Hollis

Hollis car dealership charged with sales tax theft
Northeast Maggie Hayes 11/25/2013 at 12:25PM

A father and son are accused of illegally pocketing hundreds of thousands of dollars from their Hollis car dealerships. Yunas Khan, 52, and his son Tabraiz Khan, 27, head Horse Power Sales on Jamaica Avenue and Car Palace on 183rd Street. They are charged with $500,000 in state sales tax theft for allegedly under-reporting sales [...]

Hollis teen earns his wings as Eagle Scout
Hollis teen earns his wings as Eagle Scout
Education & Kids Melissa Chan 8/31/2013 at 9:51AM

It took seven years and an endless amount of determination, but Keyonne Zaire Session is now an Eagle Scout. The 18-year-old from Hollis earned the highest rank attainable in the Boy Scouts of America and was recognized in a National Eagle Scout Court of Honor ceremony on August 17 in Glen Cove, Long Island. “It’s [...]

Queens man faces seven years for child pornography charges
Police Cristabelle Tumola 8/30/2013 at 1:48PM

A Hollis man has been arrested on multiple charges of child pornography after authorities allegedly found incriminating videos on his laptop. “This defendant is alleged to have had more than a dozen disturbing videos of children being sexually abused on his computer. These cruel acts cannot and will not be tolerated in a civilized society,” [...]

Police seek suspects in Hollis store robbery
Police seek suspects in Hollis store robbery
Police Queens Courier Staff 8/27/2013 at 1:09PM

The NYPD is looking for two men wanted in connection to a store robbery in Hollis. The pair allegedly entered the Family Deli and Grill on Jamaica Avenue around 11 p.m. Friday, August 16 and one of the suspects displayed a gun and demanded cash, said police. The other suspect removed two cigarette cartons and the [...]

Bill would disperse homeless shelters evenly throughout each borough
News Maggie Hayes 8/02/2013 at 9:40AM

Queens shelters may soon be finding new homes. Councilmembers Ruben Wills and Leroy Comrie started work in 2011 on a bill that would disperse homeless shelters evenly throughout each borough. Wills said research revealed that Community Board (CB) 12 contains 10 of the 18 shelters in all of Queens. CB 12 includes Jamaica, Hollis, St. [...]

Report: Five Queens schools falling apart
Report: Five Queens schools falling apart
Education & Kids Maggie Hayes 5/15/2013 at 9:47AM

Some city schools need a major makeover, according to a building inspections report released by the school cleaners’ union. The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 32BJ issued a report on the 20 schools in the worst condition after tallying scores from the city’s annual school inspections. Out of about 1,500 schools citywide, five Queens [...]

Queens nurse arrested for giving unauthorized meds to patients
Queens nurse arrested for giving unauthorized meds to patients
Police Maggie Hayes 4/03/2013 at 9:53AM

A Hollis nurse has been arrested for playing doctor. James Williams, 59, worked as a registered nurse at the Hillside Manor Adult Day Care Center, where he allegedly took it upon himself to diagnose and medicate his patients without the consult of a doctor, according to Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman. “Nurses at adult day [...]