Richmond Hill

Santa visits the Richmond Hill Block Association
Santa visits the Richmond Hill Block Association
Southeast Maggie Hayes 12/16/2013 at 4:20PM

Santa is making his rounds through the borough and stopped at the Richmond Hill Block Association to bring holiday cheer to the neighborhood. Children and their families gathered at the Block Association for the annual Santa Day on Saturday for an afternoon of treats and Christmas cheer. Despite the snowy day, almost 300 area children, [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 12/05/2013 at 7:20AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Thursday: A few showers this morning with overcast skies during the afternoon hours. High 59. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%. Thursday night: Foggy with light rain developing overnight. Low near 55F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%. EVENT OF THE DAY: Urban: An Exploration of New [...]

Man found murdered in Richmond Hill home
Police Cristabelle Tumola 12/04/2013 at 8:19PM

Police are investigating the homicide of a man who was discovered dead in Richmond Hill Wednesday. Officers found Noel Hidalgo, 58, inside of his Jamaica Avenue residence around 3:40 p.m. with trauma to his head, said cops. He was pronounced dead at the scene.   RECOMMENDED STORES Man found murdered inside South Ozone Park basement [...]

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 [...]