Hate crime charges for Flushing man who targeted & beat Chinese women

A Flushing man is behind bars on high bail for allegedly assaulting and robbing two Chinese women in Flushing that were motivated by hate, according to prosecutors. Key S. Lee, 34, of Hawthorne Avenue was arrested soon after he mugged a woman on Wednesday as she walked toward the apartment building where she lives. Authorities […]

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Whitestone and College Point to receive huge influx of new police officers
THE COURIER/Photos by Alina Suriel

Northeast Queens is about to get more blue. The 109th Precinct is set to receive a huge influx of officers as part of a new community policing program to increase the number of “beat cops” in Flushing, Whitestone, College Point and the surrounding neighborhoods. The initiative will increase the ranks of officers in the 109th Precinct […]

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Participate in Great Backyard Bird Count at Queens Botanical Garden on Saturday
Photos courtesy of Shari Romar/Queens Botanical Garden

It’s cold, and there’s more snow than food on the ground, but American robins, red-tailed hawks, and ring-necked pheasants are among 50+ bird species roaming through Queens Botanical Garden these days. It’s time for some basic mathematics. The Flushing nature spot is seeking volunteers to participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count this Saturday, February 13, from 11 […]

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Supercops at 109th Precinct stopped Whitestone carjackers and suicidal man
THE COURIER/Photo by Alina Suriel

City Councilman Paul Vallone and the 109th Precinct honored three police officers on Wednesday for their outstanding efforts in resolving a violent carjacking and a suicide attempt in two separate incidents. Officers Richard Danese, Jared Delaney and Evangelos Galatas were named the “Cops of the Month” at the precinct, which covers northeast Queens neighborhoods including Whitestone, College Point […]

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Fall in love with these Queens power couples
Photo by Joe Mabel, CC BY-SA 3.0; graphics: QNS

This coming Valentine’s Day, we are celebrating love done the Queens way. We selected six couples across the borough who have successful relationships and successful careers; they’re the movers and shakers in their respective fields.

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