Queens College and councilman shine light on domestic violence
Photo courtesy of Councilman Rory I. Lancman

BY BROOKE SMITH In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Councilman Rory I. Lancman joined Queens College on Thursday for a ceremony featuring survivors, students and other elected officials. The event was part of the Shine the Light on Domestic Violence Initiative, which provides victims with resources to help them leave their abusers. The “initiative builds […]

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All remaining Barnes & Noble locations closing in Queens
THE COURIER/Photo by Angy Altamirano

It’s the final chapter for Barnes & Noble in Queens, as the bookstore is shuttering its remaining location in The Bay Terrace shopping center in Bayside. A representative from Barnes & Noble declined to reveal the official closing date or who is expected to take over the property but did admit that the property owner declined to renew […]

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Fresh Meadows street renamed for late religious leader
Photo courtesy Councilman Rory Lancman's office

Local Catholics and elected officials gathered outside Holy Family Church in Fresh Meadows on Sunday to rename a nearby street in honor of the late Bishop Ignatius Catanello. Catanello, 74, served the Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens for 47 years as a priest, more than 20 of which took place at Holy Family Church. He […]

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Borough President Katz names Melva Miller as her new deputy BP
Lillie Miller, mother; Borough President Melinda Katz; Melva Miller, newly appointed Deputy Borough President.

Melva Miller, a top economic development official in the Queens borough president’s office for the past eight years, was promoted on Tuesday to deputy borough president. Borough President Melinda Katz announced the appointment during a speech before a breakfast meeting of the Queens Chamber of Commerce at St. John’s University. Miller will fill the vacancy left […]

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Former Gov. Mario Cuomo dies at 82
Photo via Kenneth C. Zirkel /Wikimedia Commons

Updated Friday, Jan. 2, 5:26 p.m. Former three-term Gov. Mario Cuomo, once a leading and passionate voice for the liberal wing of the Democratic Party and one of the most important political figures to come from Queens, died on Thursday. He was 82. Cuomo, who was raised in Jamaica, passed away only hours after his […]

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