The Greater New York Inter-Alumni Council of the United Negro College Fund recently held its Martin Luther King Jr. Awards Breakfast at Antun’s in Queens Village. Sylvester Wise served as the event’s featured speaker. Comment.
SOUTH RICHMOND HILL — A couple was arrested after they allegedly had 30 pounds of marijuana delivered to a pediatric medical center via FedEx at 115th Street and Liberty Avenue last week, according to a report in the New York Post. Comment.
A Springfield Gardens man faces life in prison after he was convicted last week of strangling his pregnant girlfriend and then lighting a deadly fire inside her apartment that killed her 2-year-old son as he slept. Comment.
Scores of angry community members gathered to protest a Queens Hospital Center proposal to turn one of its vacant buildings into a residence for low-income individuals and people living with chronic health conditions, mental illness or HIV/AIDS at a town hall meeting last week. Comment.
State Sen. Malcolm Smith (D-Hollis) told a standing-room-only crowd last week that he joined the Senate’s new coalition government in order to get results for his community and he said the move has already paid off. Comment.
An investigation dating back to 2008 has resulted in the indictment of nine individuals and a Queens Village medical clinic for an alleged insurance scam that bilked no-fault insurers out of $150,000, the Queens district attorney said this week. Comment.
The young Bangladeshi man who attempted to blow up the Federal Reserve last fall with a phony bomb supplied by the authorities faces life in prison after he pleaded guilty in Brooklyn federal court Thursday, the prosecutor handling the case said. Comment.
Built as a planned community in the earlier part of the 20th century, Laurelton was notable for its variety of Colonial Revival-style homes and landscaped center malls that stretch up and down several streets crisscrossing the neighborhood. Comments (4).
The country’s oldest Republican club will host its 138th anniversary Lincoln dinner this weekend with a packed agenda full of dinner, dancing, and honorees throughout the borough, the group said. Comments (1).
A contractor at John F. Kennedy International Airport was arrested last week for allegedly stealing more than $100,000 in wages owed to his union employees and concealing the haul in the bank account of a Florida company he ran, authorities said. Comment.
Folorunso “Foley” Fatukasi’s upbeat nature never changes, not through Hurricane Sandy costing his family their home, not through living in hotel rooms eating fast food with four other family members and not through waiting months to return to school at Beach Channel High School. Comment.