Fire

Douglaston home destroyed by fire had $1,000s in violations
Douglaston home destroyed by fire had $1,000s in violations
News Melissa Chan 8/22/2012 at 10:27AM

A Douglaston home under renovation, ravaged last week by a three-alarm fire, had incurred a laundry list of complaints and racked up thousands of dollars in violations, according to city agencies. The 39-12 Douglaston Parkway dwelling received 44 complaints since March 2008 from callers saying the ongoing construction work being done at the site exceeded [...]

3-alarm fire engulfs Douglaston home
3-alarm fire engulfs Douglaston home
News Billy Rennison 8/15/2012 at 10:18AM

More than 100 firefighters battled a blaze at a home on Douglaston Parkway last night. The fire erupted at 7:50 p.m. at the Douglaston home that was under construction and unoccupied at the time. “I told the Fire Marshal I heard three explosions,” said Thomas Perrino, of Little Neck. The explosions sounded like a gas tank, [...]

Following 2011 fire, O’Neill’s looks toward November reopening
Following 2011 fire, O’Neill’s looks toward November reopening
News Billy Rennison 7/19/2012 at 11:44AM

A white SUV pulled alongside George O’Neill as he sat next to the lot where his restaurant — O’Neill’s — is rising from the ashes. “When are you going to open?” This is what George O’Neill’s life has become. The co-owner of the eponymous restaurant and bar sits outside the site that has been in [...]

Queens firehouses in danger
Queens firehouses in danger
News Billy Rennison 5/30/2012 at 10:00AM

Politicians, civic leaders and firefighters rallied recently in Queens to prevent 20 fire companies from going up in smoke. Dozens gathered on Tuesday, May 29 outside Engine 294 in Richmond Hill, one the 20 fire companies that may close due to budget cuts, including students from nearby P.S. 273. The children, brandishing signs, led the [...]

Apparent murder-suicide attempt in Bayside arson
Apparent murder-suicide attempt in Bayside arson
News Alexa Altman 5/24/2012 at 12:24PM

A Bayside woman died after an argument with a man in their shared home on Wednesday, May 23 during what appears to be a murder suicide. Firefighters responded to a call around 7:30 p.m. at 39-20 214th Place after neighbors saw smoke and smelled gasoline. Both victims were found in the basement by responding law [...]

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News Alexa Altman 5/12/2012 at 6:00PM

Fallen NYPD officers added to the ‘Wall of Heroes’ Fifteen heroic cops who died last year — including two killed year in the line of duty — were honored at Police Headquarters on Friday by having their names added to the “Wall of Heroes.” NYDailyNews   Pack of 15 or more teens chases, stabs 15-year-old [...]

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Woman killed in Auburndale Fire
Woman killed in Auburndale Fire
News Alexa Altman 4/18/2012 at 11:40AM

A 63-year-old woman perished in the blaze that consumed her Auburndale home. The victim, Joanne Brown, was found dead at the scene on Sunday, April 15. Her cousin, who Brown lived with, 59-year-old John Rebecchi, escaped. Neighbor Sandra Villafane was one of the first people to see the fire. Up late on the computer, Villafane [...]

Firefighters feted following Lindenwood blaze, rescue
Firefighters feted following Lindenwood blaze, rescue
South Alexa Altman 4/11/2012 at 7:11AM

Firefighter James Goelz made his first on-the-job rescue when an elderly woman’s Lindenwood apartment became a blazing inferno. “When we got [to the building] there were people standing outside the apartment,” said Goelz. “When we got to the lobby we could smell something. People said there was something going on. We knew we were going [...]