College Point

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 [...]

New life for Queens youth football league
New life for Queens youth football league
Northeast Liam La Guerre 8/15/2013 at 1:24PM

When College Point resident Mariella Toufos was searching for a youth football league for her son, she held the same concerns most parents do. Will the contact be too rough? How about the coaching? Then she heard about the Whitepoint Wolverines. Online reviews were positive and the team’s website looked attractive with its pictures and [...]

Mailers direct Whitestone voters to wrong polling sites
Mailers direct Whitestone voters to wrong polling sites
Northeast Melissa Chan 8/15/2013 at 11:31AM

An apparent mistake by the city’s Board of Elections (BOE) would have had Whitestone residents voting in Forest Hills during the upcoming primary. About 100 people in Whitestone, College Point, Malba and Beechhurst were sent BOE mailers last week directing them to vote more than six miles away, double the distance of their usual polling [...]