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.
York College is about two-thirds of the way through the design phase for a much-needed, 160,000-square-foot facility to house its business program, a conference center and the school’s front offices, the college’s president said last week. Comment.
An arm of the New York City Economic Development Corp. Tuesday approved the sale of close to $200 million in tax-exempt bonds to help JetBlue build an expansion to its Terminal 5 at John F. Kennedy International Airport. Comment.
JAMAICA — An employee at the state Division of Motor Vehicles was arrested Monday and charged with falsifying documents in order to avoid paying her fair share of taxes on the Porsche she bought in Texas, authorities said. Comment.
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.
While most hurricane helpers who donated time and energy to storm aid received accolades for their hard work, Doug Scarlett ended up with heart attack symptoms and a night in the emergency room. Comment.
The city last week agreed to pay nearly $10 million to settle a lawsuit claiming that for almost two decades its child welfare system failed to protect 10 special-needs children from serious physical and emotional abuse by a Laurelton foster parent who manipulated the “dysfunctional bureaucracy” solely for financial gain. Comment.
Some Rockaways residents are eligible to receive temporary food assistance from the federal government following the wrath of Hurricane Sandy, but they will have to travel to Brooklyn in order to apply for the aid. Comment.
At the end of November, the state received a $27 million federal grant to put 5,000 unemployed New Yorkers to work cleaning up after Superstorm Sandy, and by the first week of December the state Department of Labor had received 30,000 applications for those jobs. Comment.
ST. ALBANS — Police said Tuesday ballistics tests revealed that the gun used to kill a man on a busy Midtown Manhattan street Monday was also used to shoot up a house in southeast Queens three years ago. Comment.