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Monday, April 21, 2014

Political Action

Third parties play important roles in city elections

New York state has an almost unique system of third parties that appear on the ballot in addition to the two major parties. Comments (1)

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Rego Park

Group pushes for study of perils on Queens Blvd.

Before Jessame Hannus found her dream apartment in Rego Park, she knew the neighborhood because of the so-called Boulevard of Death that runs through it. Comments (9)
Ridgewood

Man sentenced to 10 years in western Queens burglaries: DA

RIDGEWOOD — A Brooklyn man was sentenced to 10 years in prison April 10 after pleading guilty to stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry, cameras and computer equipment from nearly a dozen homes in Ridgewood, Forest Hills, Ozone Park and Howard Beach, the Queens DA said. Comment

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Ridgewood

Man bought shoes at Ridgewood shop with stolen card: NYPD

RIDGEWOOD — Police released a surveillance image of a man who allegedly used a stolen ATM card to buy sneakers in a Ridgewood shoe store April 2, the NYPD said. Comment

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Rego Park

Woman swiped purse in Rego Park Aldi’s: NYPD

REGO PARK — Police requested help identifying a woman suspected of stealing a purse inside Aldi’s supermarket, at 61-35 Junction Blvd., April 8, the NYPD said. Comment
Middle Village

Boro businesses charged in tax evasion cases: DA

MIDDLE VILLAGE — Two Queens business owners have been charged in separate tax evasion cases for allegedly stealing more than $162,000 in unpaid sales tax combined, Queens DA Richard Brown said. Comment

Friday, April 18, 2014

Ozone Park

Ozone-Howard Little League plans memorial for vets

While elected officials push for a parade to welcome home Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, the Ozone-Howard Little League has taken steps to honor the homebound with a memorial. Comments (1)
Ridgewood

CB 5 backs rezoning corner of Ridgewood

Community Board 5 voted last week in favor of an application to rezone a roughly two-by-one block strip in Ridgewood, CB 5 Chairman Vincent Arcuri Jr. said. Comments (1)
Forest Hills

Forest Hills slashing may be gang related: NYPD

FOREST HILLS — Police were searching for a suspect they believe slashed an 18-year-old man near 62nd Avenue and Yellowstone Boulevard at 4 p.m. April 9, the NYPD said. Comments (1)

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Woodhaven

HPD to demolish caved-in Jamaica Ave. building

Woodhaven leaders hope a wrecking ball bound for a partially collapsed Jamaica Avenue building can bring the block back to its foundation as a neighborhood nexus complete with a senior center and volunteer ambulance corps. Comments (1)
Rockaway Beach

Fallen hero cop to be promoted posthumously

A Queens police officer who died after he was critically injured responding to a Brooklyn blaze will be promoted posthumously to the rank of first-grade detective, Mayor Bill de Blasio told mourners at a somber service for Dennis Guerra in Rockaway Beach Monday. Comment
Ozone Park

Cats fined $11K for anti-Ulrich mailings

The city Campaign Finance Board fined mayoral hopeful John Catsimatidis $11,473 for failing to identify himself as the financier of mailings criticizing City Councilman Eric Ulrich (R-Ozone Park) and submitting false documents to the board during the 2013 election season. Comments (1)
Maspeth

Workers back on the job after agreement between UPS and union

UPS ended its standoff with Maspeth workers after a 10-hour negotiation session April 9. Comments (3)
Forest Hills

Forest Hills’ Efekoro wins shot put title

Forest Hills’ Oghenakpob Efekoro’s throwing slump may have carried into the outdoor season, but it hasn’t gotten in the way of victories. Comment
Middle Village

Royals star Delarosa signs with St. John’s

There was just no place like home for Adonis Delarosa. Comment

Monday, April 14, 2014

Rockaway Beach

Sea of blue to remember fallen Far Rockaway officer

It was a somber sea of blue on Beach 84th Street Monday morning as loved ones and colleagues attended a funeral for a Queens police officer who died after he was critically injured responding to a Brooklyn blaze. Comment

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Forest Hills

Woman threw coffee, punch at F train rider: NYPD

FOREST HILLS — Police were searching for a woman who allegedly tossed coffee on and punched a fellow straphanger in Forest Hills earlier this month, the NYPD said. Comment
Forest Hills

Woman threw coffee, punch at F train rider: NYPD

FOREST HILLS - Police were searching for a woman who allegedly tossed coffee on and punched a fellow straphanger in Forest Hills earlier this month, the NYPD said. Comments (3)

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