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


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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


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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


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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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College Point principal resigns after protests and allegations


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THE COURIER/File Photo

The so-called “terror-driven reign” of a College Point principal is over. Jennifer Jones-Rogers resigned as head of P.S. 29 last week, education officials confirmed, after dozens in the community urged the city to fire her earlier this summer. “I think that this is a step in the right direction, but it’s not everything,” said Gloria […]

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Forklift falls, kills mechanic in College Point warehouse


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THE COURIER/Photo by Melissa Chan

A mechanic working inside a College Point warehouse Thursday morning was crushed and killed by a forklift, a police source said. The machine used for lifting heavy loads fell on top of the man, whose identity was not yet released, shortly before 11 a.m. on October 3, according to an NYPD spokesperson. The man suffered […]

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Concern in College Point over police tow pound


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College Point leaders fear crumbling roads in an already congested neighborhood will not be able to handle a new police tow pound that “magically appeared” out of nowhere. State Senator Tony Avella said NYPD tow trucks have been bringing cars in and out of College Point Corporate Park for more than two weeks without first […]

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Woman claims College Point condo discriminated against her disability


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A paralyzed Queens woman is suing a national real estate development company, claiming a newly built College Point condominium discriminated against her disability, a lawsuit said. The suit filed August 8 claims AVR Realty violated fair housing and human rights laws when it rejected Suzanne Vilchez’s request to make her newly purchased condo unit more […]

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