Corona

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    

Cyclists take part in sixth annual Tour de Queens
Cyclists take part in sixth annual Tour de Queens
News Liam La Guerre 7/08/2013 at 3:36PM

After completing the Five Boro Bike Tour last year, Astoria resident Jennifer Chakrabarti wanted to do a bike ride with her nine-year-old son Bhaskar. The family-friendly sixth annual Tour de Queens on July 7 fit the bill. This year, it began in Chakrabarti’s “backyard” at Astoria Park. “I like that it’s a slow-paced so that [...]

Op-Ed: School buildings need adequate funding
Education & Kids Op-Ed 7/08/2013 at 11:46AM

BY COUNCILMEMBER JULISSA FERRERAS Long before I was elected to office, I was the Beacon Program director at P.S. 19 in Corona, known at the time as the most overcrowded school in the country. My years of work engaging our neighborhood children helped me understand the effect of school building conditions on their academic performance. [...]

Suspect sexually assaults girl inside Corona grocery store
Suspect sexually assaults girl inside Corona grocery store
Police Queens Courier Staff 7/04/2013 at 10:45AM

Police are seeking a sex assault suspect who preyed on a nine-year-old girl in a Corona grocery store Tuesday. Around 4:30 p.m., the suspect, while inside the store, located near 39th Avenue and 108th Street, motioned for the child to come over to him. He then kissed the girl on the cheek, sexually abused her and [...]

82nd Street Partnership unveils new look for Roosevelt Avenue
82nd Street Partnership unveils new look for Roosevelt Avenue
Business Angy Altamirano 7/01/2013 at 11:36AM

Take a look at what the 82nd Street Partnership has in store for Roosevelt Avenue. On Wednesday, June 19, the group revealed streetscape renderings for public spaces within the Jackson Heights-Corona Business Improvement District (BID) expansion area. In March, the 82nd Street Partnership announced plans to expand its BID to include corridors of Roosevelt Avenue, [...]