Junction Boulevard

Jackson Heights, Corona community marches for safer streets after traffic deaths
Jackson Heights, Corona community marches for safer streets after traffic deaths
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 11/13/2013 at 4:02PM

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 [...]

Fund to help family of toddler killed by alleged drunk driver in Jackson Heights
Fund to help family of toddler killed by alleged drunk driver in Jackson Heights
News Angy Altamirano 10/17/2013 at 2:20PM

A family and community are left mourning three-year-old Olvin Jahir Figueroa after he was fatally struck by an alleged drunk driver while crossing a Jackson Heights street with his mother. According to police, on October 11 at approximately 9:50 p.m. the toddler was crossing the corner of Junction Boulevard and Northern Boulevard with his mother [...]

Driver charged after toddler struck, killed in Jackson Heights
Driver charged after toddler struck, killed in Jackson Heights
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 10/12/2013 at 11:01AM

A two-year-old boy is dead after being hit by an alleged drunk driver while crossing a Jackson Heights street with his mother. According to police, on Friday night at approximately 9:50 p.m. Jaied Gigueroa was crossing the corner of Junction Boulevard and Northern Boulevard with his mother when a white 2011 Acura moving northbound on [...]

Jackson Heights, Corona get ‘taste’ of better living thru business improvement district
Jackson Heights, Corona get ‘taste’ of better living thru business improvement district
Business Angy Altamirano 5/27/2013 at 2:44PM

Businesses, property owners and residents along Roosevelt Avenue and Junction Boulevard are getting a taste of how being a business improvement district (BID) can improve their quality of life. Councilmember Julissa Ferreras announced sanitation and graffiti removal services for the areas. They come as part of her New Deal for Roosevelt Avenue, which promised a [...]

Call for crossing guard at ‘dangerous’ Elmhurst intersection
Call for crossing guard at ‘dangerous’ Elmhurst intersection
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 5/10/2013 at 11:01AM

A local politician and a school principal are calling on the Department of Transportation (DOT) to ensure the safety of pedestrians, especially school children, who cross a “dangerous” intersection. In March, Senator Jose Peralta urged DOT to take a closer look at the intersection of Junction Boulevard and the Horace Harding Expressway in Elmhurst. The [...]

Three wanted for Corona jewelry store robbery
Three wanted for Corona jewelry store robbery
Police Cristabelle Tumola 1/25/2013 at 5:46PM

Police are looking for three men wanted for robbing a jewelry store in Corona last month. According to the NYPD, on December 19, around 2 p.m., two of the suspects, masked, entered Elegance Jewelry Store, located at 37-56 Junction Boulevard, while a third suspect held the door open and acted as the lookout. Inside, the [...]