Clowns visit Elmhurst Hospital Center


| gsanclemente@queenscourier.com

As part of the first international clown convention, during the “Make ‘em Laugh, New York City clown week,” clowns from all around the world came together and provided a special performance at the Elmhurst Hospital Center (EHC). According to Atiya Butler, assistant director of external affairs at the EHC, over 200 re-owned clowns hailed from […]

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Greenmarket opens at Elmhurst Hospital Center


| pdavis@queenscourier.com

“Going Green” is one of the buzz phrases that everyone is using, but Elmhurst Hospital Center (EHC) is doing more than just talking about it. On July 13, Elmhurst Hospital Center held a ribbon-cutting to celebrate the grand opening of a farmers’ market on hospital grounds. The Elmhurst Hospital Center Greenmarket, which is run by […]

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12th Annual Top Women in Business Awards draws nearly 1,000


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo by Allen Ngai

This year The Queens Courier’s 12th Annual Top Women in Business Awards & Networking event at Terrace on the Park broke records as close to 1,000 people came out to celebrate the accomplishments of the leading women of the Queens business world.

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Family, friends share memories of victims killed in Astoria creek accident


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/ Photo by Angy Altamirano

The four young passengers who died when their car plunged into an Astoria creek after a birthday celebration were always smiling and looking toward the future, their friends and families recalled.

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Probe continues into fatal Astoria crash as loved ones mourn victims


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

Photos via Facebook

Police are continuing the investigation into an accident that killed four friends after their car plunged into an Astoria creek and as one politician calls for a review of safety measures on the roads leading to the water.

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Four dead after car plunges into Astoria creek


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

Photos via Facebook

Four people are dead after their car went into an Astoria creek Friday night, according to the NYPD.

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Elmhurst Hospital celebrates opening of new Women’s Pavilion


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Angy Altamirano

Elmhurst Hospital Center has opened the doors to more health care access for the women of Queens.

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Op-ed: A test that could save your life


| oped@queenscourier.com

The word cancer is scary, unsettling and leaves people feeling helpless. Add colon cancer and the stakes intensify. According to the American Cancer Society, colon cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. Here in New York City the disease kills approximately 1,400 people every year.

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Parents welcome city’s first New Year’s baby at Elmhurst Hospital


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

Photo Courtesy of the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation

Parents Metok Dolma and Choegyal Dorjee welcomed their new baby daughter, Tenzin Choetso, one second after midnight on New Year’s Day at Elmhurst Hospital Center.

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Woodside street co-named after beloved community member Lou Rispoli


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/ Photos by Angy Altamirano

Louis Rispoli will always be remembered as a great husband, friend, mentor and important member of the Woodside community. Rispoli, who was attacked in October 2012 in Sunnyside and died at Elmhurst Hospital Center days later, was honored and celebrated on July 27 during a ceremony to co-name 51st Street and 43rd Avenue “Louis Rispoli […]

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Husband, friends mourn Lou Rispoli as hunt for murder suspects intensifies


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo Courtesy Deniz Hughes

BY MATT SURRUSCO Lou Rispoli would have turned 63 on February 1. His widowed husband, Danyal Lawson, grieved that day for his slain spouse, but he wasn’t alone. Lawson, of Woodside, found comfort in a bittersweet dinner with friends and by visiting the couple’s favorite flower shop, Nunziato’s Florist, where he picked out two orchid […]

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Community concerned over Queens Hospital Center proposal


| mchan@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Melissa Chan

Civic groups in Hillcrest are worried that a proposed mixed housing unit set to lodge individuals with chronic conditions will draw a “questionable population” next door. Queens Hospital Center (QHC) is in talks with Comunilife, a nonprofit human services agency, to develop a deteriorated 10-story building on the hospital’s campus into 251 units of affordable, […]

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