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Sanitation worker rescues dog left in Astoria trash bag
Sanitation worker rescues dog left in Astoria trash bag
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 4/16/2013 at 2:32PM

It was just another day on the job for sanitation worker Victoria Roman — until something caught her eye. On Friday morning, April 5 as the Brooklyn native was working in Astoria, she approached a garbage bag that began to move. When she and her partner looked inside, they found a wagging tail and a [...]

Officer from Queens precinct kills child, boyfriend in apparent murder-suicide
Officer from Queens precinct kills child, boyfriend in apparent murder-suicide
Police Angy Altamirano 4/15/2013 at 1:06PM

An off-duty police officer who was recently assigned to a Queens precinct shot her boyfriend and their one-year-old son before killing herself at their home in Brooklyn, according to published reports. The officer, identified as Rosette M. Samuel, 43, had reportedly become part of the police force in September 2000 and was currently working at the 108th Precinct, [...]

Overnight service disruptions on N, Q, R trains this week
Overnight service disruptions on N, Q, R trains this week
News Queens Courier Staff 4/15/2013 at 12:38PM

Starting Monday night, there will be service disruptions on the N, Q and R trains between the hours of 10 p.m. and 5 a.m for four consecutive weeknights, as part of the MTA’s Fastrack maintenance program: N trains run in Queens and Brooklyn only. Q trains run in Brooklyn and are rerouted via the D [...]

Police arrest man connected to citywide grand larceny spree
Police arrest man connected to citywide grand larceny spree
Police Cristabelle Tumola 4/09/2013 at 11:09AM

Authorities have arrested a man tied to a robbery spree where the suspects trick victims by telling them they have a flat tire, then steal property from inside their vehicles. Mario Gutierrez, 50 of College Point, has been charged with grand larceny for four out of 13 incidents that occurred in Queens. Two additional robberies [...]

Robbers wanted in flat tire scheme in three boroughs
Robbers wanted in flat tire scheme in three boroughs
Police Cristabelle Tumola 4/02/2013 at 1:22PM

Police have connected four recent grand larcenies throughout the city to 12 more that took place in Queens between August and February. During each incident, victims are approached by one of the three suspects who distracts the victims usually by informing them that their cars have a flat tire. When the victims go to inspect [...]

Police looking for Queens, Brooklyn commercial robbery suspects
Police looking for Queens, Brooklyn commercial robbery suspects
Police Queens Courier Staff 3/18/2013 at 12:39PM

The NYPD is trying to find several suspects wanted for three gunpoint robberies and one attempted robbery in Queens and Brooklyn. In each incident, the suspects gained entry into the business, displayed firearms and demanded money, according to police. On March 1 and March 8 they stole cash from two Brooklyn businesses—Caribbean Air Mail located [...]

Arrest in connection to bodies found in Howard Beach brush fire
Arrest in connection to bodies found in Howard Beach brush fire
Police Cristabelle Tumola 3/12/2013 at 7:50PM

A Brooklyn man was arrested in connection to the two bodies found in a brush fire in the Spring Park Preserve last week, authorities have announced. Rogelio Rodriguez, 34, was charged on Tuesday, March 12 with second-degree murder, first-degree manslaughter, criminal possession of a weapon and tampering with physical evidence. According to the Queens District [...]

Districting commission files final map for approval
Politics Terence M. Cullen 3/05/2013 at 5:12PM

The lines have been drawn and they’re staying. New York City’s Districting Commission filed Monday, March 4 its final map to the City Clerk for approval. The final of three drafts had been submitted to the City Council on February 8, after which the legislature had three weeks to vote or the new districts would [...]

G train to undergo full review by MTA
G train to undergo full review by MTA
News Heather Chin 2/25/2013 at 12:28PM

G train riders are one step closer to getting changes and improvements enacted on their subway line. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has agreed to “undertake a Full Line Review of the G train” and the review will be completed by the end of June 2013,” the transit agency announced on Friday, February 22. Residents and politicians signed [...]

Bloomberg gives final State of the City address at Barclays Center
Bloomberg gives final State of the City address at Barclays Center
Politics Helen Klein 2/14/2013 at 5:57PM

It may have been Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s last opportunity to deliver the State of the City address, but one thing was clear, it was no swan song. Addressing a crowd at downtown Brooklyn’s Barclays Center — arguably the largest development to come to fruition while he occupied City Hall  – the mayor spent a full [...]