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Man busted in city-wide manhole cover thefts
News Jay Lane 5/10/2012 at 3:57PM

The man behind the theft of manhole covers has been uncovered. Andrew Modica, 46, was arrested yesterday in connection with the numerous stolen manhole covers across the city, law enforcement sources told The Post this morning. Cops pulled Modica over in a stolen pickup truck near his home on 67th Street and 21st Avenue in Brooklyn after [...]

Line in the Sand: It’s neighbor VS neighbor in property war
Line in the Sand: It’s neighbor VS neighbor in property war
News Melissa Chan 5/10/2012 at 2:33PM

A fence — erected above covered sinkholes and below scaffolding — marks the battle line between two neighbors in Flushing. The neighborhood spat — between developers looking to build a seven-story condo community and a family living in a private home — has been brewing for over four years and has called into question where [...]

New cops join 106th precinct
New cops join 106th precinct
News Alexa Altman 5/10/2012 at 1:17PM

Fresh out of the academy, 15 newly minted police officers joined the 106th Precinct. The rookie rangers were introduced to the public at the precinct’s monthly meeting on Wednesday, May 9 by Captain Thomas Pascale. On hand to welcome the recruits was Senator Joseph Addabbo who congratulated Pascale for obtaining extra law enforcement officials. According [...]

Civic group awaits decision in lawsuit against St. Mary’s
Civic group awaits decision in lawsuit against St. Mary’s
Business Alexa Altman 5/10/2012 at 12:00PM

The Weeks Woodlands civic group is awaiting a decision from the appellate court as it proceeds in its lawsuit to halt the expansion of St. Mary’s Hospital for Children. Construction on the Bayside facility began in October of 2010, despite opposition from Weeks Woodlands. Predominantly taking issue with surrounding zoning laws and the size of [...]

Eminent Domain dead, but Willets Point will still proceed
News Liam La Guerre 5/10/2012 at 10:52AM

New York City rescinded its bid to acquire and develop Willets Point through Eminent Domain and may not be able to obtain it for a while, according to an opposing lawyer. “They cannot condemn this property,” said Michael Rikon, the lawyer who represented Willets Point property owners against the city. “That would require starting from [...]

Obama says same-sex marriage should be legal
News Jay Lane 5/09/2012 at 3:27PM

President Obama said Wednesday that he believes same-sex marriage should be legal. “At a certain point I’ve just concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same-sex couples should be able to get married,” Obama told ABC’s Robin Roberts in an interview at the White [...]

Help make history: Vote for Queens sites to get grant money
Help make history: Vote for Queens sites to get grant money
News Liam La Guerre 5/09/2012 at 2:00PM

Five lucky historic Queens venues are in the running to win part of a $3 million grant to support their services and assist in their revitalization. Through a partnership with American Express, the National Trust for Historic Preservation brought the Partners in Preservation initiative to New York City, which is a plan aimed at providing [...]

Horse gone wild
News Queens Courier Staff 5/09/2012 at 12:30PM

A jittery horse escaped his stable and ran into rush-hour traffic in Queens yesterday morning, striking a car, authorities said. Blackjack fled from Cedar Lane Stables in Howard Beach at around 8:20 a.m. He struck a Honda sedan that had been waiting for the light, smashing its windshield. [New York Post]

Peter Rodriguez sentenced in death of George Gibbons
Peter Rodriguez sentenced in death of George Gibbons
News Billy Rennison 5/08/2012 at 3:00PM

The trial of the man that killed George Gibbons may have concluded, but friends and family are ensuring that Gibbons’ legacy will live on. More than 100 supporters, all donning green in solidarity, gathered on the steps of Queens Criminal Court on Monday, May 7 following the sentencing of Peter Rodriguez, who last month pleaded [...]