Richmond Hill

Pols and Sikh Cultural Society respond to alleged Sikh hate crime
Pols and Sikh Cultural Society respond to alleged Sikh hate crime
Southeast Maggie Hayes 9/29/2013 at 4:38PM

Just days after a Sikh professor at Columbia University was brutally attacked, the Sikh community and elected officials gathered in Richmond Hill to speak out against what is being investigated as a hate crime. Dr. Prabhjot Singh was walking through Harlem on Saturday, September 21 when more than a dozen attackers shouted slurs such as [...]

Richmond Hill church moving to former Saint Matthew’s Church of Woodhaven
Richmond Hill church moving to former Saint Matthew’s Church of Woodhaven
News Liam La Guerre 9/27/2013 at 10:36AM

Residents in Woodhaven are saying hallelujah as one of the borough’s most historic churches will soon reopen. All Saints Episcopal Church in Richmond Hill is moving to the former Saint Matthew’s Church on 96th Street, which shut its doors in 2011. Father Norman Whitmire Jr. will be the rector of the church and has already [...]

Op-Ed: Ensuring the safety of our children
News Op-Ed 9/21/2013 at 11:55AM

COUNCILMEMBER ELIZABETH CROWLEY Drivers need to be more conscientious near schools. Just a few days ago, students of I.S. 73 in Maspeth got seriously injured by an out-of-control vehicle. As police investigate this accident, we owe it to those injured students and their classmates to make our streets safer. Grand Avenue is a very busy [...]

FBI looking for two fugitives wanted in connection to Queens-based drug trafficking ring
FBI looking for two fugitives wanted in connection to Queens-based drug trafficking ring
Police Cristabelle Tumola 9/18/2013 at 2:32PM

The FBI is looking for two fugitives that have been charged in connection to a Queens-based heroin trafficking ring. Arturo Villa, 37, known as “A-Rock,” and Emmanuel Ramos, 28, known as “Manny,” were allegedly involved with a drug operation called the Flock Organization, which imported and distributed heroin and cocaine in the greater New York [...]

Upstate New York man charged for fatal hit-and-run in Richmond Hill
Police Angy Altamirano 9/14/2013 at 12:00PM

A man from upstate New York has been arrested and charged for an alleged hit-and-run that killed a Queens woman. According to the NYPD, on Friday, at approximately 7 p.m. they responded to a pedestrian struck at 97th Avenue and 117th Street in Richmond Hill. Upon arrival, they found Raj Chohan, 59, of South Richmond [...]

Suspects burglarize four Richmond Hill, Woodhaven businesses
Suspects burglarize four Richmond Hill, Woodhaven businesses
Police Cristabelle Tumola 9/12/2013 at 4:14PM

Cops are looking for two suspects they say stole cash from four businesses in Richmond Hill and Woodhaven over the last three weeks. The pair first hit Tony’s Famous Pizza at 109-18 Jamaica Avenue around midnight on Saturday, August 24, said police. They entered through the rear door and removed cash from the office and [...]

Op-Ed: Simple measures for park safety
News Op-Ed 9/10/2013 at 11:25AM

Late last week, the NYPD revealed that the suspect being sought in the late August attack of a 69-year old jogger in Forest Park is allegedly responsible for five previous attacks in and around the 538-acre park. Police presence has been increased with a temporary command center being set up at the intersection of Myrtle [...]

Suspects rob, punch victim in Richmond Hill
Suspects rob, punch victim in Richmond Hill
Police Queens Courier Staff 8/13/2013 at 1:36PM

Police are asking for your help in locating two suspects who are wanted in connection with a violent robbery. On Monday, July 29, in the vicinity of Jamaica Avenue and 134th Street, the victim, a 59-year-old man, was approached by the suspects who demanded money. The victim handed over his cash and the suspects demanded [...]

Richmond Hill Sikh community marks anniversary of Wisconsin temple shooting
Richmond Hill Sikh community marks anniversary of Wisconsin temple shooting
South Queens Courier Staff 8/07/2013 at 9:51AM

ZACHARY KRAEHLING AND MAGGIE HAYES Mourners gathered for a candlelight vigil at the Sikh Cultural Society in Richmond Hill to remember the shooting attack on a Wisconsin Sikh temple just a year ago. Wade Michael Page, who has been called a white supremacist, walked into the temple as worshippers prepared for Sunday services and opened [...]

MLB to donate $250K to Boys and Girls Club of Metro Queens
MLB to donate $250K to Boys and Girls Club of Metro Queens
South Liam La Guerre 7/15/2013 at 4:24PM

Major League Baseball stepped up to the plate for south Queens. The league announced it will donate $250,000 to build an all-star teen center in the new wing of the Boys and Girls Club of Metro Queens as part of its $5 million legacy project. The Boys & Girls Club is currently undergoing an $11.5 [...]