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Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Liam La Guerre 5/29/2012 at 7:20AM

Long Island City experiences new real estate boom    Long Island City is undergoing another real estate boom, buoyed by a new batch of residential towers, hotels and high-profile property deals. Local real estate experts said they believe the momentum — with an influx of waterfront high rises and almost 20 hotels — is due [...]

The challenges returning veterans face
The challenges returning veterans face
News Liam La Guerre 5/25/2012 at 11:11AM

When Anthony Pike returned home from his first tour of duty in Baghdad in 2004 nothing was waiting for him. For years he had worked in community affairs and wrote articles for newspapers while in the Marine Corps. He expected to work in journalism back at home, but instead he couldn’t find work anywhere and [...]

Congressmember Bob Turner helps secure military headstone for World War I veteran
Congressmember Bob Turner helps secure military headstone for World War I veteran
News Melissa Chan 1/03/2012 at 3:26PM

Private First Class William Henry Hogan no longer lies in an unmarked grave. Thanks to Hogan’s hero — Congressmember Bob Turner, who took the reins in hunting down lost records of the World War I veteran — the family is now at peace. “It became an emotional thing,” said grandson Michael Hogan of Glendale. “Here [...]

Celebrate the end of the Iraq War
Letters Queens Courier Staff 12/16/2011 at 1:34PM

In January 2009, President Barack Obama took office with 142,000 U.S. troops stationed in Iraq. Today, there are zero. Our combat mission in Iraq has ended and the Iraqi people now have full responsibility for the security of their nation. Obama has kept his word and brought the war in Iraq to a responsible end. [...]

Congressmember Bob Turner holds small business forum for veterans
Congressmember Bob Turner holds small business forum for veterans
Business Toni Cimino 12/13/2011 at 9:09AM

Congressmember Bob Turner and other officials recently hosted a Veterans’ Small Business Forum at Brooklyn Borough Hall. The event, which took place on Saturday, December 10, provided information to veterans about creating and expanding small businesses. “I am honored to have been able to co-host this event,” Turner said. “Events like this will help veterans [...]

Queens Veterans Day Parade honors those who served
Queens Veterans Day Parade honors those who served
News Ricky Casiano 11/08/2011 at 1:36PM

The third annual Queens Veterans Day Parade drew 800 local veterans and their supporters to Middle Village this past weekend to honor those who served in the Vietnam War. Veterans from the Vietnam Veterans of America, Queens Chapter 32 and the North Shore Marine Corps League were joined by several community leaders and organizations on [...]