A Queens grand jury indicted a Yonkers man on sex trafficking charges last week after he allegedly prostituted three teenage girls in Jackson Heights and throughout the city, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment.
Police said they have arrested a Brooklyn man in connection with the deaths of two men whose bodies the Queens district attorney believes may have been dumped in an undeveloped section of Howard Beach after being murdered elsewhere. Comment.
Five volunteer fire departments in southern Queens were honored for their heroic work during and after Hurricane Sandy prior to a meeting of the City Council last week. Each department was awarded a City Council proclamation by Speaker Christine Quinn and Councilman Eric Ulrich. The five departments that were honored were from West Hamilton Beach, Broad Channel, Roxbury, Point Breeze and Rockaway Point. Comment.
A former upstate police officer pleaded guilty in Queens Supreme Court last week to sending sexually explicit images to an NYPD officer posing as a 14-year-old Queens girl, the Queens district attorney’s office reported. Comment.
State Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder (D-Ozone Park) has announced legislative renewal of the E-ZPass rebates for residents of Rockaway and Broad Channel who use the Cross Bay-Veterans Memorial Bridge. Comment.
A 76-year-old man was hit by a car and killed in Woodhaven as he was crossing the street near his favorite coffee shop last week, and police arrested the driver on charges of drunk driving, authorities said. Comment.
Girls and women from city Parks Department recreation centers across the borough gathered in Flushing over the weekend to celebrate 40-plus years of Title IX, the federal legislation prohibiting discrimination in sports based on gender. Comment.
A Jackson Heights tailor famous for making and altering suits for sports stars pleaded guilty Tuesday to evading almost $2 million in taxes and could spend up to three years in jail, the state attorney general’s office said. Comment.
The father convicted of killing his 2-month-old daughter in 2007 by shaking her and fracturing her skull inside a Flushing apartment was sentenced to a maximum of 15 years in prison Monday, the Queens district attorney said. Comment.
Green was not the only color on the streets of Sunnyside and Woodside Sunday as the whole spectrum of shades came out to celebrate the neighborhoods’ St. Pat’s for All parade, now in its 14th year. Comment.
About two dozen people at the Jamaica High School campus had to be treated Tuesday after a Queens Collegiate High School student allegedly released pepper spray in the building’s shared cafeteria, officials said. Comment.
U.S. Rep. Joseph Crowley recently honored several community and political leaders for their contributions during a Black History Month Celebration. The annual event celebrates the achievements of African Americans throughout our history and celebrate New York’s rich diversity, according to Crowley. Comment.
SPRINGFIELD GARDENS — The ex-boyfriend who strangled a pregnant mother and tried to cover up his crime by lighting a fire that caused the death of her 2-year-old son was sentenced to 50 years to life in prison Wednesday, the Queens district attorney said. Comment.
Queens public schools will have 216 more free, pre-kindergarten seats available next year, and if the demand for this year’s seats is any indication, there will still be more than four applications for every open slot across the borough. Comments (1).
The two young Richmond Hill men charged with tying up a neighbor and setting his apartment on fire allegedly robbed and shot him in the head first in a crime that netted just $200, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment.
Automatic spending cuts by the federal government that took effect Friday will probably not be felt immediately by Queens residents trying to rebuild after Hurricane Sandy, but may result in less money for long-term city projects if an impasse in Congress is not overcome, two state senators who serve on a Sandy recovery task force said Wednesday. Comment.
The Queens representative on the city Panel for Education Policy said he intends to vote against proposals to co-locate and phase out borough high schools at the panel’s meeting next week. Comments (1).
In step with a recent push in the borough to keep immigrant families intact, the City Council passed two bills last week that would keep undocumented people charged with minor crimes from being directed to federal customs and deported. Comments (1).
Queens residents who were in foreclosure in 2009 or 2010 with any of the 13 mortgage servicers that inked an agreement with federal regulators last week are expected to be contacted by the end of March about receiving payments, which could range anywhere from a few hundred dollars to $125,000. Comment.
The defense team for the Forest Hills man accused of conspiring online to kidnap, torture and eat numerous women likened his schemes during closing arguments Thurday to the 1938 “War of the Worlds” broadcast that caused widespread panic among those who thought aliens were actually invading the planet. Comment.
Two men who were found dead in the remains of a brush fire in Howard Beach were identified by authorities Thursday as the NYPD released photos of vehicles believed to be connected to the suspicious deaths. Comment.
The Rev. Floyd Flake confirmed Thursday afternoon his controversial endorsement of former City Councilwoman Melinda Katz in the race for borough president, a day after her opponent disputed the nod had taken place. Comment.
The impact that billions of dollars in federal spending cuts will have on Queens was not immediately clear since it is widely expected that Congress will revise the deep automatic cuts over the next few years. Comment.
The family of a 46-year-old tourist who was discovered floating in Flushing Bay last week is trying to secure visas to come to America and claim the body, a lawmaker who is helping with the process said. Comment.
Despite a recent uproar over the validity of civic-minded groups such as co-op and condominium organizations being allowed to meet in public schools, the city Department of Education assured them that the doors would remain open. Comment.
About 100 friends, family members and loved ones gathered outside the South Jamaica Houses Saturday night to light candles in remembrance of Darryl Adams, the teenager who was gunned down in the housing projects last year. Comments (1).
City Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. (D-Astoria) said while an eight-story medical building under construction in Astoria has damaged multiple homes nearby, he would like to see the building completed rather than being left to deteriorate. Comments (1).
Two men were found dead in the smoldering remains of a brush fire in Howard Beach Wednesday morning, cops said, and Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said he did not believe the bodies were there for long. Comment.
About two dozen people at the Jamaica High School campus had to be treated earlier today after a Queens Collegiate High School student allegedly released pepper spray in the building’s shared cafeteria, officials said. Comment.
A number of buildings in Queens that may be dangerous or pose quality-of-life problems for their surrounding communities have gone unchecked by the city Department of Buildings, according to a recent audit of the agency. Comment.