The Junior Girl Scouts Troop 4208 in Jackson Heights, ages 10 and 11, got together on Saturday, December 14 at St. Marks Church to distribute handmade holiday food baskets and restock the church’s food pantry.
Famous Famiglia pizzeria opened its doors on Monday, December 9 at the subway station on 75th Street and Roosevelt Avenue together with local elected officials, family and friends. The pizza chain beat out a total of 12 other proposals which vied to call the vacant 4,000-square-foot space home in 2010, after the MTA advertised a new request for proposals. Famous Famiglia won and signed a lease in 2011.
COUNCILMEMBER JULISSA FERRERAS Every year, the holiday day season gives us an extra special opportunity to reflect upon our blessings and take time to give back to those we love. With Chanukah just ending and Christmas and Kwanzaa fast approaching, it’s clear that the spirit of giving is already in the air – almost everywhere [...]
An early morning fire in Jackson Heights Wednesday left four families displaced and injured four. The two-alarm blaze broke out around 2:30 a.m. on the second floor of a two-story building on Roosevelt Avenue near 80th Street, said the FDNY, and was under control about an hour later. Fire officials said four people received minor [...]
Safer streets are coming soon to four Queens middle and elementary schools. The Department of Design and Construction (DDC) confirmed it has selected a construction company to make adjustments around the schools to increase safety, as a part of the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Safe Routes to Schools program. The safe routes program is a [...]
It was the final straw, and now the Jackson Heights and Corona communities are saying no more. Family members of traffic accident victims, local elected officials and community members gathered Tuesday night to set off the inaugural action known as “Three Children Too Many.” The group marched down Northern Boulevard, then 82nd Street, stopping to [...]
Police are looking to identify a suspect wanted in connection to seven jewelry store robberies across the city, including three in Queens. During each robbery, the suspect enters the store, armed with a handgun, and two to three additional suspects jump over the counter and take the jewelry, said cops. No injuries were reported during [...]
Spotlight on justice: Judge Jaime Rios, Associate Justice of the Appellate Term of the State Supreme Court
Justice Jaime Rios knew he wanted to help others when he began teaching public school. And when he got the chance to go to law school, he got a bigger opportunity to make a change. Rios was born in the Bronx and moved to Queens when he was 18 years old. Although he wanted to [...]
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 [...]
Cops are trying to find a suspect who robbed a Jackson Heights jewelry store at gunpoint on October 31 while wearing a Halloween mask as well as three other men who helped him commit the theft. Around 6:30 p.m., the suspects entered Virani Jewelers, on 37th Avenue near 75th Street, and announced a robbery, said [...]