Lester W. Young (left), of Hollis Hills, is the latest member of the New York State Board of Regents. The Jamaica High School graduate is currently an associate professor at Long Island University’s Graduate School of Education. His nomination was seconded by Assemblymember Mark Weprin (right) who also lives in Hollis Hills, and is a […]
Community Board 11 ushered in a new era with a swift election Monday night. The board bid farewell to its longtime leader, Jerry Iannece, and unanimously voted in Christine Haider to take his place as chair.
Queens whiz kid Laurie Beckoff came in a little short Tuesday in her match-up on Jeopardy’s College Championship. The 19-year-old from Hollis Hills was the runner-up, amongst two other young geniuses, with a grand total of $13,400.
A teen whiz from Queens will put her brains and button-smashing reflexes to the test Tuesday, when she competes in the “Jeopardy!” College Championship. Laurie Beckoff, 19, will vie against 15 other young geniuses nationwide Feb.11 for $100,000 and an automatic berth in the next Tournament of Champions.
As the clock ticks closer to the general election on Tuesday, November 5, The Courier, in our continuing election coverage, brings you our voters’ guide. Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Be sure to cast your ballot for mayor, public advocate, city comptroller, borough president, city council and even judges. According to the Board […]
Joseph Concannon is running for the City Council seat in the 23rd District in Queens. This district covers Fresh Meadows, Oakland Gardens, Hollis Hills, Queens Village, Little Neck, Glen Oaks Village, Bellerose, Floral Park and Jamaica Estates. Here is a man who is concerned for the safety of all residents and would be a measurable […]
COUNCILMEMBER MARK S. WEPRIN There has recently been a great deal of heated discussion about the two bills that comprise the Community Safety Act (Introductions 1079 and 1080), which the New York City Council passed in late June. New Yorkers have been receiving some false information on these bills, so I think the time has […]
BY ANTHONY O’REILLY Borough President candidates are blazing through Queens, participating in forums and allowing the community to hear their positions. The six Democrats hoping to replace current Borough President Helen Marshall most recently gathered at the Hollis Hills Jewish Center in Fresh Meadows and attended the Ridgewood Democratic Club’s monthly meeting. State Senators Tony […]
The FDNY fire marshal who died of a heart attack in his car Christmas Eve was remembered by friends and family as a fearless hero. Martin “Woody” McHale, 50, was behind the wheel of his gray Chevy Silverado on December 24 when he suffered a heart attack around 6:40 p.m. and crashed into a tree […]
Star of Queens: Jack Fried President, 111th Precinct Community Council COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: The 111th Precinct Community Council is made up of neighborhood residents. As president, Jack Fried leads the Council at its regular meetings, which are held on the first Tuesday of every month. Meeting topics include giving a rundown of crime statistics, discussing local issues […]