Elmhurst Hospital pediatric patients to get Fruit & Vegetable Prescription Program


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THE COURIER/ Photo by Angy Altamirano

Children who are currently patients in the pediatric center at the hospital located at 79-01 Broadway, as well as the patients’ families, will soon be given the option to enroll in the organization Wholesome Wave’s Fruit & Vegetable Prescription Program.

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Community calls homeless shelter at East Elmhurst motel an ‘abuse of power’


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THE COURIER/ Photo by Angy Altamirano

East Elmhurst residents blasted city officials Wednesday for placing a homeless shelter on Astoria Boulevard without community consultation, calling the move a “covert operation reeking of disrespect.”

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Elmhurst community grows garden next to LIRR tracks for over 20 years, agency unaware


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THE COURIER/ Photos by Angy Altamirano

Elmhurst residents living down 47th Avenue between 76th and 82nd streets have been keeping the gardens, growing everything from flowers to vegetables for more than 20 years, according to one of the urban farmers, who declined to give his name.

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125-year-old East Elmhurst flower shop blossoms next to controversial homeless shelter


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THE COURIER/ Photo by Angy Altamirano

For more than a century, one East Elmhurst family has been helping their neighborhood bloom.

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Emergency town hall to be held on controversial East Elmhurst homeless shelter


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THE COURIER/Photo by Angy Altamirano

Community members will have their voices heard during an emergency town hall meeting on Wednesday over the city’s decision to turn an East Elmhurst motel into a permanent homeless shelter.

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Community opposes newly approved homeless shelter at East Elmhurst motel


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Photo by Salvatore Licata

A community is outraged and looking for answers as they learned the city went behind their backs to turn an East Elmhurst motel into a permanent homeless shelter.

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East Elmhurst woman vying to be ‘America’s It Girl’


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Photos courtesy of Jessenia Vargas

Does Jessenia Vargas have what “It” takes? The 26-year-old East Elmhurst resident is competing on a new reality competition show on WE tv, described as “America’s Next Top Model” meets “Project Runway.”

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FBI releases video in Elmhurst unsolved armored car robbery, links suspects to second heist


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Photo/video courtesy of the FBI

The FBI has released video footage of the unsolved robbery of an armored truck guard in Elmhurst earlier this year.

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Elmhurst residents confront homeless families over controversial hotel shelter


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THE COURIER/ Photos by Angy Altamirao

A face-to-face confrontation erupted between homeless families and protestors Monday night over a controversial shelter at an Elmhurst hotel.

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