Fresh Meadows

Borough President candidates making the rounds
Borough President candidates making the rounds
Politics Queens Courier Staff 3/29/2013 at 10:43AM

BY ANTHONY O’REILLY Borough President candidates are blazing through Queens, participating in forums and allowing the community to hear their positions. The six Democrats hoping to replace current Borough President Helen Marshall most recently gathered at the Hollis Hills Jewish Center in Fresh Meadows and attended the Ridgewood Democratic Club’s monthly meeting. State Senators Tony [...]

Op-Ed: Empowering women
News Op-Ed 3/21/2013 at 4:09PM

BY ASSEMBLYMEMBER NILY ROZIC Women’s History Month marks my third month as an assemblymember. It is a time to recognize the women who have come before to make this world a better place. While we have many great women to celebrate, we have more work ahead. At a time when polarization is defining many of [...]

Star of Queens: Yolanda Delacruz Gallagher, 25th District Leader and community activist
Star of Queens: Yolanda Delacruz Gallagher, 25th District Leader and community activist
News Queens Courier Staff 3/19/2013 at 9:29AM

BY ADJANI SHAH Community Involvement: Yolanda Delacruz Gallagher is the 25th District Leader in Queens. She has also been a board member on the Fresh Meadows Homeowners Civic Association for over 15 years and a member of the Holy Family Parish Church. As an active community member, Gallagher tackles issues such as graffiti, broken street [...]

Star of Queens: Catherine Donohoe, president of the board of directors, Bridge to Life
Star of Queens: Catherine Donohoe, president of the board of directors, Bridge to Life
News Queens Courier Staff 2/25/2013 at 10:35AM

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: Catherine Donohoe is president of the board of directors of Bridge to Life, an organization that works to provide parents with food, clothes and other items necessary for raising a child. The organization, Donohoe says, has only one part-time employee, an accountant. The board is made up entirely of volunteers. “We have doctors, [...]

Three Queens Burger King joints now delivering
Three Queens Burger King joints now delivering
South Melissa Chan 2/14/2013 at 11:38AM

Burger buffs in the borough, here’s a whopper of good news: Three Burger King joints in Queens are now delivering. The global fast food chain announced it would debut its home delivery services in New York City last November. Now locations in Fresh Meadows, Ozone Park and Jamaica — and four in Brooklyn — are [...]

Queens rabbi one of 10 women detained at Western Wall for wearing prayer shawl
Queens rabbi one of 10 women detained at Western Wall for wearing prayer shawl
Northeast Melissa Chan 2/14/2013 at 8:57AM

She did not cross the Atlantic to make a stand. Robyn Fryer Bodzin, a female rabbi from Fresh Meadows, said she came to the Old City of Jerusalem simply to exercise her rights to pray. But on Monday, February 11, her peaceful worship abruptly ended when Israeli police detained her and nine other women at [...]

Queens faithful celebrate Ash Wednesday
News Queens Courier Staff 2/13/2013 at 4:57PM

BY ANTHONY O’REILLY In a time when the Roman Catholic church has been thrust into the national spotlight following Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation, local parishioners gathered for the somber celebration of Ash Wednesday— the beginning of the holy season known as Lent. The 3 p.m. service at Holy Family R.C. Church in Fresh Meadows was [...]

Flushing millionaire making bid for City Council seat
Flushing millionaire making bid for City Council seat
Northeast Melissa Chan 1/17/2013 at 5:38PM

A lottery millionaire from Flushing has thrown his hat in the ring to fill a vacant City Council seat in northeast Queens. Isaac Sasson, 72, said he is running to replace outgoing Councilmember James Gennaro in the 24th District, which stretches from Fresh Meadows to Jamaica. “I’ve been involved in the community for quite some [...]

Brinckerhoff Cemetery granted landmark status by City Council
Brinckerhoff Cemetery granted landmark status by City Council
Northeast Melissa Chan 12/13/2012 at 1:08PM

The landmark status of a historic Colonial-era burial ground in Fresh Meadows has been approved by the City Council. The council voted overwhelmingly to accept Brinckerhoff Cemetery’s landmark designation on December 10 after the 18th century site was approved for official landmark status by the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) in August. “With the landmarking [...]

Queens residents among those busted in prostitution, money laundering ring
News Melissa Chan 11/20/2012 at 4:12PM

Eleven Queens residents were indicted — and two human trafficking victims in Manhattan were saved — after authorities busted a $7 million prostitution-based money laundering ring that spanned the tri-state area, the attorney general said. A 16-month joint agency investigation led to the 180-count indictment of advertising corporation Somad Enterprises, Inc. and 19 individuals, who [...]