Pennsylvania

Middle Village scout troop needs members
Middle Village scout troop needs members
Southwest Liam La Guerre 12/08/2013 at 3:48PM

The St. Margaret’s Boy Scout Troop 119 of Middle Village was once a bustling group filled with dozens of youngsters eager to learn about the outdoors. But membership in the nearly 70-year-old troop has declined after years of competing for attention with computers, video games and now, mobile devices. About two decades ago there were [...]

Resorts World revenue up while neighboring casinos down
Resorts World revenue up while neighboring casinos down
South Terence M. Cullen 3/12/2013 at 10:44AM

Cha-ching. Revenue and money played at Resorts World Casino New York City is on the rise compared to a year ago, while neighboring gaming zones are seeing a drop. In January and February 2013, the Racino had an 11-percent tax revenue increase and a 25-percent increase in amount played from the same time last year [...]

Shadows are no-shows, groundhogs predict early spring
Shadows are no-shows, groundhogs predict early spring
News Melissa Chan 2/02/2013 at 12:15PM

Spring is coming early if the city’s most famous marmot has predicted correctly. Groundhog Chuck in Staten Island and Punxsutawney Phil in Pennsylvania did not see their shadows this morning. City Council Speaker and mayoral hopeful Christine Quinn celebrated at the city’s Groundhog Day festivities in Staten Island after the tiny rodent predicted the end [...]

Queens residents among those busted in prostitution, money laundering ring
News Melissa Chan 11/20/2012 at 4:12PM

Eleven Queens residents were indicted — and two human trafficking victims in Manhattan were saved — after authorities busted a $7 million prostitution-based money laundering ring that spanned the tri-state area, the attorney general said. A 16-month joint agency investigation led to the 180-count indictment of advertising corporation Somad Enterprises, Inc. and 19 individuals, who [...]

Racino robber faces 25 years
Racino robber faces 25 years
News Terence M. Cullen 8/08/2012 at 3:59PM

Prosecutors did their own snatch and grab. The suspect nabbed for robbing Resorts World Casino New York City in late June waived his extradition rights on Wednesday, August 1, and will be moved to Queens from Monroe County, Pennsylvania, officials said. Kevin Lides, 23, of Briarwood, had been named as the culprit by the district [...]