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West Nile spraying in Queens this week
West Nile spraying in Queens this week
News Queens Courier Staff 8/21/2013 at 11:08AM

On Thursday, August 22 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 8:15 p.m. and 6 a.m. the next morning. In case of bad weather, the application will be delayed until Monday, [...]

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 [...]

More security cameras coming to Queens
Southeast Melissa Chan 7/16/2013 at 10:56AM

Police will install new sets of eyes in parts of Briarwood, Jamaica and Pomonok, according to a Queens lawmaker. Seventeen NYPD security cameras are coming to the area’s high-traffic locations thanks to $600,000 in funding secured by Councilmember James Gennaro. They can be found around Rufus King Park in Jamaica, near Archbishop Molloy High School [...]

Local teen designers compete in “Project Runway” fashion competition
Local teen designers compete in “Project Runway” fashion competition
Entertainment Melissa Chan 2/03/2013 at 2:37PM

Local teen designers faced off in a “Project Runway” fashion competition last month at the Pomonok branch of the Queens Library. Fifteen runway hopefuls, between 10 and 17 years old, took on the task of creating the most stylish woman’s outfit out of men’s clothing. Their handpicked models hit the catwalk in their creations, library [...]

OpEd: Ban sex offenders from childrens’ sections of public libraries
News Queens Courier Staff 10/26/2012 at 8:25AM

BY DAVID WEPRIN When I heard about the sexual assault of a 10-year-old girl at the Pomonok branch of the Queens Public Library in the middle of the day on Monday, October 15, I was disturbed and outraged that we as a community failed once again to keep our children safe. I immediately called upon my fellow [...]

After Queens library assault, call for stricter laws
After Queens library assault, call for stricter laws
Northeast Queens Courier Staff 10/17/2012 at 3:13PM

BY TERENCE M. CULLEN AND MAGGIE HAYES Police are looking for a suspect who reportedly sexually assaulted a 10-year-old girl at the Pomonok branch of the Queens Library in the middle of the day. “There are a lot of little children that are in [the library] by themselves,” said a 14-year-old who lives nearby. “You have [...]

Suspect wanted for sexually assaulting child at Queens library
Suspect wanted for sexually assaulting child at Queens library
Northeast Cristabelle Tumola 10/16/2012 at 4:01PM

The NYPD is looking for a man who sexually assaulted a 10-year-old girl at the Pomonok branch of the Queens Library on Monday, October 15, around 4:00 p.m., said police. Authorities describe the suspect as a Hispanic male, between 20 and 25 years old, about 5’10 tall and 200 pounds with a light complexion and [...]

More West Nile spraying in Queens Thursday
More West Nile spraying in Queens Thursday
News Cristabelle Tumola 9/12/2012 at 11:14AM

On Thursday, September 13 there will be another round of West Nile spraying in Queens to help reduce the mosquito population and the risk of the disease. Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that the 1,993 cases of the disease that have been reported so far this year is the highest number [...]

Star of Queens: Sharon Banks
Star of Queens: Sharon Banks
Stars Queens Courier Staff 8/06/2012 at 8:15AM

Sharon Banks Community Library Manager Queens Library at Pomonok Community Involvement:  Sharon Banks has served as community library manager at Pomonok for the past six years. “I try to make the library visible to the community through neighborhood outreach,” said Banks.  The library has sponsored programs for the Queens Community House and has collaborated with [...]

Children rally to save Pomonok after-school program from shutting down
Children rally to save Pomonok after-school program from shutting down
News Sarah Yu 5/23/2012 at 5:05PM

Children, parents and politicians rallied recently against the closing of after-school programs at the Pomonok Center at the Queens Community House. The center offers a free after-school program for children from grades kindergarten to sixth that includes homework help, arts and crafts, fitness, character development and team-building games. “I worry that without such a program [...]