College Point

More remains found potentially belonging to Avonte Oquendo
More remains found potentially belonging to Avonte Oquendo
News Queens Courier Staff 1/19/2014 at 12:53PM

Authorities continue to search the College Point site this weekend where human remains and clothing possibly belonging to missing teen Avonte Oquendo were found, as tests are underway to determine the body’s identity.

Man struck, killed by vehicles in College Point
Man struck, killed by vehicles in College Point
Northeast Cristabelle Tumola 11/12/2013 at 1:51PM

A pedestrian died Tuesday morning after he was hit by two vehicles in College Point. Brian Howell, 47, was crossing 14th Avenue at the intersection of 129th Street around 6:45 a.m. when a Toyota Camry, traveling westbound on 14th Avenue, struck him, knocking him into the eastbound lane, said cops. He was then hit by [...]

BP Marshall OKs city’s plan to dispose of vacant lots too small to develop
News Melissa Chan 10/31/2013 at 3:21PM

Borough President Helen Marshall approved the city’s plan to dispose of four vacant lots that are too small to develop. The Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) wants to remove the properties from its inventory in order to sell in the future. Community Board 7 gave the department the green light last month. The tiny [...]

College Point principal resigns after protests and allegations
College Point principal resigns after protests and allegations
Education & Kids Melissa Chan 10/17/2013 at 1:32PM

The so-called “terror-driven reign” of a College Point principal is over. Jennifer Jones-Rogers resigned as head of P.S. 29 last week, education officials confirmed, after dozens in the community urged the city to fire her earlier this summer. “I think that this is a step in the right direction, but it’s not everything,” said Gloria [...]

Forklift falls, kills mechanic in College Point warehouse
Forklift falls, kills mechanic in College Point warehouse
Police Melissa Chan 10/03/2013 at 1:07PM

A mechanic working inside a College Point warehouse Thursday morning was crushed and killed by a forklift, a police source said. The machine used for lifting heavy loads fell on top of the man, whose identity was not yet released, shortly before 11 a.m. on October 3, according to an NYPD spokesperson. The man suffered [...]

Concern in College Point over police tow pound
Northeast Melissa Chan 10/03/2013 at 9:35AM

College Point leaders fear crumbling roads in an already congested neighborhood will not be able to handle a new police tow pound that “magically appeared” out of nowhere. State Senator Tony Avella said NYPD tow trucks have been bringing cars in and out of College Point Corporate Park for more than two weeks without first [...]

City looking to sell four undevelopable lots in northeast Queens
City looking to sell four undevelopable lots in northeast Queens
Northeast Melissa Chan 9/27/2013 at 11:18AM

Community Board 7 gave the city permission this week to dispose of four vacant lots that are too small to develop. The city’s Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) needed approval from the board on September 23 to remove the properties from its inventory in order to sell in the future. The tiny plots of [...]