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Queens woman charged for intentionally running over, killing boyfriend
Queens woman charged for intentionally running over, killing boyfriend
Police Cristabelle Tumola 4/17/2013 at 3:47PM

The woman charged with murder for fatally striking a Queens Village man with her car Monday was the victim’s girlfriend and allegedly hit him on purpose, according to the criminal complaint and reports. Dunasha Payne, 21, is accused of pursuing 23-year-old Kaman Drummond with her Honda Accord while he tried to flee on foot. After [...]

Driver charged with murder after fatally striking Queens Village man
Driver charged with murder after fatally striking Queens Village man
Police Queens Courier Staff 4/16/2013 at 11:28AM

A man is dead after he was hit at a Queens Village intersection Monday night. Kaman Drummond, 23, was struck at 208th Street near 109th Avenue around 11:52 p.m., said police. He was taken to Queens General Hospital and pronounced dead. The woman driving the vehicle involved in the accident, 21-year-old Dunasha Payne, was taken into custody at the scene [...]

Star of Queens: Suzanne Windland, volunteer coordinator, Services Now for Adult Persons
Star of Queens: Suzanne Windland, volunteer coordinator, Services Now for Adult Persons
News Queens Courier Staff 4/15/2013 at 10:40AM

COMMUNITY SERVICE: As volunteer coordinator for Services Now for Adult Persons , Inc (SNAP), Suzanne Windland makes sure that the seniors of eastern Queens are not left alone. Windland finds volunteers of all ages to visit the elderly homebound for one hour a week, assisting them with food shopping, household tasks or simply just spending time [...]

Cops collar shotgun robbery suspect
Cops collar shotgun robbery suspect
Police Cristabelle Tumola 4/14/2013 at 10:49AM

The man suspected in four armed robberies in Queens has been arrested, said police. Corey King, 23, of Queens Village, is charged with four counts of robbery for holding up three delis and a dry cleaner in March and April. During each incident, the suspect entered the store with a shotgun, struck an employee in [...]

Missing Queens woman’s car found abandoned on Gilgo Beach
Missing Queens woman’s car found abandoned on Gilgo Beach
Police Melissa Chan 3/21/2013 at 9:02AM

Police are looking for a missing Queens Village woman whose car and personal belongings were found deserted by Gilgo Beach on Long Island. Natasha Jugo, 31, was reported missing on Sunday, March 17, after cops found her 2009 Toyota Prius abandoned on the beach. She was last seen leaving her home on Saturday, March 16 [...]

Queens Village high school students paint over the past
Queens Village high school students paint over the past
Education & Kids Melissa Chan 2/03/2013 at 9:24AM

Students at a struggling Queens Village high school are painting over their past, one locker at a time. Historical figures, sprawled across obsolete lockers at Martin Van Buren High School, have become symbolic of the new face of the changing school, students and administration said. “We’re basically trying to paint a picture of a whole [...]

Striking school bus drivers stand by their demands
Striking school bus drivers stand by their demands
Education & Kids Alexa Altman 1/30/2013 at 9:14AM

Maria Gentile has driven a school bus for more than 34 years. She knows the name of every student she carries along her route, through Bayside, Douglaston and Oakland Gardens. She’s witnessed the first and last days of school for countless families. When she drops a child off at home, she doesn’t drive away until [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 1/30/2013 at 8:24AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Wednesday: Overcast with a chance of rain, then rain showers in the afternoon. Fog early. High of 54. Breezy. Winds from the South at 10 to 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph. Chance of rain 60%. Wednesday night: Overcast with thunderstorms and rain showers. Fog overnight. Low of 45. Windy. Winds from the SSW at [...]

Queens native wins Nobel Prize
Queens native wins Nobel Prize
News Cristabelle Tumola 10/16/2012 at 11:45AM

Alvin Roth, one of the two winners of the 2012 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, is a Queens native and graduate of Martin Van Buren High School, the New York Post reported. The Harvard professor, 60, who reportedly has accepted a position at Stanford University, won for his work on how to match different agents, [...]

Board of Elections leaves Bengali off ballot
News Terence M. Cullen 9/07/2012 at 12:37PM

Translators and appropriate documents will be at voting stations with large Bengali populations this November, a Board of Elections (BOE) official said, after it was announced the language would not be an option on this year’s ballots, much to the chagrin of officials and residents. The BOE’s vendor, Election Systems & Software LLC (ES&S), had [...]