Author: michaeldorgan

Renovation Work Begins on Jackson Heights’ Heritage Tower

Nov. 7, 2019 By Shane O’Brien  Jackson Heights’ tallest building is getting a face-lift. The Heritage Tower, a nine-story office building located at 82-11 37th Ave. is undergoing $4 million worth of renovations and upgrades over the next few months. Renovation work is expected to be completed by early 2020. RockFarmer Properties, which bought the… Read more »

Police Taser 16-Year-Old at Corona Subway Station, Transit Cops Criticized

Oct. 31 2019. By Shane O’Brien  Police arrested and tasered a youth at a Corona subway station last weekend– and the NYPD Transit has been criticized for its actions by State Sen. Jessica Ramos. The NYPD said that officers tasered a 16-year-old after responding to reports of teens threatening each other with knives at the… Read more »

Police Looking for Man in Connection to North Corona Shooting

Oct. 25, 2019. By Shane O’Brien  Police are looking for a suspect who shot a man in North Corona in July. The NYPD named the suspect as Jason Campbell, 31, in relation to a non-fatal shooting that took place on Friday, July 12. Campbell allegedly shot the 26-year-old victim once in the head in front… Read more »

74-Year-Old Pedestrian Killed Crossing the Street in Corona: NYPD

Oct. 25, 2019. By Shane O’Brien  A 74-year-old woman was killed last month after she was hit by a car when crossing the street in Corona, according to the NYPD. Corona resident Luz Ortega was crossing 49th Avenue midblock on Monday, Sept. 16 at around 7:30 a.m. when she was fatally hit by a Chevrolet… Read more »

Mother and Daughter Missing From Homeless Shelter Since Tuesday: NYPD

Oct. 24, 2019. By Shane O’Brien Police are looking for a mother and daughter who went missing from a homeless shelter in Elmhurst on Tuesday. Janee Evans, 32, and her daughter Victoria Evans, 6, were last seen at a shelter at the former Pan American Hotel site at 79-00 Queens Blvd. As of Thursday morning,… Read more »

Jackson Heights Halloween Parade to Return For 29th Year

Oct. 17, 2019. By Shane O’Brien  One of New York City’s biggest Halloween parades is returning to Jackson Heights for its 29th year on Oct. 31. The giant costume march, run by the Jackson Heights Beautification Group, typically draws more than 3,000 attendees and is deemed the largest children’s Halloween parade in New York City…. Read more »

Trump’s Public Charge Rule Hit With Injunction, Opposition Celebrates

Oct. 14, 2019, By Shane O’Brien Elected officials and immigrant organization’s in New York have welcomed a federal judge’s decision to temporarily block the Trump Administration’s Public Charge Rule from coming into law. Mayor Bill de Blasio, New York Attorney General Letitia James and advocacy group Make the Road New York all celebrated the decision… Read more »

Police Need Help Locating Missing Jackson Heights Man: NYPD

Oct. 14, 2019. By Shane O’Brien Police are looking for a man who went missing from his Jackson Heights home over the weekend. Elvis Juncal, 22, was reported missing on Saturday, Oct. 12. He was last seen at his 90th Street home on Oct. 11. Juncal is described as Hispanic and is about 5 feet… Read more »

Man Charged With Murder for Stabbing Victim at Corona Christening Party: Report

Oct. 10, 2019. By Shane O’Brien Police have arrested a man in connection with a fatal stabbing that took place outside a baby’s christening party in Corona last month. Antonio Martinez, 47, from Corona, fatally stabbed Roque Alvarez-Montes, 22, multiple times in the chin, back and left arm, according to police. The incident took place… Read more »

Man Wanted for Series of Queens Armed Robberies: NYPD

Oct. 8, 2019. By Shane O’Brien Police are looking for a man in connection with a series of armed robberies that took place across Queens earlier this month. The robberies occurred over a 24-hour period in Corona, Dutch Kills and Willets Point late last week, according to the NYPD. The first robbery took place at… Read more »