Tag: cancer

Borough President grants $3 million to JHMC for cancer treatment device, as the hospital gears up to open its new cancer center


Mar. 4, 2024 By Athena Dawson On Thursday, Feb. 29, Queens Borough President Donovan Richards held a press conference to announce a $3 million grant his office has provided for a state-of-the art cancer treatment device that will be part of a new cancer center that is opening at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center in April….
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Queens mourns passing of NY1 anchor Ruschell Boone, who died Sunday at age 48

Sep. 5, 2023 By Bill Parry Emmy award-winning reporter and NY1 anchor Ruschell Boone died Sunday due to complications related to pancreatic cancer, according to the new station where she worked for more than 21 years, mostly covering Queens. She was 48. From covering the devastation from Superstorm Sandy more than two decades ago, to the powderkeg that followed as the city converted the Pan Am Hotel in Elmhurst into a shelter for homeless families in 2014 to being the only TV reporter in the room when she told a young Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez that she had defeated Congressman Joe Crowley…
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NYPD Community Affairs officers bring joy to 9-year-old Leukemia patient in Queens

Aug. 9, 2023 By Gabriele Holtermann Officers with NYPD Community Affairs Bureau of Patrol Borough Queens South and NYPD Summer Youth Employment Program members brightened the day of 9-year-old leukemia patient Hazeley Mena on Aug. 5 in Jamaica. Mena, who loves Elsa from the movie “Frozen,” was diagnosed with leukemia last December and is scheduled…
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