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Middle Village scout troop needs members
Middle Village scout troop needs members
Southwest Liam La Guerre 12/08/2013 at 3:48PM

The St. Margaret’s Boy Scout Troop 119 of Middle Village was once a bustling group filled with dozens of youngsters eager to learn about the outdoors. But membership in the nearly 70-year-old troop has declined after years of competing for attention with computers, video games and now, mobile devices. About two decades ago there were [...]

Queens man arrested for alleged sexual abuse of kids at Staten Island camp
Queens man arrested for alleged sexual abuse of kids at Staten Island camp
Police Cristabelle Tumola 8/27/2013 at 4:06PM

An Elmhurst man has been charged for the second time this month for allegedly sexually abusing a young child at the Staten Island camp where he worked. Endrick Torres, 33, who had been a counselor at Big Bird’s Playhouse for four years, was first arrested on August 14 on charges of sexual abuse, endangering the [...]

Doe Fund cleans up Broad Channel
Doe Fund cleans up Broad Channel
South Terence M. Cullen 2/19/2013 at 10:39AM

Broad Channel is seeing blue. Nine workers from the Doe Fund, dubbed “the men in blue,” will help clean up a two-mile stretch of Cross Bay Boulevard in Broad Channel, as the island still continues to recover nearly four months after Sandy hit. The cleanup effort, which officially began on Friday, February 15, will run [...]

New photo exhibit shows before and after effects of Sandy
New photo exhibit shows before and after effects of Sandy
Arts & Music Cristabelle Tumola 2/11/2013 at 1:59PM

Homes and businesses were not the only places that Sandy destroyed. Gateway National Recreation Area, which encompasses parts of Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island and Monmouth County, New Jersey, is also still recovering from the storm and has yet to fully reopen. The effects that Sandy had on the area can now be seen in a [...]

Shadows are no-shows, groundhogs predict early spring
Shadows are no-shows, groundhogs predict early spring
News Melissa Chan 2/02/2013 at 12:15PM

Spring is coming early if the city’s most famous marmot has predicted correctly. Groundhog Chuck in Staten Island and Punxsutawney Phil in Pennsylvania did not see their shadows this morning. City Council Speaker and mayoral hopeful Christine Quinn celebrated at the city’s Groundhog Day festivities in Staten Island after the tiny rodent predicted the end [...]

Op-Ed: Helping businesses recover
Business Queens Courier Staff 1/16/2013 at 1:53PM

BY ASSEMBLYMEMBER WILLIAM SCARBOROUGH New York has experienced a number of severe storms in recent years, and the resulting damage has been devastating to residents and to businesses. Damage from the two storms is said to exceed $40 billion to New Yorkers, and it is evident that we can now expect more severe weather events [...]

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 [...]

226 Sandy-related arrests mostly burglaries, says NYPD
226 Sandy-related arrests mostly burglaries, says NYPD
News Cristabelle Tumola 11/14/2012 at 4:03PM

The NYPD is continuing to take measures to combat Sandy-related thefts, as burglaries went up during the week of the storm. Though burglaries only increased about 11 percent compared to the same week last year, it was the only crime to go up between October 29, the day Sandy hit, and November 4. In the [...]