South Ozone Park juvenile detention center approved, but operators investigated


| amatua@queenscourier.com

Photo via Facebook/Stop The Prison in S.O.P.

Just when South Ozone Park residents thought the fight to stop the placement of a juvenile detention center was close to being won, City Comptroller Scott Stringer on Tuesday approved a limited contract submitted by Sheltering Arms and the Administration of Children’s Services (ACS) to erect a Close to Home facility in the area.

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More sex offenders transported to Skyway Men’s Shelter in South Ozone Park


| amatua@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Angela Matua

After promising last month to remove 52 registered sex offenders from Skyway Men’s Shelter in South Ozone Park, the Department of Homeless Services (DHS) reportedly broke its promise and brought in two more sex offenders.

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Stringer rejects contract for South Ozone Park juvenile detention center


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of PropertyShark/Nicholas Strini

After months of petitioning and a lawsuit filed by the South Ozone Park Civic Association West and three South Ozone Park residents, the proposed Close to Home juvenile detention center has been denied by city Comptroller Scott Stringer.

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Police looking for suspect in South Ozone Park attempted robbery


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

Photos Courtesy of NYPD

On Wednesday, Aug.6 at about 2:10 p.m. the victim was on the corner of 130th Street and 109th Avenue when she was pushed from behind by the suspect as he tried to grab her purse, police said. This caused her to fall to the ground and hit her head on the sidewalk.

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South Ozone Park couple broadcasts international radio show out of home


| ejankiewicz@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/ Photo by Eric Jankiewicz

Two South Ozone Park residents are part of an international syndicate of DJs streaming an international radio show that plays Caribbean, Guyanese and Indian music.

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