jamaica avenue

Santa visits the Richmond Hill Block Association
Santa visits the Richmond Hill Block Association
Southeast Maggie Hayes 12/16/2013 at 4:20PM

Santa is making his rounds through the borough and stopped at the Richmond Hill Block Association to bring holiday cheer to the neighborhood. Children and their families gathered at the Block Association for the annual Santa Day on Saturday for an afternoon of treats and Christmas cheer. Despite the snowy day, almost 300 area children, [...]

Police looking for suspect in deadly Woodhaven hit-and-run
Police Angy Altamirano 12/07/2013 at 2:06PM

Updated December 7, 3:57 p.m. Police are looking for a suspect who fatally struck a man in Woodhaven Friday morning. The victim, 35-year-old Yunior Antonio Perez Rodriguez, of Brooklyn, was struck by a car around 3:15 a.m. while attempting to cross Woodhaven Boulevard at Jamaica Avenue, said cops. Rodriguez sustained severe trauma and was taken to Jamaica Hospital [...]

Man found murdered in Richmond Hill home
Police Cristabelle Tumola 12/04/2013 at 8:19PM

Police are investigating the homicide of a man who was discovered dead in Richmond Hill Wednesday. Officers found Noel Hidalgo, 58, inside of his Jamaica Avenue residence around 3:40 p.m. with trauma to his head, said cops. He was pronounced dead at the scene.   RECOMMENDED STORES Man found murdered inside South Ozone Park basement [...]

FDNY firefighter made fake 911 calls to steal money
News Maggie Hayes 7/20/2013 at 2:01PM

FDNY firefighter Joseph Keene pulled the false alarm, making phony calls to various firehouses. Once firefighters responded to the call, Keene crept into the fire stations and made off with others’ cash, according to a report released by the Department of Investigation (DOI). The investigation shows that Keene, through a series of thefts, made several [...]

Suspects swipe copper pipes in Woodhaven
Suspects swipe copper pipes in Woodhaven
Police Queens Courier Staff 6/25/2013 at 12:30PM

Police are looking a pair of copper pipe thieves in Woodhaven. The two suspects entered a vacant residence at 75-09 Jamaica Avenue on Sunday, June 23 around 3:55 a.m. without permission or authority and removed the copper piping, cops said. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). The public [...]

Community cleans up Jamaica Avenue graffiti
Community cleans up Jamaica Avenue graffiti
South Queens Courier Staff 4/28/2013 at 9:50AM

On Sunday, April 21, the Richmond Hill Block Association, 102nd Precinct Officers Jose Severino and Joseph Martins and cadets from the John Bowne High School Air Force JROTC cleaned up graffiti along Jamaica Avenue. They painted over several problematic sites.   RECOMMENDED STORIES Sunnyside battles graffiti with new removal program Woodhaven graffiti surges Op Ed: Reclaiming our [...]

One killed, one injured in attack on Jamaica Avenue
Police Queens Courier Staff 3/07/2013 at 3:03PM

Police are investigating a Richmond Hill attack that left one man dead and another injured. According to the NYPD, on Wednesday, March 6, around 3:30 p.m., authorities responded to a 9-1-1 call of a male stabbed on Jamaica Avenue near 127th Street. Upon arrival, officers discovered an unidentified man in his thirties who was stabbed [...]

Queens small businesses burdened by fines, says de Blasio
Queens small businesses burdened by fines, says de Blasio
Business Terence M. Cullen 2/26/2013 at 11:59AM

Queens small businesses are suffering because of excessive fines from city agencies, while Manhattan is left practically untouched, according to Public Advocate Bill de Blasio. Fine revenue from the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) and Department of Health (DOH) on Queens businesses has risen by $54 million between fiscal years 2002 and 2012, de Blasio [...]

67-year-old struck and killed by car in Woodhaven
News Cristabelle Tumola 2/14/2013 at 9:37AM

A 67-year-old man was killed Wednesday night when was hit by a vehicle in Woodhaven, said police. Around 9:00 p.m., the victim was on the middle island at the intersection of Woodhaven Boulevard  and Jamaica Avenue attempting to walk westbound when he stepped off the island into the street and was struck by a car traveling northbound [...]