valentine’s day

Plaza College raises domestic violence awareness
Plaza College raises domestic violence awareness
News Alexa Altman 2/23/2013 at 10:01AM

Instead of flowers or chocolates, students at Plaza College celebrated Valentine’s Day by raising awareness about domestic violence. On February 14, students at the Jackson Heights college sold sweets and raffled off prizes to raise money for Safe Horizons, an organization that helps victims of domestic violence by providing counseling, mentoring and assistance with finding [...]

Queens chocolate company gets $250K grant for Sandy recovery
Queens chocolate company gets $250K grant for Sandy recovery
Business Terence M. Cullen 2/15/2013 at 11:27AM

Normally, the staff of Madelaine Chocolate makes Valentine’s Day sweet for countless couples. But this year, because of Sandy, their holiday was sweetened thanks to National Grid. The gas company presented owners at Madelaine with a check for $250,000 on Tuesday, February 12 to help the confectioners continue their recovery. The money will go toward [...]

Queens couples reflect on decades of happiness
Queens couples reflect on decades of happiness
News Maggie Hayes 2/14/2013 at 5:10PM

JUDY AND MEL GOSSETT Neither Mel nor Judy Gossett knew that a friend’s small party would bring them together, but the moment they met, they knew it would be forever. “It was a one chance meeting,” said Judy. “Had we not met that night, we never would have met. We clicked right away, we knew [...]

More people finding love online
More people finding love online
News Queens Courier Staff 2/14/2013 at 1:23PM

BY ANTHONY O’REILLY Email is replacing Cupid’s arrows. According to the publication “Psychological Science in the Public Interest,” online dating is now the second most common way for people to meet their significant other. “Online dating is definitely a new and much needed twist on relationships,” said Harry Reis, co-author of the study. The study showed [...]

Queens couple stays strong through Sandy
Queens couple stays strong through Sandy
South Cristabelle Tumola 2/12/2013 at 10:34AM

Frances and Peter Wilps of Broad Channel were selected as the winners of The Queens Courier Valentine’s Day Couples Contest: In traditional wedding vows, the bride and groom often promise to love each other “in good times and in bad,” but for one Queens couple, it would have been more appropriate to say “in good [...]

Calling all Queens couples! Win a special Valentine’s Day prize
Calling all Queens couples! Win a special Valentine’s Day prize
News Queens Courier Staff 1/21/2013 at 2:35PM

The Courier wants to hear your love story. Do people tell you you’re perfect together? Is your love story one for the ages? Whether you are a newly engaged couple or have been married for over 50 years, we want to hear what makes you and your significant other a great couple. The pair with [...]

Liu “Stunned” By Fraud Charges Against His Campaign Treasurer
News Jay Lane 2/29/2012 at 9:13AM

Arrest Made In Connection With Queens Synagogue Burglary Police say tips from the public led them to an arrest in the burglary of a Queens synagogue. Efram Sanders, 28, was arrested Tuesday and was facing burglary, grand larceny and stolen-property charges in connection with the break-in at Congregation Degel Israel in Kew Gardens Hills. More [...]

Valentine’s Day Love Stories: Louis Mascaro and Rosemary Stanton
Valentine’s Day Love Stories: Louis Mascaro and Rosemary Stanton
News David Beltran 2/14/2012 at 12:56PM

With Valentine’s Day upon us, The Queens Courier asked local couples what made them fall – and stay – in love. Louis Mascaro and Rosemary Stanton Q: How long have you been together? A: Seven years Q: How did you meet? LM: I was sitting in some corner feeling sorry for myself and she came [...]