Long-time CB 1 leaders guide final full board meeting
THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

It’s the end of an era for Community Board 1. Vinicio Donato, who has been chairman of the board for nearly 40 years, and District Manager Lucille Hartmann, who has been on the board since 1978, oversaw their final public board meeting as leaders of the Astoria-based community group on Tuesday. Awards and proclamation from various […]

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Woodside street renamed after former Councilman Walter McCaffrey
THE COURIER/ Photos by Angy Altamirano

Woodside came together Saturday to honor a man who officials call the “great son” of the western Queens neighborhood. Local politicians, community leaders and residents celebrated the life of former Councilman Walter McCaffrey during a ceremony in which 61st Street on Woodside Avenue was renamed “Walter McCaffrey Place.” “The late Walter McCaffrey will never be […]

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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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