Corona

Corona to benefit from $800K Chase gift to Neighborhood Plaza Partnership
Corona to benefit from $800K Chase gift to Neighborhood Plaza Partnership
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 11/26/2013 at 4:42PM

Corona Plaza has received a helping hand, along with other public plazas around the city,  to become cleaner, greener and part of the community. Councilmember Julissa Ferreras gathered with local representatives, Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan and residents on Tuesday to announce an $800,000 leadership gift from Chase to the Neighborhood Plaza Partnership [...]

Jackson Heights, Corona community marches for safer streets after traffic deaths
Jackson Heights, Corona community marches for safer streets after traffic deaths
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 11/13/2013 at 4:02PM

It was the final straw, and now the Jackson Heights and Corona communities are saying no more. Family members of traffic accident victims, local elected officials and community members gathered Tuesday night to set off the inaugural action known as “Three Children Too Many.” The group marched down Northern Boulevard, then 82nd Street, stopping to [...]

Cops searching for suspect in Queens, Manhattan, Brooklyn jewelry store robberies
Cops searching for suspect in Queens, Manhattan, Brooklyn jewelry store robberies
Police Cristabelle Tumola 11/11/2013 at 10:21AM

Police are looking to identify a suspect wanted in connection to seven jewelry store robberies across the city, including three in Queens. During each robbery, the suspect enters the store, armed with a handgun, and two to three additional suspects jump over the counter and take the jewelry, said cops. No injuries were reported during [...]

Op-ed: Making a BID for the Jackson Heights-Corona commercial corridor
News Op-Ed 11/08/2013 at 12:51PM

SETH BORNSTEIN In Queens, we take tremendous pride in where we live, work and play. Whether we are in Corona, Elmhurst, Flushing or Jackson Heights, each community is unique with distinctive charms. Each neighborhood’s face is its commercial shopping district, where we buy goods, dine, stroll, and meet friends. It’s like going into “town” whether [...]

Suspect arrested for allegedly killing Corona man during argument over woman
Police Cristabelle Tumola 10/28/2013 at 6:01PM

Updated Tuesday, October 29, 10:07 a.m.  A 27-year-old man who was shot dead  in Corona Sunday was reportedly killed over a disagreement about a woman. Cops found the victim, Cory Dixon, with a gunshot wound to the torso in front of 96-04 57th Avenue, just steps from his home, around 3 a.m., according to police. [...]

Strip club billboard above Corona church taken down
Strip club billboard above Corona church taken down
West Queens Courier Staff 10/16/2013 at 3:50PM

On the heels of community complaints, a billboard promoting a local strip club has come down. The billboard sat above the New Hope Baptist Church at 105-13 Northern Boulevard. “Common sense and decency have prevailed,” said State Senator Jose Peralta, who had called for the ad to be removed.  “Like everyone else that I spoke [...]

Police: Drunk driver hits, critically injures pedestrian, flees scene
Police Cristabelle Tumola 10/14/2013 at 1:23PM

A man who allegedly struck and seriously injured a man in Corona Sunday has been arrested for drunk driving and fleeing the scene of the accident. The 21-year-old victim was crossing the intersection of 57th Avenue and 99th Street around 3:30 a.m. when a 2001 Nissan Altima struck him, said police. He was taken to Elmhurst Hospital in [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 10/10/2013 at 8:18AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Thursday: Overcast with rain. High of 66. Winds from the NE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 80% with rainfall amounts near 0.3 in. possible. Thursday night: Overcast with rain. Low of 55. Winds from the NE at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 90% with rainfall amounts near 1.0 in. possible. EVENT [...]

Cops: Suspect recorded video under teen’s skirt at Corona subway station
Cops: Suspect recorded video under teen’s skirt at Corona subway station
Police Cristabelle Tumola 10/10/2013 at 7:39AM

Police are looking for a man allegedly caught videotaping under a teen’s skirt at a Corona subway station. The suspect was observed recording the video at the Junction Boulevard and Roosevelt Avenue subway stop around 8:15 a.m. on October 2, said cops. He continued to record under the 18-year-old girl’s skirt as she walked up [...]

‘Find My iPhone’ app helps police bust robbery suspect
‘Find My iPhone’ app helps police bust robbery suspect
Police Cristabelle Tumola 10/05/2013 at 11:01AM

Updated Monday, October 7, 12:24 p.m. It took cops only minutes to recover a stolen cell phone and catch the robbery suspect thanks to an iPhone tracking app. The 17-year-old victim was standing at a Corona bus stop on the Horace Harding Expressway near 99th Street around 8:45 p.m. Friday when she was robbed, said [...]