Five JFK Airport baggage handlers, including two Queens men, allegedly stole thousands worth of checks and money orders that were being sent through overseas mail, officials announced Friday.
Two separate two-alarm fires broke out within an hour of each other in Hollis Tuesday night, the FDNY said.
A father and son are accused of illegally pocketing hundreds of thousands of dollars from their Hollis car dealerships. Yunas Khan, 52, and his son Tabraiz Khan, 27, head Horse Power Sales on Jamaica Avenue and Car Palace on 183rd Street. They are charged with $500,000 in state sales tax theft for allegedly under-reporting sales [...]
It took seven years and an endless amount of determination, but Keyonne Zaire Session is now an Eagle Scout. The 18-year-old from Hollis earned the highest rank attainable in the Boy Scouts of America and was recognized in a National Eagle Scout Court of Honor ceremony on August 17 in Glen Cove, Long Island. “It’s [...]
A Hollis man has been arrested on multiple charges of child pornography after authorities allegedly found incriminating videos on his laptop. “This defendant is alleged to have had more than a dozen disturbing videos of children being sexually abused on his computer. These cruel acts cannot and will not be tolerated in a civilized society,” [...]
The NYPD is looking for two men wanted in connection to a store robbery in Hollis. The pair allegedly entered the Family Deli and Grill on Jamaica Avenue around 11 p.m. Friday, August 16 and one of the suspects displayed a gun and demanded cash, said police. The other suspect removed two cigarette cartons and the [...]
Queens shelters may soon be finding new homes. Councilmembers Ruben Wills and Leroy Comrie started work in 2011 on a bill that would disperse homeless shelters evenly throughout each borough. Wills said research revealed that Community Board (CB) 12 contains 10 of the 18 shelters in all of Queens. CB 12 includes Jamaica, Hollis, St. [...]
Some city schools need a major makeover, according to a building inspections report released by the school cleaners’ union. The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 32BJ issued a report on the 20 schools in the worst condition after tallying scores from the city’s annual school inspections. Out of about 1,500 schools citywide, five Queens [...]
A Hollis nurse has been arrested for playing doctor. James Williams, 59, worked as a registered nurse at the Hillside Manor Adult Day Care Center, where he allegedly took it upon himself to diagnose and medicate his patients without the consult of a doctor, according to Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman. “Nurses at adult day [...]
Queens could be going smoke free, one apartment at a time. The Queens Smoke-Free Partnership has converted 220 apartment homes into smoke-free zones and is furthering its work throughout the borough through various initiatives. “Smoke-free housing is very up and coming,” said Yvette Buckner, the Queens borough manager at the Partnership. “We’re helping to formalize [...]