southeast Queens

Families devastated by cuts to Jamaica senior center
Families devastated by cuts to Jamaica senior center
News Melissa Chan 4/10/2012 at 11:43AM

Some seniors in southeast Queens may soon lose their “friends.” The Friendship Center — a program under the Jamaica Service Program for Older Adults (JSPOA) — relies heavily on funding from the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) to support its rehabilitative programs. However, due to fiscal constraints, the agency said it could no [...]

Rising water levels in southeast Queens still a problem
Rising water levels in southeast Queens still a problem
News Alexa Altman 11/16/2011 at 2:18PM

Mold spores several inches in diameter cover the walls of homes in St. Albans. In Jamaica, hoses running from basements constantly drain the filthy water that has leaked inside. The level of standing water underground in southeast Queens is rising and washing away the quality of life for many residents, damaging their homes and potentially [...]

Richmond Hill Block Association gives residents a fighting chance against attack
Richmond Hill Block Association gives residents a fighting chance against attack
News Melissa Chan 10/31/2011 at 5:14PM

Richmond Hill residents now have a fighting chance against sexual predators who have been terrorizing women in southeast Queens. In light of the recent patterns of sexual attacks in the surrounding areas, Sensei Ricky Singh of Dojo Warriors equipped a little more than a dozen women and men with vital keys to self-defense at the [...]

Police arrest 15 year old for sex assaults
Police arrest 15 year old for sex assaults
News Michael Pantelidis 10/25/2011 at 3:25PM

Police believe they have seized the sexual deviant that has terrorized southeast Queens for the past month – and he is not even out of high school. The NYPD arrested a 15-year-old black male on October 23 who they consider to be responsible for the recent pattern of sexual attacks in the area. “We’re confident [...]

Southeast Queens residents deal with flooding, sewage
Southeast Queens residents deal with flooding, sewage
News Melissa Chan 10/04/2011 at 5:46PM

Thousands of residents in southeast Queens are sinking deeper into the sewage that now engulfs their homes. Mold spores and flooding have become and remain a constant problem for homeowners after the city took over the area’s water supply in 1996. “It smells terrible. You see feces in the water and black stuff. It’s just [...]