UPS workers rally in Maspeth to save 250 drivers’ jobs
THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

Follow me @liamlaguerre   Elected officials and UPS workers held a rally in front of the company’s Maspeth distribution center Friday to save the jobs of 250 drivers—more than half the fleet—who were recently handed termination slips. The cuts were made after workers for the parcel delivery service held a rally—while on the job—on February 26. […]

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Queens’ first Planned Parenthood health center coming to LIC

Queens residents will soon have a brand new and affordable health center — right in their backyard. Planned Parenthood of New York City (PPNYC) announced plans to open a not-for-profit health center in 2015 in Long Island City, two blocks away from the Court Square subway station. The two-story facility, located at 21-41 45th Rd., […]

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Local leaders, advocates call for public’s help to find fatal LIC hit-and-run driver
THE COURIER/Photo by Angy Altamirano

Kumar Ragunath was on his way to start the second day at his new job at the Holiday Inn in Long Island City, but never made it. The 64-year-old grandfather was the victim of a fatal hit-and-run on March 7 after being struck on Northern Boulevard and 40th Road. Police found Ragunath at 10:25 p.m. […]

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LIC community struggles with first weekend of No. 7 train suspensions
THE COURIER/Photo by Angy Altamirano

Updated Wednesday, March 12 10:38 a.m. Warren Linnane, a Long Island City resident, had no idea the No. 7 line would not be working when he went out Saturday night. A subway ride that normally takes 10 to 15 minutes took him and his friend close to three hours. “We were in the city and […]

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City officials split on marching in St. Patrick’s Day parades
Photo by Spencer Scott Nelson

St. Patrick’s Day parades citywide are creating a stir. City officials are divided on the decision to march in this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Manhattan. But the annual Queens County St. Patrick’s Day Parade in the Rockaways brought in a slew of pols including Borough President Melinda Katz, State Senator Joseph Addabbo and […]

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