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Suspect wanted for Rego Park rape
Suspect wanted for Rego Park rape
Central Maggie Hayes 8/25/2013 at 3:02PM

The NYPD is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect wanted for rape in Rego Park. On Friday, a 52-year-old woman was exiting the R train on 63rd Drive and Queens Boulevard around 10 p.m. when the suspect began to probe the woman for her name and phone number, said cops. After she [...]

Congregation fears Rego Park synagogue will be demolished
Congregation fears Rego Park synagogue will be demolished
Central Melissa Chan 8/08/2013 at 1:02PM

A growing congregation in Rego Park fears their beloved synagogue will be demolished in the near future despite assurances from the site’s new owner that it will remain. Supporters of the Ohr Natan synagogue, built in the former Trylon movie theater, have collected more than 1,300 petition signatures so far in their efforts to keep [...]

Home health aide allegedly stole from elderly Forest Hills patient
Central Melissa Chan 7/31/2013 at 4:58PM

A home health aide has been indicted on charges she stole $55,000 from an ailing Queens senior who was under her care, authorities said. Tameka Nunes, 31, of the Bronx, faces up to 15 years in prison for grand larceny and criminal possession of stolen property. District Attorney Richard Brown said Nunes systematically — almost [...]

Police looking for suspect in Forest Hills sex assault
Police looking for suspect in Forest Hills sex assault
Central Queens Courier Staff 7/22/2013 at 5:23PM

Cops are seeking a man wanted for sexually assaulting a woman in Forest Hills Sunday. Around 4 a.m. the suspect followed the 23-year-old victim to the front of her home near Queens Boulevard where he assaulted her, said police. The suspect is described as Hispanic, 25 to 30 years old, approximately 5 feet 10 inches [...]

Forest Hills, Rego Park get more bike racks
Forest Hills, Rego Park get more bike racks
Central Melissa Chan 7/05/2013 at 9:42AM

Forest Hills and Rego Park cyclists are getting nearly 40 more places to lock up and park. The city’s Department of Transportation (DOT) has installed most of its proposed 39 bike racks within Community Board 6, a spokesperson said, with remaining sites to be scheduled over the next few weeks. “Without a doubt, we need [...]

Parents peeved after Forest Hills fender bender leaves special ed kids stranded
Parents peeved after Forest Hills fender bender leaves special ed kids stranded
Central Melissa Chan 7/03/2013 at 12:02PM

A Forest Hills fender bender left seven special education students stranded on a bus for up to two hours while they waited for police, parents said. “These are emotionally fragile children. They get scared easily,” said parent Rita Kimmel. “They have anxieties and phobias and would be more or less freaked out to be in [...]

Forest Hills biz owners: Parking plans would ‘kill us’
Forest Hills biz owners: Parking plans would ‘kill us’
Central Queens Courier Staff 6/28/2013 at 1:36PM

BY MELISSA CHAN AND ROSA KIM The city’s plans to make a dangerous Forest Hills intersection safer would crush local shops, business owners said. The Department of Transportation (DOT) has proposed turning 14 metered parking spots along Metropolitan Avenue, between 70th Drive and 71st Avenue, into No Standing zones. The measure is meant to improve [...]

Thief snatches iPhones from women on Queens subway trains
Thief snatches iPhones from women on Queens subway trains
Central Cristabelle Tumola 6/19/2013 at 9:34AM

Police are looking for an iPhone thief who robbed two women in separate incidents on Queens subway trains. Both robberies occurred on northbound M trains near the 67th Street station in Forest Hills, according to police. On Tuesday, May 14, around 12:30 p.m., the first victim, 37, was riding on the subway looking at her [...]

Worker rescued from trench collapse in Kew Gardens
Worker rescued from trench collapse in Kew Gardens
Central Cristabelle Tumola 6/18/2013 at 7:39PM

The FDNY rescued a construction worker after he became trapped in a collapsed Kew Gardens trench. He was partially buried in the trench, which was 25 feet below the surface. Fire officials had to secure an unstable crane at the site before they could free the worker, an FDNY spokesperson said. The collapse occurred around [...]

Shuttered Parkway Hospital to be auctioned
Central Melissa Chan 6/13/2013 at 2:26PM

The shuttered Parkway Hospital building in Forest Hills will be auctioned off at the end of the month, according to a real estate data site. The state closed the hospital at 70-35 113th Street in 2008. It has been vacant since. Now the 70,000-square-foot property, with an outstanding lien of nearly $15 million, is up [...]