In response to a fatal hit-and-run in Elmhurst on Sunday, which took the life of a 26-year-old woman, state Senator Michael Gianaris gathered with local officials and advocacy groups at the site of the crash to reintroduce legislation he put forth more than a year ago.
A Woodside intersection, where a fatal accident involving an 8-year-old student occurred last December, has now become the site where a package of traffic safety bills were signed in hopes of a brighter and safer future.
A third grader was struck and killed by a truck at a Woodside intersection Friday morning as he was on his way to school. Noshat Nahian, 8, was crossing the street with his 11-year-old sister around 8 a.m. when a tractor trailer traveling southbound on 61st Street made a left turn, striking him with its rear tires, […]
Assemblymember Michael DenDekker explained the different issues that New York faces during a Woodside Town Hall meeting on October 26. “Our everyday problems mean absolutely nothing to legislators that represent Rochester, Buffalo, Tonawanda and Niagara. We talk about parking, sanitation, noise and train issues, while their issues are jobs, agriculture and property taxes,” said DenDekker. […]
HOLIDAY CELEBRATIONS Candidate for the 26th Assembly District, Vince Tabone, joined Michael Feiner, Bayside Hills Civic Association (BHCA) president, State Senator Frank Padavan – who also read a fairy tale to the children – Community Board 11 chair Jerry Iannece – who judged the Egg Rolling Contest – Councilmember Dan Halloran and the Easter Bunny […]
CONGRATULATIONS Congratulations to Queens Courier Art Director/Vice President Amy Amato-Sanchez, her husband Michael and their daughter Alexa on a new bundle of joy – Christopher Ryan Sanchez – born March 30. Christopher weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce. PROMOTIONS Fidelis Care, the largest government programs-based health insurance company in New York State, announces the promotion of […]
Woodside:Something For Everyone By ZACHARY BRAZILLER Where: Located in northern Queens, Woodside is bordered on the south by Maspeth, to the north by Astoria, to the east by Jackson Heights and to the west by Sunnyside. Surrounded by cemeteries, Woodside technically begins at 48th St. and ends at 72nd St. It’s bordered by St. Michael’s […]
Christian Amez has worked with Woodside on the Move for about five years, starting as an aide in the afterschool program. He ultimately created his own year-long class, the “Business Enterprise” program. It teaches children, in grades four and above, various financial literacy and math skills.
Dodging icy sleet, first-grader Tarunima Bhowmik and her father Gola grabbed a cab from their home in Sunnyside on their way to Tarunima’s school, P.S. 166 Golain Astoria. Fare cost about $10, a necessary evil with New York City school buses out of commission. “It’s a very hard time for the kids,” Gola said of […]
Frustrations are mounting in Whitestone, where residents are calling on city officials to inspect an accident-prone intersection, located half a block away from a local elementary school, after they said they witnessed a summer of crashes. “I’ve seen cars smashed up over there,” said Devon O’Connor, president of the Welcome to Whitestone Civic Association. “It’s […]
[Watch] Queens rape suspect caught on camera A serial southeast Queens rapist was caught on camera as he attempted his third sexual assault in two months. The video, released today by police, shows the suspect approaching the victim from behind and grabbing her around the neck. The suspect placed a sharp object to the victim’s back before […]