Elmhurst

Elmhurst man killed in Christmas morning hit-and-run
Police Cristabelle Tumola 12/25/2013 at 1:25PM

A man died early Wednesday morning after a car struck him in East Elmhurst before fleeing, police said. Enrique Clemente-Ovando, 29, of Elmhurst, was crossing Astoria Boulevard, near 103rd Street, about 4:30 a.m., when the vehicle hit him, according to the NYPD. Clemente-Ovando was taken to Elmhurst Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The car, which [...]

Suspect squirts lighter fluid inside Elmhurst check cashing business before robbing it
Suspect squirts lighter fluid inside Elmhurst check cashing business before robbing it
Police Cristabelle Tumola 12/18/2013 at 2:26PM

A man was caught on video Sunday dousing an Elmhurst check cashing business in lighter fluid before displaying a lighter and demanding money from an employee, police said. The robbery took place about 2:30 a.m. at ATN Financial Services, located at 94-72 Corona Ave., according to the NYPD. The employee, who was not injured in [...]

Local advocates march for Queens Boulevard safety improvements
Local advocates march for Queens Boulevard safety improvements
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 12/16/2013 at 5:04PM

Members of Transportation Alternatives’ (T.A.) Queens Activist Committee and residents gathered on Saturday, December 14 to march down Queens Boulevard during the “Winter Wander” Rally to call for a safer thoroughfare. The advocates called for a redesign of the strip with pedestrian safety improvements, dedicated lanes for Select Bus Service (SBS) and protected bike lanes.

Op-ed: Making Silent Skies a reality
News Op-Ed 12/15/2013 at 1:56PM

BY CONGRESSMEMBER JOSEPH CROWLEY

Anyone who lives here in Queens can tell you just how loud and disruptive the noise of airplanes can be. Millions of Americans throughout the country, including those who live in the s communities surrounding LaGuardia and JFK Airports are impacted by constant, thunderous engine noise all day long.

Elmhurst vigil marks one month since Typhoon Haiyan
Elmhurst vigil marks one month since Typhoon Haiyan
West Angy Altamirano 12/10/2013 at 10:47AM

Local elected officials gathered with members of the National Alliance for Filipino Concerns (NAFCON) at St. James Episcopal Church in Elmhurst on Sunday, December 8 to mark the one month anniversary of Typhoon Haiyan. It is reported to be the deadliest typhoon to hit the Philippine region, affecting more than 12 million people and leaving many in need of water, food, and medical supplies.

Op-ed: The spirit of giving
News Op-Ed 12/08/2013 at 2:37PM

COUNCILMEMBER JULISSA FERRERAS Every year, the holiday day season gives us an extra special opportunity to reflect upon our blessings and take time to give back to those we love. With Chanukah just ending and Christmas and Kwanzaa fast approaching, it’s clear that the spirit of giving is already in the air – almost everywhere [...]

Live-in boyfriend arrested in murder of Elmhurst woman
Police Cristabelle Tumola 11/27/2013 at 11:46AM

The boyfriend of a woman found shot to death in her Elmhurst apartment Tuesday has been arrested for her murder. Rolando Perez, 33, who lives with the victim, has been with charged with second-degree murder and criminal use of a firearm, said police. Cops, responding to a 9-1-1 call, found 29-year-old Carolina Cobena around 1:50 [...]

Bayside students thank soldiers from home
Bayside students thank soldiers from home
Northeast Melissa Chan 11/27/2013 at 9:54AM

Three soldiers from Queens and Long Island got a hero’s welcome Monday when they paid a visit to a Bayside school. Students from P.S. 130 welcomed the trio of military men on November 25 with armfuls of letters and a homemade flag with each child’s handprint, thanking them for their service. Working with a nonprofit, [...]

29-year-old woman fatally shot in Elmhurst
Police Cristabelle Tumola 11/26/2013 at 9:15AM

Updated 1:42 p.m. A woman is dead after she was shot in Elmhurst Tuesday. Police, responding to a 9-1-1 call, found 29-year-old Carolina Cobena around 1:50 a.m. inside her 52nd Avenue apartment with a gunshot wound to the head, said cops. She was taken to Elmhurst Hospital where she was pronounced deceased. There are no arrests [...]