Forest Hills

Star of Queens: Barbara Stuchinski, president, Forest Hills Community & Civic Association
Star of Queens: Barbara Stuchinski, president, Forest Hills Community & Civic Association
News Queens Courier Staff 8/12/2013 at 9:03AM

COMMUNITY SERVICE: Barbara Stuchinski is deeply involved with her community. Not only is she president of the Forest Hills Community & Civic Association, Stuchinski is also involved with the Remson Park Coalition, Community Board (CB) 6, which oversees Forest Hills and Rego Park, and the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) of CB 6. Stuchinski’s responsibilities [...]

Star of Queens: Len Santoro, American Cancer Society, Juniper Park Civic Association
Star of Queens: Len Santoro, American Cancer Society, Juniper Park Civic Association
News Queens Courier Staff 8/05/2013 at 9:12AM

COMMUNITY SERVICE: Len Santoro started working with the American Cancer Society three years ago. It was his first time volunteering for such a group. Since then, Santoro has worked on several fundraising projects for the society. He also helped work with financial services company Standard & Poor’s to organize a volunteer day. Around the same [...]

Home health aide allegedly stole from elderly Forest Hills patient
Central Melissa Chan 7/31/2013 at 4:58PM

A home health aide has been indicted on charges she stole $55,000 from an ailing Queens senior who was under her care, authorities said. Tameka Nunes, 31, of the Bronx, faces up to 15 years in prison for grand larceny and criminal possession of stolen property. District Attorney Richard Brown said Nunes systematically — almost [...]

Ex-Queens teacher accused of sex with former student reconsiders guilty plea
Ex-Queens teacher accused of sex with former student reconsiders guilty plea
Police Melissa Chan 7/31/2013 at 10:12AM

The former Queens middle school teacher who pleaded guilty to statutory rape charges may withdraw his plea, his lawyer said. Daniel Reilly, 36, a married father, admitted in May to having sex multiple times at his Forest Hills home with a 14-year-old girl he used to teach, authorities said. The former sixth grade English teacher [...]

Queens has most immigrant seniors in city: report
News Melissa Chan 7/30/2013 at 8:44AM

Queens has the largest number of immigrant seniors in the city, with Flushing leading the list of neighborhoods, according to a new report. The borough is home to about 162,000 foreign-born people over the age of 65, says a study by the Center for an Urban Future. The report shows more than 25,000 live in [...]

Police looking for suspect in Forest Hills sex assault
Police looking for suspect in Forest Hills sex assault
Central Queens Courier Staff 7/22/2013 at 5:23PM

Cops are seeking a man wanted for sexually assaulting a woman in Forest Hills Sunday. Around 4 a.m. the suspect followed the 23-year-old victim to the front of her home near Queens Boulevard where he assaulted her, said police. The suspect is described as Hispanic, 25 to 30 years old, approximately 5 feet 10 inches [...]

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 [...]

Suspect wanted in five Queens burglaries
Suspect wanted in five Queens burglaries
Police Queens Courier Staff 7/05/2013 at 1:46PM

Police are seeking a man wanted in a string of Queens burglaries. The incidents occurred in March, May and June in Elmhurst, Forest Hills, Sunnyside, Woodside and Flushing, according to authorities. During the burglaries, the suspect enters the location, typically through the front door, and takes property, including jewelry, cash and electronics. The suspect was [...]

Forest Hills, Rego Park get more bike racks
Forest Hills, Rego Park get more bike racks
Central Melissa Chan 7/05/2013 at 9:42AM

Forest Hills and Rego Park cyclists are getting nearly 40 more places to lock up and park. The city’s Department of Transportation (DOT) has installed most of its proposed 39 bike racks within Community Board 6, a spokesperson said, with remaining sites to be scheduled over the next few weeks. “Without a doubt, we need [...]

Parents peeved after Forest Hills fender bender leaves special ed kids stranded
Parents peeved after Forest Hills fender bender leaves special ed kids stranded
Central Melissa Chan 7/03/2013 at 12:02PM

A Forest Hills fender bender left seven special education students stranded on a bus for up to two hours while they waited for police, parents said. “These are emotionally fragile children. They get scared easily,” said parent Rita Kimmel. “They have anxieties and phobias and would be more or less freaked out to be in [...]