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City Council District 32 candidates Ulrich, Simon look ahead to Election Day
City Council District 32 candidates Ulrich, Simon look ahead to Election Day
Politics Maggie Hayes 11/01/2013 at 11:43AM

The heated race for City Council District 32 is coming to a close. Councilmember Eric Ulrich, the incumbent, has represented District 32 in the City Council since 2009. He stood with Belle Harbor, Breezy Point, Broad Channel, Hamilton Beach, Howard Beach, Lindenwood, Neponsit, Ozone Park, Rockaway Beach, Rockaway Park, South Ozone Park, South Richmond Hill [...]

Elizabeth Crowley, Craig Caruana face off in heated District 30 debate
Elizabeth Crowley, Craig Caruana face off in heated District 30 debate
Politics Liam La Guerre 10/29/2013 at 3:51PM

The first public debate between Councilmember Elizabeth Crowley and Craig Caruana was contentious. The competitors faced off in a heated exchange on Monday. It was marked by frequent interruptions, yelling on both sides and cheers and jeers from attending residents of District 30, which includes Maspeth, Middle Village, Richmond Hill, Ridgewood, Glendale, parts of Woodhaven [...]

Op-Ed: Where are we one year later?
News Op-Ed 10/26/2013 at 10:42AM

BY STATE SENATOR JOSEPH ADDABBO JR. On any particular day, whether I’m working, getting a cup of coffee, shopping or having dinner in the district, people detail their experiences involving Superstorm Sandy in many different ways. A year later, many still get tears in their eyes, others remain frustrated about the lack of progress, while [...]

Woodhaven-Richmond Hill Senior Center finds temporary location after building damage
Woodhaven-Richmond Hill Senior Center finds temporary location after building damage
Top Stories Liam La Guerre 10/18/2013 at 2:32PM

The Woodhaven-Richmond Hill Senior Center has found a temporary location after the building was damaged, but leaders still say there’s no place like home. The center, which is operated by Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens, recently moved to the American Legion Post 118 at 89-02 91st Street after a building adjacent to the center’s location [...]

Identify this place in Queens
Identify this place in Queens
News Queens Courier Staff 10/11/2013 at 11:50AM

Do you know where in Queens this photo was taken? Guess by commenting below! The answer will be revealed next Friday.   Last week’s answer to “Identify this Place”: All Saints Episcopal Church in Woodhaven

Richmond Hill church moving to former Saint Matthew’s Church of Woodhaven
Richmond Hill church moving to former Saint Matthew’s Church of Woodhaven
News Liam La Guerre 9/27/2013 at 10:36AM

Residents in Woodhaven are saying hallelujah as one of the borough’s most historic churches will soon reopen. All Saints Episcopal Church in Richmond Hill is moving to the former Saint Matthew’s Church on 96th Street, which shut its doors in 2011. Father Norman Whitmire Jr. will be the rector of the church and has already [...]

Illegal gambling operation arrests lead to weapon, drug bust
Illegal gambling operation arrests lead to weapon, drug bust
Police Maggie Hayes 9/25/2013 at 3:15PM

Individuals busted in an illegal gambling operation were also stashing weapons, drugs and over $120,000 in cash. In the wake of charging six people with unlawfully running a gambling operation, detectives recovered six guns, including two assault rifles, hundreds of narcotics pills, gambling records and the cash, said District Attorney Richard Brown. “An investigation that [...]

Op-Ed: Ensuring the safety of our children
News Op-Ed 9/21/2013 at 11:55AM

COUNCILMEMBER ELIZABETH CROWLEY Drivers need to be more conscientious near schools. Just a few days ago, students of I.S. 73 in Maspeth got seriously injured by an out-of-control vehicle. As police investigate this accident, we owe it to those injured students and their classmates to make our streets safer. Grand Avenue is a very busy [...]

Suspects burglarize four Richmond Hill, Woodhaven businesses
Suspects burglarize four Richmond Hill, Woodhaven businesses
Police Cristabelle Tumola 9/12/2013 at 4:14PM

Cops are looking for two suspects they say stole cash from four businesses in Richmond Hill and Woodhaven over the last three weeks. The pair first hit Tony’s Famous Pizza at 109-18 Jamaica Avenue around midnight on Saturday, August 24, said police. They entered through the rear door and removed cash from the office and [...]

Op-Ed: Simple measures for park safety
News Op-Ed 9/10/2013 at 11:25AM

Late last week, the NYPD revealed that the suspect being sought in the late August attack of a 69-year old jogger in Forest Park is allegedly responsible for five previous attacks in and around the 538-acre park. Police presence has been increased with a temporary command center being set up at the intersection of Myrtle [...]