Nearly a month after a fire in a multi-family South Jamaica house took the life of a famed furniture designer, the living situation of one family whose apartment was in the basement of the building remains somewhat in limbo. Comments (1).
Arthur Hill left his mark through his service in the New York Police Department, with his work at the Guy R. Brewer Democratic Club in southeast Queens and on his family, loved ones said, and now a corner in St. Albans bears his name. Comment.
QUEENS VILLAGE — A Crips gangbanger from Brooklyn who was foiled when he was spotted wearing a pair of gold-colored sneakers was sentenced to seven years in prison Wednesday for a 2012 gunpoint robbery, the Queens district attorney said. Comments (1).
The trustee appointed to oversee the bankruptcy and eventual closure of Peninsula Hospital has accused a blacklisted health care executive of secretly operating the failed institution and running it into the ground for his personal gain. Comment.
The city Department of Education is inching along with a proposal to co-locate a new school at Martin Van Buren High School next year despite the opposition coming from elected officials and community leaders. Comment.
Murders in Queens are down almost 40 percent from where they were last year, and the federal judge who ruled the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk practices unconstitutional cited the citywide drop in crime Tuesday when she rebuked the Bloomberg administration’s claim that reforming the Police Department would make the streets unsafe. Comments (2).
Data show twice the number of Democratic voters turned out last week in several southeast Queens City Council primaries compared to other districts in the west and northeast, hammering home the region’s political clout. Comments (5).
The MTA and the Greater Jamaica Development Corp. sealed a deal Wednesday that paves the way for Long Island hotelier Able Management to erect a long-awaited, 24-story lodging-and-retail tower across from the JFK AirTrain station. Comments (3).
JAMAICA — A 30-year-old man shoved a sixth-grade girl to the ground in Jamaica and threatened her Monday morning while on she was on way to MS 216 in Fresh Meadows, police and education officials said. Comments (1).
A 59-year-old woman was killed in a hit-and-run crash while visiting a former neighbor to welcome his new daughter-in-law to the family Friday evening, and the man allegedly behind the wheel of the car that hit her was charged with driving drunk, police and the woman’s friend said. Comment.