Majority of Queens schools score well on progress reports
Education & Kids Cristabelle Tumola 11/18/2013 at 2:52PM

The majority of Queens schools scored high on the Department of Education’s (DOE) recently released progress reports. Out of the 62 Queens high schools that were issued 2012-2013 progress reports, 31 earned As, 16 Bs, 6 Cs, 5 Ds and 4 Fs. The highest scoring institution was Long Island City’s Academy for Careers in Television [...]

Queens gamers wait hours in line for new Sony PlayStation 4
Queens gamers wait hours in line for new Sony PlayStation 4
Top Stories Liam La Guerre 11/15/2013 at 2:55PM

Christmas came early for local electronic stores. The new Sony PlayStation 4 (PS4) video game console was released at midnight Thursday in stores in Queens and around the country, and residents and gamers everywhere lined up to get it first. “I have been waiting since the day I was born,” said Fresh Meadows resident Zack [...]

Two pedestrians fatally hit in Elmhurst; driver taken into custody
Police Cristabelle Tumola 11/11/2013 at 11:49AM

Updated 5:05 p.m. Two men are dead after a vehicle jumped the sidewalk and struck them in Elmhurst Monday morning. The 22-year-old driver was travelling westbound on Queens Boulevard near Broadway around 7:30 a.m. when he lost control of his car, hit a phone booth, lamp post, and two parked cars, then went onto the [...]

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 [...]

Op-Ed: Where are we one year later?
News Op-Ed 10/26/2013 at 10:42AM

BY STATE SENATOR JOSEPH ADDABBO JR. On any particular day, whether I’m working, getting a cup of coffee, shopping or having dinner in the district, people detail their experiences involving Superstorm Sandy in many different ways. A year later, many still get tears in their eyes, others remain frustrated about the lack of progress, while [...]

LeFrak City tenant allegedly stole money, identities from residents
LeFrak City tenant allegedly stole money, identities from residents
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 10/08/2013 at 5:12PM

A tenant at an Elmhurst apartment complex has been charged with money laundering and identity theft involving other former and current residents. According to District Attorney Richard A. Brown, Olawale Akinnawonu, 45, a tenant of the LeFrak City apartment complex, has been charged with stealing more than $100,000 between November 2011 and May 2013 after [...]

Elmhurst house fire leaves one dead, several injured
Police Cristabelle Tumola 10/07/2013 at 11:49AM

Updated 4:29 p.m. An early morning fire in Elmhurst left one woman dead and several others injured. The blaze broke out around 3:30 a.m. Monday in a two-story home at 42-20 74th Street, according to the FDNY. A 57-year-old woman was taken to Elmhurst Hospital where she was pronounced dead, said police. Fire officials said a [...]

69-year-old man killed in alleged anti-gay attack
69-year-old man killed in alleged anti-gay attack
Police Queens Courier Staff 9/16/2013 at 7:29PM

BY CRISTABELLE TUMOLA AND ANGY ALTAMIRANO Updated Wednesday, September 18 Alba Orozco didn’t know that “see you soon” would be the last words she would hear from her husband. On Monday, Alba and her husband of 15 years, Ever Orozco, arrived for her routine doctor’s visit on 90th Street in Elmhurst. As Ever attempted to [...]

Man charged in deadly Elmhurst hit-and-run of 79-year-old
Police Cristabelle Tumola 9/16/2013 at 3:17PM

Police have arrested a 19-year-old in connection to the fatal hit-and-run of an elderly woman in Elmhurst Sunday afternoon. David Rojas, 19, has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death, said cops. He allegedly struck 79-year-old Cui Ju Yu as she was crossing Junction Boulevard at 50th Avenue around 3 [...]

Elmhurst firehouse celebrates centennial
Elmhurst firehouse celebrates centennial
West Angy Altamirano 9/12/2013 at 4:25PM

Members from Engine 287, Ladder 136 and Battalion 46 celebrated 100 years of service to Elmhurst. Firefighters, officers, former members of the firehouse and their families gathered at 86-53 Grand Avenue on September 5 for a centennial ceremony to honor their dedication. “It’s an important day for every single person who lived in this community [...]