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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Woodhaven

Woodhaven con gets 25 years for brazen 2012 sexual assault [With Video]

A violent criminal who sexually assaulted a woman as she was waiting to catch an early morning bus in Woodhaven was sentenced to 25 years in jail last week, the Queens district attorney said. Comment.
Ridgewood

Rudy’s remains a mainstay in Ridgewood

Stepping into Rudy’s Bakery and Café in Ridgewood is a lot like stepping into a time machine. Comment.

Monday, June 24, 2013

The Play’s the Thing

Theater company serves up murder mysteries

It was a dark and stormy night when suddenly gunshots rang out! If that sounds like a cliché start to a murder mystery, you’re right, only in this case the weather was real but the bullets were fake. The setting was Riccardo’s in Astoria, near the bridge that I still prefer to call the Triborough, and the host was The Killing Kompany. Comment.

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Sunday, June 23, 2013

Ozone Park

Man convicted in Ozone Park sex assault gets 25 years: Brown

OZONE PARK — A 23-year-old man was sentenced to 25 years in prison for sexually attacking a woman in July 2011, the district attorney said. Comment.
Ridgewood

Robbery suspect hit banks in Ridgewood and B’klyn: Cops

RIDGEWOOD Police were looking for a suspect who allegedly robbed a Brooklyn bank and tried to rob another one in Ridgewood, cops said. attempted bank robbery, police said. Comment.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Ridgewood

104th Precinct warns of Ridgewood robbery pattern

RIDGEWOOD — The 104th Precinct is warning residents about a robbery patterns that has been plaguing the area. Comment.
Middle Village

Police hunting for suspect in western Queens bank robberies

MIDDLE VILLAGE — Police were looking for a suspect who tried to rob three western Queens banks last year, the NYPD said.. Comment.
Editorial

Surviving the Storm

FEMA has released a revised version of the latest flood maps that put much of Queens’ waterfront property into high-risk zones for the first time in 30 years in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Comment.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Maspeth

Two years later O’Neills pushes back reopening

People are constantly asking George O’Neill when his restaurant is going to reopen. Comments (6).
Ozone Park

Ozone Park cat killer faces 2 years for animal cruelty

An Ozone Park man faces up to two years in prison after being convicted of bludgeoning a stray cat to death, the Queens district attorney said this week. Comments (2).
Block Shots

Boro football standouts could transform UConn

The talk around the New York City roster the most recent Empire Challenge football games has been about the players heading to Syracuse. Comments (6).

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Ozone Park

FBI makes find at home of Ozone Park mobster

Two days after the FBI started looking for a body buried in Ozone Park, agents uncovered unspecified material Wednesday at the home of the late mobster James “Jimmy the Gent” Burke, authorities familiar with the investigation said. Comment.
Ridgewood

Teen robbed 2 people on M train: Police

REGO PARK — Police were searching for a suspect wanted in two robberies that occurred on the northbound M train.On May 14 at 12:30 p.m., the suspect allegedly stole a woman’s iPhone and fled the train as it pulled into the 67th Avenue station according to the NYPD. Comment.
Rockaway Beach

L.I. lopsidedly beats New York City all-stars

Beach Channel’s Folorunso “Foley” Fatukasi is an intense competitor on the football field and jolly teenager off it, but the mood emanating from the University of Connecticut-bound defensive lineman Tuesday night was sadness and disappointment. Comment.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Kew Gardens

Update: FDNY rescue man stuck in Kew Gardens hole

KEW GARDENS — The FDNY successfully removed a construction worker from a muddy trench about three hours after he fell several stories in Kew Gardens, a spokesman for the FDNY said. Comment.
Ozone Park

FBI dig up famed mobster’s house

The sound of jackhammers interrupted an otherwise quiet neighborhood in Ozone Park Tuesday morning, where members of the FBI evidence response team had launched an investigation a day earlier to find the remains of a dead mobster. Comment.

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