Local authorities try to put an end to College Point homeless encampment


| ejankiewicz@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Eric Jankiewicz

A team of city officials, police and advocates for the homeless swept into a makeshift encampment under a ramp to the Whitestone Expressway, relocating those taking shelter there to safer quarters and fencing off the barren lot.

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Real estate roundup: $750M College Point Police Academy delayed again, Meadow Lake to get cleanup


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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“A state-of-the-art polyurethane floor recently installed in the soon-to-be opened $750 million NYPD training ground in College Point has already began to warp and buckle and will need to be torn out and replaced — possibly delaying the facility’s opening.”

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Vallone allocates $68K for Doe Fund to clean Bayside, College Point


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THE COURIER/Photo by Eric Jankiewicz

Councilman Paul Vallone allocated $68,000 to contract the Doe Fund to clean up the streets, according to the councilman’s spokesman.

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Derelict boat goes unnoticed in College Point


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THE COURIER/Photo by Eric Jankiewicz

An abandoned boat sits in the College Point part of Flushing Bay. This unworthy sea vessel completely rusted over and its innards, engine and all, have been gutted by the mechanics in the area. The words “Fright” are written across the port bow of this rusted shell.

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College Point historical site gets renovation funds, hopes for revival


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THE COURIER/Photo by Eric Jankiewicz

The historic Poppenhusen Institute’s foundation sits on sand and its façade deteriorates with age. After 30 years of weathering wind from the bay, the College Point cultural center is going to be restored.

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Human remains, clothing possibly belonging to Avonte Oquendo found in College Point


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo by Robert Stridiron

Divers continue to comb through the East River after human remains washed ashore in College Point, potentially belonging to missing child Avonte Oquendo. An NYPD raft continued to circle where the body parts were first found.

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EXCLUSIVE: Fire, flood stalls completion of College Point police academy


| mchan@queenscourier.com

Photo renderings courtesy of NYPD

Completion of the new police academy in College Point has been pushed back three months due to fire and flood damage. Plans are still on track for the first recruit class to move in by July 2014.

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Man struck, killed by vehicles in College Point


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

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A pedestrian died Tuesday morning after he was hit by two vehicles in College Point. Brian Howell, 47, was crossing 14th Avenue at the intersection of 129th Street around 6:45 a.m. when a Toyota Camry, traveling westbound on 14th Avenue, struck him, knocking him into the eastbound lane, said cops. He was then hit by […]

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