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Queens’ Morning Roundup


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Judge Rules Synagogue Terror Plot Case Will Move Forward 

A judge will allow the criminal case against a Queens man accused of plotting to blow up synagogues around the city to go forward. Lawyers representing Ahmed Ferhani, 26, were asking the judge to dismiss the case, arguing the charges against him are based on insufficient evidence and that he was entrapped. Read more: [NY1] 

A Queens NYPD official warns about dangers of ATM ‘skimmers’ 

A Queens NYPD official is warning residents about an ATM scheme that could lead to some unwanted withdrawals. Sophisticated swindlers attached skimmers to the ATM machines at an undisclosed bank on Cross Bay Blvd. in Howard Beach last month, police officials said. Read more: [New York Daily News]

Queen boy publishes book to help raise money for cancer research 

When a hospital reached out to a Queens woman to ask if they could use her case of breast cancer to help find a cure, her son wanted to find a way to give back to the hospital. At 12 years old, DaeQuan Morrison decided to publish a book that he had written two years earlier for his fifth-grade class and donate a portion of the proceeds to the Feinstein Medical Institute, where his mother Patricia was taking part in a clinical trial. Read more: [New York Daily News]

Rockaway Beach Community Torn Over Beach Rebuilding Project 

Huge mounds of sand are at the center of a debate on Rockaway Beach. The mounds have been offering protection to a building there for the past six months, but a new plan to use the sand to shore up an eroded section of beach 30 blocks to the south has residents in an uproar. Read more: [1010wins] 

Richmond Hill merchants say J-train subway construction is hurting business

A construction site near the elevated 111th St. J train stop in Richmond Hill has been a massive headache for neighboring businesses, local merchants say. The site, where workers are painting and reinforcing the overhead tracks, has caused tremendous losses in revenue, business owners said, because of issues with parking, noise, and equipment blocking store facades. Read more: [New York Daily News] 

 

Queens’ Morning Roundup


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Cop drug-plant denial

A former NYPD narcotics detective yesterday took the stand at his Queens perjury trial to vehemently deny planting drugs on innocent citizens. “No, no, no. Absolutely not!” Adolph Osback, 40, maintained when asked if he ever “faked a sale.” Read more: [New York Post]

 

Grace Meng wins endorsement of Rep. Gary Ackerman

They weren’t quite separated at birth, but retiring Rep. Gary Ackerman said he saw enough of himself in Grace Meng to endorse her for the newly redrawn 6th Congressional District seat. The 30-year incumbent stunned his supporters in March when he announced that he wouldn’t be seeking a 16th term, and decided to rattle a few more by making an endorsement on Tuesday in the hotly contested Democratic primary. Read more: [New York Daily News]

 

Sick Mom stabs kid: cops

A 9-year-old girl is fighting for her life after her mentally troubled mother stabbed her four times with a chef’s knife yesterday in Queens, authorities said. Ann Carimbocas stabbed her daughter in her head, shoulder and back in a home yesterday morning on 176th Street near 145th Avenue in Springfield Gardens, police sources and Carimbocas’ friends said. Read more: [New York Post]

 

Commuter Problems: Reduced AC At Penn, LIRR Delays In Queens

The hot weather is wreaking havoc for commuters waiting at Penn Station as the station’s air conditioning isn’t working. New Jersey Transit says an AC problem at Penn is pushing indoor temperatures into the 90s. Read more: [NY1]

 

Queens Village Man Allegedly Stabs, Kills Wife At Home

Police are investigating after a 68-year-old Queens man allegedly stabbed and killed his 65-year-old wife. Police said they responded to a report of a person stabbed inside of 222-18 93rd Avenue just after 2 p.m. Tuesday. Read more: [NY1]

 

Queens man rides for pancreatic cancer research 

Ever since his father’s death, a Middle Village man has been on a two-wheeled crusade to raise cash to fight cancer. Brian Davis, whose father Dennis died in 2008 from pancreatic cancer, has been organizing an annual tri-borough bike ride to fund research. Read more: [New York Daily News] 

‘Kids Kare 2′ Fight Cancer


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The Courier/Photo by Alexa Altman

The parking lot at the corner of 151st Avenue and 84th Street in Lindenwood buzzed with children carrying foam swords, creating colorful sand art and jumping in and out of the inflatable bouncy houses –all were having fun and all were helping to fight cancer.

Over 1,400 people came out to help the Howard Beach chapter of the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life at the group’s Kids Kare 2 event on Sunday, April 29, supporting the cause and raising money for cancer research.

“We were so happy that the community came together to have fun and for a great cause,” said Howard Beach Relay for Life co-chair Phyllis Inserillo. “We do whatever we can to support the cause and help everyone have a great time.”

Inserillo began the Howard Beach chapter of Relay for Life in 2009 with co-chair Melissa Schuler Fochetta, a cancer survivor. Forchetta, who was diagnosed in 2003, became good friends with Inserillo when the pair met in 2005 and began a party planning business together.

“We’re used to doing big events,” said Inserillo. “We wanted to do something community involved.”

That day, Kids Kare 2 raised $10,000 for cancer research, adding to the $150,000 to $200,000 the group accrues annually.

Inserillo hoped to thank all the event’s sponsors, most importantly Dr. Anthony Napolitano, who donated the parking lot where the event was held.

Throughout the year, the Howard Beach Relay for Life chapter hosts get-togethers such as a Halloween party and Bingo nights, raising money and spreading information about the cause. Group members also attend local schools, educating students about cancer prevention and the importance of early detection.

Kids Kare 2 is leading up to Relay for Life’s major event, a two-day walk-a-thon at Charles Park, beginning on June 9. Teams of between eight to 15 participants will raise money as they walk the park’s track.

Even Pia Toscano, of former “American Idol” fame, has assembled a group for this year’s Howard Beach Relay for Life.

Olympic events such as a javelin throw and swimming races will fill the day while there will be music, dancing and raffles all night. According to Inserillo, the event is to celebrate cancer survivors while remembering those who have succumbed to the disease.