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Friday, Aug. 19, 2016

Government

Maspeth residents protest proposed homeless shelter

A new proposed homeless shelter in Maspeth has outraged residents and led to ongoing protests. Comments (2)
Government

Markey misses shelter meeting but calls plan a mistake

State Assemblywoman Margaret Markey (D-Maspeth) has spoken with city Comptroller Scott Stringer twice since the city revealed its proposal to turn the Holiday Inn Express in Maspeth into a temporary shelter for homeless couples earlier this month. Stringer assured Markey that he would listen closely to the community’s concerns, particularly about any move for speeded-up approval of the siting of the shelter by the de Blasio administration before a thorough community review, according to Markey’s chief of staff Michael Armstrong. Comments (3)
Opinion

Calling for justice

The arrest of a suspect in the cold-blooded murder of an Ozone Park imam and his assistant near their mosque has brought some relief to the Bangladeshi community in Queens, but Muslims in the borough remain fearful about their safety. Comments (2)

Roddick hits the baseline and the books

Former US Open champion and world No. 1 Andy Roddick admits that he’s a bit of a nerd. Comment

Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016

Crime

Man charged with murder of imam and associate

An East New York man was arraigned Tuesday in the murders of an Ozone Park imam and his associate in broad daylight while Muslim community members expressed fear and frustration about the safety of their families during a funeral ceremony Monday afternoon, blocks from where the killings occurred. Comment
Crime

Howard Beach walks in support of slain jogger

The Howard Beach community showed up in large numbers Tuesday for a walk in support of slain jogger Karina Vetrano. Comments (1)
Art

Cameras come back

Folks who have met Marty Mayol of Marty’s Camera Repair call him a magician. He knows how to make all kinds of broken cameras work again. Even antique models that are over 100 years old. Comments (1)

Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016

A 35-year-old Brooklyn man has been charged with murder in the execution-style killing of an Ozone Park imam and his assistant Saturday afternoon near their mosque in Ozone Park, police said. Comments (9)

Friday, Aug. 12, 2016

Government

Maspeth residents protest proposed homeless shelter

Hundreds of Maspeth residents and several lawmakers expressed their outrage at a new proposed homeless shelter during a town hall meeting held Thursday night. Comments (1)

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