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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Opinion

Civic associations improve their neighborhoods

In the March-April 2016 Newsletter of the Auburndale Improvement Association Inc. First Vice President Henry Euler told of several activities by the civic. He gave information about City Council Intro 446, which would ban the discharge, disposal or use within the city of New York of any wastewater or natural gas waste produced from the process of hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking. Although fracking is illegal in New York state, this toxic wastewater can be sent into the state and could be used to deice roads. Comment

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Jamaica

Man is fatally shot in Jamaica

Police were seeking information about a fatal shooting that occurred in Jamaica on Monday evening, according to the NYPD. Comments (3)
Crime

Bratton takes dim view of Pokémon Go

Pokemon Go may be one of the most popular apps ever, but New York Police Commissioner Bill Bratton isn’t amused. Comments (1)

Monday, July 25, 2016

Crime

113th Precinct touts lower crime rates

The 113th Precinct wants people to know that despite popular belief, police relations with the community are not all bad. Comments (1)

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Astoria

Suspects steal wallet, use credit card at Astoria CVS store

ASTORIA - Police were looking for two men who stole a wallet from a parked car last week and then used the victim’s credit cards to make purchases at a nearby CVS store. Comments (1)

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Ozone Park

Richmond Hill man charged in fatal hit-and-run that killed mother

The man charged in the Ozone Park hit-and-run case that left a mother dead and her 9-year-old daughter seriously injured has been arraigned, the Queens district attorney said. Comment

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Rochdale Village

Hollis man fatally stabbed in Rochdale Village

A Hollis man was stabbed to death in Rochdale Village Monday and police were seeking information about his murder. Comments (1)

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Ozone Park

Richmond Hill driver arrested in fatal Ozone Pk. hit-and-run:

(Queens DA corrects address of suspect, who is from Richmond Hill) Comments (2)

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Crime

Contractor pleads guilty to defrauding Queens homeowners

A Long Island building contractor has entered a guilty plea to defrauding Queens and Long Island homeowners and leaving a trail of unfinished home improvement projects, the Queens district attorney said. Comments (4)

Monday, July 18, 2016

Cambria Heights

Man charged in police pursuit crash that killed Laurelton woman

A Far Rockaway resident has been charged with killing a woman after crashing into her car while fleeing from police, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. Court records show that the driver had been convicted of a similar incident in Nassau County in 1989. Comments (2)

Friday, July 15, 2016

Jamaica

Civic leaders hold community meetings in response to police violence

The recent spate of police violence, including the shooting in Dallas, has black residents in Queens on edge. Comments (6)
South Ozone Park

South Ozone Park shooting leaves one victim dead

Police from the 106th Precinct responded to a shooting at a home in South Ozone Park, around 12:14 a.m. Friday, NYPD said. Comments (2)

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Bayside

Five men charged in Bayside sports bookie ring: DA

An illegal sports gambling operation based out of a rundown Bayside home has been shut down and five men have been charged with their alleged roles in a wire room that booked more than $750,000 a year in bets, the Queens district attorney said. Comments (4)

Monday, July 11, 2016

Jamaica

Sanders listens to SE Queens’ concerns after police shootings

State Sen. James Sanders (D-South Ozone Park) held a community meeting at LIFE Camp to address the issue of police violence in response to the recent shootings in Minnesota and Louisiana as well as the attacks in Dallas, which left five officers dead. Comments (8)
Bayside

Illegal fireworks cause disturbance in Bayside, Whitestone

The Fourth of July weekend brought a number of summons for illegal fireworks violations in Bayside, according to the 111th Precinct. This account, however, was not consistent with claims from one resident who said local law enforcement was reluctant put a stop to displays in the neighborhood. Comments (7)

Friday, July 8, 2016

Cambria Heights

Woman killed in police pursuit collision in Cambria Heights

A car crash following a police pursuit through Cambria Heights Thursday afternoon ended with one woman dead, a man injured and the driver of the vehicle in custody, according to the NYPD. Comment
Crime

Queens lawmakers condemn police shootings and Dallas attack

Elected officials throughout the borough responded to the harrowing displays of violence that shook the nation this week, including the shootings of two men in Louisiana and Minnesota at the hands of the police, as well as the shooting deaths of five police officers that unfolded near the end of a protest march in Dallas. Comments (8)

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