P.S. 117 parents started a crowd funding page on giveforward.com, hoping to raise about $4,500, which is needed so the nearly 170 graduating fifth-graders can receive caps and gowns, yearbooks and a senior prom.
A 20-year-old man was fatally shot in Ozone Park Saturday morning, according to the NYPD.
Nearly 170 graduating students of P.S. 117 in Briarwood may not receive their caps and gowns and may miss out on senior events at the end of their elementary school experience because $30,000 is miss- ing from the accounts of the school’s PTA, The Courier has learned.
Meet this week’s Star of Queens: Aida Vernon, president of Briarwood Action Network, a civic association that addresses problems in the Briarwood community.
Police are looking for two men wanted in connection with two robberies on Saturday. According to the NYPD, the first robbery occurred at approximately 12:25 a.m. in the vicinity of 58th Road and 138th Street in Flushing. The two suspects approached a 22-year-old male victim, placed him in a chokehold, displayed a firearm and then [...]
City Council candidate Andrea Veras kicked off her campaign with dozens of supporters on August 3. The Briarwood activist and paralegal is vying to replace term-limited Councilmember James Gennaro in the 24th District, which stretches from Fresh Meadows to Jamaica. “Improving the living conditions of my community has always been my passion,” Veras said, “and [...]
Police will install new sets of eyes in parts of Briarwood, Jamaica and Pomonok, according to a Queens lawmaker. Seventeen NYPD security cameras are coming to the area’s high-traffic locations thanks to $600,000 in funding secured by Councilmember James Gennaro. They can be found around Rufus King Park in Jamaica, near Archbishop Molloy High School [...]
His summer days were spent at the beach with his loyal dog by his side. But for the last three years, a crippling neurological disease has kept Gary Herman away from the shore. Now his daughter, Rachel, is on a mission to mobilize the man who supported his family for decades. “My dad worked hard [...]
A silver alert has been issued for a missing Queens man last seen yesterday morning in Briarwood. Hong Sheng Zhang, 78, went missing at 11:30 a.m. yesterday near the intersection of Queens Boulevard and Main Street. Zhang, who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease, is 5-feet-3-inches tall, 120 pounds, with grey shaved hair and brown eyes. He was last [...]
Relief has been slowly trickling in for a handful of the hundreds scammed two months ago by an authorized Queens T-Mobile dealer, but deceived victims say they’ll never gain back their wasted time, stolen money and lost trust. “It was a huge loss. I don’t have words to describe that,” said Dr. Srijan Kumar Bera, [...]