Corona

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 [...]

Jackson Heights man arrested for fatal Roosevelt Avenue shooting
Police Angy Altamirano 9/26/2013 at 5:12PM

A Jackson Heights man has been arrested and charged for the murder of another man on Roosevelt Avenue. According to the NYPD, on Friday, September 20 at approximately 5:54 p.m., after responding to a report of a man shot at 80th Street and Roosevelt Avenue, police found Ivan Rodriguez, 33, of Corona in front of [...]

Three volunteer EMTs charged with stealing from Corona nonprofit
Three volunteer EMTs charged with stealing from Corona nonprofit
Police Angy Altamirano 9/20/2013 at 4:25PM

Three volunteer EMTs have been arrested after allegedly stealing more than $325,000 from a not-for-profit volunteer ambulance group, according to the attorney general. State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced on Friday, September 20 that Daniel Dominguez, 37, Daryl Adeva, 31, and David Moretti, 41, were arrested for stealing from bank accounts of the Corona Community [...]

Queens man makes his way onto the big screen and on stage
Queens man makes his way onto the big screen and on stage
Entertainment Angy Altamirano 9/14/2013 at 10:32AM

In the past 25 years, Pete Gaudio has muscled his way into Hollywood. Before making his way onto the big screen and on stage, Gaudio grew up in Corona and later moved to Bayside. During this time, he decided to use what he saw in his surroundings, later giving life to many of his characters. [...]

Some small businesses won’t back BID in Jackson Heights, Corona
Some small businesses won’t back BID in Jackson Heights, Corona
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 9/12/2013 at 11:22AM

Some business owners are saying no to the expansion that would bring a business improvement district (BID) to the Jackson Heights and Corona area for fear of losing what makes the community diverse. The 82nd Street Partnership, a non-profit group promoting the current local BID covering four blocks and over 160 businesses, announced in March [...]

New Corona school building to ease overcrowding
New Corona school building to ease overcrowding
Education & Kids Angy Altamirano 8/30/2013 at 9:27AM

A new school in Corona is set to ease the burden of overcrowded classrooms in the area. According to the Department of Education (DOE), P.S. 330, currently located within a building at 86-37 53rd Avenue in Elmhurst, will move into a brand new location at 111-08 Northern Boulevard just in time for the beginning of [...]

Identify this place in Queens
Identify this place in Queens
News Queens Courier Staff 8/09/2013 at 8:26AM

Do you know where in Queens this photo was taken? Guess by commenting below! The answer will be revealed next Friday.   Last week’s answer to “Identify this Place”: Congregation Tifereth Israel in Corona