College Point

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 [...]

Woman claims College Point condo discriminated against her disability
Northeast Melissa Chan 8/14/2013 at 1:59PM

A paralyzed Queens woman is suing a national real estate development company, claiming a newly built College Point condominium discriminated against her disability, a lawsuit said. The suit filed August 8 claims AVR Realty violated fair housing and human rights laws when it rejected Suzanne Vilchez’s request to make her newly purchased condo unit more [...]

West Nile spraying in Queens this week
West Nile spraying in Queens this week
News Queens Courier Staff 8/04/2013 at 12:52PM

On Monday, August 5 there will be West Nile spraying in parts of Queens to help reduce the mosquito population and the risk of the disease. The spraying will take place between the hours of 8:15 p.m. and 6 a.m. the next morning. In case of bad weather, the application will be delayed until Tuesday, [...]

Teachers, parents demand firing of College Point elementary school principal
Teachers, parents demand firing of College Point elementary school principal
Education & Kids Melissa Chan 8/01/2013 at 5:09PM

Several parents and teachers in College Point want the city to end what they claim is an elementary school principal’s terror-driven reign. They said Jennifer Jones-Rogers of P.S. 29 has wrongfully placed a handful of students in special education classes without notifying parents. Critics also say the administrator’s “hostile environment” has driven away droves of [...]

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 [...]

Two Queens soccer players signed to Cosmos
Two Queens soccer players signed to Cosmos
Sports Angy Altamirano 7/08/2013 at 4:11PM

David Diosa and Sebastián Guenzatti are kicking their way to the top, as both were signed to be part of the returning New York Cosmos. The Cosmos, which were once based in New York and featured the likes of famed soccer player Pelé, are making a comeback to the North American Soccer League this August. [...]

West Nile spraying in Queens this week
West Nile spraying in Queens this week
News Queens Courier Staff 7/08/2013 at 1:02PM

On Tuesday, July 9, Wednesday, July 10 and Thursday, July 11, there will be West Nile spraying in Queens to help reduce the mosquito population and the risk of the disease in the following marsh and other non-residential areas: Alley Pond Park: Alley Creek Marsh (areas inside Alley Pond Park) Linden Hill/College Point: Abandoned Flushing Airport (Marsh [...]

College Point residents say big rigs a nuisance
College Point residents say big rigs a nuisance
Northeast Melissa Chan 6/27/2013 at 11:18AM

Some College Point residents are tired of being kept awake. Neighbors of a 24-hour truck company at 129-16 14th Avenue say dozens of loud, heavy-duty vehicles come and go at all hours of the night and into the early morning. “It’s rough. We like to have our windows open in the summer. They’re running their [...]

West Nile spraying in Queens this week
West Nile spraying in Queens this week
News Queens Courier Staff 6/12/2013 at 11:09AM

On Wednesday June, 12 and Thursday, June 13 there will be West Nile spraying in Queens to help reduce the mosquito population and the risk of the disease in the following areas: Alley Pond Park: Alley Creek Marsh (areas inside Alley Pond Park) Linden Hill/College Point: Abandoned Flushing Airport (Marsh areas bounded by Whitestone Expressway [...]