Search Results for Jackson Heights Beautification Group

Star of Queens: Bryan White, president of the board, J-CAP Foundation
Star of Queens: Bryan White, president of the board, J-CAP Foundation
News Queens Courier Staff 6/17/2013 at 9:07AM

COMMUNITY SERVICE:  Bryan White works with the Jamaica Community of Adolescents Programs (J-CAP) as president of the board. White’s father, Thomas White Jr., founded the J-CAP Foundation in 1980. “J-CAP Foundation is an outreach initiative,” explained White. “We reach out to the community and help with substance abuse, job creation, empowerment and education.” White has [...]

Star of Queens: Mercy Wong, Community Board 5 member, co-founder, We Love Ridgewood Theater
Star of Queens: Mercy Wong, Community Board 5 member, co-founder, We Love Ridgewood Theater
News Queens Courier Staff 6/03/2013 at 9:10AM

COMMUNITY SERVICE: Since Mercy Wong lives near the Ridgewood Theater, she is interested in how the community could use the now-shuttered establishment. As a member of Community Board (CB) 5, Wong is involved with the campaign to re-designate the theater for uses that would enhance her community. With the theater slated for sale, the focus [...]

Star of Queens: Edwin Westley, president, Jackson Heights Beautification Group
Star of Queens: Edwin Westley, president, Jackson Heights Beautification Group
News Queens Courier Staff 5/28/2013 at 9:04AM

Community Service: Headed by Edwin Westley, the Jackson Heights Beautification Group (JHBG) fills the neighborhood with music, nature and goodwill. Founded in 1988, this all-volunteer organization hosts street cleanups and orchestral concerts in addition to creating more green spaces and preserving the Jackson Heights historic district. Westley, who has been involved with JHBG for more [...]

Jackson Heights park to be renamed in tribute to beloved student
Jackson Heights park to be renamed in tribute to beloved student
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 4/29/2013 at 9:05AM

Those who knew Rory Staunton say it would be a fitting tribute. The newly-acquired Parks Department property at the Garden School athletic field in Jackson Heights may soon bear his name. The 12-year-old lost his life last April due to sepsis poisoning after falling while playing basketball in his school’s gym. What doctors believed to [...]

Abandoned Jackson Heights cemetery may become park
Abandoned Jackson Heights cemetery may become park
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 4/18/2013 at 11:23AM

They’re looking to turn it from a final resting place to a place where children play. Hidden away from the public, Leverich Cemetery in Jackson Heights was once part of a family-owned farm land passed down through generations. But at one point the farm was bequeathed with the cemetery plot no longer included. The 17th [...]

Push for slow zones in Jackson Heights
Push for slow zones in Jackson Heights
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 4/11/2013 at 12:04PM

In December, 11-year-old Miguel Torres was struck and killed as he tried to cross the street on Northern Boulevard. Now, leaders in Jackson Heights are calling for a slow zone to prevent more deaths. Councilmember Daniel Dromm is leading the push that would lower the speed limit in the neighborhood from 30 miles per hour [...]

Jackson Heights’ Dunningham Triangle to be revamped
Jackson Heights’ Dunningham Triangle to be revamped
News Alexa Altman 8/27/2012 at 2:07PM

Jackson Heights’ Dunningham Triangle is blossoming, sprouting with seeds planted by local residents. The 82nd Street Partnership united with the Partnership for Parks — a subdivision of the City Parks Foundation — to revamp a 2,000-square-foot piece of land in the heart of Jackson Heights, assisted by suggestions from citizens. “We looked at Dunningham Triangle [...]

More middle school seats coming to Jackson Heights
More middle school seats coming to Jackson Heights
Education & Kids Alexa Altman 8/13/2012 at 2:02PM

Students corralled in overcrowded classrooms may soon be able to stretch their legs while exercising their minds. Councilmember Daniel Dromm and Borough President Helen Marshall celebrated breaking ground on I.S. 297Q — a new middle school, expected to open in the fall of 2014 in Jackson Heights — at a ceremony on Tuesday, August 7. [...]