Whitestone

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 12/10/2013 at 7:22AM

TODAY’S FORECAST  Tuesday: Snow likely. Temps nearly steady in the low to mid 30s. Winds WNW at 10 to 15 mph. 3 to 5 inches of snow expected. Tuesday Night: Clear skies. Low 21F. Winds W at 10 to 20 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: The Re-Gift of the Magi  This comedic play reveals why the Wise Men [...]

EXCLUSIVE: Incoming Councilmember Paul Vallone names staff
EXCLUSIVE: Incoming Councilmember Paul Vallone names staff
Politics Melissa Chan 12/04/2013 at 3:33PM

Councilmember-elect Paul Vallone has picked the team he’ll take to City Hall in January, The Courier has learned. The seven-member staff consists mostly of longtime supporters and includes two former employees of Queens elected officials and the aunt of a local assemblymember. “These are people who believed in me five years ago, when I first [...]

Late night fire tears through Whitestone auto body shop
Late night fire tears through Whitestone auto body shop
Police Melissa Chan 12/01/2013 at 1:21AM

A Whitestone auto body shop erupted in flames late Saturday night, fire officials and residents said. More than 100 firefighters responded to a two-alarm fire at 150-15 14th Road, the site of Whitestone Collision, at 11:13 p.m. on November 30, according to the FDNY. It was under control by 12:20 p.m. There were no reported injuries, an [...]

EXCLUSIVE: City eyes two more northeast Queens school sites
EXCLUSIVE: City eyes two more northeast Queens school sites
Education & Kids Melissa Chan 11/22/2013 at 4:47PM

The city’s School Construction Authority (SCA) is looking for more than an acre of Queens land to build a new high school, The Courier has learned. The SCA has allocated funds for the future institution, poised to alleviate Queens high school congestion, but is still scouring the borough for a site slightly larger than an [...]

BP Marshall OKs city’s plan to dispose of vacant lots too small to develop
News Melissa Chan 10/31/2013 at 3:21PM

Borough President Helen Marshall approved the city’s plan to dispose of four vacant lots that are too small to develop. The Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) wants to remove the properties from its inventory in order to sell in the future. Community Board 7 gave the department the green light last month. The tiny [...]

Hundreds show up to sign petition opposing Whitestone school site
Hundreds show up to sign petition opposing Whitestone school site
Education & Kids Queens Courier Staff 10/06/2013 at 12:18PM

CRISTABELLE TUMOLA AND ANGY ALTAMIRANO Hundreds came out to Whitestone Saturday afternoon to sign a petition asking the city’s School Construction Authority (SCA) to propose alternate sites for a high school. Residents, after hearing rumors of a school coming to an abandoned six-acre along 150th Street and 5th Avenue, said they were upset they weren’t [...]