Walk past the Italian Renaissance-style facade of the old Queens Family Courthouse around Happy Hour, and you’re likely to view a scene downtown Jamaica has been waiting on for some time. Comments (1).
A 27-year-old Briarwood woman diagnosed with aggressive breast cancer last month was left to fend for herself in an insurance black hole before state health care providers steered her toward a Queens facility and saved her from an uncertain future. Comment.
A 96-year-old woman waited longer than an hour for an ambulance to arrive after she took a fall inside a Jamaica nursing home Monday, a staffer said, in yet the latest episode of the city’s beleaguered, new 911 call system. Comments (1).
City Councilman Ruben Wills (D-Jamaica) is facing a challenge from a well-funded opponent in southeast Queens, and as the weeks creep closer to the Sept. 10 Democratic primary his name keeps popping up in the wrong places. Comments (2).
On the heels of the American Medical Association’s designation of obesity as a disease, a downtown Jamaica health clinic is launching a culturally tailored campaign to help southeast Queens fight the battle of the bulge. Comments (1).
SOUTHEAST QUEENS — A Brooklyn man was arrested and charged with pilfering more than $7,000 worth of items he allegedly amassed during a week-long spree at several churches, the Queens district attorney said. Comment.
The attorney for Van Holmes, the president of a Laurelton nonprofit who pleaded guilty earlier this week to pocketing tens of thousands of public dollars, said his office will be paying refunds to the parents whose children were enrolled in Holmes’ now-defunct summer camp. Comments (1).
JOHN F. KENNEDY AIRPORT — A shirtless man ran into an unoccupied terminal at John F. Kennedy Airport Wednesday morning, but he did not get far before authorities had him wearing handcuffs, authorities said. Comment.
A week after he was arrested, the head of a Laurelton youth camp agreed Tuesday to pay back tens of thousands of dollars in public money he scammed from the do-nothing nonprofit, authorities said. Comments (1).