east elmhurst

Three charged with kidnapping, holding Queens man for month in $3M ransom attempt
Three charged with kidnapping, holding Queens man for month in $3M ransom attempt
Police Queens Courier Staff 5/23/2013 at 7:06AM

BY CRISTABELLE TUMOLA AND ANGY ALTAMIRANO Three men have been arrested for kidnapping a man off a Jackson Heights street in broad daylight and holding him in a warehouse for a month in a $3 million ransom attempt, the district attorney’s office said Wednesday. Christian Acuna, 35, of Corona, Dennis Alves, 32, of East Elmhurst, and Eduardo [...]

East Elmhurst gets slow zone
East Elmhurst gets slow zone
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 5/21/2013 at 10:31AM

East Elmhurst residents are able to cross a little easier. Councilmember Daniel Dromm and Department of Transportation (DOT) Queens Borough Deputy Commissioner Dalila Hall announced the East Elmhurst Slow Zone as part of the DOT’s Neighborhood Slow Zone initiative last week. The DOT’s initiative is a community-based program that reduces the speed limit to 20 [...]

Four wanted in East Elmhurst knife attack
Four wanted in East Elmhurst knife attack
Police Cristabelle Tumola 5/15/2013 at 6:25PM

Police are looking for four men who stabbed a 19-year-old as he was standing on an East Elmhurst street last week. According to police, the suspects approached the victim at the corner of 31st Avenue and 91st Street around 3:50 p.m. on Monday, May 6, stabbed him, then fled the scene. The victim was taken [...]

Remains found inside East Elmhurst garbage bag
Remains found inside East Elmhurst garbage bag
Police Cristabelle Tumola 4/25/2013 at 2:28PM

A woman made a shocking discovering last night when she found unidentified remains in a discarded garbage bag next to an East Elmhurst home. According to police, the woman stumbled upon the remains around 7:15 p.m. near 99th Street and 31st Avenue. She kicked the bag to see what was inside and a glass jar [...]

Push for slow zones in Jackson Heights
Push for slow zones in Jackson Heights
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 4/11/2013 at 12:04PM

In December, 11-year-old Miguel Torres was struck and killed as he tried to cross the street on Northern Boulevard. Now, leaders in Jackson Heights are calling for a slow zone to prevent more deaths. Councilmember Daniel Dromm is leading the push that would lower the speed limit in the neighborhood from 30 miles per hour [...]

Op-Ed: A new alliance for Flushing Meadows-Corona Park
News Queens Courier Staff 3/10/2013 at 10:54AM

BY COUNCILMEMBER JULISSA FERRERAS With public review of the National Tennis Center’s proposed expansion in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park (FMCP) well under way, it is time to set our sights on the future of what is the largest and most important open space for the residents of Queens. Having spent my whole life in and around [...]

NYPD releases stop-and-frisk stats
NYPD releases stop-and-frisk stats
Police Alexa Altman 2/05/2013 at 3:30PM

For the first time, the NYPD has released 2011 data regarding the controversial procedure of stop-and-frisk. Among those stopped-and-frisked in 2011, 87 percent were either black or Hispanic, according to the report. Of the 685,724 stops made citywide, 53 percent were black while 34 percent were Hispanic. Only 9 percent of those stopped-and-frisked were white, [...]

4-alarm blaze engulfs East Elmhurst storefronts
4-alarm blaze engulfs East Elmhurst storefronts
Police Alexa Altman 1/30/2013 at 4:33PM

When the Rev. Alfonso Wyatt heard there was a fire on the same block as his parents’ church, he thought about the portrait of his father hanging on the wall, and whether or not it had survived. On Sunday night, January 27, a fire raged through several buildings on Northern Boulevard in East Elmhurst, including [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 1/28/2013 at 7:33AM

 TODAY’S FORECAST Monday: Overcast with snow, then ice pellets and snow in the afternoon. High of 37 with a windchill as low as 25F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 80% . Monday night: Overcast with rain, then a chance of rain after midnight. Low of 37. Winds from the SW at [...]

Op-Ed: Essential steps in the fight against gun violence
Op-Ed: Essential steps in the fight against gun violence
News Queens Courier Staff 1/21/2013 at 5:33PM

BY STATE SENATOR JOSE PERALTA As the sponsor of 14 gun bills, I couldn’t be happier to see long overdue action fi nally taken on common-sense measures to protect New Yorkers from gun violence. From revoking the gun permits and confi scating the fi rearms of domestic abusers and the mentally ill, to requiring background [...]