With the memory of Thanksgiving dinner surrounded by friends and family still fresh in our minds, it is appropriate for the overstuffed to give some thought to the people of southeast Queens, who spent their holiday preparing and serving holiday meals to the borough’s neediest. Comment
SOUTH JAMAICA — A newborn baby was found dead in South Jamaica last week, according to the NYPD. Comment
The parent company of Jamaica and Flushing hospitals announced last week that it is reorganizing administrators at both medical facilities. Comment
An NYPD judge has recommended that the detective whose actions started the 50-shot barrage that killed Sean Bell five years ago be removed from the force for violating the department’s procedures during the incident.
The NYPD departmental ruling against Detective Gescard Isnora came down on Wednesday and has been sent to Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly, who will make the final decision, according to the NYPD.
Deputy Commissioner Martin Karopkin, acting as the trial judge, concluded that Isnora, who fired the first shots, acted recklessly and unnecessarily put lives in danger when he dropped his role as an undercover officer and aimed 11 bullets at Bell and his two friends Joseph Guzman and Trent Benefield on Nov. 25, 2006 outside a Jamaica strip club. Comment
She was 3 years old when her father was killed. Comment
City Councilman James Sanders (D-Laurelton) is urging homeowners in southeast Queens who have been devastated by the mortgage crisis to take part in a new city initiative designed to give them a helping hand. Comment
Southeast Queens residents and lawmakers held a protest Saturday outside a closed water facility, again calling on the city to restart the pumps to relieve the flooding that has plagued the area for more than a decade. Comment
Three members of a Richmond Hill family were convicted last week of defrauding 19 people, most of them members of the borough’s West Indian community, out of more than $1.8 million from mortgage and immigration scams, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. Comment
A Queens Supreme Court jury found Far Rockaway resident Jerry Ramrattan, 39, guilty of raping his ex-girlfriend and then framing her in a complex scheme that put her in a Nassau County prison for seven months, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment
A hardworking Guatemalan immigrant was fatally beaten near his Jamaica home late Thanksgiving night, police and the victim’s brother said. Comment
A Jamaica man was sentenced last week for exploiting a runaway girl out of his home while another person was charged with doing the same thing to another victim, the Queens district attorney said. Comment
August Martin has now seen two bowl championships slip through its fingers in the past three years. Comment
FAR ROCKAWAY — Police were searching for whoever was responsible for shooting a teenager to death on Thanksgiving night. Comment
A hardworking Guatemalan immigrant was fatally stabbed near his Jamaica home late Thanksgiving night, police and the victim’s brother said. Comment