Truck driver in Auburndale had fatal heart attack behind wheel: cops


| rpozarycki@queenscourier.com

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An apparent heart attack caused a 64-year-old truck driver to lose control and crash into several parked cars on Francis Lewis Boulevard in Auburndale Monday morning, according to police.

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Woman killed in Auburndale Fire


| aaltman@queenscourier.com

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A 63-year-old woman perished in the blaze that consumed her Auburndale home. The victim, Joanne Brown, was found dead at the scene on Sunday, April 15. Her cousin, who Brown lived with, 59-year-old John Rebecchi, escaped. Neighbor Sandra Villafane was one of the first people to see the fire. Up late on the computer, Villafane […]

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Auburndale Atrocity


| aaltman@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Alexa Altman

Contrasted against a sea of well-kept homes and pristinely-manicured lawns in Auburndale looms an abandoned property – a massive four-unit building left destitute, much to the dismay of locals who take pride in their neighborhood. The structure, located at 47th Avenue and 198th Street, once a single-family home, was converted into four separate houses by […]

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Abandoned Auburndale homes a blight


| mpantelidis@queenscourier.com

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The Auburndale Civic Association is refusing to abandon hope that four vacant and forgotten homes will cease to be a blight on their community. The four attached, two-family houses, located on 198th Street, have been empty since being built several years ago, according to Henry Euler, president of Auburndale Civic. “They have been laying there […]

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Grand re-opening of Queens Library at Auburndale


| bdoda@queenscourier.com

FLUSHING – The grand re-opening of the Queens Library at Auburndale will take place on November 19 at 1 p.m. at 25-55 Francis Lewis Boulevard in Flushing. The newly upgraded facility now includes a teen area and new furnishings for the adult and children’s areas, new lighting and carpeting, and all new laptop counters. The […]

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UPDATE: Man killed by train at Auburndale LIRR station


By Queens Courier Staff

An adult male was struck and killed by a Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) train around 5:30 a.m. on Friday morning, November 19, at the Auburndale Station. The incident is under investigation. Train service was suspended on the Port Washington branch of the LIRR between 5:35 and 7:15 a.m., according to an MTA spokesperson. After […]

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Creeps torch Auburndale playground


| csantucci@queenscourier.com

When Lisa Ziegler brought her two kids after school to Underhill Playground in Auburndale on Tuesday, October 17, they found their favorite playground charred and boarded up after a mysterious accelerant-driven fire had ripped through a large equipment structure earlier that morning. &#8220They said to me, &#8220Mommy, what happened?” Ziegler said. &#8220How do you explain […]

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West Nile spraying to target northeast Queens


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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Another round of West Nile spraying is set for northeast Queens next week in an effort to reduce mosquito activity and the risk of the virus.

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Cambria Heights teen charged in crash involving school bus, NYPD van, elderly couple


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com


A 19-year-old Cambria Heights resident has been charged for causing a crash involving three vehicles Tuesday, and for briefly fleeing the scene because he was “scared,” authorities said.

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Corona man arrested for hate crime against gay couple in Manhattan


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

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A Corona resident was arrested early Wednesday morning on hate crime charges for the assault of a couple, who were the first gay men to tie the knot at West Point, according to police.

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In Bayside, activists call to keep unwanted ads away from homes


| rpozarycki@queenscourier.com

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Community activists gathered outside state Senator Tony Avella’s office to call for an extension of the state’s “cease-and-desist” law, which empowers Queens homeowners to prohibit unwanted solicitations from real estate brokers.

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