A 42-year-old woman was struck and killed by a Nassau Inter County Express bus on Thursday night as she attempted to cross Hillside Avenue in Jamaica.
Elizabeth Pilarte, owner of a party supply store on Sutphin Boulevard, hopes that a facade refurbishment grant will bring more shoppers — and ultimately businesses — to Jamaica’s Sutphin Avenue Business District.
Recently the only movie theater close by, the Cinemart Cinemas theater, stated that if they did not get more business, they would have to close. This is a true “small business,” family owned and operated historic theater. In order to help them, the Greater Woodhaven Development Corporation is going to purchase 10 adult tickets and 10 senior citizen tickets to distribute free of charge to our community. The movie that is now showing at the theater is “American Sniper.” This program, the GWDC hopes, will start a trend with other local organizations of buying “blocks” of tickets to help this theater survive and flourish. The GWDC intends to do this for other movies in the future.
Although this theater is not in Woodhaven, it is the closest to our community and we have to support it.
Mayor de Blasio had better keep in mind that cooperation with his fellow elected officials is a two-way street, state Sen. Joe Addabbo Jr. (D-Howard Beach) warned in an interview last week with the Queens Chronicle.
Explicitly saying that he wanted to see his warning in print, Addabbo said the mayor’s insistence on establishing large homeless shelters where they’re not wanted in his district and his decision to stop running a ferry from Rockaway to Manhattan last October could come back to haunt him.
What was billed as a way for South Ozone Park residents to get answers from officials seeking to operate a residence for juvenile delinquents in the community quickly dissolved into more than 100 people shouting with frustration on Tuesday.
“We don’t want it here,” several residents yelled at a meeting of the South Ozone Park Civic Association West. “Put it somewhere else.”
A history book on Bellerose is in the works, led by community activist Jim Trent.
Trent, treasurer of the Creedmoor Civic Association and founder of the Queens County Farm Museum in Floral Park, said Tuesday plans for the book have been percolating for three years and he hopes to have it published later this year.
The Woodhaven-Richmond Hill Volunteer Ambulance Corps is planning to shut down its operations almost two years after its next-door neighbor’s building collapsed, according to area civic leaders.
Martin Colberg, president of the Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association, announced the news last Saturday at the civic’s monthly meeting.
Queens officials are hailing the awarding of a $95,000 grant that will spruce up five storefronts this year within the Sutphin Boulevard Business Improvement District.
The grant will pay for 80 percent of the cost of renovating five contiguous storefronts on the street that have yet to be selected. The Neighborhood Challenge Grant awarded to the Sutphin Boulevard BID was announced formally on Friday in front of row stores just south of Hillside Avenue.
The Woodhaven-Richmond Hill Volunteer Ambulance Corps is planning to shut down its operations almost two years after its nextdoor neighbor's building collapsed, according to an area civic leader.
Trucks like this one are not supposed to be using 170th Street as a bypass from Jamaica to Hillside avenues. A resident hopes a recent crackdown by the NYPD’s 103rd Precinct will lead to some relief from truck noise and congestion.
The health centers at 11 city public schools — including Campus Magnet High School and Franklin K. Lane High School — allegedly misplaced medication and birth control pills, according to an audit released last Thursday by state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli.
“We found too many instances of medication and medical supplies that were missing and that has to be addressed at once,” DiNapoli said in a statement.
Tired of congestion and noise from trucks on his street, a Jamaica resident hopes making some noise of his own will keep drivers adhering to nearby city truck routes.
And Joe Moretti of 170th Street said this week that calls to 311 and the 103rd Precinct appear to have helped for at least the short term.
The winter of 2015 has arrived and it is cold. Hopefully cold weather is all we will have and no snow. By this time last year, there were four snowstorms. So now, before the snow arrives, do some local shopping. Splurge on yourself, buy something nice or maybe buy an additional gift for a loved one. There are after-holiday bargains galore on Jamaica Avenue, your “Everything Avenue,” so take advantage of these many sales.
Some important notes: As of Dec. 31, 2014 the minimum wage was raised from $8.00 an hour to $8.75. This increase will be a hardship on our small businesses and our mom and pop stores. It may lead to less hiring and a reduction in hours, but this is the law.
Police officers in the NYPD’s 107th and 113th precincts are being credited with saving the lives of two people suffering from suspected heroin overdoses last week.
According to police, Officer Brett Devine and Lt. David Goldstein responded to an apartment on Dunkirk Street in St. Albans just before 5 p.m. on New Year’s Eve, where they found a 51-year-old man lying on his back, losing consciousness and barely breathing.
Two individuals have been arrested and charged in the fatal shooting of a 20-year-old male at approximately 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 25 within the confines of the 102nd Precinct.
Police responded to a call of a shooting victim on Christmas Day in the vicinity of 126th Street and 89th Avenue in Richmond Hill.
2014 began with tragedies in Western Queens. From the death of a 7-year-old to the discovery of Avonte Oquendo’s remains, it was a difficult winter. But not all of 2014 was bad. Many traffic-calming measures were installed throughout the borough to make Queens streets safer and a huge chunk of affordable housing was set aside in the Astoria Cove project. Here’s a look back at the top stories from the past 12 months.
The year started out with the installation of two new city councilmen — Paul Vallone of Bayside and Rory Lancman of Fresh Meadows. Vallone replaced Dan Halloran, who did not seek re-election following his indictment on federal bribery charges. Lancman replaced Jim Gennaro, who was term-limited out of office.
Southeast Queens had a year with a new mayor and old problems with accusations of political corruption, and possibly lost ground in its fight to keep airplane noise under control.
Many South Queens residents rang in 2014 with a lot of questions still on their mind. When would the city begin restoring homes damaged by Superstorm Sandy? When would the city address flooding issues in Lindenwood? Would Mary Ann Carey give in to pressure and resign as the district manager of Community Board 9?
Some of those questions, and others, were answered throughout the past 12 months, but still even more questions have been raised or have yet to be answered.