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Queens’ Morning Roundup


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State Supreme Court Judge Claims NYPD Officer Attacked Him

A State Supreme Court Judge claims that he was attacked by a police officer in Queens Friday night. Thomas Raffaele said he saw a scuffle between two police officers and another man handcuffed on the ground Friday night. Read more: [NY1]

Queens Women On Alert As NYPD Seeks Suspect In Violent Sex Attacks

Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a suspect wanted for sexual abuse, rape and robbery — all in the Forest Hills section of Queens.  The news has women in the neighborhood on alert. Read more: [1010WINS]

Queens bar installs regulation size basketball half-court 

A Forest Hills watering hole is giving new meaning to the term sports bar. Cobblestones Pub on Queens Blvd. has created a regulation-size half basketball court behind their establishment, raising the bar for what is considered a traditional parlor game. Read more: [New York Daily News]

Woman with blood disorder meets blood donor for first time 

When 37-year-old Radhika Sawh finally met one of the hundreds of anonymous donors who keep her alive, she shed tears for those who had shed blood for her. Read more: [New York Daily News]  

Belmont Stakes Favorite Draws 11th Spot; Strike Threat Averted

There was a gasp among some, but I’ll Have Another’s trainer, Doug O’Neill, seemed happy with the horse’s post position for the Belmont Stakes. I’ll Have Another was on the outside for the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness. So will a third outside position at post 11 be the key to the 12th Triple Crown racing history? Read more: [NY1]

Queens rivals for Congress duke it out for credit 

The only thing harder than getting something done in Albany is getting credit for it. So after New York State succeeded in making millionaires pay more in taxes, Assemblywoman Grace Meng’s supporters were furious when her rival in the race for Congress, Assemblyman Rory Lancman, sent out a mailing claiming he was “the only one who fought for the Millionaire’s Tax in the Assembly so the ultra-wealthy pay their fair share.” Read more: [New York Daily News]

Red Storm Baseball Prepares For Super Regionals

The St. John’s Red Storm baseball team is preparing for a date in the NCAA Super Regionals against Arizona. Watch video: [NY1]

Queens’ Morning Roundup


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

Labor Strike Threat Hovers Over Belmont Stakes

It’s been 34 years since horse racing’s last Triple Crown. This Saturday, I’ll Have Another will try to break that streak and win the Belmont Stakes, to add to his Kentucky Derby and Preakness victories. Read more: [NY1]

Police identify suspect in three Queens sexual assaults

A knife-wielding rapist who is believed to have attacked three young women in as many weeks in one Queens neighborhood is on the loose, police said. The suspect has been identified by authorities as Ibrahima Ragis, 20, who is 5-feet-5, weighs 160 pounds and has black hair. Read more: [New York Daily News]

Renewed hope for barren Far Rockaway Shopping Center

For the first time in decades, a new store is opening at the barren Far Rockaway Shopping Center. Food Dynasty is replacing the smaller associated supermarket that had anchored the ailing strip mall. And local officials are hoping the large, bright store will pave the way for new tenants and big improvements. Read more: [New York Daily News]

Minor Injury Reported After Car Sideswipes Queens School Bus

At least one Queens student suffered a minor injury Tuesday morning after the bus they were riding on was struck by a car. Department of Education officials say 35 students from the Yeshiva of Central Queens were on the bus when it was broadsided by a car at 76th Avenue near 174th Street. Read more: [NY1]

State To Offer Job Fairs In Each Borough

Governor Cuomo announced Tuesday that 11 job fairs will be held in the state this month, including one in each borough on Thursday. The events will bring together more than 375 employers statewide and feature more than 10,000 job openings. Read more: [NY1]

Bryce Harper’s single in 12th pushes Nats past Mets

You might think 19-year-old Bryce Harper would savor the moment after his first game-winning hit with two outs to give his team an extra-inning win. Instead, after lifting the Washington Nationals to a 7-6 win against the New York Mets in 12 innings Tuesday night, Harper was upset with his line in the box score. Read more: [ESPN]