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Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 6/04/2013 at 7:35AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Tuesday: Clear in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 75. Winds from the NW at 10 to 15 mph. Tuesday night: Clear in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 59. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 15 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: Taste of LIC Come experience the diverse flavors of [...]

NYPD deploys additional officers, resources in wake of weekend shootings
NYPD deploys additional officers, resources in wake of weekend shootings
Police Cristabelle Tumola 6/03/2013 at 9:52PM

Following multiple shootings across the city this weekend, NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly has ordered additional police resources to prevent more violence, Deputy Commissioner Paul J. Browne said in a statement. These resources include the assignment of additional uniformed officers to public housing developments citywide, the deployment of plainclothes officers during shooting-prone hours experienced recently, and the [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 5/30/2013 at 7:47AM

TODAY’S FORECAST  Thursday: Partly cloudy. Fog early. High of 91. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 15 mph. Thursday night: Partly cloudy. Low of 75. Winds from the SW at 5 to 15 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: Thursday Nights Out Kick your weekends off early this summer by visiting Bell Boulevard, Bayside’s “Main Street.” [...]

City to conduct biohazard attack tests this summer
News Queens Courier Staff 4/26/2013 at 11:44AM

The NYPD, MTA and the United States Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory will conduct several tests this summer in order to come up with a contingency plan in the case of an intentional or accidental release of biohazardous materials, announced the NYPD. Known as the Subway-Surface Air Flow Exchange (S-SAFE), the project is the [...]

Boston bombing suspects discussed Times Square attack, officials say
Boston bombing suspects discussed Times Square attack, officials say
Police Angy Altamirano 4/25/2013 at 4:20PM

Following the Boston Marathon attack, the bombing suspects intended to detonate additional explosives in Times Square, said Mayor Michael Bloomberg and NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly today. Kelly said that information gathered from surviving suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev had initially indicated that he and his older brother were coming to New York to “party.” Yet after further [...]

Boston bombing suspects may have been heading to NYC to celebrate
Boston bombing suspects may have been heading to NYC to celebrate
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 4/24/2013 at 1:17PM

According to NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly, the Boston Marathon bombing suspects may have been on their way to New York City to celebrate after the attack, reported NBC New York. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who is now hospitalized and charged in the attack, told investigators that he and his older brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev were heading to Manhattan when they [...]

Democratic candidates tackle tough issues at Queens mayoral debate
Democratic candidates tackle tough issues at Queens mayoral debate
Politics Melissa Chan 4/16/2013 at 3:27PM

Four of five Democrats running for mayor would do away with stop-and-frisk or severely tweak it if they make it to Gracie Mansion. City Comptroller John Liu, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio and ex-Comptroller Bill Thompson said they were opposed to the controversial police tactic at a Queens mayoral debate last week. Former Councilmember Sal [...]

City speed camera program hits a red light
News Cristabelle Tumola 4/03/2013 at 4:45PM

Albany has put the brakes on the city’s speed cameras. Despite a push from the Department of Transportation, the City Council, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly, the State Legislature failed to include funding for the program in the 2013-2014 budget passed last week. “I think the wrong decision was made by the [...]

No criminal charges to be filed in Grand Central Parkway shooting death of Army reservist
No criminal charges to be filed in Grand Central Parkway shooting death of Army reservist
Police Queens Courier Staff 2/15/2013 at 2:45PM

A Queens grand jury concluded Thursday that there will be no criminal charges filed in connection to the death of Army reservist Noel Polanco who was shot by a police officer on the Grand Central Parkway last fall, said District Attorney Richard Brown. Police Commissioner Ray Kelly requested the grand jury investigation just days after [...]

MTA head Joe Lhota resigns to explore mayoral run
MTA head Joe Lhota resigns to explore mayoral run
Politics Cristabelle Tumola 12/19/2012 at 1:16PM

Following the MTA board’s approval of his fare hike proposal, CEO and Chairman Joe Lhota announced that he will resign, effective December 31, to consider running for New York City mayor in 2013. At the announcement, Lhota said that he would make “no further comment” on his mayoral candidacy until early January, when he will [...]