Glen Oaks

Bellerose residents demand mosquito help after years with no West Nile spraying
Bellerose residents demand mosquito help after years with no West Nile spraying
Northeast Melissa Chan 7/29/2013 at 1:33PM

Bellerose residents say they live in a forgotten land when it comes to the city’s efforts to eliminate mosquitoes. “You can’t go outside. You can’t make it from your car to your front door,” said Maria Donza. The bloodsuckers are keeping residents on house arrest and even alert indoors, said Donza, who added she sits [...]

West Nile spraying in Queens this week
West Nile spraying in Queens this week
News Queens Courier Staff 7/23/2013 at 11:58AM

On Wednesday, July 24, there will be West Nile spraying in parts of Queens to help reduce the mosquito population and the risk of the disease. The spraying will take place between the hours of 8:30 p.m. and 6 a.m. the next morning. In case of bad weather, the application will be delayed until Thursday, [...]

New modern library opens in Glen Oaks this May
New modern library opens in Glen Oaks this May
Northeast Melissa Chan 4/29/2013 at 1:26PM

Glen Oaks is getting a sleek new library that opens in the third week of May, officials said. The $17 million facility at 256-04 Union Turnpike is 18,000 square feet­­—nearly double the size of the neighborhood’s temporary library at 255-01 Union Turnpike. The new, three-story building will have more customer service features including computer workstations, [...]

Glen Oaks elementary school donates to military veterans
Glen Oaks elementary school donates to military veterans
Education & Kids Melissa Chan 3/20/2013 at 11:24AM

A Glen Oaks elementary school has donated $1,000 to military veterans. Youngsters at P.S. 115 presented a check to Services for the UnderServed (SUS) on Friday, March 15. The funds were allocated for SUS programs that support the country’s veterans. “It really touches an old man’s heart,” said Howard Wheeler of Elmhurst, who served 22 [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 1/24/2013 at 7:31AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Thursday: Overcast in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 25 with a windchill as low as 3. Windy. Winds from the NNW at 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 35 mph. Thursday night: Clear. Low of 12F with a windchill as low as 0. Breezy. Winds from the NW at 10 to 20 mph [...]

$17M facelift for Glen Oaks library
$17M facelift for Glen Oaks library
Northeast Melissa Chan 1/17/2013 at 10:12AM

A $17 million facelift will soon bring chic changes to a Glen Oaks library, officials said. A sweeping interior staircase, a sky-lit reading lounge and a partially transparent exterior are some of the modern designs being built at the 255-01 Union Turnpike site of the Glen Oaks branch of the Queens Library. “We’re very excited [...]

$120M psychiatric pavilion set to open in Glen Oaks
$120M psychiatric pavilion set to open in Glen Oaks
News Melissa Chan 12/14/2012 at 8:19AM

A multimillion dollar psychiatric pavilion in Glen Oaks is slated to open its doors to inpatients next month. Zucker Hillside Hospital officials celebrated the $120 million project on December 7. The 130,000-square-foot facility, which has 115 beds, also includes a center for dementia patients and a new electroconvulsive therapy unit. “The mental health system in [...]

Halloween events in Queens
Halloween events in Queens
Central Cristabelle Tumola 10/26/2012 at 10:00AM

Here’s your guide to all the Halloween happenings in Queens this October. Pumpkin Patch Queens County Farm Museum 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Glen Oaks Thru October 28 Saturdays & Sundays 11:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Haunted House at the Poppenhusen The Poppenhusen Institute 114-04 14th Road College Point Friday, October 26-Saturday, October 27 Wednesday, October 31 5:00-6:00 [...]

Queens communities facing brownouts
News Billy Rennison 6/20/2012 at 6:57PM

Several Queens communities face a voltage reduction from Con Edison due to electrical equipment problems. The 100 degree heat has many residents blasting air conditioners to stay cool. Con Ed said the neighborhoods affected will have a 5 percent voltage reduction.  This was done in an effort to prevent a significant outage, a spokesperson from [...]