Weeks after Hurricane Sandy ravaged the Rockaways and other areas of Queens, it was common to see long lines of people waiting for emergency food: sandwiches, soup, snacks and ready-to-eat meals. For some this was their main or only source of food, with refrigerators without power and grocery stores or bodegas still too damaged to open. Comment.
It’s the Lower East Side’s turn for the MTA’s Fastrack all-night subway maintenance service, which began at 10 p.m. Monday night for four consecutive nights and will involve passengers traveling to Queens. Comment.
Authorities broke up an illegal prescription-drug dealing outfit that allegedly used forged scripts to buy oxycodone pills at more than half a dozen pharmacies in the city and the Hudson Valley, including one in Richmond Hill, state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced last week. Comment.
Open Space is a management style that eschews a rigid agenda in favor of group organizing that has been used by large corporations and independent computer coders, and last week a Jamaica nonprofit put it to use to address violence in the community. Comment.
A screening of the documentary “Central Park Five,” which recounts the case of five teenagers who were falsely convicted of the brutal rape of a woman jogger in Central Park in 1989, turned into a teachable moment for many at the Robert Ross Johnson Family Life Center last Thursday. Comment.
Two violent young men were convicted in federal court last week of murdering their fellow MS-13 member in Far Rockaway in 2010 for his reluctance to “put in work” for the gang, the U.S. attorney for Queens, Brooklyn and Long Island announced. Comment.
The parents of a 24-year-old man whose life was cut short after a savage beating at a nightclub last week are trying to envision a world without their son — a world that neither of them was prepared to face. Comments (4).
The body of a Poughkeepsie, N.Y., man was found shot and burned after firefighters were called to put out a blaze inside a vacant South Jamaica home Sunday, and an acquaintance said he left behind a young child. Comment.
Somewhere Jack Curran is smiling as former Archbishop Molloy guard Russ Smith helped the top-seeded Louisville Cardinals get in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. The junior guard has done so while dedicating the post-season to his former high school coach, who died two weeks go. Smith believes Curran has been watching over him. Comment.