Authorities last week said they nabbed a ring of alleged gun traffickers and drug dealers so audacious as to openly peddle their firearms in the middle of the day on the streets and corners of southeast Queens. Comments (2).
With more than a little prodding from Bishop Charles Norris, state Sen. Malcolm Smith (D-Hollis) last week said he would provide the community with an explanation for his recent decision to caucus with the four members of the Independent Democratic Conference, the group of rogue legislators who reached an agreement last month depriving the Democrats of control in the Senate. Comment.
Dionne Gordon, whose brother was gunned down 2 1/2 years ago while visiting their parents’ house in South Jamaica, stood behind Mayor Michael Bloomberg at City Hall Monday in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre to call on Washington to take immediate and long-term steps to curb gun violence. Comment.
In Queens, Harbachan Singh is a well-known civic activist from Community Board 8, the Saul Weprin Democratic Club, the Queens Civic Congress and the Holocaust Center at Queensborough Community College, but his wife Susil H. Singh was an active civil and community servant in her own right. Comment.
The House Ethics Committee Thursday announced that U.S. Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-Jamaica) had been cleared in the committee’s investigation into a questionable $40,000 loan the congressman received in 2007. Comment.
A 16-year-old was sentenced to 28 years in prison in Queens Criminal Court Friday in part for his involvement with the gunpoint murder of teenager Darryl Adams, who was killed in front of a South Jamaica housing project in March. Comments (18).
Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the Human Resources Administration have come under fire from several elected officials from Queens who charged that too many people in need were denied eligibility for a federal disaster food aid program and that applying was too difficult for Rockaway residents. Comment.
The investigation into a broad daylight assassination in Manhattan earlier this month has led authorities across the river to Queens in search of answers, according to police and multiple reports. Comment.
Archbishop Molloy knows a thing or two about watching double-digit leads evaporate in the fourth quarter. Unlike last year, the Briarwood school wasn’t the one having to make the comeback and it was refreshing. Comment.
Less than two years after it opened in South Jamaica, the Sean Bell community center is planning on closing its doors at the end of the month as administrators try to figure out a way to raise funds for the cash-strapped nonprofit. Comment.
Beyer Farms, the 70-year-old dairy distributor in Jamaica whose trucks delivered Tuscan brand milk to stores throughout the five boroughs, Long Island and parts of New Jersey, shuttered its doors last week after Tuscan cut off the supply of the company’s bread and butter. Comment.
Security workers at John F. Kennedy International Airport Tuesday evening called off plans for a strike that threatened to see 300 security officers walk off the job at the height of the holiday travel season. Comment.
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.