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No more alcohol at Hive location: CB 4

If Community Board 4 gets its way, there will never be alcoholic beverage sales at 79-21 Queens Blvd. in Elmhurst ever again, regardless of who owns the property.Club Hive was shut down by the NYPD and its liquor license was revoked by the state Liquor Authority after 20-year-old Tamar Sermons, of Laurelton, was shot to death outside Club Hive last Halloween.

Thursday 04/16/2015
Hatchet attack cops to meet the president
Posted: April 16, 2015

Capt. James Fey of the NYPD’s 103rd Precinct beamed Tuesday night when a member of the audience inquired about Officer Kenneth Healey, who back in October sustained a serious head wound from a self-styled hatchet-wielding jihadist.

Healey was being honored Tuesday night, along with fellow rookie cops Joseph Meeker, Taylor Kraft and Peter Rivera by the National Association of Police Officers, which each year pays tribute to 10 individual or groups of officers for performance in the line of duty in the previous year.

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Thursday 04/09/2015
Feds allege Jamaica jihad bombing plot
Updated: April 16, 2015 - 11:56 am

If government investigators are right, Noelle Velentzas and Asia Siddiqui of Jamaica admired Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, if not his choice of targets in the 2013 attack that killed three and injured more than 260.

“Velentzas said they had erred in attacking regular people,” according to the criminal complaint that led the FBI to arrest both women on April 2.

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More calls for LGBT reform on Rikers
Updated: April 16, 2015 - 11:55 am

On Monday, advocates for LGBT rights focused on one institution they say perpetuates a host of issues for the gay community: the jail and prison system.

A forum at the monthly meeting of the Lesbian and Gay Democratic Club of Queens in Jackson Heights aimed to shine a light on poor conditions surrounding lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender inmates at Rikers Island and in correctional facilities around the city and state.

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Community embraces Leta Webb’s family
Updated: April 16, 2015 - 11:56 am

The two hundred or more people who took to the street on 119th Road last Thursday came primarily to envelop the family of Leta Webb in a literal circle of love and support.

Members of the clergy from various faiths also called on the community itself to end the cycle of violence that resulted in the 71-year-old grandmother from South Jamaica being shot to death in her doorway.

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Thieves sought
Updated: April 16, 2015 - 11:57 am

Cops are looking to identify two men who allegedly stole two bikes from a Woodside house.

The two men entered a 62nd Street house at about 5 a.m. and removed the bikes, cops said.

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Security increased after Resorts brawl
Updated: April 16, 2015 - 11:57 am

Security at Resorts World Casino has been increased following a brawl at the grand opening of a new eatery at the racino last Friday, a Resorts source told the Queens Chronicle. At the same time, someone fired a gun outside the venue and was arrested for that on Tuesday.

Although the fight did “minimal” damage to the casino, the source said, management is increasing its security detail to ensure no similar incidents happen there.

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Driver in newlywed’s 2011 slaying convicted
Updated: April 16, 2015 - 11:57 am

The getaway driver in the March 2011 robbery that resulted in the death of a Hollis newlywed has been convicted of second-degree murder.

Rohan Hankerson, 23, of Ferndale Avenue in Jamaica, was convicted on April 1 following a trial of more than three weeks, according to a statement issued by the office of Queens District Attorney Richard Brown.

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Man killed at Astoria Houses
Updated: April 16, 2015 - 11:55 am

A 42-year-old Astoria man was fatally shot on Easter Sunday, city police officials said.

An NYPD statement said police received a call about a man shot in front of 2-10 Astoria Blvd. — the location of the Astoria Houses — around 8 p.m.

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Carjacker convicted of 2011 Rosedale murder
Updated: April 16, 2015 - 11:56 am

A 38-year-old Jamaica man is facing 25 years to life behind bars for the 2011 stabbing death of a Queens man in a botched carjacking.

Spencer Sands Jr., formerly of 106th Avenue, was convicted on April 2 on charges of second-degree felony murder, first- and second-degree robbery, third-degree criminal possession of a weapon and third-degree stolen property according to a statement issued last week by the office of Queens District Attorney Richard Brown.

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