2018-08-15 E-Edition

Post-Conviction Employment Rights Explained At Boro Prez Forum



All last week, Borough President Melinda Katz’s office held a series of forums called Closing Cases, Opening Doors.  The series was an alert to men and women who in the past were convicted of certain misdemeanors or even felonies. It says that now, if at least 10 years have gone by since their sentences were completed they could be eligible […]

14th Annual Forest Hills Jazz Thursdays – Free Outdoor Concerts



The Forest Hills Chamber of Commerce announced the annual Forest Hills Jazz Thursdays, free outdoor jazz concerts that will be held from August 16-23, 7 pm, on 70th Road between Austin Street and Queens Boulevard. The show will go on, rain or shine. This year’s bands are LA Blacksmith and Jazz Plus, performing on Aug. 16, and Spanglish Fly, which […]

Coach Punch Death Ruled A Homicide



The city Medical Examiner’s Office ruled on August 10th that the death of a Florida tourist is a homicide, saying Sabor Szabo died from a blunt impact injury to his head and a brain injury. Jamill Jones, 35, was charged with misdemeanor assault for allegedly striking Szabo in the head on August 5th, after Szabo banged on the window of […]

Peralta Hosts 9th Annual Backpack Giveaway



Queens youngsters will face a tough reality on September 5th, when school bells will ring in the first day of the new school year. State Sen. Jose Peralta, aware of the added financial burden faced by parents with school-age children, sponsored his annual school supply giveaway on August 4th. The Queens lawmaker partnered with more than 20 businesses and organizations […]

22 Charged In Queensbridge Drug, Gun Bust



A team of Queens North Narcotics cops and investigators from the Queens District Attorney’s Narcotics Investigation Bureau arrested 22 suspected drug dealers on August 7, in a sweeping drug bust at the Queensbridge Houses in Long Island City. The arrests culminate an 11-month investigation during which the suspects peddled crack, heroin and marijuana out of their apartments, NYPD Dep. Inspector […]

Man Found Dead On Astoria Sidewalk



Police are investigating the death of a Queens man whose body was discovered on an Astoria sidewalk on August 9. Cops responding to 911 calls at about 12:48 a.m. on August 9th discovered the lifeless body of a 48-year-old man in front of 20-16 18th Street in Astoria, police said. The victim was unresponsive and had suffered severe head and […]

Lightning Zaps Three Queens Men



Three men were recovering last week after they were struck by lightning in a pair of wild storms on August 7. Two of the men were struck as they played soccer in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, police said. Eyewitnesses told police they turned around and saw two men lying on a soccer field, and another running toward them shouting, “Call police!” […]

Man Rescued From Window Ledge



An emotionally disturbed man kept police at bay for over an hour on August 7, first barricading himself inside his fifth-floor apartment and then climbing onto a window ledge before NYPD Emergency Service cops and a crisis negotiator were able to talk him down. Police responded the building at 36-08 29th St. in the Dutch Kills section of Long Island […]

Construction Begins On New Sunnyside Theater



Call, “Lights, Camera, Action,” as construction is about to begin on a 12-story, mixed-use building at 38-01 Queens Boulevard in Sunnyside that will house a new Regal Cinemas Theater. The development dubbed “The Sunnyside,” will feature 40,350-square-feet of space for the new theater and 115,000-square-feet for medical offices and additional retail space, according to a post on the YIMBT (Yes, […]