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Three Queens juries returned guilty verdicts in separate murder trials last Thursday.
Damel Burton, 36, of Foch Boulevard in Jamaica now faces 50 years to life in prison for shooting three men, two of whom died, in Dec. 2, 2011 attacks in an apartment building and on a Q111 bus.
Area residents discussed their concerns about shaking windows, the smell of jet fuel and more with Mark Guiod of the FAA, left, and a Port Authority official last week at Maspeth Town Hall. What might actually be done about the problems remains to be seen.
Ed Knoesel of the Port Authority addresses a meeting in Maspeth recently.
“Smell the Power,” now being performed by the Black Spectrum Theater, brings the audience right into the heart of a realistic American family.
Members of the 113th Precinct’s Law Enforcement Explorer Post, with youths from 12 to 17, turned out in their full dress uniform on Monday night at the monthly meeting of the precinct’s Community Council.
The new cricket pitch at Tudor Park in Ozone Park is orientated east-west, which means balls are being hit over a fence into 80th Street. Previously, cricket players played facing north toward a higher fence, seen in the far right.
Council members Mark Weprin, left, and Jimmy Van Bramer have been mentioned as possible candidates for City Council speaker.
After Nov. 5, there will be one more race to watch before the new city government takes office and that will be who succeeds Christine Quinn as speaker of the City Council.
The position, which has only had three occupants since being created in 1989, wields tremendous power over legislation that passes through the Council and the annual budget negotiations.
Congressman Gregory Meeks, left, mayoral candidate Bill Thompson and the Rev. Floyd Flake call for an end to prosecuting youth as adults.
Singer-songwriter Khalilah Rose performs original music at the Afrikan Poetry Theatre in Jamaica as part of the entertainment and networking event entitled: “How to Conquer Yourself.”
Patrol car 4444 right after it collided with a 2013 Acura and a 2003 Dodge Caravan.
August Martin High School, left, and MS 226 in South Ozone Park are both being eyed for new co-located schools the DOE wants approved this October for the 2014-15 school year, just months before the Bloomberg administration leaves office.
Democratic candidates Herbert Binger, left, and Michael Duncan, Republican Scherie Murray and incumbent Democrat Donovan Richards fielded questions on environmental topics ranging from litter to aircraft noise in Rosedale last week in a forum for candidates in the 31st City Council District.
Elmhurst, Corona and sections of Rego Park, including the Queens Center mall and LeFrak City, are part of Zone 6, the lowest-priority evacuation zone, but an area that could flood if a major hurricane made landfall near the city.
Much of Howard Beach has been placed in Zone 1 of the city’s new evacuation map, meaning residents there would be evacuated first if a hurricane struck the city again. The new evacuation zones, numbered 1 through 6, go as far north as Woodhaven and Jamaica
A Sign at a Russell Sage School Beacon rally held June 7.
Deputy Inspector Joseph Courtesis, left, has transferred to NYPD headquarters in Manhattan, while Deputy Inspector Michael Coyle has returned to the 105th Precinct, this time as commanding officer.
Len Shaier encouraged residents to obtain real-time flight information from Passur.com. to include in their noise complaints to the Port Authority. Flights departing from LaGuardia airport’s Runway 13 turn east over Kew Garden Hills and fly over Northeast Queens.
Former Councilman Sal Albanese, Democrat for mayor.