January 4, 2012 RSS feed / Features

State Amends Move Over Law

Motorists will now face fines up to $275 and two points on their driver’s license for failing to make way for fire vehicles, ambulances, police vehicles, tow trucks and other emergency vehicles stopped on road shoulders throughout New York Stat More...

New Law Bans Teens From City’s Hookah Bars

A measure passed by the state legislature in June and signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo shortly afterward that took effect on Sunday, January 1, prohibits the sale of hookahs, water pipes and flavored tobacco, or “shisha” to minors More...

Going, Going, Gone

Astoria realtor, Paul Halvatzis, parted with his long-time mustache which he has sported for 35 years, to help raise money for those living with autism. More...

What We Can Learn From Pets And Wildlife

As humans, we’re social animals. We need family, friends, and regular social banter to be happy. But apparently, we’re not the only social animals. More...

Astoria Detectives Bust ‘Bonnie And Clyde’ Burglary Team

Police officials this week are applauding a team of detectives at the 114th Precinct Squad for the method they used to nab a “Bonnie and Clyde” team of thieves who pulled off multiple burglaries in the Astoria area. More...

JFK Airport Crime Watch

Shifty Screener Busted A crooked Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screener at JFK Airport was arrested on December 18 after he tried to swipe an iPod that belonged to a fellow worker, Port Authority police said. More...

Ozone Park Residents Raise Funds For Figoski Children

Residents from throughout Queens gathered at St. Mary’s Gate of Heaven School in Ozone Park on December 22 at a fundraiser in support of the daughters of slain NYC Police Officer Peter Figoski. More...

Hunt Man Who Posed As Cop In Sex Assault

Police in Queens are hunting a suspect who, while posing as a city cop, ordered a woman into his car before sexually assaulting her in her Flushing apartment. More...

Boro-Wide Blotter

102nd Precinct Hunt Suspect In Shooting Death Queens detectives are seeking help from the public to identify and locate a suspect in the December 22 shooting death of a Richmond Hill man. Police said Keenan Drinks, 46, was found lying in the stree More...

Internet In Bloom For The Layperson

The holiday season is typically stressful with the highest suicide rates of the year, right? Not according to Psychology Today magazine and the National Center for Health Statistics. That grim distinction occurs in the U.S. in the spring. More...

Whitestone Dog A National Champion

Whitestone residents Donna Nolan and and her four-year-old Jack Russell Terrier, Baxter, will be featured on the Purina Incredible Dog Challenge National Finals, to be broadcast nationally January 14, on NBC. More...

St. John’s Prep Performs A Christmas Carol

The St. John’s Prep Drama Guild performed its annual rendition of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol on December 14th and 15th before a record audience. The St. More...

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Tips To Prevent Post-Holiday Fires

The risk of home fires increases as the holiday season comes to an end, when temperatures drop, Christmas trees dry up and needles turn brittle, fire officials said. More...

TLC Sting Nabs 37 Unlicensed Livery Drivers

A recent sting operation targeting unlicensed livery drivers at JFK International and LaGuardia Airports resulted in 10 arrests and more than 50 summonses for drivers who pick up unsuspecting passengers. More...

City Issues Rules For Curbside Tree Pickup

If your Christmas tree is beginning to resemble Charlie Brown’s, it’s time to removethe trimmings and place the tree curbside for recycling by the city Department ofSanitation (DOS).Curbside collection of Christmas trees is scheduled to b More...

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