority number one. The mayor told the editorial board of The Wave, the Rockaway’s local weekly newspaper, that it probably won’t be [...]

30 NYC schools looted after Sandy
30 NYC schools looted after Sandy
Education & Kids Cristabelle Tumola 11/28/2012 at 4:49PM

In addition to homes and businesses, 30 schools have reported looting in some of the most Sandy-damaged areas, the New York City Department of Education told NY1. Looters took $100,000 worth of equipment from Scholars’ Academy in Rockaway Beach. According to NY1, the stolen goods included approximately 90 iPads, six to 10 iMacs and two [...]