Richmond Hill

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 [...]

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 [...]