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De Blasio refuses to fault Ocasio-Cortez for Amazon ditching NYC

Mayor Bill de Blasio is refusing to place any blame for the imploded Amazon deal on Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a fierce opponent. “I’m not a pundit,” the mayor said on WNYC radio Friday when asked if the high-profile congresswoman played a role in Amazon’s decision not to come to Queens.


Retired Suffolk County lieutenant accused of hit-and-run involving Nassau County officer

WESTBURY, Long Island (WABC) -- A retired Suffolk County Police lieutenant is accused of a hit-and-run involving a Nassau County Police sergeant. Authorities say the incident began last Friday afternoon when William Hasper was pulled over on Old Country Road in Westbury for motor vehicle violations.


Gov. Cuomo calls loss of Amazon the 'greatest tragedy' he's seen in politics —again attacks state Senate Dems

Amazon’s decision to drop out of a billion-dollar deal to build a second headquarters in Queens was the “greatest tragedy” Gov. Cuomo has ever seen. The governor again slammed state Senate Democrats Friday over opposition to the project, casting blame on advocates and local pols who spoke out agains


It's The Weekend Service Changes On The 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, A, B, C, E, F, J, M, N, L, Q, and R Trains... Thanks!

It's the weekend again and just like your loser ex, the subway is ready to disappoint you as usual. Thanks!. That's right Jimmy, I'm talking about you. Here are your weekend subway changes, courtesy of the MTA. Trains that won't play you as much are the D, the G, and the S.


Long Island mom warns daughter not to come home before apparent murder-suicide

BELLMORE, Long Island (WABC) -- A 50-year-old woman was killed Thursday night in what authorities believe is a murder-suicide on Long Island. Police say Dawn Kelly was found with a gunshot wound to the chest in the master bedroom of her home on Thomas Place in Bellmore just before 8:30 p.m.


To Stop Gang Violence, Nassau County Detectives and African American Ministers Join Together

Freeport, NY - February 22, 2019 - On Thursday, February 21, John Wighaus, President of the Nassau County Detectives Association, called on the community to support his department’s efforts to protect Nassau County from gang violence. Wighaus spoke to an assembly of church leaders from Long Island a


MS-13 members busted for Queens subway shooting held without bail

Two reputed MS-13 gang members accused in the broad-daylight fatal shooting of a rival on a Queens subway platform were ordered held without bail Friday. Tito Martinez-Alvarenga, 19, and Victor Lopez, 20, were both remanded at their arraignments in Queens Criminal Court on charges of second-degree m


Nassau Democrats back Solages in re-election bid

Nassau County Democrats announced on Feb. 13 that County Legislator Carrié Solages had earned their official endorsement in his upcoming re-election bid. The backing marks a full return for Solages, an Elmont native, into the good graces of the party after the county Democratic caucus stripped of hi


POLICE LOG for February 20: Billerica Woman Arrested For Egregious OUI; New York Man Arrested

WILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights from the Wilmington Police Log for Wednesday, February 20, 2019:. Russell N. Sky (Brooklyn, NY) was arrested on a warrant. Sky was arrested in the Burger King parking lot. (1:12am)


‘Rikers Island’s most violent inmate’ attacks guard from Albion Correctional

MEDINA — Aniah Ferguson was called “Arch Enemy No. 1” and “Rikers Island’s most violent inmate” in an article in the New York Daily News in April 2017. Ferguson, who made national news when she led a vicious attack on a girl at a McDonald’s in Brooklyn when she was 16, an attack caught on video, was


NCPD Reports Second Arrest Made in Connection with Fatal Hempstead Shooting

Hempstead, NY - February 22, 2019 - The Homicide Squad has made a second arrest in connection with a shooting that occurred on Monday, February 18, 2019 at 2:47 a.m. in Hempstead.


One Man And Woman Shot In The Rockaways: NYPD

QUEENS, NY — Two people were shot in Far Rockaway, Queens on Friday afternoon, police said. The shooting happened at Grassmere Terrace and Beach 25th St., according to police.


The Durst Organization Debuts Two Rental Towers at 10 Halletts Point in Astoria, Queens

Leasing has officially launched for a new, two-towered development by The Durst Organization in Astoria, Queens. Located at 10 Halletts Point, the 22 and 19-story towers are just the first components of a sprawling, seven-building development that will eventually comprise 2.4 million square feet. It


Queens nurse charged with scheme of falsifying records and other crimes to increase her pay

A registered nurse was indicted on Tuesday for allegedly filing false timekeeping records of home care visits to patients in order to fill her pockets with thousands of extra dollars she did not earn, according to Queens District Attorney Richard Brown.


NYPD hate crimes task force investigating Nazi drawings found at an elementary school

New York (CNN)The New York Police Department's Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating Nazi drawings found Friday morning at an elementary school in Queens, Detective George Tourovakas told CNN.


Officials: Dropped thermos may have caused deadly Queens bus crash

FLUSHING, Queens -- A freak accident involving a dropped thermos might have causeda bus crash that killed three people in New York City, federal safety investigators said Thursday.


Historic Black Churches in Long Island, New York, Pass the Torch to Millennials

For millennial Ashley Brown, returning to the pews at Jackson Memorial AME Zion Church in Hempstead has been less about making joyful noise in the choir than creating change in her community.


Man Shot In Flushing After Dispute, Police Say

FLUSHING, QUEENS — The NYPD is investigating a shooting that left one person injured just blocks away from Flushing Meadows Corona Park, an NYPD spokesman said. A 30-year-old man was shot around 6 a.m. in the intersection of Maple Avenue and College Point Boulevard following a dispute with another g


Man fatally shot on Brooklyn street — police

A 23-year-old man was fatally shot during a clash in Brooklyn, officials said Saturday. The victim was on E. 94th St. near Ditmas Ave. in East Flatbush about 5 p.m. Friday when a gunman opened fire outside a residential home, hitting him in the chest and arm, officials said.


Man allegedly shoots sister’s boyfriend to death in Brooklyn

A man allegedly shot and killed his sister’s boyfriend in Brooklyn on Friday, sources said. The suspect shot his 23-year-old rival in the stomach and arm when he opened fire in East Flatbush at about 5 p.m., according to police sources.