Monthly Archives: October 2012

Man Sexually Abuses 10-Year-Old Girl in Public Library

Police are still searching for a man who sexually abused a ten-year-old girl inside a Queens Borough Public Library. Police said that last Monday afternoon a Hispanic male attacked the young girl, who was inside the library located at 158-21 Jewel Avenue after school. The incident occurred in the confines of the 107th Precinct. The suspect has a light complexion, is between 20-25-years-old, about 5’10’’ and weighs approximately 200 pounds. His has slick black hair pulled into a bun, according … Continue reading

Child Molester Moving Back Home Near His Victim

A South Ozone Park man who sexually abused his neighbor’s 13-year-old son in April 2010 is being released from prison and moving back into his home on 149th Avenue — just up the block from his victim, and across the street from Centerville Playground, according to the mother, Janet Beck. “Me and my son are scared,” she said. “I never thought this could happen.” One afternoon in April 2010, Janet Beck knew something was off with her 13-year-old son, Jonathan, … Continue reading

JHS 190 Students Rally for Afterschool Programs

With homemade signs in hand, hundreds of students from JHS 190 in Forest Hills rallied up and down Austin Street this past Thursday to show support for their school’s Beacon program – a free, afterschool initiative that provides students with tutoring, leadership development and courses not regularly offered in a normal curriculum. The march was part of the 13th Annual Lights on After School celebration, a national event where millions of students, parents and administrators rally to garner support for … Continue reading

Cody Discusses Car Chase

Residents attending the COP 104 meeting last Wednesday night got to hear about one incident that went on in the command as well as learn about the latest crime stats for the past month. Many of the people at the meeting were asking Deputy Inspector Michael Cody about the heavy activity of helicopters that flied over Maspeth on Tuesday. According to both Cody and DNAinfo.com, who first reported on the incident, the reason for the helicopters was due to a … Continue reading

Richmond Hill Skih Temple Members Look for Increased Security

Members of a South Richmond Hill Sikh temple are looking to increase safety around their religious building because of fear that something may happen in the future. Several residents who frequent the Gurdwara Sikh temple at 95-26 118 Street, which is just off of Lefferts Boulevard, say that a stop sign is needed at a street surrounding the temple because the area tends to be busy, especially on Friday nights and Sundays, when services are held over there, with cars … Continue reading

‘Walking Man’ Eddie Yost Dead at 86

Former Mets third base coach Eddie Yost, 86, who was a native of Ozone Park and attended John Adams High School, died on October 16 in Weston, Massachusetts. After graduating from John Adams High School, he earned a Bachelor Degree of Education and Master Degree of Physical Education from New York University. During that time, he was drafted by the Washington Senators in 1944 at the age of 17. Yost was nicknamed “The Walking Man” throughout his career because of … Continue reading

Maspeth Dentist to Exchange Halloween Candy for Money

With Halloween quickly on the horizon, one local dentist is doing what she can to promote a healthy lifestyle for both your teeth and your whole body. Dr. Alexandra Khaimov is starting a candy buyback program from that will begin just after Halloween is over. Starting from November 1st and going through November 9th, people will be able to bring candy to both her Maspeth and Elmhurst offices and get money in return. For every pound of candy you bring … Continue reading

Albert Baldeo Faces Corruption Charges

Albert J. Baldeo, a Queens District leader for Richmond Hill and Ozone Park, is facing corruption charges for mail fraud conspiracy and obstruction of justice, according to prosecutors. The Democratic district leader is accused of using false donors to add illegal campaign donations to his failed 2010 campaign for the City Council. He supposedly attempted to fraudulently increase the amount of matching funds provided by the city, according to a report in The New York Times. He turned himself in … Continue reading

NY Airports Will Remove Full Body Scanners

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced earlier this week that it is removing full-body scanners from both of New York’s airports, John F. Kennedy International Airport and LaGuardia Airport, and moving them to smaller airports. The move comes after there was much controversy over the scanners. According to CBS News, opponents of the scanners say that it is an invasion of privacy because those scanners provide a very detailed image of the body. According to several published reports, TSA said … Continue reading

Queens Man Arrested for Alleged Terror Plot

A 21-year-old Queens man was arrested last week for an alleged attempt to bomb a major building in Manhattan’s financial district on behalf of middle-eastern terrorist organization al-Qaeda. Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis, who lived in Jamaica, Queens, was arrested last Wednesday for supposedly attempting to bomb the New York Federal Reserve Bank on Liberty Street in lower Manhattan. According to a release sent out by the NYPD’s Community Affairs Unit, Nafis believed that the bomb was 1,000 that he … Continue reading

Resorts World to Host One-Year Anniversary Party

It has been one year since Resorts World Casino has opened and the racino is kicking off its celebration this week. Starting on Thursday, October 25, the casino will host its anniversary party. According to a press release from Resorts World, the event will be centered on announcing its revenue numbers in the 12 months that it has been open. According to the release, the casino has made $630 million dollars in revenue, which they say makes Resorts World the … Continue reading

Race For Queens Borough President

With Queens Borough President Helen Marshall stepping down next year, there are several contenders currently kicking off their campaigns for the soon to be vacated position. Candidate and State Senator Jose Peralta held a fundraiser on Monday night in Jackson Heights. Queens Democratic Party Chairman and Representative Joseph Crowley attended the fundraiser. Crowley also helped former City Councilwoman Melinda Katz get her campaign off the ground with a fundraiser in Forest Hills. In an interview with the Queens Gazette, Peralta … Continue reading

NCPD Cop and Innocent Motorist Murdered

  A massive manhunt for the parolee who murdered a Nassau County Cop and an innocent motorist Tuesday morning ended when police nabbed the suspect after he shot himself several hours following the incident. Darrell Fuller, 33, shot and killed Emergency Services Officer Arthur Lopez, 29, near a Mobil station on Jamaica Avenue and 241st Street in Bellerose Terrace at 11 a.m., authorities said. Lopez, an eight year veteran of the Nassau County Police Department, and his partner, Clarence Hudson, … Continue reading

Editorial: Slipping Through the Cracks

It’s happened again. Innocent lives lost at the hands of a monster. It began on Tuesday when Nassau County Police Officer Arthur Lopez, 29, and his partner observed a car flee the scene of an accident off Northern Boulevard at the Nassau/Queens border. The ESU officers chased the car off the Cross lsland Parkway and pulled it over at the Jamaica avenue exit. Behind the wheel was Darrell Fuller, a 33-year-old ex-con. If only Officer Lopez had known, as he … Continue reading

Candle Light Vigil For Crash Victims

The sun was setting on a fall afternoon, and families were heading for Smokey Oval Park. It looked like any other Sunday for this Guyanese enclave nestled in Richmond Hill. But the residents strolling down their streets toward the park didn’t have good times on their minds. They were still reeling from the loss of four neighborhood teenagers who died after their friend, Joseph Beer, lost control of his 2012 Subaru hatchback, crashing it while driving on the Southern State … Continue reading