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Community members share vision for Laurelton, Rosedale library upgrades
Community members share vision for Laurelton, Rosedale library upgrades
Southeast Maggie Hayes 12/17/2013 at 4:12PM

More room is coming to the Laurelton and Rosedale library branches and officials’ visions for the project is growing. Councilmember Donovan Richards allocated $3 million for the two Queens Library reading spots to begin expansion and upgrade projects. The Laurelton branch, currently 8,000 square feet, will double to 16,000 with the addition of a second [...]

Primary guide: City Council District 31
Primary guide: City Council District 31
Politics Queens Courier Staff 9/07/2013 at 4:11PM

As the clock ticks closer to city primaries on Tuesday, September 10, The Courier would like to provide you, the reader and the voter, with a fair, detailed guide of who is running. Here is a list of the City Council District 31 primary candidates (Rosedale, Laurelton, Springfield Gardens, the Rockaways), who they are, what they stand [...]

Queens has most immigrant seniors in city: report
News Melissa Chan 7/30/2013 at 8:44AM

Queens has the largest number of immigrant seniors in the city, with Flushing leading the list of neighborhoods, according to a new report. The borough is home to about 162,000 foreign-born people over the age of 65, says a study by the Center for an Urban Future. The report shows more than 25,000 live in [...]

Libraries get funding to expand
Libraries get funding to expand
News Maggie Hayes 7/19/2013 at 3:48PM

Ten-year-old Darius Barnes was upset when he learned his local Laurelton library might be closing. “I didn’t want it to close,” he said. “The library has helped me.” Barnes goes to the library after school, where he has been able to do homework and projects, as well as take courses in Mandarin with the site’s [...]

Teen arrested in fatal stabbing of 18-year-old in Jamaica
Teen arrested in fatal stabbing of 18-year-old in Jamaica
Police Queens Courier Staff 6/24/2013 at 9:57AM

A 17-year-old has been arrested for the murder of a Rosedale teen who was stabbed in Jamaica Saturday night, police said. Andrew Benitez, of Jamaica, has been charged with second-degree homicide in connection to the death of 18-year-old Aaron Jefferson as well as criminal possession of a weapon. Jefferson was found unconscious June 22 with a stab wound [...]

Suspect nabbed in brutal killing of cab driver
Suspect nabbed in brutal killing of cab driver
Police Liam La Guerre 6/19/2013 at 4:12PM

Nearly a week after the Brooklyn slaying of cab driver Uro Orji Ama, a man has been arrested in connection to his death. Shamel Allen, 28, has been charged with manslaughter and criminal possession of a weapon, police said. “We are just going to let the law take its course,” said Agwu Agwu, Uro’s half brother [...]

Family mourns devoted father killed in his own cab
Family mourns devoted father killed in his own cab
Police Liam La Guerre 6/18/2013 at 10:46AM

He came to the U.S. in search of the American Dream, but his brutal murder has left his family living a nightmare. Nigerian cab driver Uro Orji Ama died after being stabbed in the eye with an umbrella shortly before Father’s Day weekend. Cops found Ama in his 2000 Mercury Grand Marquis after responding to [...]