East New York

Former soldier celebrates turning 100 in Howard Beach
Former soldier celebrates turning 100 in Howard Beach
News Maggie Hayes 11/18/2013 at 4:35PM

Max Stern, former soldier and teacher, celebrated a century of life at the new Catholic Charities senior center in Howard Beach. Stern, a 45-year resident of Howard Beach, was born on November 20, 1913. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in East New York and is one of six children. His only living sibling [...]

Three people killed, two injured in Halloween night shootings in Queens, Brooklyn
Police Cristabelle Tumola 11/01/2013 at 3:26PM

Three people died and two people were injured within a five-hour period during Halloween shootings across Queens and Brooklyn, according to police. The two non-fatal incidents occurred in the Jamaica and Rockaway Park sections of Queens, said cops. Around 7 p.m. on 148th Street near 88th Avenue an unidentified suspect exited his vehicle wearing a mask and [...]

NYPD releases stop-and-frisk stats
NYPD releases stop-and-frisk stats
Police Alexa Altman 2/05/2013 at 3:30PM

For the first time, the NYPD has released 2011 data regarding the controversial procedure of stop-and-frisk. Among those stopped-and-frisked in 2011, 87 percent were either black or Hispanic, according to the report. Of the 685,724 stops made citywide, 53 percent were black while 34 percent were Hispanic. Only 9 percent of those stopped-and-frisked were white, [...]

Elderly father assaults daughter with burning chemical liquid
Police Cristabelle Tumola 9/04/2012 at 1:12PM

A 69-year-old man has been charged with assault for burning his daughter with a chemical liquid, said police. According to combined reports, on Saturday afternoon, at his East New York home, Jerome Lynch poured the substance on his daughter, Jane Lynch, 49, of Queens, melting her clothes and burning her eyes, face and body. The [...]

NYPD seeks suspect in Queens, Brooklyn subway robberies
NYPD seeks suspect in Queens, Brooklyn subway robberies
News Cristabelle Tumola 8/21/2012 at 10:37AM

The NYPD is asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating a man wanted for questioning in regards to three armed subway robberies in Queens and Brooklyn. The suspect first struck on August 1 aboard a Queens-bound A train around 7:30 a.m. He approached a 21-year-old man and robbed him at gunpoint. After the [...]

School aides protest pink slips
Education & Kids Nargas Karimi 10/03/2011 at 2:25PM

As Local 372 members return to their jobs, bureaucrats at the Department of Education (DOE) are pre¬paring pink slips and layoff notices for nearly 800 school aides. “During the budget negotiations this June, the Chancellor [Dennis Walcott] called Lillian Roberts [DC 37 executive director] to try to work with DC-37 to avert DOE layoffs. Unfortunately, [...]