Red Cross

Jackson Heights fire injures four, displaces families
Police Cristabelle Tumola 12/05/2013 at 10:39AM

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 [...]

Red Cross donates $1M to extend hotel program for Sandy victims
News Maggie Hayes 10/07/2013 at 4:45PM

An anonymous donor has funded the almost-terminated Hotel Program, thereby allowing families displaced by Sandy to be housed past the original end date. The donor, later revealed as the Red Cross, donated $1 million to the city program, which was previously funded by FEMA. That federal aid was set to stop on September 30. “Hundreds [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 8/06/2013 at 7:25AM

TODAY’S FORECAST  Tuesday: Partly cloudy. High of 81. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 15 mph shifting to the SSE in the afternoon. Tuesday night: Overcast in the evening, then mostly cloudy. Low of 72. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 10 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: 30th Annual National Night Out Against Crime The 30th Annual [...]

Queens Morning Roundup
News Billy Rennison 11/30/2012 at 7:45AM

TODAY’S FORECAST  Friday: Increasing clouds, with a high near 47. Light and variable wind becoming east 6 to 11 mph in the morning. Friday night: A slight chance of rain or drizzle after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 41. East wind 9 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%. EVENT of the DAY: Shirley Valentine [...]

New Yorkers: Gov Christie best at responding to Sandy
New Yorkers: Gov Christie best at responding to Sandy
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 11/20/2012 at 11:31AM

For the first time New Yorkers may be jealous of New Jersey. In a Quinnipiac University poll released today, the city’s voters said that Governor Chris Christie did the best job of responding to Superstorm Sandy. Thirty-six percent of poll takers, who were asked to choose among the New Jersey governor, President Obama, Governor Cuomo [...]

Where were they?
Editorial Queens Courier Editorial 11/15/2012 at 11:39AM

Can anyone tell us why it took TWO WEEKS for the Red Cross to get to Sandy victims in the Rockaways? It seems that one of the areas that was hardest hit was also the most ignored by the organization. In the days following the superstorm, elected officials, community leaders and people with heart flooded [...]

Donations give Woodside families hope
Donations give Woodside families hope
News Michael Pantelidis 12/27/2011 at 1:19PM

Residents of Woodside united and delivered for their neighbors in need, who were devastated by a deadly fire that destroyed their homes. Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer recently delivered a donation of over 3,000 items to victims of the fatal fire that claimed one life, injured five others and ravaged three homes on 61st Street in [...]

Precint Council addresses events, wanted man
Precint Council addresses events, wanted man
News Nargas Karimi 9/28/2011 at 6:19PM

Chrissy Voskerichian, president of the 109th Precinct Community Council, and the members of the board recently welcomed back community members to their September meeting to discuss future events and crime statistics around Flushing. Upcoming events include a Halloween festival at Bowne Park, a Thanksgiving meal with the officers and a holiday get-together at the Marco [...]