Richmond Hill

Green cabs could be coming to south Queens
Green cabs could be coming to south Queens
South Maggie Hayes 12/03/2013 at 11:10AM

Green cabs could now be driving down south in the borough. A representative from the Taxi & Limousine Commission (TLC) will be making a stop at the next Community Board (CB) 10 meeting on Thursday, December 5 to explain the new Boro Taxi procedures, rules, and the program’s presence in the region moving forward. Betty [...]

Op-ed: Proposals for QueensWay project
News Op-Ed 11/22/2013 at 1:01PM

ASSEMBLYMEMBER MIKE MILLER I want to take a moment to address the QueensWay project, a proposed public greenway that will transform the Long Island Rail Road Rockaway Beach Branch, which was abandoned over 50 years ago. Specifically, the former railroad extends 3.5 miles from Rego Park and Forest Hills down to Ozone Park. This proposed [...]

Singers compete in Mets annual Anthem Search
Singers compete in Mets annual Anthem Search
Sports Liam La Guerre 11/21/2013 at 8:12PM

O say can you sing? The New York Mets hosted the first round of their 2014 Anthem Search on Thursday to find the person who will sing the national anthem at opening day next year. More than 150 contestants auditioned for the position, giving 60 seconds of their best vocals to a panel of judges. [...]

Board derails QueensWay funding
Board derails QueensWay funding
Top Stories Maggie Hayes 11/18/2013 at 4:55PM

Community Board 9 has taken QueensWay funding out of its budget. At its November meeting, the board voted 30-13 and concluded that its capital budget should not prioritize the proposal, which would convert a 3.5-mile former Rockaway Beach LIRR line into a public greenway. Late last year, Governor Andrew Cuomo awarded $467,000 to study the [...]

Elizabeth Crowley, Craig Caruana face off in heated District 30 debate
Elizabeth Crowley, Craig Caruana face off in heated District 30 debate
Politics Liam La Guerre 10/29/2013 at 3:51PM

The first public debate between Councilmember Elizabeth Crowley and Craig Caruana was contentious. The competitors faced off in a heated exchange on Monday. It was marked by frequent interruptions, yelling on both sides and cheers and jeers from attending residents of District 30, which includes Maspeth, Middle Village, Richmond Hill, Ridgewood, Glendale, parts of Woodhaven [...]

Op-Ed: Where are we one year later?
News Op-Ed 10/26/2013 at 10:42AM

BY STATE SENATOR JOSEPH ADDABBO JR. On any particular day, whether I’m working, getting a cup of coffee, shopping or having dinner in the district, people detail their experiences involving Superstorm Sandy in many different ways. A year later, many still get tears in their eyes, others remain frustrated about the lack of progress, while [...]

Woodhaven-Richmond Hill Senior Center finds temporary location after building damage
Woodhaven-Richmond Hill Senior Center finds temporary location after building damage
Top Stories Liam La Guerre 10/18/2013 at 2:32PM

The Woodhaven-Richmond Hill Senior Center has found a temporary location after the building was damaged, but leaders still say there’s no place like home. The center, which is operated by Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens, recently moved to the American Legion Post 118 at 89-02 91st Street after a building adjacent to the center’s location [...]

Cops find South Richmond Hill kids living in unsanitary conditions among abused dogs
Police Cristabelle Tumola 10/14/2013 at 3:18PM

Two South Richmond Hill parents have been arrested after police found their four children living in alleged unsanitary conditions among numerous abused dogs. When police, responding to a 9-1-1 call of a female bitten by a pit bull around 8 a.m. Sunday, entered the parents’ 125th Street residence, they discovered a domestic dispute occurring between the [...]

Three injured after Richmond Hill house fire
News Angy Altamirano 10/12/2013 at 4:59PM

Three people are left injured after a house fire in Richmond Hill. According to the FDNY, a call came in on Saturday at approximately 1:01 a.m. for a fire at 87-40 124th Street. Upon arrival, firefighters found the fire in the basement of the one-story home. The fire was under control by 3:58 a.m. One [...]

Survey says overcrowding problem at Queens schools
Survey says overcrowding problem at Queens schools
Education & Kids Liam La Guerre 10/02/2013 at 10:52AM

Queens schools are failing in at least one subject– classroom sizes. Hillcrest High School in Jamaica ranked highest in the number of oversized classrooms, 400, and Bayside’s Benjamin Cardozo High School follows with 385, according to a recent United Federation of Teachers (UFT) survey. More than 230,000 students citywide spent some of the first few [...]