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Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013

Howard Beach

Pols obtain $2M to fix Sandy-ravaged boro school

Three New York lawmakers have announced the availability of nearly $2 million in federal money to repair damage inflicted on a Howard Beach school by Hurricane Sandy. Comment
Ridgewood

Ridgewood resident guilty of extortion

RIDGEWOOD — An illegal Polish immigrant living in the borough was sentenced to 15 years in prison earlier this week for attempting to rob and extort a family in Westchester County, the U.S. attorney said. Comments (3)
Kew Gardens

Manhattan man solicits undercover boro cop: DA

KEW GARDENS — A 38-year-old van driver, who drives children to school, has been charged with initiating and conducting ongoing sexually explicit conversations online with an undercover detective he believed was a 14-year-old girl from Queens, the Queens district attorney said. Comment

Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013

Rego Park

Police hand out more parking tickets and moving summons during initiative

QUEENS — The Police Department said officers issued hundreds of tickets in the borough last week during a citywide initiative to improve pedestrian safety during the holiday shopping season. Comment

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Friday, Dec. 20, 2013

Ridgewood

Q58 one of city’s slowest buses: Straphangers Campaign

The Q58 has been designated among the slowest buses in New York City in the transit advocacy agency Straphangers Campaign’s annual Pokey Awards. Comment
Woodhaven

Legislators hope 14 cameras in Forest Park deter sex crimes

State Assemblyman Michael Miller (D-Woodhaven) and state Sen. Joseph Addabbo (D-Howard Beach) plan to work with the city Department of Parks and Recreation to decide where to install 14 security cameras they hope will deter sexual predators in Forest Park. Comment
Forest Hills

Trial set for three others in ‘Cannibal Cop’ probe

A trial is set to begin next month for the New Jersey man accused of conspiring with the Forest Hills “Cannibal Cop” and two others snagged in the FBI investigation. Comment
Letters

Project for QueensWay steadily progresses

In his Nov. 29-Dec. 5 letter, state Assemblyman Mike Miller (D-Woodhaven) raises questions about the public engagement process for the QueensWay, which is being sponsored by The Trust for Public Land in partnership with Friends of the QueensWay, a group of residents living near the QueensWay. Comment

Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013

Ridgewood

Ridgewood site may join Superfund list

Decades after a chemical company involved with the Manhattan Project closed, the government has returned to the defunct Ridgewood business in an attempt to designate it a Superfund site. Comment
Glendale

Glendale residents decry homeless shelter plan

State Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi (D-Forest Hills) responded to the city’s decision to push for a controversial homeless shelter in Glendale by chastising the city Department of Homeless Services for failing to stem the need for such facilities. Comment

Monday, Dec. 16, 2013

Rego Park

Police chase carjacking suspects to Rego Park where car was dumped: Nassau PD

Nassau County detectives were pursuing four men they say crashed into a 2013 Land Rover in Flower Hill, L.I., stole the vehicle at gunpoint and dragged police into a car chase that ended Sunday night with the suspects ditching the vehicle at Queens Boulevard in Rego Park. Comments (4)

Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013

Woodhaven

NYPD hunting for suspect in Ozone Park attempted rape

Police were looking for a man who allegedly got inside an Ozone Park apartment Friday morning, wielded a knife and tried to rape the woman inside before she fought back, the NYPD said. Comment

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