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  1. Dec. 18: Subway elevators, cops and UberRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | New York Daily News

    Manhattan: Sasha Blair-Goldensohn's Op-Ed illustrates the frustration that anyone who uses our subway elevators feels when one of them is under repair. Our customers with limited mobility rely on those elevators, so we urge them to sign up at for instant email alerts that are sent out as soon as any elevator or escalator in our system is reported out of service.


  2. Papapietro v. Kone IncRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | FindLaw

    MARK C. DILLON, J.P., THOMAS A. DICKERSON, JOHN M. LEVENTHAL, and L. PRISCILLA HALL, JJ. Scott Baron & Associates, P.C., Howard Beach, N.Y., for appellant.


  3. Rikers boss faces prison after guilty verdict in inmate deathRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | New York Post

    A former Rikers Island jail captain faces up to 10 years in the slammer after a jury Wednesday convicted him on charges of refusing medical attention for an inmate who died after swallowing a toxic ball of soap. Terrence Pendergrass , 50, of Howard Beach, Queens, remained mum with his head down as a Manhattan federal jury issued the verdict holding him accountable for the August 2012 death of mentally ill inmate Jason Echevarria, 25. The jury came to its decision after less than a day of deliberations.


  4. Despite Loss To Pacquiao, Algieri To Get RING 8 (NY) Fighter Of The Year AwardRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | International Business Times

    Chris Algieri of the U.S. takes to the scale naked during an official weigh-in for his World Boxing Organisation international 12-round welterweight title fight against Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines at the Venetian Macao hotel in Macau November 22, 2014. The fight between Pacquiao and Algieri will take place on Sunday at the Venetian's Cotai Arena.


  5. School identifies student killed in traffic accidentRead the original story

    Tuesday | South Shore Record

    Zachary Ranftle, a seventh-grade student at Memorial Junior High School, died from injuries sustained when he was struck by an SUV while he walked to school Thursday. The Memorial Junior High School student who died after he was struck by a vehicle near Hendrickson Park on Thursday was identified as Zachary Ranftle, according to the Valley Stream Central High School District.


  6. How a New York library boss blew $40,000 of taxpayers' money on...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 11 | Daily Mail

    How a New York library boss blew $40,000 of taxpayers' money on European trips, Coldplay tickets and steak dinners Director of Queens Library, Thomas Galante, was placed on leave in September as the review took place but kept his $392,000 annual salary Hundreds of dollars of gourmet cookies were ordered on the company card along with restaurant tabs running to thousands of dollars A library boss in New York City faces losing his job after he allegedly went on a rampant $40,000 spending spree, blowing cash on lavish dinners, concert tickets and trips abroad.


  7. Queens Library boss faces possible dismissalRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 10 | New York Daily News

    Thomas Galante's big spending with a company credit card has put him in hot water. Library trustees could fire him next week.


  8. Prison guard ignored dying inmatea s cries for 5 hours: prosecutorRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 9 | New York Post

    A former Rikers Island captain repeatedly heard - and deliberately ignored - a mentally ill inmate's final cries for help after he swallowed a poisonous ball of concentrated soap, a federal prosecutor told jurors Tuesday. Assistant US Attorney Lara Eshkenazi said guard Terrence Pendergrass, 49, dismissed other correction officers' concerns that prisoner Jason Echevarria was very ill, "grasping for breath and pleading for help" after gulping down the toxic ball of combined disinfectant and detergent given to inmates to clean their cells, in August 2012.


  9. Priciest November home listings in Brooklyn, Queens: PHOTOSRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 5 | The Real Deal

    In November, a six-bedroom Park Slope townhouse asking $14 million was the most expensive home to hit the market in Brooklyn, according to information provided by listings service Point2 Homes. The townhouse's asking price is almost $10 million higher than the second priciest Brooklyn listing - a three-bedroom condominium unit at 1 John Street in Dumbo.


  10. Donations in Memory of Jodi Beth Lyons to Temple Beth Haverim Shir Shalom or The Joe Raso HospiceRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Nov 30 |

    Jodi Beth Lyons 55, of Suffern, NY passed away on Nov. 29th at The Joe Raso Hospice in New City, NY after a prolonged battle with cancer. She was born in Brooklyn ,N.Y. to Linda and Sheldon Lyons.


  11. The People, etc., respondent, v. Kenny Alston, appellant.Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 26 | FindLaw

    PETER B. SKELOS, J.P. THOMAS A. DICKERSON CHERYL E. CHAMBERS SANDRA L. SGROI, JJ. Lynn W.L. Fahey, New York, N.Y. , for appellant.


  12. Jay Poggi, fired NYPD detective who accidentally shot his partner,...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 25 | Newsday

    A fired NYPD detective who had pleaded guilty to driving while under the influence of alcohol was sentenced Tuesday to an alternative treatment program for first-time DWI offenders, the Queens district attorney's office said. The sentence for Jay Poggi, 57, stems from an April incident in which he shot his partner, Det.


  13. Why is Food-Stamp Usage Dropping in NYC? Some Blame Stingy FedsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 25 | City Limits

    Mayor Bloomberg visits a food distribution center in Howard Beach in 2012 after superstorm Sandy. Food stamp usage in the city soared during the first 11 years of his tenure, then began a decline last year that has continued.


  14. The Commute: The Time For Reactivation Of The Rockaway Beach Line Is NowRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 24 | Sheepshead Bites

    In an image from the 1950s, the Rockaway Beach Rail Line used to run from Rockaway to Rego Park. Source: The Forum Newsgroup THE COMMUTE : Now that Queens College has released its year-long study of the feasibility to rebuild and reactivate the long dormant Rockaway Beach Line between Rego Park and Howard Beach, momentum to reuse the line for transit purposes is gaining traction.


  15. 'More Short Stories to Tickle the Imagination'Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 20 | PRLog US Entertainment

    PRLog - Nov. 20, 2014 - QUEENS, N.Y. -- More! More! Children will want even More Short Stories to Tickle the Imagination. There are mysteries to be solved and plenty of adventures in store in this wonderfully illustrated, fun collection of short stories for young children.


  16. Editorial: The train's the ticketRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 17, 2014 | New York Daily News

    For more than half a century, a 3.5-mile Long Island Rail Road spur has sat idle in the heart of Queens. Now, a debate: Should the right-of-way from Rego Park to Howard Beach be dedicated to a long-shot try to create a recreational greenway? The number speaks to the desperation for transportation alternatives in neighborhoods that are far from the borough's east-west directional subway lines.


  17. Economic Populism isn't going to win you whitesRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 16, 2014 | Daily Kos

    In the wake of these midterm elections, the topic of the white working class vote has come up fairly often around here. One suggestion that was come up is for Democrats to embrace economic populism, which will connect with white working class voters who otherwise vote on issues like guns or religion.


  18. Dec. 16: Mayoral tardiness, MTA fares and pot arrestsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 16, 2014 | New York Daily News

    Valley Stream, L.I.: Re "Late & lame" : It's been said that 98% of success in life is just showing up, and this unfunny joke of a mayor doesn't have the fundamental commitment, respect and human decency to get even that part right. The residents and victims' families in Belle Harbor had every right to be livid about the mayor's callous disregard .


  19. Police: 2 Suspects Sought In Travel Agency Robberies In QueensRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 13, 2014 | CBS Local

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  20. Howl-O-Ween with Bobbi & the StraysRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 4, 2014 | Glendale Register

    Bobbi & the Strays held its annual Halloween Masquerade Ball and costume contest on Thursday, October 30, at Russo's on the Bay in Howard Beach.


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