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September 1, 2016  RSS feed
Private meeting over shelter enrages Maspeth protesters
Things got heated on Aug. 30 in Maspeth when protesters of the proposed homeless shelter got wind of a private meeting between community members, elected officials, members of the 104th Precinct and staff from Acacia Network, the group that is planned to run the homeless shelter.  More...
Maybe the third time will be the charm.  Once again, Congresswoman Grace Meng is fighting to get Glendale its own separate ZIP code from Ridgewood.  More...
104th Precinct  Ridgewood, Glendale,Ridgewood, Glendale,  Middle Village and Maspeth  Thieves hit Ridgewood pharmacies   Police officers are scouring the streets of Ridgewood in search of three suspects wanted for pilfering three pharmacies throughout the neighborhood on four separate occasions dating back to June.  More...
Runner’s journey from Glendale to Ground Zero
Dressed in shorts and a tank top shirt, Eva Casale could have passed for any normal person out for a late summer evening run. But Casale laced up her sneakers Saturday for a great cause.  More...
ROSA ISIS RIVERA ROSARIO died peacefully in her home on Friday, August 19, at the age of 89. She was a longtime member of the La Flor de Jerusalem Church. She is survived by her six children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren and other family members.  More...
This weekend, some 2,000 Maspeth residents took to the streets to protest the opening of a homeless shelter in their neighborhood. For many, their anger was the result of a lack of trust in the city to adequately address the homeless population.  Who can blame them for feeling such mistrust? The city has totally botched its handling of the homelessness crisis as it pertains to Queens.  More...
For years I’ve been telling our elected leaders (especially after last year’s escape from the Upstate Clinton Facility) that common sense tells us that inmates should not have contact with correctional employees of the opposite sex since it can lead to awkward and potentially dangerous, deadly situations.  More...
The Queens Courier and the Mayor’s Office are proud to present a weekly column in which Mayor Bill de Blasio answers your questions about issues that concern you the most. If you have a question about anything going on in the city, in your neighborhood or on your block, we want to hear from you! Email us at editorial@qns.com and Mayor de Blasio will get you an answer!   More...