Public housing tenants in southeast Queens have long suspected their neglected apartments may have something to do with increased asthma rates and possibly even cancer, and now one lawmaker wants to send the state on a fact-finding mission to see if those theories are true. Comments (2).
Mayor Bill de Blasio came to LaGuardia Community College in Long Island City Monday to deliver his first State of the City address and present his progressive plan to attack income inequality. Comments (4).
City Councilman Daniel Dromm (D-Jackson Heights) is renewing calls for the city Department of Transportation to make changes to traffic patterns around Broadway and 74th Street following the tdeath of a pedestrian Monday evening. Comments (1).
ELMHURST — An Elmhurst man was busted by police in the Bronx for allegedly selling untaxed cigarettes and dodging more than $56,000 in taxes, the state Department of Taxation and Finance said. Comments (1).
A 24-year-old Flushing man, accused of driving with a suspended license when he was in a New Year’s Eve car crash that took the life of a pre-K teacher, made his first appearance in court Monday. Comments (5).
Dozens of protesters took to the sidewalk Friday outside the office of U.S. Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-Jackson Heights) in hopes of persuading him to vote against the fast-tracking of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement that opponents fear would send thousands of American jobs overseas. Comment.
Three former New York residents pleaded guilty Monday to murdering two members of a rival street gang and dumping their bodies behind a Ridgewood warehouse in 2004, federal prsecutors said. Comments (4).
A Flushing doctor was sentenced to a year in prison last week after he pleaded guilty to participating in a scheme that prosecutors said fraudulently billed Medicare for more than $15 million, the U.S. attorney in Brooklyn said. Comments (4).
While a number of their colleagues got glowing reviews, a trio of Queens City Council members showed a duller shade of green when their voting records put them on the bottom of the list of environmental causes. Comments (1).
A Whitestone man pleaded guilty this week to allegations that he failed to pay more than $300,000 in taxes from sales at his two auto businesses in Great Neck, L.I., according to Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice. Comment.
ROCKAWAY PARK — Police said a trio in blackface masks allegedly tied up three people in Wharf Bar and Grill, at 416 Beach 116th St., pistol whipped two victims and stole $60,000 in cash at 1:40 a.m. Feb. 3. Comments (1).
Curtis Sliwa’s love-spurned ex-wife claimed in court papers last week that the Guardian Angel and Borough President Melinda Katz concocted an unbelievable story about the method by which the Queens politician conceived her children in order to pull a fast one on borough voters. Comments (6).
Members of a special City Council oversight committee on the Queens Library grilled library President Tom Galante for more than two hours last Wednesday during a hearing on executive compensation and outsourced labor, with promises of more inquiries to come. Comments (1).
Mayor Bill de Blasio will march in the St. Pat’s For All Parade in Sunnyside March 2, according to City Councilman Daniel Dromm (D-Jackson Heights). The news came a day after de Blasio said that he would not join the St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Fifth Avenue because the events’ sponsor, the Hibernian Order, does not allow gay groups to participate. Comment.
Northeast Queens residents fighting for quieter skies around New York City’s major airports are butting heads with the Global Gateway Alliance over suggestions that building more runways will help to improve and modernize the overcrowded facilities. Comments (4).
ROCKAWAYS — A 28-year-old mother was charged with beating her 2-year-old daughter to death in the Arverne section of the Rockaways, and authorities were also investigating the death of another toddler in South Jamaica, the Queens DA said Wednesday. Comment.
The United Black Men of Queens Foundation Inc. is hosting a ceremony Saturday at 10 a.m. in honor of its newly elected officers and board of directors.
It will be held at the Raddison Hotel JFK, located at 135-40 140th St. in South Ozone Park. A continental breakfast will be served. Comment.
The NYPD was searching for a driver who allegedly lost control of a white Mazda SUV and crashed into several people near a stop for the Q66 bus in Sunnyside Saturday night, authorities said. Comments (1).
An armored-truck guard was robbed at gunpoint of an estimated $300,000 in Elmhurst Friday, according to authorities and news reports. Three men in heavy winter clothing approached the guard around noon as he was collecting deposits at the HSBC branch, at 82-57 Broadway, according to the FBI. One assailant allegedly held .45 semi-automatic handgun to the guard’s face, investigators said. Comment.