Star of Queens: Carolann Foley, president, 107th Precinct Community Council


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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BY LUKE TABET Community Service:  As president of the 107th Precinct Community Council, Carolann Foley describes herself as the bridge between police and the community. Foley works closely with the precinct’s captain, community affairs officer, crime prevention officers and sometimes the lieutenant of special operations to enhance partnership between residents and the police. With help from […]

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107th Precinct gives holiday safety tips


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Members of the 107th Precinct are urging residents to take extra precautions to remain safe during the holiday season. The 107th Precinct has been distributing flyers in the community with tips directing citizens on what precautionary measures to use while driving, using public transportation, collecting money from the ATM or just walking on the street. […]

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Cheap Shots on the rocks: SLA to vote on liquor license


| mchan@queenscourier.com

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The New York State Liquor Authority will vote next Tuesday to either cut off a problematic college bar in Queens or let the drinks keep flowing.

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Cheap Shots bar near St. John’s University may soon go dry


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THE COURIER/Photo by Melissa Chan

Cheap Shots, a problematic bar near St. John’s University, is facing its last call after a local community board voted against renewing its liquor license.

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Star of Queens: Felix Cabrera, EMT crew chief/PR officer, Forest Hills Volunteer Ambulance Corps


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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Community Service: Felix Cabrera has been an emergency medical technician, or EMT, for six years. He has also volunteered with the Forest Hills Volunteer Ambulance Corps (FHVAC) for the past two years. “I love it, I really enjoy being a part of the Forest Hills community,” he said. “It’s like a second family.” Cabrera was […]

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Star of Queens: Mercy Wong, Community Board 5 member, co-founder, We Love Ridgewood Theater


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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COMMUNITY SERVICE: Since Mercy Wong lives near the Ridgewood Theater, she is interested in how the community could use the now-shuttered establishment. As a member of Community Board (CB) 5, Wong is involved with the campaign to re-designate the theater for uses that would enhance her community. With the theater slated for sale, the focus […]

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T-Mobile store scams Queens customers out of thousands


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THE COURIER/Photo by Melissa Chan

A major mobile phone service provider is under fire from hundreds of Queens residents who say an authorized retailer scammed them for thousands — before closing up shop and ducking their calls. A T-Mobile retailer, who sources identify as a South Asian man named “Raj” who suffers from schizophrenia, allegedly billed customers for several unauthorized […]

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Simanowitz takes 27th District seat


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The Democrats prevail again. Michael Simanowitz trounced his Republican opponent, Marco DeSena, in the state Assembly race for the vacant seat once held by political mainstay Nettie Mayersohn. The Associated Press reported that Michael Simanowitz captured 76 percent of the vote in the 27th Assembly District that encompasses College Point, Forest Hills, Kew Gardens Hills, […]

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POLICE BLOTTER


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Arrests in citywide robbery pattern Police have arrested two Brooklyn men in connection with seven robberies that occurred in both Brooklyn and Queens. The suspects approached their female victims at gunpoint as they entered their vehicles and demanded their ATM card and PIN numbers. The victims were then driven to ATM locations where the suspects […]

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NEWS BRIEFS


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Local lottery winners BOROWIDE – Earlier this week the New York Lottery announced the names of lottery players who claimed a winning game ticket through the days of July 17 through July 23, 2011 who received a cash prize of $10,000 or more. Among the winners was Hyon Kim, a Flushing resident, who won $100,000 […]

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POLICE BLOTTER


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Arrest in fatal shooting A 30-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with a fatal shooting that happened on Tuesday, May 31. Officers responded to a call of a male unconscious and unresponsive inside 208-25 104th Avenue. Upon their arrival, police discovered the 24-year-old male victim, identified as Kevin Perpall, with multiple gunshot […]

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Police Blotter


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114th Precinct Astoria, Long Island City, Woodside, and Jackson Heights Man stabs, robs The NYPD is seeking the public’s help in locating the man wanted for a robbery and assault. On Sunday, May 2, in front of the "Monte Lounge," located at 23-50 Broadway, the victim, a 21-year-old man, was involved in a dispute with […]

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News Briefs


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National Night Out Against Crime Remember that the first Tuesday in August is National Night Out Against Crime, when every police precinct in Queens has a celebration to entertain kids, improve communication with the community and increase awareness. The 105th Precinct meets in Cabbell Park, located at 120th Avenue and Francis Lewis Boulevard. The 107th […]

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Torah thief gets one year


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A live-in janitor from a Kew Gardens synagogue, who stole eight Torahs and their sterling silver adornments from within the temple last summer, will be getting his mail at Rikers Island for a year. Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown announced that Eric Giraldo, 24, formerly of 71-25 Main Street in Kew Gardens Hills, pleaded […]

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