Two years after Assemblyman Mike Miller (D-Woodhaven) secured $250,000 for surveillance cameras in Forest Park, the state Division of Budget earlier this month approved the funds, according to a spokesman at the agency.Now, Miller said in a phone interview on Tuesday, the money must be released to the NYPD, which will purchase and install the cameras. The assemblyman hopes that process can begin before the new year.
The numerous fires seen throughout Forest Hills and Rego Park may not be explained simply by a faulty wire or fallen candle. Investigators believe they may be much more sinister.
According to Deputy Inspector Judith Harrison, commanding officer of the 112th Precinct, six of the seven area blazes since Oct. 20 — five of which occurred in a residential zone bordered by Jewel Avenue to the south, the Grand Central Parkway to the east, Queens Boulevard to the west and 65th Avenue to the north in Forest Hills — have been labeled suspicious.
A baby wrapped in towels in a manger was found by a wise man who heard the infant’s cry in Richmond Hill on Monday.
It’s been a busy year for the NYPD in terms of pilot programs and tactical reform, and First Deputy Commissioner Benjamin Tucker hopes 2016 is even busier.
Speaking at last Wednesday’s meeting of the 112th Precinct Community Council, the Brooklyn native highlighted the success of various police initiatives throughout the year, adding that some, such as the neighborhood policing pilot program being tested in the Rockaways and the Upper West Side of Manhattan, will grow heading into 2016.
Another month, another crime decrease in the 112th Precinct.
Deputy Inspector Judith Harrison, the Forest Hills-based station’s commanding officer, announced at last Wednesday’s precinct community council meeting that 11 fewer crimes were reported during the most recent 28-day period compared with that same time frame in 2014.
Authorities have reclassified the January death of a 4-month-old South Jamaica boy as a homicide and police have made an arrest.
The NYPD said that Jhalil Williams, 29, of 144th Street in South Jamaica, was arrested on Monday on charges of second-degree murder and first-degree assault in the Jan. 25 death of Javion Durett.
An Astoria man has been sentenced to up to four years in prison following a fatal crash that occurred in June, the Queens District Attorney announced Thursday.
Nicholas Colleran, 25, pled guilty to criminally negligent homicide and failure to yield the right of way.
Two NYPD detectives assigned to the Queens District Attorney’s Office are being credited with stopping a potentially deadly attack on a Russian tourist while the officers were off duty in Los Angeles last Wednesday.
An Astoria man has been sentenced to four years in prison following a fatal crash that occured in June, the Queens district attorney announced Thursday.
Nicholas Colleran, 25, had pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide and failure to yield the right of way.
To refile or not to refile— that was the contentious question at Tuesday’s South Ozone Park Civic Association West meeting after a federal judge dismissed a lawsuit seeking to block the opening of a juvenile detention center on a residential street in the community.
Frustrated residents urged the civic’s president, Tony Gellineau, to make a motion to support the refiling of the legal action, but he declined to because he did not believe the group had enough legal standing to block the facility.
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Officials and community leaders assemble at Diversity Plaza
Groups of all ages marched down Metropolitan Avenue on Sunday during the borough’s annual Ve…