Queens Community House Faces Setbacks After Fire

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer The fire that engulfed a building in Jackson Heights last Monday has devastated not only the physical landscape of the area, but the cultural landscape as well. Four programs of the Queens Community House operated in that building, and are now searching for a new home. The fire began at […]

The Ups and Downs of Queens’ Housing Market

The Ups and Downs of Queens’ Housing Market

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer As the City and Borough move further away from the Great Recession, Queens’ real estate market is showing signs of steady growth. The residential real estate market has improved in nearly every category when compared to the statistics from the first quarter of 2013. Sales are up across the board, […]

Famous Musician Will Get Plaque At Maple Grove

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer A famous African-American musician who lived in Queens will no longer have an unmarked grave after this weekend. Maple Grove Cemetery in Kew Gardens will honor George Washington Johnson this Saturday with a plaque at his gravesite, finally acknowledging the musician with a tombstone at his burial site. Johnson was […]

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 […]

Focus On Queens, Mar. 6

Air Force Airman Ricardo Batista graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. He is a 2012 graduate of John Adams High School […]

Library Needs Better Resources

To The Editor: Gary Null, a long time national radio personality, did an 11-month, in-depth investigation of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The six-hour report presented credible evidence as to who was responsible for this murder and the subsequent cover-up. Missing the last segment, I went to the Queens Public Library (Central) to download […]