Queens Hoop Stars Coming Back

One Queens basketball star is coming home and a second one could be coming back to New York as well. Tina Charles, a former star at Christ the King High School and a Jamaica native, was traded to the WNBA’s New York Liberty on Monday, acquiring the 2012 league MVP for a hefty price. They […]

BP Katz Looks Back On First 100 Days

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer It has been a very eventful first four months for Queens Borough President Melinda Katz. The Borough President has gotten involved with several issues that have come up during her first 100 days as Queens BP. Among the issues in the Borough she has found include reviving the New York […]

Underutilized SSA Building Raises Questions

BY NATALIA KOZIKOWSKA Staff Writer Sept. 19, 1982, was an historic day for Jamaica. Elected officials, civic leaders and business owners gathered to celebrate under a colorful tent on a vacant lot that was soon to be the site of a $92 million building – the new home to the Social Security Administration offices. The […]

EXCLUSIVE: Investment Groups Eye Holliswood Hospital

BY NATALIA KOZIKOWSKA Staff Writer The Queens Tribune has learned that at least three investment groups have submitted proposals and are being considered for redeveloping Holliswood Hospital in Jamaica, which closed in August due to a significant loss in funding. According to a source close to the situation, the six-acre property located at 87-37 Palermo […]

103rd Pct.: Homicide

HOMICIDE – At 3:20 p.m. on March 30, police responded to a 911 call of a male shot in front of 143-07 Lakewood Ave., Jamaica. Upon arrival, police discovered two males shot at that location. The first victim, identified as Khalil Bowlin, 17, of Jamaica, was shot in the torso and taken to Jamaica Hospital, […]

105th Pct.: Homicide

HOMICIDE – At 1:55 p.m. on March 27, police responded to a 911 call of a male stabbed inside of Select Stylez Barbershop, located at 227-14 Merrick Blvd., Laurelton. Upon arrival, police discovered the victim, identified as Carl Richardson, 19, of Jamaica, unconscious and unresponsive with stab wounds to his torso. EMS also responded to […]

Cuomo Pushes For Plane Noise Relief

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer After years of struggling with jet engines roaring above their heads, Queens residents may soon have some relief. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on March 24 that he has sent multiple directives to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, asking it to put more effort into monitoring airplane […]