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Bell Boulevard to partially close this Sunday for “Weekend Walk”
Bell Boulevard to partially close this Sunday for “Weekend Walk”
Neighborhoods Queens Courier Staff 9/27/2013 at 11:43AM

Parts of Bell Boulevard will be closed off to traffic this Sunday for a multi-block party, city and local officials said. The Bayside Village Business Improvement District (BID) will hold its first ever “Weekend Walk” on September 29 from noon to 5 p.m. There will be free fitness classes, dance performances, music acts and specials [...]

College Point Catholic school shutting its doors
Education & Kids Melissa Chan 1/29/2013 at 10:14AM

The final bell will soon ring for a Catholic elementary school in College Point, officials said. St. Fidelis School, at 124-06 14th Avenue, will close its doors for good in June after more than a century of serving the community, according to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn, which oversees Queens. “St. Fidelis School will [...]

Peninsula Hospital set to close on Monday according to report
Peninsula Hospital set to close on Monday according to report
Health Melissa Chan 4/06/2012 at 4:04PM

According to published reports, Peninsula Hospital will shut its doors for good on Monday, April 9. Hospital officials did not yet confirm, and local leaders could not verify the rumored sudden termination. Peninsula has already submitted a closure plan to the state Department of Health (DOH), which as of April 3 was still under review, [...]

Budget may force senior centers to close
Budget may force senior centers to close
News Melissa Chan 3/22/2012 at 2:15AM

Budget slashes may force closure upon the Korean-American Senior Center, leaving hundreds of hungry, homebound Asian seniors in Queens without a hot meal. The Corona-based senior center — along with five others in the borough — is up on the chopping block if Borough President Helen Marshall is not able to restore $1.6 million in [...]

Flushing mail center may close
Flushing mail center may close
Business Jay Lane 9/27/2011 at 9:13PM

Due to drastic declines in mail volume, state and nationwide, the Queens Processing and Distribution Center in Flushing may be closed or consolidated, according to the United States Postal Service (USPS). The center — the only one in Queens under study — is responsible for sorting and distributing mail throughout Queens. It joins 255 other [...]