Subway weekend changes are affecting several Queens trains including the 7
Photo by MTA / Patrick Cashin

Construction work to upgrade and maintain stations, tracks and signal systems is affecting weekend service on many of the city’s subway lines. The MTA is advising customers to allow for extra travel time if they rely on any of these trains. 2 From 3:45 a.m. Saturday, February 13 to 10:00 p.m. Monday, February 15, 2 […]

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Smoldering cigarette sparked fatal Whitestone fire: FDNY
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A 74-year-old Whitestone man is dead after a smoldering cigarette caused a fire in his home late Thursday night. Mario Dimisa was discovered unconscious and unresponsive after firefighters extinguished a blaze inside his home on Riverside Drive near Powells Cove Boulevard shortly after 11:30 p.m. He was pronounced dead at the scene by EMS. According to FDNY representatives, the […]

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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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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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Take your Valentine love nest hunting at this open house
Valentine's Day open house

What could be more romantic than house-hunting with your beloved on Valentine’s Day? Even if purchasing a new home isn’t in the foreseeable future, sharing your hopes and dreams with your sweetie, while leisurely exploring the rooms of a home-to-be and the possibilities therein, touches a relationship like few activities do. Fortunately, Daniel Gale Sotheby’s […]

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