Emergencies

January, 2013

Flushing

Cops seek missing woman from pharmacy

FLUSHING — The NYPD was asking for the public’s assistance in locating a woman who disappeared last week. Comment.
Richmond Hill

Squatter found dead in Richmond Hill garage fire

A homeless man who was squatting in the detached garage of an abandoned Richmond Hill home was found dead after the place caught on fire early Saturday morning. Comments (1).
Jamaica

Police looking for woman from Jamaica

JAMAICA — The NYPD has asked for the public’s assistance in locating a woman who went missing in Jamaica last week. Comment.

December, 2012

Astoria

Police looking for missing Astoria woman

ASTORIA — Police were seeking the public’s help in locating a woman reported missing in Astoria Sunday. Comments (1).
South Jamaica

Fire strikes Victoria Gotti’s Jamaica scrap metal yard

A five-alarm fire with flames shooting two to three stories high burned for hours at a South Jamaica scrap metal yard owned by Victoria Gotti’s Three Sons Real Estate Group Monday morning, according to fire officials and city records. Comment.
Editorial

To a Better 2013

The year 2012 is one we will not forget. Comment.
Long Island City

Cops looking for missing boy on Roosevelt Island

ROOSEVELT ISLAND — Police were seeking the public’s assistance in locating a boy who went missing Friday. Comment.
Hollis Hills

FDNY marshal dies in car crash in Hollis Hills

An off-duty fire marshal died near his Hollis Hills home Christmas Eve after suffering an apparent heart attack behind the wheel, the New York Police Department said. Comment.
Rockaway Park

Boro lifeguard drowns in Puerto Rico

ROCKAWAY PARK — A hero surfer who rescued six of his neighbors in the Rockaways during Hurricane Sandy drowned Sunday while on vacation in Puerto Rico. Comment.
Flushing

Missing Flushing man sought by police

FLUSHING — Police were looking for the public’s assistance in finding a missing man who lives in Flushing, the NYPD said. Comment.
Flushing

Missing teen, 14, last seen in Flushing home

FLUSHING — Police were asking for the public’s assistance in finding a missing teen who lives within the 109th Precinct, the NYPD said. Comment.
Letters

Rebuild the city’s infrastructure

Hurricane Sandy struck a devastating blow to New York City. It is going to be a long time before Far Rockaway, Breezy Point and Staten Island are going to be back to the way things were before Sandy. Comment.
Flushing

Cops on the lookout for missing Asian girl, 12

FLUSHING —Police were asking for the public’s assistance in finding a missing teen who lives within the 109th Precinct, the NYPD said. Comment.
Editorial

Peace on Earth

Two events in the final weeks of 2012 have dampened the holiday season and will make this a year we will never forget. First was Hurricane Sandy, a storm that hit our shores and destroyed communities. The second was the Newtown, Conn., shooting that has shaken a nation. Comment.
Rockaway Beach

Boro senators serve on Sandy recovery task force

Several state senators from Queens and elsewhere in New York have formed a task force to help communities devastated by Superstorm Sandy get back on their feet. Comment.
Elmhurst

Crowds flock to Queens Center for sneakers

ELMHURST - Police were called to Queens Center Sunday afternoon to assist with crowd control at the mall, according to the Breaking News Network. Comment.
Little Neck

Avella sounds alarm for rail safety

A horrific railroad accident that left one man dead is prompting an elected official to push for new safety measures. Comments (2).
South Jamaica

Fire hits Jamaica scrap yard

A day after a five-alarm blaze burned for hours at a South Jamaica scrap yard owned by Victoria Gotti’s Three Sons Real Estate Group, the shop was back in business. Comment.
Queens Village

Vehicle ends up in Queens Village laundromat: BNN

QUEENS VILLAGE - Emergency responders were called to the scene of a laundromat at Springfield Boulevard and 110th Avenue Sunday morning, according to the Breaking News Network. Comment.
Rosedale

Man crossing Belt Parkway struck and killed

ROSEDALE — A man was struck and killed on the Belt Parkway over the weekend, according to the New York Police Department. Comment.
Howard Beach

Tip of the week

Letters

CB 1 wants to improve response to future disasters

During this holiday season, we can be proud and thankful that there was no shortage of caring individuals and actions of selflessness through Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath. The true spirit and resilience of New Yorkers shone through these past weeks. What was in apparent shortage, besides gas, was a coordinated response from the various levels of government, especially the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s response. Comment.
Astoria

Cops seeking missing man from Astoria, 42

ASTORIA — The police were asking for the public’s help in locating a 42-year-old man who went missing last week. Comment.
Astoria

NYPD searching for missing man, 76

ROOSEVELT ISLAND — The police were asking for the public to help locate an elderly man who went missing last week. Comment.
Editorial

Sandy Scammers

A plumber who has been working in the Rockaways and the south shore of Staten Island since Hurricane Sandy hit warns that unlicensed and poorly trained hacks posing as plumbers are incorrectly telling storm victims that it is safe to turn on their heat and hot water when any real plumber would know it is not. Comment.
Letters

Feds must pay for Sandy cleanup

The Federal Emergency Management Agency must fully reimburse New York state and city for the cost of recovery and cleanup from Hurricane Sandy. Comment.
Far Rockaway

Rockaway gets holiday help

Hurricane or no hurricane, the holidays are arriving right on schedule, so now some officials are using the season to drum up help for Superstorm Sandy victims in the Rockaways. Comment.
Howard Beach

City flood zones may be updated, Bloomberg says

Mayor Michael Bloomberg indicated that Howard Beach and other neighborhoods that were not told to evacuate before Hurricane Sandy but experienced devastating flooding might be among the first ordered to evacuate in the future in advance of potentially damaging storms. Comment.
Breezy Point

Confusion about FEMA aid evident during tele-town hall

Residents living in neighborhoods ravaged by Hurricane Sandy appeared confused about many aspects of applying for help from the city and federal governments on a tele-town hall with government officials Friday. Comment.
Belle Harbor

Mayor pushes for tax relief for Sandy victims

Homeowners particularly hard-hit by Hurricane Sandy may soon receive some property tax relief under two proposals being pushed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Comments (2).
South Jamaica

Police searching for missing S. Jamaica man

SOUTH JAMAICA — Police were asking for the public’s assistance in locating a 75-year-old man who has been missing since Nov. 29, according to the NYPD. Comment.
Far Rockaway

Officials warn against storm repair scammers

The damage brought to the city from Hurricane Sandy brought out the best in some — and the worst in others. Comment.
The Civic Scene

People must learn from the lessons of Hurricane Sandy

A 19-page booklet called PlaNYC was issued in 2006 by the mayor’s Sustainable Advisory Board as a special supplement from the city. Its purpose was to alert people to the needs of 2030. It warned that by 2015 our temperatures will have risen by half a degree and that by 2020 half of our power plants will be more than 50 years old. Comment.
Far Rockaway

Sinkholes present new challenge in Far Rockaway

Residents in storm-battered Far Rockaway have learned to expect the unexpected and even a large hole in the ground can appear without much fanfare at all. Comment.
Howard Beach

Forum helps Sandy victims

Residents hit by Hurricane Sandy gathered at PS 146 in Howard Beach Monday to ask local attorneys about tax and legal considerations following the superstorm that left many with damaged or destroyed documents and struggling to navigate their insurance plans. Comments (1).
Broad Channel

Three-car collision results in injury and fire

BROAD CHANNEL — At least three cars were involved in a collision that injured at least one person and left a car in flames Monday afternoon. Comment.
Editorial

Under the Walk

Mayor Michael Bloomberg issued a decree at a meeting Friday in the Rockaways. Comment.
Letters

Sandy first responders deserve gratitude

As our area is still reeling from the savage blows from Hurricane Sandy, we need to mindful of the heroism of our first responders. Comment.
Meadowmere

Meadowmere hit hard by Sandy

The residents of Meadowmere and Meadowmere Park, two tiny waterside communities off Rockaway Boulevard, are used to flooding, but Superstorm Sandy was unlike anything they had ever seen before. Comments (1).
Emergencies

Cuomo, Obama, Bloomy handled Sandy well: Poll

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, President Barack Obama, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the MTA and FEMA all get high marks on their performances after Hurricane Sandy struck, according to a poll less kind to the Long Island Power Authority. Comments (1).
Rockaway Beach

Flood insurance increase may change Queens coast

Some flood insurance premiums are set to double after federal legislation was enacted over the summer, and portions of Queens residents recovering along the borough’s southern coast will be affected more than others. Comment.
Rockaway Beach

Cops ID Rockaway woman who died during Sandy

She was the cat lady of Beach 87th Street, her next door neighbor said. Comment.
Rockaway Beach

Rockaway bears deep scars from Sandy

The Rockaway community still waits for its share of federal aid after Mayor Michael Bloomberg visited Washington, D.C., last week to lobby for relief funds. Bloomberg said he met leaders from both houses of Congress and both parties to describe the recovery efforts and explain why the city needs $9.8 billion, backing Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s request for $42 billion in federal relief aid for the state. Comment.
College Point

Cops on the lookout for missing College Pt. man

COLLEGE POINT — Police were asking the public’s assistance in finding a 59-year-old man who has been missing since last Thursday. Comment.
Letters

Sandy photo has something to say

I could not believe it: A massive tree trunk, measuring 5 feet in diameter, ripped out of the ground with roots and earth dangling in the air. Smashed and suffocated in the rubble by huge branches and leaves was a little red car. Comment.
Far Rockaway

Queens nonprofit takes turkey to Sandy victims

A nutrition-oriented Whitestone nonprofit cooked Thanksgiving dinner for flood victims last Thursday, although disaster experts caution that there is a point where free grub can do more harm than good. Comment.
Rego Park

Four harmed by Thanksgiving blaze: BNN

REGO PARK — Firefighters were called to an apartment building in Rego Park Thanksgiving afternoon for an all-hands fire, the Breaking News Network reported. Comment.

November, 2012

Fresh Meadows

Police investigate Fresh Mdws. car fire

FRESH MEADOWS — Emergency officials responded to the scene of a car fire on 184th Street near the Long Island Expressway service road in Fresh Meadows at about 7:30 a.m. Sunday morning, the Breaking News Network reported. Comment.
Breezy Point

Breezy Point resembles war zone after Sandy

Firefighters were searching houses for people in Breezy Point Wednesday after a six-alarm fire leveled more than 100 homes and severe flooding destroyed many more during the superstorm Sandy two days ago. Comment.
Editorial

Incredible Response to Sandy

We think most Queens residents will agree that, with the exception of the service delays by Consolidated Edison and the Long Island Power Authority, the government’s response was remarkable. Compare that to the bumbling that occurred when Hurricane Katrina stuck the Gulf Coast in 2005. Comments (2).
Letters

Boro family thankful for volunteers

Hurricane Sandy uprooted a more than 300-ton oak tree across the street, slamming it into a London plain maple tree in front of our home, causing it to crack open. These trees continued to loom over our home on live Consolidated Edison wires for 11 days before we received any physical help. Comment.
Forest Hills

Vehicle crash kills man on Thanksgiving Day

FOREST HILLS — A car crash on the Grand Central Parkway killed a 53-year-old man on Thanksgiving, police said. Comments (1).
Fresh Meadows

Fresh Mdws. collision involves four cars: Cops

FRESH MEADOWS — At least four cars were involved in a collision at the corner of 71st Avenue and 164th Street Monday night, according to witnesses. Comment.
Long Island City

Two-alarm blaze breaks out in Long Island City

LONG ISLAND CITY — Firefighters battled a two-alarm blaze at 53rd Avenue and 11th Street in Long Island City Thanksgiving afternoon. Comment.
Richmond Hill

Girl, 14 months, hurt during car crash: Post

RICHMOND HILL — A 14-month-old girl, who had not been riding in a car seat, was in serious condition at Long Island Jewish Hospital after a two-car crash in Richmond Hill involving the minivan she was riding in Monday, according to a report in the New York Post. Comments (2).
Howard Beach

Man in critical condition after vehicle crash: Cops

HOWARD BEACH — A collision between a Con Edison truck, an SUV and a pickup truck resulted in a man sustaining critical injuries Nov. 20, according to dnainfo.com. Comment.
Letters

Politicians must do more to prevent another Sandy

Is it too soon to be honest? Can we continue reading about what should or could have happened? Surely there have to be reasons why things occur the way they do. Hurricane Sandy making headlines before it arrived provided warnings to all people living in its path. Comments (2).
Cartoon

Tip of the week

Letters

Time Warner should restore cable

Sections of Hollis Hills and Queens Village have passed their 15th day without Time Warner Cable service. Comment.
Forest Hills

Forest Hills enjoys boost in business with FEMA arrival

The urgent need for federal help in the city following Hurricane Sandy has led to the creation of a federal disaster nerve center in a once bustling Forest Hills office building that used to house airline company JetBlue. Comment.
South Richmond Hill

Police on lookout for missing boro woman

SOUTH RICHMOND HILL — Police were asking the public for help in finding a 32-year-old woman who was spotted leaving her South Richmond Hill home Friday and has not yet come back. Comment.
Howard Beach

Hamilton Beach gets block-by-block survey

Volunteers combed through the 450 houses that comprise Hamilton Beach Saturday to take inventory of what residents still needed in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, which inundated the sleepy island near John F. Kennedy International Airport with about 8 feet of water. Comments (1).
Long Island City

AG going after gas gougers

State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said he would be cracking down on three Queens gas stations he accused of charging excessively high prices in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Comment.
Woodside

Missing man, 47, from Woodside sought by cops

WOODSIDE — Police were seeking the public’s assistance in locating a man who went missing Nov. 6. Comment.
Cambria Heights

Woman dies in crash with two other vehicles: Cops

CAMBRIA HEIGHTS — A fatal car crash left a St. Albans woman dead after the car she was driving caused a three-vehicle accident early Sunday, according to the NYPD. Comments (7).
Rockaway Beach

Glen Oaks ambulance ferries people to safety

The Glen Oaks Volunteer Ambulance Corps. came to the rescue of stranded patients during the hurricane and afterward the group felt it was their duty to help out neighborhoods that bore the brunt of Sandy. Comment.
Woodhaven

Woodhaven civic group steps up to help storm victims

When Mother Nature hit Queens with a devastating blow, residents banded together to heal the many wounds. Comment.
Fresh Meadows

Cops on the lookout for missing boro teen, 17

FRESH MEADOWS — Cops were seeking the public’s help in locating a 17-year-old teen who went missing Oct. 26 at around 6 a.m. Comment.
Belle Harbor

Volunteers needed in the Rockaways

Except for a few generator-powered lights, the Rockaway Peninsula is plunged into darkness at night, but during the daytime’s sunlight hours there is plenty of work to be done. Comment.
Whitestone

Teen missing from home in Whitestone: Police

WHITESTONE — Police were asking for the public’s help in finding a missing 16-year-old. Comments (5).
Far Rockaway

Pulling together disaster relief poses challenge

The relief effort organized by the government is carried out by a vast network of organizations where well-intentioned neighborhood groups often prove hard to incorporate and sometimes hamper relief efforts. Comments (1).
Editorial

LIPA Is Accountable

As we near Thanksgiving, we are grateful for the work done by first responders and volunteers helping Queens families survive Hurricane Sandy. Nevertheless, it is taking too long to get power back in parts of Queens. Comment.
Howard Beach

Howard Beach starts to recover

While celebrities and elected officials display some post-Hurricane Sandy goodwill in hard-hit places like Far Rockaway and Staten Island, residents in a small Queens community are gutting their basements and wondering where to go from here. Comment.
Elmhurst

Police looking for missing man from Elmhurst, 27

ELMHURST — Police were seeking the public’s assistance in locating a 27-year-old man who went missing in Elmhurst Nov. 7. Comment.
Broad Channel

All-hands fire breaks out in Broad Channel

BROAD CHANNEL — A fire broke out in storm-ravaged Broad Channel Sunday, according to the FDNY. Comment.
Flushing

Flushing blaze severely burns woman victim

A woman was critically injured earlier this month when fire gutted a home on the border of Flushing and Whitestone that may have housed an illegal apartment. Comments (1).
Rockaway Beach

Slip and fall at Hammels kills vet in wake of Sandy

Albert McSwain and his daughter had only wanted to get some air after the hurricane, she said. Comments (1).
Howard Beach

City pledges $500M for hurricane repairs

The City Council authorized $500 million in emergency spending Tuesday to make repairs to public schools and hospitals damaged by Hurricane Sandy, coming on top of $134 million already approved by the city for the recovery effort and emergency services. Comments (1).
Rockaway Park

Communities search for answers as utilities work to restore power

An elected official incorrectly said on the radio that the Long Island Power Authority told her it would take seven weeks to restore power to the Rockaways. A resident on the peninsula claimed the NYPD was turning back out-of-state power workers. Comment.
Jackson Heights

Missing Jackson Heights woman located

JACKSON HEIGHTS — Cops announced that they have located a 75-year-old woman who was reported missing in Jackson Heights Sunday. Comment.
Far Rockaway

LIPA chief operating officer to step down

With most of the Rockaways still in the dark and the Long Island Power Authority facing an onslaught of criticism for its handling of Superstorm Sandy, the utility has announced its chief operating officer would step down at the end of the year. Comment.
Woodhaven

Woodhaven senior killed by National Guard vehicle: NYPD

WOODHAVEN — An 82-year-old Woodhaven man was killed when a National Guard Personnel Carrier Vehicle struck him as he crossed Canal St. in Manhattan on Nov. 6, according to police. Comment.
Flushing

Police seek missing Flushing teenager, 15

FLUSHING — Police were looking for help in locating a missing person in Flushing, the NYPD said. Comment.
Flushing

Cops on the look out for missing woman, 39

FLUSHING — The NYPD was looking for help in finding a missing person in the Flushing area, police said. Comment.
Woodhaven

Woodhaven civic group steps up to help storm victims

Mother Nature’s worst brought out the best in some of Woodhaven’s residents. Comment.
Fresh Meadows

Fresh Meadows pilot mourned after fatal crash

Friends and family gathered at Frederick Funeral Home to grieve for a Queens man who died in a plane crash on Long Island after police said his beloved Globe Swift plummeted into the Moriches Inlet near Fire Island late last month. Comment.
Forest Hills

112th Pct. looking for missing elderly man

FOREST HILLS — The NYPD was looking for the public’s assistance in finding a missing person within the 112th Precinct, police said. Comment.
Flushing

Man, 45, dies after car hits him in Flushing

FLUSHING — A 45-year-old man was struck and killed over the weekend on 41st Avenue in Flushing, the NYPD said. Comment.
The Civic Scene

Flushing man honored for saving woman under attack

Frank Magri, a Flushing resident who lives in the Pomonok Houses and is a member of Community Board 8, was recently honored at a CB 8 meeting for his heroic actions in defending a woman from an attacker in a subway car. Comment.
Letters

Sandy felled trees onto building

Now that Hurricane Sandy has moved away after severely battering our area and causing immense devastation, I would like to share my experience I had during the storm. Comment.
Belle Harbor

More volunteers needed in the Rockaways

Except for a few generator-powered lights, the Rockaway Peninsula is plunged into darkness at night, but during the daytime’s sunlight hours there is plenty of work to be done. Comment.
Rockaway Beach

Free fuel given out to Rockaway residents

Some relief at the pumps came to Rockaway residents Thursday afternoon when two fuel trucks were brought in to distribute free gas with assistance from the National Guard. Comment.
Broad Channel

Neighbors help neighbors in ruined Rockaway

As the days dragged on since Hurricane Sandy bludgeoned the city and cut power to many communities in the Rockaways, some people took it upon themselves to feed and provide for their neighbors as they waited for city services to be restored. Comments (1).
Whitestone

NE Queens mobilizes with major rescue effort

Residents in Flushing, Whitestone and College Point were eager to help their neighbors to the south whose homes were wiped out by Superstorm Sandy, but gas shortages and the logistics of transporting a large amount of goods made the prospect farfetched until several groups stepped forward with big plans — and big trailers to match. Comments (2).
Emergencies

Mayor institutes odd-even gas rationing system for five boroughs

Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Thursday afternoon that the city has instituted gas rationing in the five boroughs, which will function on an odd-even schedule. Comments (1).
Howard Beach

Sandy refugee lends helping hand at poll

Ever since Hurricane Sandy flooded Hamilton Beach, 34-year-old Paul Fruehwirth has been homeless. Comment.
Breezy Point

Pols blast utilities for slow storm response

With thousands in the city still without heat and power more than a week after Hurricane Sandy devastated the region, many Queens officials are blasting utility companies for an inadequate response and demanding a speedier restoration. Comment.
Far Rockaway

Neighbor saves Far Rock residents from fierce flooding

Far Rockaway resident Eric Curtis credits his quick-thinking neighbor with saving his life during Hurricane Sandy. Comment.
Little Neck

Little Neck residents still trapped by Sandy

Nearly one week after Hurricane Sandy swept through Little Neck downing trees and power lines, Richard Kops and his wife Marcia killed time outside their darkened home off 57th Avenue. The only scenery in front of them included unattended trees and power lines that had fallen days earlier. Comments (2).
Far Rockaway

Power losses cripple Queens

A week after Superstorm Sandy plunged much of Queens into darkness, Con Edison and the Long Island Power Authority were estimating it could take another week to return power to thousands of customers in the borough, drawing scorn from places both high and low. Comment.
Far Rockaway

Rockaway recovery far off

More than a week after Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc in the Rockaways, many areas of the peninsula were still reeling from the storm. Comment.
Jackson Heights

Lawmakers launch drives

Western Queens elected officials say their offices have filled up with donations multiple times over from community members for south Queens neighborhoods devastated by Superstorm Sandy last week. Comment.
Broad Channel

Broad Channel limps to life after hurricane

In Broad Channel, the American Legion has become the de facto center of the storm-ravaged island, with volunteers serving warm food to residents, handing out batteries and blankets and sorting through bundles of donated supplies, including stacks of clothes that literally reached the ceiling Monday evening. Comments (1).
Far Rockaway

Desperation builds on Rockaways (Continuing Live Blog)

As Rockaway residents struggled to clean their homes and belongings, find food and stay warm, frustration continued to mount Sunday during the sixth day the area was without power with no end in sight. Comments (2).
Rockaway Beach

Sandy shifts Queens polling sites

Voters in storm-ravaged Queens neighborhoods might have to report to a new polling site to cast their ballots on Election Day. Comment.
Breezy Point

Hurricane relief efforts get boost in Queens

Relief efforts following Hurricane Sandy’s devastating effects on the city moved up a notch Monday as Borough President Helen Marshall advised residents of their donation options. Comment.
Breezy Point

Tip of the week

Far Rockaway

Relief supplies slow to reach the Rockaways

Residents of the Rockaways braved dropping temperatures and a line that wound through Conch Playground and a block down the bordering sidewalk to receive food, water and other supplies at an aid distribution point Friday. Many said they were thankful to have help but also questioned why it started to arrive four days after Hurricane Sandy devastated the area. Comments (1).
Rockaway Beach

Neighbors help one another in Rockaway Beach

Some residents of the Rockaways who were hit hard by Hurricane Sandy and are without power and other city services have taken it upon themselves to provide for their community in the aftermath of the storm, cooking food and handing it out to people in need. Comment.
Astoria

House hopeful’s aide lied about Sandy on Twitter

Christopher Wight, who is running against U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-Astoria), slammed the actions of his former campaign manager, who had admitted to writing messages on Twitter with inaccurate information about Hurricane Sandy during the storm. Comment.
Astoria

Teen missing from Astoria: NYPD

ASTORIA — The NYPD was asking for the public’s help in locating an Astoria teenager missing since Oct. 22. Comment.
Breezy Point

Turner’s house burns as Sanders’ home floods (Live Blog)

Two elected officials from Queens rode out the surging tides and flames that assailed parts of the Rockaways, and after a congressman fled for his life, he now has no home to return to. Comment.
College Point

Blackouts plague northeast Queens

Hundreds lost power in College Point and Whitestone after trees toppled throughout both neighborhoods, while northeast Queens marinas faced the harsh reality unleashed by Hurricane Sandy, according to Consolidated Edison. Comments (5).
Emergencies

Boro residents have options to recover damages

The total economic impact left by Superstorm Sandy will not be known until farther the road, but there are several ways for Queens homeowners to get financial help rebuilding their lives. Comment.
Editorial

‘Sorrow and Resilience’

The devastation and misery brought on by Hurricane Sandy will live on in the hearts and minds of Queens residents for decades to come. In modern times, it compares only to 2005’s Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, which left 1,836 people dead. Comments (1).
Fresh Meadows

Heroic New Yorkers battled Sandy

As our area continues to cope with the severe aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, it was moving to see a photo of volunteer firefighters raising our flag in battered Breezy Point. Comments (1).
Bayside

Gas shortage creates long lines of impatient drivers

Queens residents slept in their cars, pulled guns on each other and combed the borough from end to end searching for gas in the days after Superstorm Sandy. Comments (3).
South Ozone Park

Relief on tap for Queens hurricane victims

As the Eastern Seaboard picked through the wreckage left in Hurricane Sandy’s wake, officials in Queens were setting up relief stations for those in need. Comment.
Breezy Point

Devastation in Breezy Point stuns residents

Many people returned to Breezy Point for the first time after Hurricane Sandy to see if their houses were still standing Wednesday, two days after a six-alarm fire leveled more than 100 houses and catastrophic flooding destroyed many more. Comment.
Emergencies

Priorities shift after tempest (Live Blog)

No section of Queens completely escaped the wrath of Superstorm Sandy and emergency crews worked through the week to contain the smoldering cinders that once were Breezy Point homes, restore power to the roughly 112,000 customers without power and clear the thousands of trees that crushed cars and houses while blocking roads. Comment.
Rosedale

Storm surprises Rosedale with wet and wild wrath

Residents in Rosedale said they were caught off guard by Hurricane Sandy’s fury Monday night when a creek separating Queens and Nassau County overflowed its banks, flooding a number of blocks in the neighborhood. Comments (1).
Flushing

Felled tree kills Flushing man

The family of a 29-year-old St. John’s University graduate received an outpouring of support after the Flushing resident was killed by a falling tree during Superstorm Sandy Monday night. Comments (3).
Astoria

Northwest Queens helps neighbors during Sandy

Mindful of greater problems elsewhere in the borough, northwestern Queens residents have been donating supplies for their neighbors in the Rockaways, but Astoria and Long Island City are still suffering transportation limits and power outages days after Superstorm Sandy ripped through the city. Comment.
Broad Channel

Heavy flooding wrecks Broad Channel island

Although many residents of Broad Channel and Hamilton Beach lost all of their belongings during Hurricane Sandy, some were just thankful they survived the superstorm. Comments (2).
South Ozone Park

Boro lawmakers call on Con Ed to restore power faster

With Con Edison projecting it could take up to another week to restore power to all of Queens, several of the borough’s elected officials Friday said the time line was unacceptable and called on the public utility to do everything and anything it could to expedite the process. Comments (1).
Belle Harbor

Death toll in Rockaways rises to four

Outside the Rockaway home where a man died in his flooded basement during Hurricane Sandy, remnants of the storm were still apparent with mud thick on the streets and a nearby large felled tree. Comments (2).
Auburndale

Disaster looms in Auburndale days after storm

Superstorm Sandy turned the streets of northeast Queens into a life-sized maze, downing trees to block off roads and tearing down power lines in a destructive series of events that created outages for nearly 20,000 customers around Flushing and Fresh Meadows, but for one Auburndale family, the ordeal went on for days. Comment.
Long Island City

Storm brings flooding, gas shortages to western Queens

While northwestern Queens was not hit as hard as other parts of the borough during Superstorm Sandy, residents were still feeling its effects after the waters receded and the skies cleared. Comments (1).
Howard Beach

Howard Beach senior drowns in non-flood zone

Neighbors of a Howard Beach woman who drowned during superstorm Sandy questioned why the area was not evacuated. Comment.
South Richmond Hill

Live power line electrocutes woman who steps in Richmond Hill puddle

Friends and colleagues of a makeup artist were in mourning after the 23-year-old was electrocuted by a downed electrical line in Richmond Hill Monday. Comment.
Flushing

Avella wants downed trees cleared, power restored in Queens

As New York City tries to rebuild and move forward in the aftermath of the devastating effects of Hurricane Sandy, one northeast Queens lawmaker said the borough deserves better. Comments (12).

October, 2012

Broad Channel

Broad Channel and Hamilton Beach residents devastated by Sandy

Many residents of Broad Channel and Hamilton Beach have lost everything as a result of superstorm Sandy. Comments (17).
Emergencies

Hurricane Update: Man dies in Flushing when tree falls on his house

Hurricane Sandy claimed its first life in Queens Monday when a man was killed by a downed tree in Flushing, the NYPD said. Comments (2).
College Point

Fallen trees plague north Queens, marinas suffer Sandy’s wrath

Scores lost power in the College Point and Whitestone areas after trees fell throughout both neighborhoods Monday and Tuesday, while northern Queens marinas faced the harsh reality unleashed by Hurricane Sandy. Comments (1).
Flushing

Family mourns Flushing man killed by felled tree

A tree blown over by winds from Monday night’s superstorm fell onto a Flushing home, killing 29-year-old St. John’s University graduate Tony Laino, police said, and Tuesday afternoon friends and family gathered for an emotional reunion in front of the crushed residence. Comments (4).
Howard Beach

Neighbors hear screams of Howard Beach woman but unable to help before she drowned

Residents on 98th Street in Howard Beach said they heard an elderly woman yelling as storm surge waters filled the street Monday evening, but the current was too strong for them to rescue her. Comments (3).
South Richmond Hill

Woman electrocuted by live power line in South Richmond Hill

Friends and colleagues of a makeup artist were in mourning after the 23-year-old was killed by a downed electrical line in Richmond Hill Monday. Comments (17).
Breezy Point

Torched and flooded homes, downed trees and power lines left in Sandy’s wake

The superstorm that slammed into Queens Monday night left at least 10 dead in New York City and about 80 homes in Breezy Point smoldering after a record storm surge inundated neighborhood streets and wind gusts downed trees, leaving about 100,000 Queens residents without power Tuesday morning. Comment.
Flushing

Family seeks city assistance as fallen tree looms over house

Superstorm Sandy turned the streets of northeast Queens into a life-sized maze Monday night, downing trees to block off roads and tearing down power lines in a destructive series of events that created outages for nearly 20,000 customers around Auburndale and Fresh Meadows, but for one Auburndale family, the ordeal went on for days. Comments (1).
Emergencies

[Updated] Queens braces for Sandy, major bridges closed

Hurricane Sandy has made landfall in the Northeast and state and local officials were taking all precautions to keep residents safe as the brunt of the storm swirled toward Queens Monday afternoon. Comment.
Rockaway Beach

Rockaway Beach driver hits pole with car, dies

ROCKAWAY BEACH — A 33-year-old Rockaway Beach man struck a pole not far from his home Saturday and later died at the hospital, police said. Comment.
Jamaica

Jamaica man, 48, missing since Friday

JAMAICA — A 48-year-old man has been missing from his Jamaica home since Friday, NYPD said. Comment.
Emergencies

Queens residents prepare for hurricane (LIVE BLOG)

Following an early Sunday announcement that the city would be battening down the hatches in preparation for Hurricane Sandy, many Queens residents did the same. Comment.
Emergencies

Officials announce evacations, transit shutdown and school closures in Queens (LIVE BLOG)

As preparations for Hurricane Sandy continued in Queens, city, state and federal officials announced mandatory evacuations of some coastal areas in the borough, a citywide shutdown of the public transit system, the planned closure of public schools Monday and additional assistance from the federal government. Comments (1).
Flushing

Sea of blue to honor police officer killed in Queens (with video)

More than 1,000 police officers lined the street outside St. Christopher’s Church in Baldwin, L.I. Saturday to say goodbye to one of Nassau County’s “E-Men,” the late Officer Arthur Lopez. Comment.
Rockaway Beach

Senior centers to close in preparation for Sandy: Mayor

Though the city has not yet ordered any evacuations in anticipation of the potentially dangerous Hurricane Sandy looming over the Northeast by the end of the weekend, various city agencies and leaders have started preparing for the worst. Comment.
Howard Beach

Fire put out at Jewish center in Howard Beach

HOWARD BEACH — The FDNY responded to a small fire in the kitchen of the Rockwood Park Jewish Center earlier this month. Comment.
Bayside

Boro pilots die in LI plane crash

A friend of two Queens men who perished Saturday after their small plane crashed in a Long Island inlet said they died following their passion. Comments (4).
Richmond Hill

Missing Rich Hill teen last seen leaving home: Cops

RICHMOND HILL — Police released a photo of a missing Richmond Hill teen in the hopes the public can help locate his whereabouts. Comment.
Bayside

Two Queens men killed in Long Island plane crash

A man from Bayside and a pilot from Fresh Meadows died over the weekend when their small plane crashed into a Long Island inlet, the Suffolk County Police Department said. Comment.
Rochdale Village

Police release photo of missing Queens man

ROCHDALE VILLAGE — Police were seeking the public’s assistance in locating a Rochdale Village senior missing since last week. Comment.
Richmond Hill

Friends mourn teen killed in crash

Families and friends of a South Ozone Park teen, one of four Queens youths killed in a car crash in Long Island on Columbus Day, gathered at S.J. Romanelli Funeral Home at 114-30 Rockaway Blvd. for his service Friday. Comments (1).
Jamaica

Queens woman dies after bus strikes her

The bus driver who fatally struck a Queens woman Saturday night in Jamaica has a clean record, according to the Nassau County bus company that operates the route. Comment.
Maspeth

NYPD seeks public help in finding Maspeth man

MASPETH — A Maspeth man went missing Saturday, and the NYPD is asking the public to help locate him. Comment.
Flushing

Flushing teen missing since early Oct.: NYPD

FLUSHING — Police were asking for the public’s help in locating a missing Flushing teenager. Comments (1).
Flushing

Cops seek public’s help in finding missing woman

FLUSHING — Police were asking for the public’s help in locating a woman who has been missing since last week. Comment.
Flushing

Man’s decomposed body found in Kissena Park

FLUSHING — Police found the badly decomposed body of an unidentified man in Kissena Park last week, according to the NYPD. Comment.
Editorial

Waiting for Answers

The police shooting last week of an unarmed man on the Grand Central Parkway raises questions that need to be answered. Comment.
Broad Channel

City ups boro senior outreach

As the elderly population grows at a fast rate in the borough and throughout the city, the city Office of Emergency Management is increasing its efforts to inform seniors who live in hurricane evacuation zones about what steps they need to take to remain safe during floods. Comment.
Bayside

Eight hurt in Cross Island crash: BNN

BAYSIDE — A north-bound vehicle overturned on Cross Island Parkway by Northern Boulevard on Sunday, the Breaking News Network reported. Eight people were injured in the crash, according to BNN. Comment.
South Ozone Park

S. Ozone teens killed in LI crash

A car carrying five Queens teens careened off a Long Island road and hit a number of trees, slicing the car in half and killing the passengers and injuring the driver over the Columbus Day weekend, state police said. Comment.
Forest Hills

Authorities investigating death of Forest Hills sisters

Two elderly sisters, who neighbors warmly remembered as good-natured world travelers, were found dead in their Forest Hills apartment last week. Comment.
Flushing

Elderly Flushing man missing from home since Friday

FLUSHING — Police were seeking the public’s help in locating an 86-year-old Flushing man who went missing Friday. Comments (1).
Jamaica

Landing gear kicks in at nick of time over JFK

JAMAICA — Passengers aboard TAM Flight 8078 from Rio de Janeiro got the scare of their lives as their plane prepared to land at John F. Kennedy International Airport last Thursday, the New York Post reported. Comment.
Corona

Queens DA investigating fatal shooting of Corona man in traffic stop

Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said in a statement Friday his office and the NYPD’s Internal Affairs Division would be looking into a police detective’s shooting of an unarmed Corona man who was pulled over on the Grand Central Parkway for a traffic stop. Comments (2).
Jamaica

JFK terror scare turns out to be fishermen: Post

JAMAICA — A terrorism scare at John F. Kennedy International Airport Saturday was just another case of accidental trespassing, according to a report in the New York Post. Comment.
East Elmhurst

Officer shoots driver after stop on GCP: NYPD

A detective, who pulled over a car which police said had been driving erratically on the Grand Central Parkway early Thursday, ended up delivering a fatal shot to the driver, the NYPD said. Comment.
Forest Hills

Elderly sisters found dead in apartment: NYPD

Police are investigating the deaths of two elderly sisters, who were found on on the floor of the apartment they shared in Forest Hills Wednesday, according to the NYPD. Comments (4).
Flushing

Senior who police say threatened to light himself on fire attended Assembly candidate’s event

The Bayside man who threatened to set himself on fire in a Flushing garden last week is the latest associate of a Flushing state Assembly candidate to have a run-in with authorities, according to the NYPD. Comment.

September, 2012

Far Rockaway

NYPD, Coast Guard save man trapped under boat

ROCKAWAY — New York Police Department divers teamed up with the U.S. Coast Guard and other emergency responders to rescue an unidentified man trapped underneath a capsized boat near Rockaway Beach, police said. Comment.
Breezy Point

Tornado touches down in Breezy Point

For the patrons of the Breezy Point Surf Club, Saturday’s tornado was the best possible time for a twister to touch down in the western most tip of the Rockaway peninsula. Comment.
Jamaica

Woman dies naturally on flight into JFK: PA

JAMAICA — A woman died while aboard a flight landing at John F. Kennedy International Airport Sunday, a spokesman for the Port Authority said. Comment.
Kew Gardens

Bicyclist struck and killed by vehicle: Cops

KEW GARDENS — The NYPD was investigating an incident that occurred Tuesday in which a bicyclist was struck and killed while traveling on Queens Boulevard, police said. Comment.
Ozone Park

Car crash in Ozone Park leaves on man, 59, dead

OZONE PARK — The NYPD was investigating an Ozone Park crash, which left one man dead. Comment.
Little Neck

Little Neck man shoots self in foot by accident

LITTLE NECK — A 23-year-old man accidentally shot himself in the foot last week inside his Little Neck home, the NYPD said. Comments (1).
Glendale

Crowley lauds Glendale’s rainy day rescuers as heroes

The City Council honored two Fire Department EMTs last week who put their training into practice when they saved three individuals from drowning during an August flashflood in Glendale. Comment.
Astoria

Pedestrians hurt after being hits by car: Police

ASTORIA — Two pedestrians were injured Friday after being caught in the middle of a driver slamming into parked cars in Astoria, police said. Comments (1).
Jamaica

FBI says hijack threat at JFK was a hoax

JAMAICA — Authorities at John F. Kennedy International Airport said a false bomb threat called in on three planes Monday was a hoax. Comment.
Breezy Point

Police find the body of snorkeler off Breezy Pt.

BREEZY POINT — Police pulled the body of a Staten Island man out of the water Tuesday who they said had disappeared while snorkeling. Comment.
Queensboro Hill

Queensboro Hill woman dies in Manhattan: Cops

MANHATTAN — A Queensboro Hill woman was struck by a yellow taxi and killed on the Upper East Side Monday, according to the NYPD. Comment.
Hollis

Missing boy, 15, from Hollis found: Police

HOLLIS — A 15-year-old boy who had gone missing in Hollis has been found, police said. Comments (3).
Fresh Meadows

Prep party bus lacked NJ size permit: DOT

The bus company that transported a Woodside teenager who died after sticking his head through a second-floor escape hatch said the vehicle fit easily under the underpass, but the New Jersey DOT said the bus may have been so large that it required a special permit, which it did not have. Comments (3).
Breezy Point

Breezy Point tornado damages 16 cabanas

The tornado that tore through Breezy Point Saturday with winds of up to 70 miles per hour left behind a wake of damage that is still being cleaned up at a seaside beach club. Comment.
Forest Hills

NYPD searching for missing boro man, 67

FOREST HILLS — The NYPD was seeking the public’s assistance in locating a 67-year-old Hispanic Forest Hills male. Comment.
Cambria Heights

Firefighters search boro home hit by blaze

CAMBRIA HEIGHTS — A fire broke out in the basement of a two-story dwelling, at 117-02 233rd St., Monday, the Breaking News Network said. Comment.
Letters

Believe forecasts with grain of salt

As the summer of 2012 begins to wind down, some weather forecasting firms are already predicting that this coming winter will be a cold and snowy one in the northeastern United States. Comment.
Long Island City

Bravest battle LIC fire

LONG ISLAND CITY — A fire broke out on the first floor of a two-story building, at 21-10 43rd Ave., Sunday, the Breaking New Network reported. Comment.
Willets Point

Two people hurt in car fire at boro junk yard

WILLETS POINT — The city Fire Department responded to a call of multiple cars on fire in a junkyard at 126-26 Willets Point Blvd. Friday, the Breaking News Network said. Comment.
Fresh Meadows

16-year-old student mourned by droves

Grieving friends and family of 16-year-old St. Francis Preparatory school student Daniel Fernandez, who died in an unimaginable accident on a party bus Friday, gathered at Kearns Funeral Home in Rego Park Monday to begin the difficult process of saying goodbye. Comment.
South Jamaica

South Jamaica boy missing since Sunday

SOUTH JAMAICA — The NYPD was asking for the public’s help in locating a missing 11-year old boy. Comment.
Richmond Hill

Police searching for missing boro woman, 70

RICHMOND HILL — The NYPD was asking for the public’s help in locating a missing elderly woman from Richmond Hill. Comment.
Oakland Gardens

Woman, 66, missing and sought by police

OAKLAND GARDENS — The NYPD was asking for the public’s help in locating a missing woman last seen in Oakland Gardens. Comment.
Fresh Meadows

Francis Prep student killed in bus accident mourned by hundreds during candlelit vigil

Hundreds of mourning students gathered at St. Francis Preparatory in Fresh Meadows Saturday night for a candlelight vigil in remembrance of Daniel Fernandez, a 16-year-old student who died in a horrific accident on a party bus the night before. Comment.
Fresh Meadows

Francis Prep student killed in bus accident: Port Authority

A 16-year-old boy from Woodside was killed Friday night while on a bus to a Sweet 16 party after sticking his head through an emergency hatch and smashing his head against an overpass, according to the Port Authority. Comments (66).

August, 2012

Douglaston

Neighbors not surprised by Doug blaze

Neighbors surrounding the Douglaston home ravaged by fire earlier this month have returned to their soot-filled buildings over the last week, trying to make sense of how such a controversial project was not approached with more caution. Comments (3).
Douglaston

Douglaston home gutted by three-alarm blaze

A three-alarm blaze tore through an extension to a home that was being built in Douglaston Tuesday evening, then spread into the house and threatened neighboring residences before it was put out, fire officials said. Comments (1).
Bayside

Homeless man dies on bench in Bayside

Known as Broadway Bill to Bayside residents, a homeless man died Friday on the same bench where he spent many days and nights. Comments (1).
Kew Gardens Hills

Man dies after car hits him on Grand Central

KEW GARDENS HILLS — An unidentified male was struck and killed by a car last week as he tried to cross the Grand Central Turnpike in Kew Gardens Hills, police said. Comment.
Queens Village

LIRR worker dies after touching third rail

A Long Island Rail Road worker was killed Monday when he came into contact with the third rail near the Queens Village train station, a spokesman for the MTA said. Comments (1).
Hollis

Car kills Hollis man at stock exchange: Cops

MANHATTAN — An elderly Hollis man was killed near Wall Street last Thursday when he was accidentally struck by a private security car, police said. Comment.
Laurelton

Building collapse traps two in Laurelton: BNN

The FDNY responded to a 911 call of a building collapse at 134-21 231st St. in Laurelton around 12:30 p.m. Friday, according to the Breaking News Network. Firefighters said there were two people trapped inside the building, according to BNN. Comment.
College Point

Teenager missing from College Point: NYPD

COLLEGE POINT - The New York City Police Department was looking for help in finding a missing teenager from College Point. Comment.
Bayside

Tip of the week

Laurelton

Woman removed from car in ditch: FDNY

Emergency responders were called to Laurelton Tuesday afternoon at assist with a Jeep that was stuck in a ditch. According to a spokesman for the FDNY, fire officials assisted a woman out of her car at about 1 p.m. and took her to North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System.Photo by Ellis Kaplan Comment.
Ozone Park

Residents rally for stop sign

A man running for state Assembly answered the call to action on a local level. Comment.
Bellerose

Vehicle engulfed in flames on Cross Island

A raging fire engulfs the front half of a car along the northbound lanes of the Cross Island Parkway Monday night around 8 p.m. The burning vehicle was sitting north of Union Turnpike, emanating heat across the highway and snarling traffic behind it. Comment.
Douglaston

Douglaston blaze destroys home

Years of construction were set back by a devastating three-alarm fire in Douglaston, leaving future plans for a historic home up in smoke. Comment.
Woodside

Cops find newborn in Woodside Houses: NYPD

WOODSIDE HOUSES — A newborn girl merely a few hours old was found abandoned in Woodside Houses Sunday night, police said. Comment.
Flushing

Flushing inferno destroys shops

A three-alarm fire gutted a Flushing Laundromat early Monday morning, severely damaging a cluster of apartments above the store and injuring more than a dozen of the city’s Bravest as well as two tenants. Comment.
Woodside

Man, 52, in Woodside is killed by school bus: Police

Relatives of a beloved truck driver from Trinidad were in disbelief after police said he was struck and killed by a school bus shuttling special-needs children in Woodside. Comments (1).
East Elmhurst

Human remains found near LaGuardia: Port Authority

EAST ELMHURST - Human remains were discovered in the marshes near LaGuardia Airport Monday evening, a Port Authority spokesman confirmed. Comments (1).
Flushing

One person injured in multi-car crash: FDNY

FLUSHING - Police and Fire Department personnel responded to a four-vehicle crash involving a motorcycle on the southbound Whitestone Expressway Tuesday morning near Northern Boulevard, according to a spokesman for the FDNY. Comment.
Woodside

School bus kills man, 52, in Woodside

A worker unloading a truck in Woodside Monday morning was killed in an accident involving a school bus carrying special-needs children, according to police, witnesses, fellow employees and the man’s boss. Comment.
Letters

Creedmoor 911 calls unacceptable

We are writing to request your intervention to combat an upsurge of 911 emergency calls from the part of the Creedmoor Psychiatric Center campus south of Union Turnpike in eastern Queens. Comments (1).
Sunnyside

Queens Blvd. needs emergency lanes: Vallone

City Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. (D-Astoria) said he is requesting that the city Department of Transportation create emergency lanes on Queens Boulevard. Comment.
Long Island City

Sailboat stuck under Roosevelt Island Bridge

Emergency responders assist in the removal of a sailboat Aug. 4 from underneath the Roosevelt Island Bridge, which connects Long Island City to Roosevelt Avenue. According to the Breaking News Network, all of those aboard the boat were removed without incident. Comment.
Jamaica

Bravest battle all-hands blaze in Jamaica

JAMAICA — Firefighters responded to an all-hands blaze at a Guatemalan specialty store on Hillside Avenue Sunday afternoon in Jamaica. Comment.
Jamaica

Jet skier slips past JFK security shield

Officials want to know how a Howard Beach jet skier breached security at John F. Kennedy International Airport Friday night and walked undetected through two runways and into a terminal after becoming stranded in Jamaica Bay on his vessel. Comment.
Bayside

Mystery remains in death of Elmont woman found near Ft. Totten

BAYSIDE — The cause of death for the woman found floating in Little Bay was still pending investigation roughly one week after her body was discovered, the medical examiner’s office said. Comment.
Whitestone

Car crash injures three people in Whitestone

WHITESTONE — Three people were injured in an accident involving two vehicles at Francis Lewis Boulevard and 23rd Avenue in Whitestone Tuesday afternoon, a spokesman for the city Fire Department said. Comment.
Bayside

Woman’s body found in Little Bay

Police were investigating why a woman’s body was found floating in Little Bay Tuesday morning near Fort Totten, the Police Department said. Comment.
Flushing

Cops on the lookout for missing Flushing girl, 12

FLUSHING — Police were seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing girl last seen in Flushing. Comment.
Bayside

Body found in Little Bay near Fort Totten

A woman’s body was found floating in Little Bay Tuesday morning near Fort Totten, the NYPD said. Comments (3).
Richmond Hill

Relative of Richmond Hill Sikh leader killed in Wisconsin shooting

The Sikh community in Queens reacted with shock and mourning in the wake of Sunday’s mass shooting at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wis., that killed six people, including the uncle of a leader of the Sikh Cultural Society in Richmond Hill. Comment.
Richmond Hill

Dead woman’s body found in Rich Hill attic

The rotting remains of an unidentified woman were found in the attic of a Richmond Hill residence Saturday — weeks after a man killed himself in the same house, according to police. Comment.
Emergencies

Mountain climber from Queens dead in Peru: AP

PERU — The bodies of an experienced Queens climber and his friend from Annandale, Va., were found off a ridge on the 20,000-foot Palcaraju Peak in Peru, the Associated Press reported. Comment.

July, 2012

Queensbridge

Missing person, 28, last seen near home: Cops

QUEENSBRIDGE — The New York Police Department was looking for help in locating a missing man within the confines of the 114th Precinct, police said. Comments (1).
Jamaica

Police release names of victims in SUV crash

The NYPD Monday released the names of the three survivors and five people who died in the fiery SUV crash in Jamaica over the weekend. Comment.
Jamaica

Bronx family had just left Nigerian gathering at Richmond Hill hall before crash

Oby Okoro, the woman the NYPD identified as the driver in a gruesome accident Sunday morning in Jamaica that left five passengers dead, told police she lost control of her Mercedes-Benz because the brakes failed, according to a report. Comment.
Flushing

Inspectors let Con Ed edit gas leak file

Members of a state agency assigned to investigate the role Consolidated Edison played in a deadly 2008 Queens gas explosion were secretly passing their findings onto a consultant for the utility, a report from the state inspector general alleged. Comment.
Steinway

Authorities investigating man’s death on Steinway Street

Police are investigating the death of an Asian man who was found behind a building in Astoria early Thursday morning. Comment.
Bayside

Police search for two missing Bayside siblings

Detectives from the 111th Precinct are looking for help in finding two missing Bayside siblings, the NYPD said Wednesday. Comment.
Jamaica

Jamaica man dies in accident riding his ATV

JAMAICA — A Jamaica man was killed after his all-terrain vehicle struck a metal pole over the weekend, police said. Comment.
Willets Point

Man found dead in Willets Point identified by police

A 39-year-old auto worker whose nickname was Frijol, or bean in Spanish, was found dead in Willets Point late Saturday night, the NYPD and neighborhood workers said. Comments (1).
Jamaica

Five family members die in SUV crash near Van Wyck

An SUV packed with family members on their way home from a Nigerian benefit early Sunday morning flipped over in Jamaica, killing five passengers and leaving three others in stable condition, police and family members said. Comment.
Astoria

Astoria man located: NYPD

ASTORIA — The NYPD said late Tuesday that an Astoria man, who had been missing, was found. Comment.
Hollis

Missing Hollis woman found in Dallas: New York Post

HOLLIS — A Hollis woman, who had been reported missing last week, has been located, police said. Comment.
College Point

Police asks public’s help in locating missing teen

COLLEGE POINT — Police were seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing 16-year-old teenager last seen at his residence. Comment.
Astoria

Police looking for missing Astoria man

ASTORIA — Police were looking for a 27-year-old man who disappeared July 1. Comment.
South Richmond Hill

Four-alarm boro blaze injures 15 firefighters

SOUTH RICHMOND HILL — Fifteen firefighters were injured while battling a four-alarm blaze in South Richmond Hill last Thursday, an FDNY spokeswoman said. Comment.
Flushing

Tour bus bound for Flushing crashes upstate and injures 20

The driver who crashed a tour bus shuttling gamblers from a Connecticut casino to Flushing last week may be in trouble with the feds for not being able to speak English, according to state police. Comments (1).
Hollis

Cops search for woman missing from home

HOLLIS — Police were looking for a 26-year-old woman who went missing from her home Sunday. Comment.
Douglas Manor

Bayside boy drowns in Douglas Manor pool

The Independence Day holiday turned tragic when one child drowned in Douglas Manor and another had a close call in Glen Oaks. A toddler lost his life in a pool in Suffolk County on the same day. Comment.
Flushing

Missing teen sought by cops last seen at home

FLUSHING — Police were seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing teen from Flushing. Comment.
Flushing

Cops looking for missing man from Flushing, 25

FLUSHING — Police were seeking the public’s assistance in locating a 25-year-old man who disappeared in Flushing last Thursday. Comment.
Woodside

Driver, 47, dies after bus strikes his van

WOODSIDE — A driver was killed when his van collided with a city bus at the intersection of 39th Avenue and 69th Street in Woodside, police said. Comment.
Douglas Manor

Bayside boy drowns in Douglas Manor pool

A 4-year-old Queens boy drowned in a relative’s pool early Wednesday evening during a Fourth of July gathering, police said. Comments (8).

June, 2012

Douglaston

Motorcycle accident claims boro man’s life

DOUGLASTON — A Sunnyside man died last week when he lost control of his motorcycle while riding in Douglaston, police said. Comment.
Fresh Meadows

Circus worker dies in fatal Fresh Meadows bike accident: NYPD

A man who was working at a circus temporarily set up in Fresh Meadows died in a bicycle accident Saturday evening, according to police. Comment.
Cambria Heights

Man dies in motorcycle crash on Nassau border

CAMBRIA HEIGHTS — A man died in a motorcycle crash in Cambria Heights near the Queens-Nassau County border Sunday, police said. Comment.
Flushing

Teen girl killed in early morning BQE crash

BROOKLYN — A Flushing teen was killed Saturday when the car she was riding in flipped over on the Prospect Expressway, police said. Comment.
Rosedale

Man, 50s, found dead in house after fire put out

BROOKVILLE — Firefighters responding to a 911 call of a small fire on 230th Place the morning of June 13 found a man in his 50s dead in an adjacent building, the NYPD said. Comment.
Jackson Heights

Jackson Heights man missing for a week

JACKSON HEIGHTS — The NYPD needs help searching for a man who went missing from his Jackson Heights apartment last Thursday. Comment.
Lindenwood

Brooklyn man, 27, dies after vehicle hits curb

LINDENWOOD — A 27-year-old Brooklyn resident died in Lindenwood Sunday after he lost control driving an all-terrain vehicle northbound on 77th Street, police said. Comment.
Flushing Times

Five pupils hurt after taxi hits school bus

BRIARWOOD — Five special-needs students were injured when a taxi collided with a school bus and flipped it on its side early Monday morning, according to a report in the New York Post. Comment.
Fresh Meadows

Man’s corpse found in Cunningham Park: Cops

FRESH MEADOWS — A decomposing corpse was found in Cunningham Park Friday, according to the NYPD. Comment.
Auburndale

Firefighters battle electrical blaze in Auburndale restaurant

It took firefighters nearly two hours to put out an electrical blaze in the basement of Mythos restaurant at 196-29 Northern Blvd. in Auburndale Wednesday afternoon. Comments (1).
Fresh Meadows

Big Apple Circus worker killed after colliding with car door on Union Tnpk.

A circus company is mourning the loss of a worker who died in a Fresh Meadows bicycle accident Saturday evening, according to police. Comments (5).
Long Island City

Missing man from LIC sought by the police

LONG ISLAND CITY — Police were looking for the public’s assistance in finding a missing man from Long Island City within the 114th Precinct, the NYPD said. Comment.
Astoria

Cops seek missing boro man from 114th Precinct

ASTORIA — The NYPD was looking for help in locating a missing Astoria man who lives within the 114th Precinct, police said. Comment.
Far Rockaway

Teen swimmer dies off coast of Rockaways

FAR ROCKAWAY — A swimmer off the beach in Far Rockaway drowned last weekend after a 40-minute search, police said. Comment.
Woodhaven

Elderly man, 71, missing and sought by police

WOODHAVEN — The NYPD was looking for help in locating a missing man from Woodhaven within the 102nd Precinct, police said. Comment.
Laurelton

Cops seek man missing since Memorial Day

LAURELTON — The NYPD was looking for help in locating a missing man from Laurelton within the 105th Precinct, police said. Comment.
South Ozone Park

Motorcyclist, 39, loses control and dies: Cops

SOUTH OZONE PARK — A 39-year-old man died after he suffered severe body trauma last weekend while driving a motorcycle, police said. Comment.
Jamaica Estates

Two people missing from Jamaica Estates home

JAMAICA ESTATES — The NYPD was looking for help locating two people who went missing within the confines of the 107th Precinct, police said. Comment.
Rockaway Park

Man found under van dies in Rockaways: Cops

ROCKAWAY PARK — Police responded to a motor vehicle accident in a parking lot, at 107-10 Shore Front Pkwy. in Rockaway Park, Monday to find a 43-year-old victim unconscious underneath a van. Comment.
Ozone Park

Ozone cabbie killed on LIE

The son of an Ozone Park cab driver killed in a three-vehicle crash on the Long Island Expressway early Saturday said his father had been worried about the weather a few hours before he died and thought about staying home. Comments (1).
Bayside

Woman hit by car on Bell Blvd.

BAYSIDE — Firefighters, members of the NYPD’s Emergency Service Unit and medics responded to Bell Boulevard at the corner of 41st Avenue Tuesday morning to assist with a woman injured by a car while crossing the street. Comment.
East Elmhurst

Motorcyclist killed after getting rear-ended: Cops

EAST ELMHURST — A motorcyclist killed on Astoria Boulevard was identified by police Tuesday as 27-year-old Dean Mackey, of the Steinway section of Astoria. Comments (3).
Flushing

Cops on lookout for missing boro man

FLUSHING — Police were asking for the public’s help in locating a man who went missing while visiting family while in town from Albany Friday. Comments (4).
Jackson Heights

Missing man from Jax Hts., 75, wore sunglasses

JACKSON HEIGHTS — Police were asking for the public’s help in locating a man reported missing Tuesday. Comment.
Flushing

Flushing woman missing from her home

FLUSHING – Police were seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing Flushing woman. Comment.
Forest Hills

Man hit by LIRR train in Forest Hills dies: Cops

FOREST HILLS — According to police, an unidentified male was struck and killed by a Long Island Rail Road train in Forest Hills Tuesday. Comment.
Little Neck

Police look into possible boro shooting suicide

LITTLE NECK — Police were investigating an apparent suicide last Thursday evening after they said a man was found dead outside a house in Little Neck. Comment.

May, 2012

Flushing

Police look for missing teen from Flushing

FLUSHING — Police were searching for a Flushing teenager who went missing from her home Monday. Comment.
East Elmhurst

Two bikers killed as motorcycle slams into bus in East Elmhurst

Two men were killed when the motorcycle they were both riding on slammed into the front of a bus on 31st Avenue near 73rd Street in East Elmhurst Sunday evening, police said. Comments (6).
Kew Gardens Hills

Police seek missing man in poor mental health

KEW GARDENS HILLS — Police were on the lookout for a 51-year-old man last seen in Kew Gardens Hills earlier in March. Comment.
Rockaway Park

Parks employee dies working on 9/11 memorial

ROCKAWAYS — Mayor Michael Bloomberg and city Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe announced Friday that a city worker died while working on the 9/11 Memorial in Tribute Park in the Rockaways. Comment.
Flushing

Police seek missing man from Flushing, 53

FLUSHING — Police were asking for the public’s help in locating a Flushing man who was recently reported missing. Comment.
Rego Park

Cops seek whereabouts of missing boro man, 20

REGO PARK — Police were asking for the public’s assistance in locating a 20-year-old man who disappeared last week. Comment.
Bayside

Bayside blaze torches home on 206th Street

Four firefighters sustained minor injuries battling a two-alarm blaze in Bayside Tuesday afternoon and were taken to North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System to be treated, fire officials said. Comment.
Woodside

Death of woman, 79, prompts investigation

WOODSIDE — A 79-year-old Woodside woman was found dead in her Woodside home last week, police said. Comment.
Long Island City

Gianaris urges Koch Bridge check after 4th crash

State Sen. Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria) said he is asking the city Department of Transportation to do another comprehensive review of the Ed Koch-Queensborough Bridge off-ramps after a fourth car accident took place near the bridge last week. Comment.
Bayside

SUV Accident

Emergency responders were called to the intersection of 229th Street and Hoxey Drive in Bayside last Thursday, where an SUV collided with a utility pole. At least one person was taken to the hospital following the accident. Comment.
Rosedale

Three injured in Rosedale crash: FDNY

Firefighters responded to an accident at the corner of 141st Avenue and 241st Street in Rosedale Friday morning. According to an FDNY spokesman, three people, including two with minor injuries and one person who was in serious but stable condition, were injured in the multi-vehicle crash. Comment.
Rockaway Beach

Cops investigate blaze in Rockaway apartment

ROCKAWAY — While executing a search warrant at 84-12 Rockaway Beach Blvd., police observed smoke and a black male hanging out of a window on the sixth floor of 84-18 Rockaway Beach Blvd. Comment.
Maspeth

Maspeth man missing since March: Police

MASPETH — Police were looking for help in finding Pasquale “Lino” Canfora, who went missing within the 104th Precinct. He was last seen March 19 around 5:30 p.m. near 59-57 56th Drive, police said. Comment.
Astoria

Man gone missing in 114th Pct.: Cops

ASTORIA — Police said they were looking for a missing person within the 114th Precinct. Comment.
Queens Village

Queens Village bodega gutted by 2-alarm fire

As construction equipment cleared debris along Hempstead Avenue Monday afternoon, Fire Department investigators searched for clues as to what set a Queens Village bodega ablaze earlier in the morning. Comment.
St. Albans

Cycle crash kills MTA worker at Roy Wilkins Park

Always seen as the life of the party, Simon P. George was loved by all. Comment.
Glendale

Firearm scare at boro school a false alarm

GLENDALE — Police said they recovered PVC pipe with wires sticking out after responding to a call at PS 88 in Glendale Monday morning. Comment.
Forest Hills

Woman missing ever since leaving home: Cops

FOREST HILLS — Police were asking for the public’s assistance in locating a 32-year-old woman, who was last seen leaving her Forest Hills home Friday of last week. Comment.

April, 2012

Auburndale

Auburndale woman dies in house fire

An Auburndale woman died when the house where she was born caught fire Sunday morning, although her cousin made it out of the inferno in time. Comment.
Jamaica

Motorcyclist dies in crash near Roy Wilkins park

A wake for an MTA employee who was killed in a motorcycle crash near Roy Wilkins park in southeast Queens is scheduled for Friday afternoon. Comments (3).
Flushing

Flushing man, 27, dies in Manhattan club

MANHATTAN — Police said a young Flushing man died after he was found unconscious at a Manhattan night club. Comment.
St. Albans

St. Albans teen missing since March: Police

ST. ALBANS — Police were asking for the public’s assistance in locating a 15-year-old girl who went missing from her home late last month. Comment.
Forest Hills

Police seeking info on missing Forest Hills man

FOREST HILLS — Police were asking for the public’s assistance in locating a 74-year-old man, who was last seen inside his home in November 2011. Comment.
Letters

Improve conditions of senior driving

A pedestrian is in critical condition after being struck by an 89-year-old driver in Oakland Gardens, as was recently reported. The driver remained at the scene and no criminality was suspected. Comments (1).
Auburndale

Auburndale woman killed in house blaze

An Auburndale woman died when the house where she was born caught fire Sunday morning, although her cousin made it out of the inferno in time. Comment.
South Jamaica

Police seek help in finding missing teen

SOUTH JAMAICA — Police have asked the community’s help in finding a 15-year-old girl who went missing from her home in January. Comment.
Whitestone

Firefighters sustain no injuries putting out blaze

WHITESTONE — Firefighters responded to a fire in a house on 13th Avenue in Whitestone near 147th Street Saturday afternoon. Comment.
College Point

Dead man discovered in lot of Home Depot

Police, firefighters and men in hazmat suits were called to the parking lot of the Home Depot in College Point Saturday night after a man was found dead in a car. Comment.
Bayswater

Cops investigating death of man in Bayswater

BAYSWATER — Police said a black man was found dead at Battery Road and Chandler Street in Bayswater April 4 at around 11:30 p.m. Comment.
Kew Gardens Hills

Kew Gardens Hills woman reported missing

KEW GARDENS HILLS — Police were asking for the public’s assistance in locating an elderly woman, who was reported missing from Kew Gardens Hills. Feng Huang, 82, was last seen leaving her home at about 7:30 a.m. Monday, according to police. Comment.
Long Island City

Car hits and kills man in Blissville accident: Cops

BLISSVILLE — A man in his 30s was killed April 4 after being hit by a car while riding his bicycle at Borden and Greenpoint avenues, police said. Comment.
Arverne

Police seek missing Rockaway man, 33

ROCKAWAYS — The NYPD was asking for the public’s assistance in locating a deaf man, Joey White, 33, of 641 Beach 67th St. in the Rockaways. Comment.
Hollis

Cops search for missing woman from Hollis

HOLLIS — Relatives were searching for a woman who vanished from her Hollis home, the New York Post said. Comment.
Ozone Park

Cops on the lookout for missing boro man, 77

OZONE PARK — The NYPD was seeking the public’s assistance in locating Victor Torres, 77, of 95-03 76th St. in Ozone Park. Comment.
Corona

Corona buildings evacuated after manhole fire releases CO

A manhole fire early Friday morning led to the evacuation of three buildings on 102nd Street in Corona because of concerns over carbon monoxide, fire officials said. Comment.
South Jamaica

South Jamaica fire injures two firefighters

SOUTH JAMAICA — Two firefighters suffered minor injuries while battling a blaze in South Jamaica Sunday, a spokesman for the FDNY said. Comment.
Bay Terrace

Worker falls from Throgs Neck Bridge

John Massas, a 35-year-old painting subcontractor, still had not been found Tuesday night after falling from the Throgs Neck Bridge into the Long Island Sound Friday. Comment.
Jackson Heights

Jackson Heights woman dies after stove-top fire accident

A small but deadly blaze killed a 74-year-old Jackson Heights woman as she was cooking breakfast Monday morning, the Fire Department said. Comment.

March, 2012

South Jamaica

South Jamaica man kills himself inside car

A South Jamaica man apparently committed suicide Thursday when he climbed inside his car and set it on fire, neighbors and the Fire Department said. Comments (1).
Oakland Gardens

Man critical after car accident in Oakland Gdns

OAKLAND GARDENS — A 56-year-old man was listed in critical condition after he was hit by a car in Oakland Gardens Monday night, police said. Comment.
South Jamaica

Troubled South Jamaica man kills himself in fiery roadside suicide

A troubled man stepped out of his South Jamaica home early last Thursday, crossed the street to his parked car, got inside and then set it ablaze in an apparent suicide, neighbors and the FDNY said. Comment.
Auburndale

Auburndale firehouse work worries northeast Queens

Civic leaders expressed concern after learning that an Auburndale firehouse will be full of construction workers for nine months but empty of the city’s Bravest. Comment.
Sunnyside

Call leads cops to find body of dead man, 42

SUNNYSIDE — A man was found dead when police said emergency responders found him lying unconscious on the ground of Calvary Cemetery, which sits on the border of Sunnyside and Maspeth, according to police reports. Comment.
South Ozone Park

Missing Jamaica man last seen at boro casino

SOUTH OZONE PARK — The NYPD was seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing elderly Jamaica man last seen in the Resort World Casino in South Ozone Park March 15. Comment.
College Point

Cops need people’s help searching for teen, 14

COLLEGE POINT — The NYPD was seeking the public’s assistance in locating a teenage male who was last seen March 7 at his home in College Point. Comment.
Flushing

Police seek missing boro female teen, 16

FLUSHING — The NYPD was seeking the public’s assistance in locating a female teenager who was last seen March 15 at her home in Flushing. Comment.
Arverne

DOB investigates collapse of Rockaway home’s floor

ARVERNE — Police and city Department of Buildings officials were seeking answers in the collapse of the third floor of a Rockaway home during a 13-year-old’s birthday party Monday. The Breaking News Network first reported the collapse around 11 p.m. Comment.
East Elmhurst

Vaughn College fire wrecks break

The driver of a delivery truck who ran into some exposed electrical lines at Vaughn College last week did more than cause a small explosion and fire — that driver may have also destroyed spring break. Comment.
Murray Hill

Man, 65, dies after car strikes him in Murray Hill

MURRAY HILL — An unidentified 65-year-old man was hit by a vehicle while crossing the intersection of 149th Street and 45th Avenue in Murray Hill last Thursday and later died, police said. Comment.
Woodhaven

Teen girl gone missing from boro home: Cops

WOODHAVEN — A 17-year-old girl went missing from her Woodhaven home Nov. 25, police said. Comment.
Breezy Point

Body of woman found in Breezy Point: Police

BREEZY POINT — A Brooklyn woman turned up dead on the shoreline in Breezy Point Sunday near Bayside Drive, police said. Comments (2).
Broad Channel

Brooklyn man dies in car accident in Broad Channel

BROAD CHANNEL — A Brooklyn man died of injuries sustained after striking a tree and utility pole on Cross Bay Boulevard near East 1st Road, police said. Comment.
Laurelton

Authorities search for missing Laurelton man

LAURELTON — Police were looking for a mentally impaired man who went missing from his Laurelton home Friday at 7 a.m. Comment.
East Elmhurst

Fuel spill causes traffic delays on BQE

A large oil spill on the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway tied up traffic in the area of East Elmhurst for several hours Wednesday as emergency responders worked to clean the roadway and remove the remaining unspilled fuel from the truck. Comment.
Murray Hill

Police need help in finding missing teen

MURRAY HILL — The NYPD was seeking the public’s assistance in locating a Murray Hill teenager missing since Friday. Comment.
Oakland Gardens

Pedestrian killed in Oakland Gds.

A 50-year-old man was killed while crossing near the busy intersection of Union Turnpike and Springfield Boulevard in Oakland Gardens after being struck by a car, police said. Comment.
Jackson Heights

Young man found dead on Roosevelt Avenue

JACKSON HEIGHTS — A 21-year-old man who may have been drinking was found dead along Roosevelt Avenue early Sunday morning, according to the NYPD. Comment.
Rosedale

Rockaway man dies when car crashes into truck

ROSEDALE — A Rockaway man was killed when the car he was driving rear ended a box truck Sunday, police said. Comment.
Forest Hills

Cops ask public’s help in search for woman, 76

FOREST HILLS — Police were asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing 76-year-old woman from Forest Hills. Comment.
Ozone Park

Goldfeder proposes first responder bill

State Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder (D-Ozone Park) is sponsoring legislation that makes it easier to recruit and retain volunteer first responders. Comment.
Woodside

Law sets aside airwaves for use in emergencies

More than 10 years after the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, a Queens lawmaker and representatives from both the city’s Police and Fire departments praised the passage of a law they said would help first responders coordinate their efforts during emergencies like 9/11. Comment.
St. Albans

Six injured as car crashes into store in St. Albans

An elderly woman was struck by a car that crashed into a store on Linden Boulevard in St. Albans Thursday afternoon, a spokesman for the FDNY said. Comment.

February, 2012

Ridgewood

Bravest battle blaze in Ridgewood home

Two people — one firefighter and one civilian — suffered minor injuries during a fire at 300 St. Nicholas Ave. in Ridgewood Monday., according to officials at the scene. Comment.
South Jamaica

S. Jamaica grandmother dies in fire

A beloved grandmother was killed in a house fire in South Jamaica Wednesday night. The woman’s family said they were downstairs and did not realize the second floor was in flames until their neighbors began pounding on the door. Comment.
Lindenwood

S. Jamaica man dies in Lindenwood crash: Cops

LINDENWOOD — Police identified a 41-year-old man killed in a car crash on South Conduit Boulevard in Lindenwood early Sunday as Darren Green. Comment.
Flushing

NYPD seeking help in finding Flushing woman

FLUSHING — Police were seeking the public’s assistance in locating a woman who disappeared last Thursday. Comment.
Glen Oaks

Volunteer ambulance service seeks new members

The Glen Oaks Volunteer Ambulance Corps is looking for members of the Glen Oaks; Floral Park; Bellerose; Oakland Gardens; New Hyde Park, L.I.; and North Shore Towers communities to join its volunteer team. Comment.
Richmond Hill

Elderly Richmond Hill man missing since Jan. 31

RICHMOND HILL — Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a man missing since late last month, according to the NYPD. Comment.
Letters

Move to put all power lines underground

Over the last few years, we have experienced tornados, snow and ice storms, hurricanes and major rain storms. During these events, power is often lost and power lines are down, making roads impassable and walking treacherous. Comment.
Middle Village

Cemetery workers injured after fall into open grave

MIDDLE VILLAGE — Some workers at All Faiths Cemetery fell into an open grave Monday, injuring themselves on a recently lowered casket, according to a report in the New York Post. Comment.
South Jamaica

Family loses grandmother in S. Jamaica blaze

The FDNY said Tuesday it was still investigating a fire that killed a beloved grandmother in South Jamaica last week. The fire took place on the second floor of 146-03 120th Ave. while the woman’s family was downstairs. Comment.
Howard Beach

Over 100 firefighters needed to put out blaze

HOWARD BEACH — Firefighters responded to a large brush fire Sunday that took more than 100 of the city’s Bravest to tame. Comment.

January, 2012

Forest Hills

Car collides with tree after GCP crash

Emergency responders survey the wreckage of a car involved in a two-vehicle crash on the westbound Jackie Robinson Parkway just east of Metropolitan Avenue in Forest Hills Sunday. Several people were taken to the hospital, officials at the scene said.Photo by Ellis Kaplan Comment.
Ozone Park

Firecracker in hand kills Ozone Park man: Police

OZONE PARK — A 50-year-old Ozone Park man was killed inside his home after a firecracker he lit exploded in his hand, police said. Comment.
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