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Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014

Bayside

Three boro janitors settle with DOE in fraud scheme

The city Department of Education has reached a seven-figure settlement with five former employees, including three from Queens, who admitted to defrauding the agency of hundreds of thousands of dollar, according to the DOE. Comment

Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014

South Ozone Park

Charlotte man guilty in fast-food holdups

A North Carolina man has been convicted in the 2010 robberies of several Queens fast-food restaurants as well as the attempted murder of a cab driver during the seven-month crime spree, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. Comment

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Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014

Woodhaven

Cockfighting ring busted

A Woodhaven business owner welcomed the arrest of a neighborhood real estate agent on charges of participating in a cockfighting ring in the basement of a vacant Jamaica Avenue storefront. Comments (2)
Far Rockaway

Far Rock teen arrested in graffiti case: MTA Police

CEDARHURST, L.I. — Metropolitan Transportation Authority police arrested a Far Rockaway teenager who authorities said allegedly scrawled anti-Semitic graffiti on a Long Island Rail Road station while in the neighborhood where his Jewish yeshiva school is located. Comment
Queens Village

Police seek Queens Village robbery suspects

QUEENS VILLAGE — Police were asking for the public’s help finding three men wanted in connection with a robbery on Hempstead Avenue. Comments (1)
South Jamaica

Ski-mask wearing suspect stole $550 at 99 cent store: NYPD

SOUTH JAMAICA — Police were trying to identify a suspect wanted in an armed robbery in the 103rd Precinct last month, authorities said. Comment
Letters

Queens leaders devise plan for patients at Creedmoor

The recent escape of a convicted killer from the state-run Creedmoor Psychiatric Facility in Bellerose is a serious concern to the civic leaders of this community and other nearby community organizations. Comments (1)

Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014

Springfield Gardens

South Jamaica man charged in murder of 50 Cent’s friend

Borough prosecutors charged a South Jamaica man Tuesday with ambushing a rapper associated with 50 Cent and his friends last month, but authorities said a second gunman remained on the loose. Comment
Jamaica

Queens woman charged with taking part in phony lottery scam: U.S. Attorney

JAMAICA — A woman from southeast Queens was among six people arrested earlier this week and charged with operating a phony lottery that bilked seniors out of hundreds of thousands of dollars, authorities said. Comment
Richmond Hill

NYPD releases video of Rich Hill burglary

RICHMOND HILL — Police released surveillance of suspects they say broke into the garage of a private home Jan. 22 and stole drills and electric saws. Comment
South Ozone Park

NYPD looks for suspects in robbery of cab driver

SOUTH OZONE PARK — Police were asking the public’s help in identifying two suspects they said robbed a cab driver in the early hours of Feb. 2. Comment

Friday, Feb. 14, 2014

Oakland Gardens

Oakland Garden frat pledge’s death ruled a homicide

The death of a Baruch College freshman from Oakland Gardens during a fraternity hazing ritual in the Pocono Mountains two months ago has been ruled a homicide by the coroner’s office for that area of Pennsylvania. Comments (1)
Kew Gardens

Kew Gardens resident shoots girlfriend, blames burglars: DA

A 30-year-old Kew Gardens man is facing attempted murder, assault, weapon possession and tampering with evidence charges after authorities alleged he shot his girlfriend in the head Sunday and then lied about how she was injured, the Queens district attorney said. Comments (3)
Jamaica

Kennedy Airport celebrates 50 years since Beatles landed

Beatlemania became a full-on frenzy 50 years ago with the arrival of John, Paul, George and Ringo at John F. Kennedy International Airport, and last week the group’s fans gathered inside the iconic TWA terminal to mark the anniversary. Comment
Corona

Police looking for a flasher on the 7: NYPD

CORONA — Police were hunting for a man who allegedly exposed himself to a woman on the No. 7 train in Corona Feb. 2, the NYPD said. Comments (1)

Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014

Long Island City

Cops look for suspects in Long Island City beating [With Video]

LONG ISLAND CITY — Police were asking for the public’s help in identifying a couple believed to be involved in an assault that happened inside the Queens Plaza subway station. Comment

Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014

Springfield Gardens

Arrest made in shooting death of 50 Cent’s friend: Police

Cops brought in a South Jamaica man Monday suspected of gunning down an associate of the hip-hop artist 50 Cent in Springfield Gardens last month, police said. Comments (1)

Monday, Feb. 10, 2014

Kew Gardens

Updated: Boyfriend charged in 22-year-old girlfriend’s shooting: DA

A 30-year-old man was arrested on charges of attempting to murder his 22-year-old girlfriend after he allegedly told investigators initially that three masked robbers invaded his Kew Gardens apartment and shot her, authorities said. Comments (60)
Woodhaven

Authorities bust cockfighting ring in Woodhaven: AG

Investigators raided a cockfighting ring in the basement of a vacant storefront in Woodhaven this weekend as part of the largest bust of its kind in New York State history, state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said. Comments (4)

Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014

Arverne

Probe to be performed into ACS and Rockaway girl’s death: de Blasio

Mayor Bill de Blasio pledged an investigation into the beating death of a 2-year-old girl in the Rockaways and a broader probe into the policies and practices of the Administration for Children’s Services during his remarks to reporters Thursday in the Bronx. Comment

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