The race for State Senator Malcolm Smith’s seat is widening with new contender Clyde Vanel. He joins attorney Munir Avery to try and snag the Senate seat from Smith, who was arrested last April for corruption charges.
A 50-year-old retired correction officer is dead after he was shot in Queens Village Friday morning following a domestic dispute with two other correction officers, according to published reports and police.
A man was found fatally shot in Queens Village Wednesday night, cops said.
Melissa Mark-Viverito was unanimously elected as the next City Council Speaker Wednesday by the 51-member body, becoming the second most powerful politician in the city and the first Latin-American to take the spot. “We will work together, because that is what New Yorkers expect and that is what New Yorkers deserve,” she said. “We unite [...]
Two separate two-alarm fires broke out within an hour of each other in Hollis Tuesday night, the FDNY said.
Sandy recovery money is now under close inspection, and one Queens pol wants accountability for every dollar moving forward. In November, Councilmember Donovan Richards introduced a bill that would track all funds related to superstorm recovery via an online database. Before former Mayor Michael Bloomberg bid adieu to City Hall in late December, he signed [...]
The Queens High School of Teaching (QHST) and Martin Van Buren High School boys’ varsity basketball teams entered the game with the same record, but Van Buren left with an upset. Despite the loss of powerhouse forward Sonny Okorie, the QHST Tigers (5-3) kicked off the first quarter with a 7-0 run. A series of quick turnovers on [...]
A pedestrian is dead after an SUV hit her in Jamaica Sunday night, police said.
A Kew Gardens man was killed Friday afternoon after crashing his yellow taxi into two parked cars, police said.
A shooting in southeast Queens left a rapper with ties to 50 Cent dead and three injured.