southeast Queens

South-eastern Queens to get more sewers to alleviate flooding
South-eastern Queens to get more sewers to alleviate flooding
Southeast Maggie Hayes 12/09/2013 at 1:45PM

South-eastern Queens neighborhoods, which have long suffered from perpetual flooding, may see some immediate relief after the city announced it would work quickly to create new storm sewers and upgrade catch basements. A multi-year, $6 billion sewer-upgrade plan to manage the area’s flooding was announced earlier this year, but the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) [...]

Pols push for sewer upgrades as Queens homes take on water
Pols push for sewer upgrades as Queens homes take on water
Top Stories Melissa Chan 6/11/2013 at 1:18PM

An outdated sewer system is leaving large swathes of Queens vulnerable to serious flooding, according to a pair of elected officials. “Year after year, Queens residents have been fighting the trauma and financial burden of flood damage to their homes and lives,” said Assemblymember Nily Rozic. “We cannot continue to let our working families weather [...]

Reverend to host prayer walks against violence in Queens
Reverend to host prayer walks against violence in Queens
Southeast Maggie Hayes 6/07/2013 at 9:47AM

A Queens clergy leader is not simply saying prayers to stop the borough’s violence. He is traveling and delivering them himself. Reverend Phil Craig of the Greater Springfield Community Church needed a way to bring his community together and “get everybody on the same page,” he said. For his “Project Prayer,” Craig intends to spend [...]

Queens community comes together to stop the violence
Queens community comes together to stop the violence
South Queens Courier Staff 5/17/2013 at 11:59AM

As politicians at all levels try to combat gun violence through legislation, local groups seeing issues within their communities have taken a grassroots approach to keeping neighborhoods safe. “Upon my release from prison, I wanted to make sure today’s youth didn’t fall into the same traps that I fell into,” said Lance Feurtado. He and [...]

Suspect wanted in string of shotgun robberies at Queens delis
Suspect wanted in string of shotgun robberies at Queens delis
Police Cristabelle Tumola 4/04/2013 at 11:26AM

Police are looking for a man who robbed three southeast Queens delis and a dry cleaner last month. In each incident the suspect enters the store with a shotgun, strikes an employee in the face with the weapon, then flees with cash, according to the NYPD. He first hit a deli located at 114-01 Colfax [...]

Leaders want Southeast Queens flooding fixed
Leaders want Southeast Queens flooding fixed
Southeast Queens Courier Staff 3/05/2013 at 9:16AM

BY LIAM LA GUERRE As Sandy barreled down on the East Coast last year, there was one thing on Helene Martello’s mind. “Where am I going to move my car?’” she asked. It wasn’t the first time she feared flooding. After returning to her Hollis home from a party in 2008, Martello was surprised to [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 10/01/2012 at 7:32AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Monday: Clear in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 70. Breezy. Winds from the West at 15 to 20 mph. Monday night: Partly cloudy in the evening, then overcast. Low of 59. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%. EVENT of the DAY: On the Waterfront Come to the Greater [...]

Russell Simmons joins march to reclaim Queens streets for peace
Russell Simmons joins march to reclaim Queens streets for peace
News Billy Rennison 8/21/2012 at 1:12PM

Residents and leaders in southeast Queens — joined by a famous native son — marched recently to return peace to their increasingly violence-filled streets. The Sunday, August 19 rally, organized by The Peacekeepers Global Initiative, drew hundreds of locals bothered by the outbreak of shootings the area has witnessed — as well as parents who [...]

Southeast Queens plagued by illegal vans
Southeast Queens plagued by illegal vans
News Queens Courier Staff 8/07/2012 at 11:22AM

BY PAUL BUFANO editorial@queenscourier.com Esther Robinson passed up several unlicensed vans while she waited at the corner of Parsons Boulevard and Archer Avenue in the blistering heat. Although she was anxious to get home, she would only ride in a licensed van. “There’s no doubt that some people would be afraid to ride in an [...]