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Man shot to death in Queens Village
Police Cristabelle Tumola 8/31/2013 at 11:17AM

A 22-year-old was fatally shot in Queens Village early Saturday morning, police said. Cops found the victim unconscious and unresponsive with a gunshot wound to the upper back around 3 a.m. at the corner of Jamaica Avenue and 217th Street He was taken to Jamaica Hospital where he was pronounced dead. There are no arrests [...]

Police looking into possible link between Woodhaven stabbing of teen and earlier attack
Police looking into possible link between Woodhaven stabbing of teen and earlier attack
Police Liam La Guerre 8/01/2013 at 4:25PM

The NYPD is looking into a possible connection between stabbings in south Queens, after two women were slashed within a month. “We’re seeing if there is a pattern here,” said NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly, according to reports. Natasha Martinez, 17, was attacked and stabbed from behind nearly a dozen times when she was returning to [...]

Queens Village man pleads guilty to sex trafficking of teen
Queens Village man pleads guilty to sex trafficking of teen
Police Melissa Chan 7/29/2013 at 5:01PM

A Queens Village man has pleaded guilty to forcing a 15-year-old girl to be his sex slave, the district attorney’s office said. Christopher Whitfield, 25, raped the teen twice and made her have sex with strangers for cash he pocketed, authorities said. The girl had run away from home when Whitfield found her last March. [...]

Martin Van Buren to get $4M in School Improvement Grants
Martin Van Buren to get $4M in School Improvement Grants
Education & Kids Melissa Chan 7/29/2013 at 11:29AM

A struggling Queens Village school will get more than $4 million in federal funds to bounce back this fall. Martin Van Buren High School and 21 others in the city were awarded $74.2 million in School Improvement Grants (SIG) to be used over three years, State Education Commissioner John King Jr. announced Friday. The state’s [...]

Martin Van Buren High School co-location met with protest
Martin Van Buren High School co-location met with protest
Education & Kids Melissa Chan 7/16/2013 at 2:37PM

The city’s plans to add another school within a struggling Queens Village institution is a “knife in the back” to the community, elected officials said. “This is the wrong plan at the wrong time, in the wrong place, at the wrong school,” said Deputy Borough President Barry Grodenchik. The Department of Education (DOE) has proposed [...]

Have a carnival of a time with Frankie’s
Have a carnival of a time with Frankie’s
Entertainment Angy Altamirano 7/13/2013 at 12:18PM

Whether you are preparing that perfect sweet sixteen or organizing your company’s next big party, you can find everything you need at Frankie’s Carnival Time. They have been at the same location since 1957 to become one of the biggest party rental companies in the tristate area. Frankie’s Carnival Time primarily works on smaller parties, [...]

Missing Queens woman’s body washes up on Gilgo Beach
Missing Queens woman’s body washes up on Gilgo Beach
Police Melissa Chan 6/28/2013 at 12:08PM

The body of a Queens woman who went missing in March washed ashore a Long Island beach Monday night, police said. Natasha Jugo, 31, of Queens Village, vanished March 16. Cops found her personal belongings and 2009 Toyota Prius abandoned one day later on Gilgo Beach. Her body washed up on the beach on June [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 6/26/2013 at 7:34AM

TODAY’S FORECAST  Wednesday: Partly cloudy with thunderstorms and rain showers in the morning, then overcast with thunderstorms and rain showers. High of 90. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%. Wednesday night: Overcast with thunderstorms and rain showers. Low of 73. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 [...]

Woman stabbed multiple times in Queens Village attack
Woman stabbed multiple times in Queens Village attack
Police Cristabelle Tumola 6/25/2013 at 6:08PM

A woman was seriously wounded in a vicious knife attack in Queens Village Tuesday morning, said police. Cops were called to the scene of the assault at 221st Street near 105th Avenue around 5 a.m. and found the 36-year-old victim with multiple stab wounds to her neck and torso. She was taken to North Shore [...]