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Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 12/06/2013 at 7:54AM

TODAY’S FORECAST  Friday: Cloudy with occasional rain showers. High 53. Winds N at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 70%. Friday night: Rain early followed by a mixture of wintry precipitation overnight. Low 37. Winds NNE at 10 to 15 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: Bach & Brew: Dongsok Shin & Leah Nelson Pianist Dongsok Shin performs [...]

Family of Flushing Sandy victim officially files suit against city
Family of Flushing Sandy victim officially files suit against city
Northeast Melissa Chan 8/14/2013 at 3:32PM

The family of the Flushing man tragically killed by a felled tree during Sandy has officially filed a lawsuit against the city, legal sources said. “The city has completely ignored the situation with their trees in Queens,” said the family’s attorney, Rosemarie Arnold. Arnold filed a notice of claim in January on behalf of Tony [...]

60 Queens polling sites to have Bengali translations
Politics Melissa Chan 7/09/2013 at 12:56PM

Ballots at 60 Queens polling sites this year will have Bengali translations, officials said, but advocates for South Asian voters are skeptical the move will crystallize. “Our concern is that we were told in the past that Bengali ballots would be available, particularly for the November general election, and that did not happen,” said attorney [...]

Daughter of Elmhurst man killed in subway shove sues
News Queens Courier Staff 3/30/2013 at 2:07PM

The daughter of the Elmhurst man killed when he was pushed onto the subway tracks of a Midtown station in December is suing the MTA, according to reports. Ki Suck Han’s 20-year-old daughter, Ashley, filed suit in Manhattan Supreme Court yesterday. Han, 58, was struck by a Brooklyn bound “R” train on December 3 at [...]

Family of Sandy’s first victim to sue city
Family of Sandy’s first victim to sue city
Top Stories Melissa Chan 1/08/2013 at 3:39PM

The family of the Flushing man tragically killed by a felled tree during Sandy plans to sue the city after they said they fought in vain for at least a decade to get the towering threat removed, legal sources said. A notice of claim has been filed on behalf of Tony Laino, 29, who was [...]

Suit claims discrimination against black renters at Sunnyside apartment complex
Suit claims discrimination against black renters at Sunnyside apartment complex
News Melissa Chan 12/12/2012 at 8:15AM

Management officials at a Sunnyside apartment complex are facing a federal lawsuit for racial discrimination after they allegedly snubbed three African-Americans from renting apartments. NASA Real Estate Corporation — which owns the 41-41 46th Street building — and superintendent Irfan Bekdemir are being sued for allegedly lying to three African-Americans, claiming no apartments were available [...]

6th District candidates start making the rounds
6th District candidates start making the rounds
News Melissa Chan 5/09/2012 at 5:54PM

A dark horse candidate in the 6th District Congressional race was a long way from succumbing to the political slaughterhouse, but soon-to-be revealed results could mean a one-way ticket to the glue factory. According to Dr. Robert Mittman — who is considered a longshot out of four democratic primary runners — the State Supreme Court [...]

TLC lets liveries pick up passengers
News Billy Rennison 4/25/2012 at 11:55AM

Livery cabs have received the green light to begin picking up street hails, a decision that has many yellow taxi drivers red in the face. The decision was passed 7-2 by the city’s Taxi and Limousine Commission on Thursday, April 19. “We’re seeing the birth of a wholly new service today that will allow communities [...]

More tenants come out against Jamaica landlord
More tenants come out against Jamaica landlord
News Melissa Chan 3/02/2012 at 8:35AM

Fifteen more families in apartment complexes throughout Jamaica have joined the fight against their landlord, who they said constantly harasses them for money. In December 2011, tenants of 90-36 149th Street filed suit against Zara Realty, which manages the building complex. Among the host of complaints, the tenants alleged unfair and repeated rent increases and [...]