Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is a disease that causes irreversible scarring of lung tissue, with most patients dying in periods ranging from a few months to a few years.
But at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center patients are now participating in tests of Pirfenidone, a drug that has shown promise in slowing the disease down.
The quiet streets of Ridgewood, Glendale and Middle Village were the scenes of multiple attempted burglaries and even a shooting over the last eight days.
On Wednesday, Aug. 20, a Middle Village resident spotted three suspicious individuals peering into vehicles parked along Juniper Valley Road shortly after 4 a.m.
Despite sometimes heavy rain, the 18th annual Jamaica Arts & Music Summer Festival, fondly known as JAMS, took place Aug. 1 and 2, in Rufus King Park and along Jamaica Avenue. Thousands of residents and visitors lined up to purchase such tasty culinary treats as grilled corn, meats and candy apples, and sipped soft drinks and lemonade as they perused the stalls of the numerous vendors who displayed their enticing bargains.
On the opening night, 107.5-FM WBLS radio personality Doctor Bob Lee emceed the event, which spotlighted such local talent as the Moko Jumbie Stilt Walkers, the Elite Marching Band, the students of the DeVore Dance Center and many other talented young hopefuls who had an opportunity to perform before onlookers, family and friends.
The NYPD last Wednesday arrested a second person in connection with the May 2013 shooting death of a 14-year-old South Jamaica girl on a city bus.
Shamel Capers, 16, of Brooklyn, has been charged with second-degree murder, second-degree criminal possession of a weapon and first-degree reckless endangerment in the killing of D’aja Robinson.
More than a hundred Sikhs from Richmond Hill, Ozone Park and surrounding neighborhoods gathered Tuesday morning to demand justice for one of their own, who was nearly killed in a hit-and-run accident last week many believe was yet another hate crime perpetrated against their community.
Sandeep Singh, 29, was standing outside his office at 99th Street and 101st Avenue in Ozone Park shortly after midnight last Wednesday when an altercation occurred between him and a man driving a white pickup truck. According to a witness who was at the scene, the driver began yelling racial slurs, called Singh “a terrorist” and told him “to go back to your country.”
The NYPD on Wednesday arrested a second person in connection with the May 2013 shooting death of a 14-year-old South Jamaica girl on a city bus.
In November 1995, Dr. Robert Somerville, a popular physician in Southeast Queens, was driving to his Springfield Boulevard office in Queens Village when his car was struck by a man driving a stolen Jeep Cherokee.
Somerville would die 12 days later. The man who hit him was never caught.
Howard Beach residents of all ages attended a free health and wellness fair hosted by Borough President Melinda Katz this past Sunday at St. Helen’s Father Dooley Hall — the first in a series of such events she is planning across Queens.
The fair, held in conjunction with Jamaica Hospital Medical Center and the insurance providers HealthFirst and MetroPlus, aimed to bring free healthy activities, information and screenings to community residents.
Borough President Melinda Katz is sponsoring her first in what she says will be a series of health and wellness fairs this Sunday in Howard Beach.
The event, to be held in conjunction with Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, HealthFirst and MetroPlus, will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 83-09 157 Ave.
Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder (D-Rockaway Park) is asking the city to install technology that allows traffic lights to change to green when emergency vehicles approach to hasten responses to emergencies.
He says the so-called traffic preemption system is key to survival in his district, much of which is a half hour or more away from any hospital with a trauma center.
One South Jamaica man is dead and another has been charged with second-degree murder in an alleged double stabbing on the evening of June 18.
Police said the accused, 27-year-old Tony Glover, and deceased victim, Victor Johnson, 25, both lived at the same address on 176th Street. A 46-year-old woman also was hospitalized suffering from wounds allegedly suffered in the attack.
The NYPD is seeking three men for an attack outside a bar on Liberty Avenue in South Richmond Hill earlier this month.
On June 10 at 6:20 p.m., the three male suspects, described by cops as being 18 to 25 years old, entered the Aladdin Hookah Bar, located at 109-08 Liberty Ave., approached a 17-year-old man and began to punch and kick him repeatedly. One of the suspects then struck him in the head with an unknown metal object before the three fled.
Three people were hospitalized with injuries after an altercation between two women led to pepper spray being released on a Manhattan-bound A subway train at the Howard Beach-JFK Airport train station Monday morning.
Police believe the incident stemmed from an argument between the women that broke out around 9:30 a.m. as the train was traveling between Broad Channel and Howard Beach. One woman is believed to have sprayed the other with pepper spray, but the release of the substance affected other passengers.
Three people were hospitalized with injures after an altercation between two women led to pepper spray being released on a Manhattan-bound A subway train at the Howard Beach-JFK Airport train station Monday morning.
A man was killed crossing North Conduit Avenue in South Ozone Park last Saturday morning.
At approximately 9:56 a.m., police officers responded to a 911 call of a pedestrian struck in the vicinity of 130th Street and North Conduit Avenue. Upon arrival, officers discovered that a 58-year-old male — whose identity has not been released pending family notification — was attempting to cross North Conduit Avenue heading north. When he was midway across the avenue, he turned around and attempted to return back.
“Maldita Pared,” a photographic exhibition by Jacqueline Herranz-Brooks, Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Ave., Miller Gallery, on display thru July 26.
The big sign that for nearly two years screamed “COMING SOON” is gone, as is the haphazardly placed plywood behind imposing steel gates.
The Ozone Park branch of the Joseph Addabbo Health Center System finally — and proudly — replaced all that with a new sign:
“Maldita Pared,” a photographic exhibition by Jacqueline Herranz-Brooks, Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Ave., Miller Gallery, on display June 6-July 26.
His two passions in life were basketball and working with children.
And Dowayne Henry apparently combined the two with skill and ease in the very brief time he was given to do it.
An off-duty 28-year-old New York City police officer was killed on Monday afternoon when the motorcycle he was riding was involved in a three-vehicle collision.
Police said Curtis Johnson was heading east on Linden Boulevard in Jamaica on a Harley Davidson motorcycle at 4:55 p.m. when he approached the intersection with 158th Street. Published reports said he was assigned to the 103rd Precinct in Jamaica.
A woman in her 70s was robbed and beaten by two teenagers in Lindenwood on Tuesday and police are searching for the suspects.
Back in high school, Dowayne Henry thought his future would include using basketball to help educate and mold children top reach their potential.
Henry, 20, was a teaching assistant at St. Martin de Porres Academy in Elmont, LI when he was shot to death early Monday morning in front of his Laurelton home.
Wayfinding: 100 NYC Public Sculptures by Bundith Phunsombatlert, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, located on the lawn between the Unisphere and the Queens Museum, on view thru November.
For years, parents, students and staff at PS 232 in Lindenwood and those living and working nearby have warned that the intersection of 83rd Street and 153rd Avenue is a ticking time bomb.
For years their pleas have fallen on mostly deaf ears.
Police are searching for the gunman who killed an aspiring college basketball player and wounded another man early Monday morning outside a Laurelton home on 137th Avenue.
Dowayne Henry, 20, was shot in the head and abdomen. He was pronounced dead at the scen,e according to police at the NYPD’s 105th Precinct.