NYPD’s first deputy commissioner honored at Black History Month celebration
Photos courtesy the office of Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer

Members of the NYPD, including First Deputy Commissioner Benjamin Tucker, and local community leaders were honored for all their achievements during an annual Black History Month celebration in Long Island City. Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer hosted his fifth annual Black History Month Celebration and Awards Night on Thursday night at the Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood […]

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Merrick Academy honors Rev. Floyd Flake with lifetime achievement award
THE COURIER/Photo by Salvatore Licata

The Rev. Floyd Flake, a prominent pastor and former congressman, has been a powerful advocate for improving the neighborhoods of southeast Queens, earning him the Juanita E. Watkins Lifetime Achievement Award from Merrick Academy. “The work he has done is tremendous,” said Gerald Karikari, president of the board of trustees at Merrick Academy, a charter school […]

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NYFAC pays tribute to seven honorees at 17th annual dinner dance
THE COURIER/Photo by Salvatore Licata

The New York Families for Autistic Children (NYFAC) foundation has been serving families in southern Queens for almost 20 years, but they could not do it without the help of people from the community, said Andrew Baumann, president of the board of trustees for the foundation. And NYFAC held an award ceremony on Thursday to […]

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Jamaica Rotary Club honors cops in southern Queens
THE COURIER/Photos by Salvatore Licata

When two officers from the 103rd Precinct responded to a woman screaming from the second floor of her home during a robbery on Feb. 10, their heroism took control as they went above and beyond the call of duty. The officers, Craig Lalla and Gobin Raghunath, ran to the back of the building where they noticed the door had […]

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Bayside’s small businesses tell film industry to take five
Photo via Facebook/GreggSullivan

Call it Hollywood fatigue. The Bayside Village Business Improvement District (BID) wants the city to put a temporary stop on granting filming permits to movie and show makers using Bayside as a shooting location. The organization, representing dozens of small businesses, plans on sending a letter to the Mayor’s Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting to request a moratorium on filming in commercial […]

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