Health: Building Healthy Lives And Finding Care

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer Health in the Hispanic community meHealth in the Hispanic community means health in New York City. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Hispanics make up nearly 30 percent of the City’s population. Meanwhile, Hispanics are disproportionately affected by weight and heart problems, and according to the Center for Disease Control, […]

Focus On Queens, April 17

Queens of Angels Church will host a blood drive in conjunction with Elmhurst Hospital 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 27 in the Parish Center, 43-18 Skillman Ave., Sunnyside. For information or to make an appointment, call (718) 937-3244. The 110th Precinct Community Council will meet 7 p.m. April 21 at Flanders Field VFW Post […]

114th Pct.: Shooting & Burglary

POLICE-INVOLVED SHOOTING – At 11:16 a.m. on April 12, officers from the 114th Precinct responded to a family dispute involving a firearm at 31-28 38th St. Upon arrival, a uniformed sergeant and a police officer observed a male in possession of a shotgun. Officers instructed the man to drop the weapon. The man then turned […]

Hospital Adds Women’s Health Center

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer Elmhurst Hospital has expanded with a facility to primarily serve women’s health services. The 17,370-square-foot Women’s Pavilion will serve as the new outpatient healthcare facility to serve prenatal and comprehensive obstetrical services for women in Queens. On Friday, Senior Vice President of the Queens Health Network Chris Constantino welcomed Queens […]

108th Pct.: Investigation & Collision

INVESTIGATION – At 10:12 a.m. on March 15, police officers responded to 47th Road and Center Boulevard. Upon arrival, officers discovered that an Asian woman, identified as Judy Soo Hoo, 51, of Long Island City, was pulled out of the water by FDNY personnel. EMS also responded and pronounced the woman dead at the scene. […]

114th Pct.: Collision Investigation & Grand Larceny

COLLISION INVESTIGATION – At 10:25 p.m. on March 7, police responded to a 911 call of a pedestrian struck at Northern Boulevard and 40th Road. Upon arrival, police officers observed the victim, identified as Kumar Ragunath, 64, of Kew Gardens, unconscious and unresponsive with severe head trauma and a broken leg. EMS responded and transported […]

104th Pct.: Collision & Homicide

FATAL COLLISION – At 11:20 a.m. on Jan. 18, police responded to a report of a pedestrian struck in the vicinity of Grand Avenue and 69th Place. Upon arrival, police observed the victim, identified as Angela Hurtado, 68, of Elmhurst, lying on the ground with head and body trauma. EMS also responded and transported Hurtado […]

Celebrating MLK

Councilman Daniel Dromm was the keynote speaker at Elmhurst Hospital’s annual event honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Pictured (from left) are Atiya Butler, EHC director of external affairs; Regina Green, EHC labor caucus; Wayne Zimmerman, EHC COO; Dromm, Olivia Crum, EHC joint labor management co-chair; Priscilla Carrow, EHC joint […]

115th Pct.: Fatal Collision

FATAL COLLISION – At 4:30 a.m. on Dec. 25, in front of 103-08 Astoria Blvd. in Corona, police responded to a 911 call of a pedestrian struck. Upon arrival, officers observed the victim, a 29-year-old male, unconscious and unresponsive with severe body trauma. EMS responded and transported the victim, identified as Enrique Clemente-Ovando, 29, of […]

110th Pct.: Fatal Collision

FATAL COLLISION – At approximately 7:30 a.m. on Nov. 11, police responded to a vehicle collision in the vicinity of Queens Boulevard and Broadway. Upon arrival, officers determined that a yellow 2014 Chevrolet Camaro with a single occupant was traveling westbound on Queens Boulevard when he lost control of the vehicle. The driver hit a […]