Education: Corona Schools Suffer From Overcrowding

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer As the Latino population continues to grow in Corona, it faces a huge educational difficulty: overcrowding. In the area covered by Community Education Council 24, which includes Corona and Elmhurst, overcrowding in elementary and middle schools is rampant. Although many are working to resolve or lessen this problem, the challenge […]

CB1 Approves Change To Astoria Boulevard

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Vision Zero initiative continues working to change the face of Queens, intersection by intersection. At its monthly meeting last Tuesday, Community Board 1 approved a DOT proposal to divert traffic on Astoria Boulevard between 32nd Street and 29th Street. The proposal hinges on shifting a merging […]

Bringing Northern Italy To Northern Boulevard

Bringing Northern Italy To Northern Boulevard

Conti’s Ristorante 249-11 Northern Blvd., Little Neck (718) 428-8800 Cuisine: Northern Italian Delivery: No Credit Card: Yes, All Major Hours: Mon/Wed/Thu 5-10:30 p.m., Tue Closed, Fri/Sat 5-11:30 p.m., Sun 5-10 p.m. www.contisrestaurant.com Since 2001, the Conti family has welcomed guests into their dining room, which offers a warm, intimate atmosphere that brings a taste of […]

114th Pct.: Forcible Touching

FORCIBLE TOUCHING – The NYPD is asking the public’s assistance in locating a Hispanic male wanted in connection with four forcible touching incidents that occurred on May 6 within the confines of the 114th Precinct. In each of the incidents, the suspect approached the victims, attempted to speak to them and touched their buttocks over […]

Memorial Day Parade Switches Hands

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer One of the City’s largest Memorial Day parades looks to be switching organizers this year. The Little Neck-Douglaston Memorial Day Parade will no longer be produced by the local neighborhood group that had been in charge of the ceremony for years. Due to a lack of sufficient local support, the […]

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 […]