Bellerose

Op-ed: Seven-point plan
News Op-Ed 2/09/2014 at 2:29PM

Last week, a convicted killer escaped from the state-run Creedmoor Psychiatric facility in Bellerose, where he was being held for observation. This is a serious concern to the civic leaders of this community and other nearby community organizations.

City Council candidate Joe Concannon calls ‘fraud’ on Campaign Finance Board
City Council candidate Joe Concannon calls ‘fraud’ on Campaign Finance Board
Politics Melissa Chan 10/24/2013 at 9:57AM

The retired police captain running a pointed City Council bid against a popular incumbent says the city’s Campaign Finance Board should have accommodated his late entrance into the race. Joe Concannon, who is taking on Councilmember Mark Weprin in a general election next month, said he was a “victim” of the CFB’s “incompetence and fraud” [...]

Hate Crimes unit investigating after Bellerose cars tagged with swastikas
Hate Crimes unit investigating after Bellerose cars tagged with swastikas
Northeast Melissa Chan 10/14/2013 at 3:36PM

Bellerose residents whose cars were vandalized with graffiti were able to wash off the spray paint — but not the hateful message it left behind. Fourteen cars in the quiet residential area were marked up during an early morning graffiti spree on October 11, police said. Silver-painted swastikas were found on half of the vehicles [...]

Councilmember Mark Weprin faces potential challenger in general election
Councilmember Mark Weprin faces potential challenger in general election
Politics Melissa Chan 8/12/2013 at 12:12PM

Numerous police unions are backing one candidate’s bid to unseat incumbent Councilmember Mark Weprin. Joseph Concannon, a retired police captain from Bellerose, announced his run for City Council on August 8 — with the full support of several law enforcement groups, including the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association (PBA). “I can assure you I will never risk [...]

Queens has most immigrant seniors in city: report
News Melissa Chan 7/30/2013 at 8:44AM

Queens has the largest number of immigrant seniors in the city, with Flushing leading the list of neighborhoods, according to a new report. The borough is home to about 162,000 foreign-born people over the age of 65, says a study by the Center for an Urban Future. The report shows more than 25,000 live in [...]

Bellerose residents demand mosquito help after years with no West Nile spraying
Bellerose residents demand mosquito help after years with no West Nile spraying
Northeast Melissa Chan 7/29/2013 at 1:33PM

Bellerose residents say they live in a forgotten land when it comes to the city’s efforts to eliminate mosquitoes. “You can’t go outside. You can’t make it from your car to your front door,” said Maria Donza. The bloodsuckers are keeping residents on house arrest and even alert indoors, said Donza, who added she sits [...]

10 years after deadly staged accident, family wants Alice’s Law passed
10 years after deadly staged accident, family wants Alice’s Law passed
Northeast Melissa Chan 5/24/2013 at 10:28AM

The family of the 71-year-old Queens woman killed 10 years ago in a staged car accident said bureaucratic delays have held up justice — and a proposed law to stiffen penalties in such cases. “It should have passed,” said Daniel Ross, 56, of Bayside. “I don’t want another family to go through what we went [...]