Happy new year! Look back at our top stories in 2015
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As the world prepares to bid adieu to 2015, QNS.com looks back at the big stories in Queens that defined the year… We’re Number 1—2015 actually began a few weeks before the end of 2014 with the World’s Borough finally being recognized as the best place to visit in the U.S. by respected travel guide […]

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Pope Francis receives a hero’s welcome from faithful at JFK Airport
THE COURIER/Photos by Robert Pozarycki

His stop in Queens was brief but the passion and reverence from the faithful was tremendous. Pope Francis arrived on a chartered American Airlines jet at John F. Kennedy Airport at 5:10 p.m. Thursday afternoon, beginning the second leg of his journey to the United States. Fresh off a visit to Washington—where he delivered an address […]

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Christ the King boys and girls win basketball titles, advance to state tourneys
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BY ROBERT ELKIN Make it a three-peat for Christ the King Regional High School’s boys basketball squad. For the third straight year, the varsity Royals captured the Intersectionals title, capturing the CHSAA title with a 59-56 victory over Xaverian High School. Christ the King advanced to the New York State tournament, which begins a week […]

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Queens sports roundup
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Christ the King girls team remains undefeated in 2015 Christ the King’s girls team had a tough December that saw them split their eight games with losses to Bishop Loughlin, Paul IV (VA), Braintree (MA) and Capital Prep (CT). So far in January the Lady Royals are 4-0 after a 66-53 victory over South Shore […]

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New pastor coming to St. Helen’s in Howard Beach
THE COURIER/Photo by Salvatore Licata

St. Helen’s Catholic Parish is getting ready to welcome a new pastor to their church. Father Francis Colamaria will be coming to the Howard Beach parish on Jan. 31, taking over for its current pastor, Msgr. LoPinto. Colamaria is currently the administrative director and priest at Holy Child Jesus Parish in Richmond Hill and is […]

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