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Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 3/18/2014 at 7:58AM

TODAY’S FORECAST: Tuesday: Sunny. High 42. Winds ENE at 10 to 20 mph. Tuesday night: Clear skies. Low 31. Winds ENE at 10 to 15 mph.

Sen. Tony Avella, park advocates sue to stop Citi Field mega mall
Sen. Tony Avella, park advocates sue to stop Citi Field mega mall
Central Melissa Chan 2/11/2014 at 2:36PM

State Senator Tony Avella and a long list of Queens park advocates are suing the city to stop a mega mall from coming to Citi Field. The 1.4 million-square-foot shopping center is part of a major $3 billion project by Sterling Equities and Related Companies to redevelop Willets Point.

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 [...]

Community board chair fires back at Walcott over school employee threats
Community board chair fires back at Walcott over school employee threats
Northeast Melissa Chan 5/14/2013 at 2:04PM

The city’s schools chancellor chastised a community board leader after residents allegedly threatened his employees at a rowdy Bayside meeting last week. “I would never allow anyone to be treated in this manner and would expect that you have the same standard,” Dennis Walcott said. The head of the city’s public education system expressed his [...]

City may take legal action after contentious Bayside community board meeting
Northeast Melissa Chan 5/09/2013 at 11:29AM

The city might take legal action after two school construction officials were threatened Monday at a contentious community board meeting. Bayside residents were enraged at a proposal by the city’s School Construction Authority (SCA) to build a 416-seat elementary school at 210-11 48th Avenue. They said it would destroy their quality of life, worsen parking [...]

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 [...]

Joseph Naso, suspected serial killer, kept rape diary: authorities
Joseph Naso, suspected serial killer, kept rape diary: authorities
News Jay Lane 1/12/2012 at 3:09PM

Joseph Naso, suspected serial killer, kept rape diary: authorities A suspected serial killer who may be New York’s infamous “Double Initial” murderer kept a gruesome rape diary and posed photos of dead prostitutes, California authorities said Wednesday. A lead investigator revealed the damaging diary during a preliminary hearing for 78-year-old Joseph Naso — the Reno, Nevada, man [...]