Author: Czarinna

Nearly 50 Queens Public Schools Tested Positive for Lead: DOE

Aug. 2, 2019 By Allie Griffin Classrooms in nearly 50 different elementary schools in Queens tested positive for lead, according to new data released by the Department of Education Wednesday night. Inspectors hired by the DOE found lead-based paint in 48 borough schools where children below the age of six study, according to the data…. Read more »

Controversial Newsstand in Front of Foodtown on 37th Avenue Removed

Aug. 1, 2019 By Shane O’Brien An empty news stand located in front of Foodtown on 37th Avenue has been removed ending years of controversy. The newsstand was installed in front of 76-10 37th Ave. in 2016 amid protests from elected leaders and many residents who claimed it obstructed the sidewalk and provided unfair competition… Read more »

Take Part in the Second Annual Corona Mile This Saturday

July 31, 2019 By Max Murray The second annual Corona Mile is set to take place in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park this Saturday. The event, organized by Queens Distance Runners, kicks off at 7:55 a.m. and consists of four heats. There will be a Men’s Heat, Women’s Heat, an Elite Heat (dedicated to the fastest men… Read more »

Police Release Photo of Alleged Serial Groper

July 31, 2019 By Allie Griffin A man went on a groping spree in Corona Tuesday morning, forcibly touching five different women within a span of just five minutes, police said. Between 8:15 a.m. and 8:20 a.m., he allegedly groped the victims who range in age from 17 to 57 years old near 55th Avenue… Read more »

NYPD: Police Release Video of 5 Teens Stealing from Jackson Heights Cellphone Store

Dec. 28, 2017 By Christian Murray Five teenage boys are wanted by the police for allegedly stealing cellphones from two Roosevelt Avenue stores. The teenagers allegedly entered 86-05 Roosevelt Ave. on Thursday, Dec. 21 and forcibly took two cellphones with an estimated value of $1,450, according to police. The teenagers allegedly struck again the following… Read more »

NYPD: Man Found Dead Hanging From Tree At Jackson Heights Park

Dec. 24, 2017 By Christian Murray A man was found hanging from a tree at local park in Jackson Heights this morning, according to police. The man, described as Asian, was found unconscious and unresponsive at around 7 a.m. at Rory Staunton Field Park at 33-16 79th Street, police said. The park is located near… Read more »

Major World Faces Additional Fines, City Seeks $37 million Claiming Deceptive Sales Tactics

Dec. 22, 2017, By Christian Murray The Department of Consumer Affairs, which filed charges against Major World in March for deceptive sales practices, has increased the damages sought from $1.5 million to $36.5 million. The DCA claimed in March that the Northern Boulevard-based dealership had a long-standing practice of luring unsuspecting consumers, particularly those with… Read more »

Queens Library Now Offers More than 30,000 Free Movies via Streaming Service

Dec. 15, 2017 By Christian Murray Queens Library is now providing its card holders with access to a free streaming service that offers thousands of feature films, indies, and documentaries. Kanopy, a free online video service for public libraries and educational institutions, offers more than 30,000 films in categories ranging from world cinema, the arts,… Read more »

Corona Man Who Mowed Down Pedestrian While Drunk and Fled Scene Arrested: DA

Nov. 28, 2017, By Christian Murray

A hit-and-run driver who allegedly left a 71-year-old pedestrian in critical condition while driving drunk in Whitestone last week has been arrested, according to police.

Carmine Minichino, a 52-year-old from Corona, struck the victim at around 6:45 p.m.…