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December 22, 2016  RSS feed
This M.V. student sets up a coat drive for the needy
One young student at a Middle Village elementary school truly exemplifies the spirit of the holidays, as he set up a coat drive at his school to help the needy.  Gabriel Gonzalez, a third-grader at P.S./I.S. 87, was so inspired by the holiday season that he wanted to give back in his very own way.  More...

Police have locked up a 34-year-old man whom they say is responsible breaking into at least four homes in Ridgewood dating back to September. According to criminal complaints provided by the Queens District Attorney’s office, Edw in Rivera, 34, who is homeless, was arrested on Dec. 15 and allegedly admitted to taking part in a burglary pattern in the community. More...

The cold couldn’t stop the children from celebrating as the NYC Parks Department officially unveiled the newest expansion at Glendale’s Evergreen Park on Dec. 19.  The park, which is bordered by St. Felix Avenue and 60th Place near P.S. 68, received a $1 million upgrade to the children’s play area, transforming it into a beautiful garden-themed playground.  More...
108TH PRECINCT MASPETH, LIC, SUNNYSIDE, WOODSIDE  THIEF OF WHEELS ROBS GAS STATION   This bandit was looking for much more than a fill-up.  The NYPD released a security camera image of a driver who robbed a Woodside gas station at gunpoint earlier this month.  More...
The Grover Cleveland High School Tigers boys varsity basketball team dropped their first game of the season against Newtown High School by a score of 67-75 on Dec. 15. The Tigers came out of the gate strong, mounting a 20-17 first quarter lead, but were held in check by Newtown’s defense in the second quarter, only managing five points.  More...
CONCETTA GRANSHAW died on Monday, December 19, at the age of 93. She was the wife of the late Lawrence Granshaw, loving mother of Edward Granshaw, Patrick H. Granshaw and Lawrence Granshaw and cherished grandmother of Edward, Tracy, Michael, Patrick, Mark, Michelle, Lisa, Brian, Kenneth and Lawrence. She is also survived by nine great-grandchildren. More...
It doesn’t happen often, but this weekend, millions of people across the world will be celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa almost simultaneously. More...
I call to your attention that many seniors will not be eligible for the Senior Citizen Homeowner Exemption on their real estate taxes. The reason being the change in the basis to determine your total income from your federal adjusted income, which had been the basis in the last several years.  More...
Looking into the past and the future, with great gratitude
I screamed “Stop the presses, stop the presses!” as I looked at the very first edition of the new Queens Courier. The front page photo was a black blob, and I wasn’t going to allow my first edition to go out looking like that.  More...
Students across Queens recently got the chance to go behind the scenes at one of Broadway’s most famous musicals, “Cats,” and will soon get to put on their very own rendition of feline-themed musical thanks to the city’s leading arts-education nonprofit organization, Inside Broadway.  More...