City opens new homeless shelter at former East Elmhurst hotel


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THE COURIER/Photo by Angy Altamirano

Starting Monday, homeless families with children will begin to move into a new shelter which has opened at the former site of the Clarion Hotel, located at 94-00 Ditmars Blvd. in East Elmhurst.

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East Elmhurst woman charged with vehicular assault, DWI in Astoria hit-and-run


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A 21-year-old East Elmhurst driver who “didn’t even know” she struck someone has been charged with vehicular assault, DWI and other crimes for an Astoria hit-and-run that sent a pedestrian to the hospital earlier this week, according to the district attorney’s office.

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Three men in serious condition after car gets wedged under truck in East Elmhurst


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Three men were seriously injured early Friday morning when their car crashed and became wedged underneath the rear of a tractor trailer in East Elmhurst, according to police.

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Community calls homeless shelter at East Elmhurst motel an ‘abuse of power’


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THE COURIER/ Photo by Angy Altamirano

East Elmhurst residents blasted city officials Wednesday for placing a homeless shelter on Astoria Boulevard without community consultation, calling the move a “covert operation reeking of disrespect.”

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125-year-old East Elmhurst flower shop blossoms next to controversial homeless shelter


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THE COURIER/ Photo by Angy Altamirano

For more than a century, one East Elmhurst family has been helping their neighborhood bloom.

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Emergency town hall to be held on controversial East Elmhurst homeless shelter


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THE COURIER/Photo by Angy Altamirano

Community members will have their voices heard during an emergency town hall meeting on Wednesday over the city’s decision to turn an East Elmhurst motel into a permanent homeless shelter.

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Community opposes newly approved homeless shelter at East Elmhurst motel


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo by Salvatore Licata

A community is outraged and looking for answers as they learned the city went behind their backs to turn an East Elmhurst motel into a permanent homeless shelter.

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East Elmhurst woman vying to be ‘America’s It Girl’


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Photos courtesy of Jessenia Vargas

Does Jessenia Vargas have what “It” takes? The 26-year-old East Elmhurst resident is competing on a new reality competition show on WE tv, described as “America’s Next Top Model” meets “Project Runway.”

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East Elmhurst boy runs again to raise money for autism programs


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Photo by Larry Sillen

One East Elmhurst boy is getting his running shoes ready once again to help make a difference.

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