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Elmhurst man charged with attempted rape

Police have arrested and charged a Queens man almost a month after he allegedly attempted to rape a 23-year-old woman in Elmhurst.

Thursday 09/11/2014
Community Board 9 wants fewer bars
Posted: September 11, 2014

During their first meeting back from the summer, Community Board 9 members — in no uncertain terms — announced they were done with the high density of bars and nightclubs in the district area.

Faced with several new liquor licenses and a renewal, several members of the board at Tuesday night’s meeting at Villa Russo in Richmond Hill suggested voting down all of them, despite their applications being submitted on time, without any discrepancies and no complaints about the specific owners or locations. The reason? There are too many already.

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The consequences of September selflessness
Updated: September 11, 2014 - 12:35 pm

When Queens residents Patricia Workman, Joe Ramondino, Christian Foggy and John Licato awoke from their slumbers 13 years ago today, little did they know that war would be waged against their city and their country that sunny late-summer morning.

For these four responders and thousands more just like them throughout the New York area, a different kind of war has raged on internally in the years since the attacks of Sept. 11.

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Despondent man kills son, wife, self
Updated: September 11, 2014 - 1:04 pm

Police believe a troubled Flushing man in debt killed his wife and daughter early Tuesday morning and then took his own life.

Jong Lee, 50, a truck driver, allegedly slashed the throats of his wife, Sung Lee, 54, and their son, Brian Lee, 15, and piled the bodies on the living room floor of their sixth-floor apartment at 143-40 Roosevelt Ave.

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Bratton questioned by City Council
Updated: September 11, 2014 - 12:42 pm

There were a lot of things the public and even city lawmakers wanted to hear from Police Commissioner Bill Bratton when he sat before the City Council on Monday.

What is going to happen to the officer who allegedly killed Eric Garner? Is the NYPD racist? How will cops be trained to handle escalated situations without excessive force? What are you going to do?

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School traffic safety on CB 10’s agenda
Posted: September 11, 2014

The September meeting of Community Board 10, held last Thursday — the first official day of school — in the Knights of Columbus Hall on Lefferts Boulevard in South Ozone Park, buzzed with words of caution concerning traffic safety.

“Please watch where you’re driving,” state Sen. Joe Addabbo. Jr. (D-Howard Beach) said, reminding residents of the five-point penalty for driving past a stopped yellow school bus.

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Wanted: Queens Center mall groper
Posted: September 11, 2014

Police are looking for a man wanted for groping two women inside the Queens Center mall last Thursday, Sept. 4 — shortly after flashing two women at the nearby office of this newspaper.

According to authorities, the suspect, described as a Hispanic male between 30 and 35 years old, approached a 25-year-old female employee of a clothing store, placed his hand on her legs and grabbed her genital area over her clothing around 3 p.m.

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Jamaica duo arrested for June JFK bag theft
Posted: September 11, 2014

Port Authority Police last Thursday recovered two designer handbags worth over $40,000 that were allegedly stolen three months ago from a traveler’s checked luggage at JFK Airport. Officers also arrested two Jamaica residents accused of stealing them.

Joe Pentangelo, a spokesman for the PAPD, identified the alleged culprits as Elepcia Barrientos, 38, and Lenny Hernandez, 42.

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103rd takes a new look at Operation Impact
Posted: September 11, 2014

The commanding officer of the NYPD’s 103rd Precinct spoke a lot about numbers on Tuesday night at a meeting of his community council.

And Deputy Inspector John Cappelmann likes the numbers he has been seeing in his five months in Jamaica.

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Police look for three in attempted robbery
Posted: September 11, 2014

The NYPD is searching for three suspects wanted for the attempted robbery of a cab driver in Howard Beach last month.

Police say the three suspects — all males who frequent the neighborhood — were in the cab at 99th Street and 160th Avenue at about 11:30 p.m. on Aug. 30 when one of them put the driver in a chokehold and punched him repeatedly. Cops say they attempted to remove some of the driver’s property, but either did not or were not able to.

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