Whitestone and College Point to receive huge influx of new police officers
THE COURIER/Photos by Alina Suriel

Northeast Queens is about to get more blue. The 109th Precinct is set to receive a huge influx of officers as part of a new community policing program to increase the number of “beat cops” in Flushing, Whitestone, College Point and the surrounding neighborhoods. The initiative will increase the ranks of officers in the 109th Precinct […]

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Supercops at 109th Precinct stopped Whitestone carjackers and suicidal man
THE COURIER/Photo by Alina Suriel

City Councilman Paul Vallone and the 109th Precinct honored three police officers on Wednesday for their outstanding efforts in resolving a violent carjacking and a suicide attempt in two separate incidents. Officers Richard Danese, Jared Delaney and Evangelos Galatas were named the “Cops of the Month” at the precinct, which covers northeast Queens neighborhoods including Whitestone, College Point […]

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City will now recognize deed restrictions: Vallone
THE COURIER/Photo by Alina Suriel

Properties with restrictive deed covenants can now be added to a registry with the city Department of Finance, thanks to legislation from northeast Queens Councilman Paul Vallone. A restrictive covenant is a binding legal obligation embedded into the deed of a property by the seller that can levy penalties against buyers who fail to obey them. […]

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Whitestone women learn self-defense in local workshop
Photos courtesy of We Love Whitestone

“Fight like a girl” is taking on a whole new meaning in Whitestone. Female residents showed up en masse on Saturday for a self-defense workshop hosted by local civic group We Love Whitestone. Sensei Douglas DiMarco and instructors from USA Shotokai Karate Dojo in Bayside taught more than 70 women at the event, which was co-sponsored by the […]

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IDNYC pop-up center opens at the Bayside library
THE COURIER/Photo by Alina Suriel

New Yorkers looking for a municipal identification card will find what they seek at the newest pop-up enrollment center in Bayside. The enrollment center is located at the Bayside Library at 214-20 Northern Blvd., and will run through Feb. 5. All applicants must register in advance by visiting the IDNYC website or by calling 311. […]

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