College Point

Call for middle school to replace St. Fidelis in College Point
Education & Kids Melissa Chan 6/11/2013 at 5:09PM

More than 200 residents in College Point have signed a petition calling for a middle school to replace soon-to-be shuttered St. Fidelis School. “With St. Fidelis closing, we didn’t see it as a crisis but an opportunity,” said Andrew Rocco, president of the College Point Civic and Taxpayers Association. “People are flooding into College Point [...]

College Point stabbing suspect sought
College Point stabbing suspect sought
Northeast Cristabelle Tumola 6/03/2013 at 10:49AM

Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating a man wanted for a College Point stabbing in March. The  suspect stabbed the 22-year-old victim multiple times in front of 20-17 124th Street around 8:50 a.m. on March 24, fleeing in a light colored auto, according to the NYPD. The victim was taken to [...]

Petco, other shops overcome Sandy setbacks
Petco, other shops overcome Sandy setbacks
South Terence M. Cullen 4/30/2013 at 9:20AM

As the days and months since Sandy tick by, businesses in south Queens are rising from the rubble and returning to normalcy. There was “paws” for applause on Saturday, April 27 as the Howard Beach Petco reopened. It had closed six months ago due to damage from Sandy. Animals both big and small—all the way [...]

650 workers escape police academy fire without injury
650 workers escape police academy fire without injury
Northeast Melissa Chan 4/16/2013 at 6:34PM

A fire broke out at the future Queens police academy Tuesday while more than 600 workers were on site, authorities said. Flames erupted at 128-11 28th Avenue in College Point around 1:30 p.m., according to the FDNY. Police and fire officials at the scene said the building’s exterior suffered the brunt of the blaze. There [...]

Court rules in favor of waste transfer station
Court rules in favor of waste transfer station
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 4/12/2013 at 3:06PM

They lost their bid to block the birds. The Friends of LaGuardia Airport could not prevent a waste transfer facility, which will bring flocks of seagulls near the airport, from being built. The U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Tuesday, April 9 on jurisdictional grounds [...]

Community contributes to College Point family following tragedy
Community contributes to College Point family following tragedy
Northeast Maggie Hayes 4/12/2013 at 10:26AM

People the world over are helping one College Point family racked by tragedy. The Malave family was driving home from a spring break vacation in Florida on Saturday, March 30 when they were reportedly hit by a driver heading down the wrong side of the road. Christian Malave, 11, was killed in the crash, and [...]

City Council strips Dan Halloran of funding power
City Council strips Dan Halloran of funding power
Northeast Melissa Chan 4/09/2013 at 5:24PM

The City Council has voted to strip disgraced Councilmember Dan Halloran of his committee assignments and power to allocate funding. Halloran faces federal charges for allegedly playing a key role in a conspiracy and bribery scheme to rig the mayoral election, authorities said. Power to distribute funds in the 19th District now falls to Speaker Christine [...]

Police arrest man connected to citywide grand larceny spree
Police arrest man connected to citywide grand larceny spree
Police Cristabelle Tumola 4/09/2013 at 11:09AM

Authorities have arrested a man tied to a robbery spree where the suspects trick victims by telling them they have a flat tire, then steal property from inside their vehicles. Mario Gutierrez, 50 of College Point, has been charged with grand larceny for four out of 13 incidents that occurred in Queens. Two additional robberies [...]

Two Queens teens accepted to US Air Force Academy
Two Queens teens accepted to US Air Force Academy
Top Stories Melissa Chan 3/22/2013 at 11:46AM

Two Queens teens have gotten their wings. Seamus McCaffrey and Alan Mook have been accepted to the United States Air Force Academy. They are the only two in the borough who were given the elite nod this year. “This is a dream come true,” said McCaffrey, 18, a senior at St. Francis Preparatory School. “It’s [...]

Queens Argentinians proud of new pope
Queens Argentinians proud of new pope
Top Stories Queens Courier Staff 3/19/2013 at 2:57PM

BY MAGGIE HAYES AND ANGY ALTAMARINO The world has been watching Pope Francis, from the moment he was chosen to head the Catholic Church, to his first Sunday mass and the day of his first tweet. “Popes not only head the church, but they are a moral compass for the world at large,” said Dr. [...]