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A mass robber terrorizing Ridgewood over the last few weeks is finally off the streets after being arrested in Brooklyn last Wednesday, according to 104th Precinct Capt. Christopher Manson.
At a media briefing held at the precinct last week, Manson announced that he believes Bryant Aguilar, 21, of Menahan Street in Bushwick is the man behind the string of five knifepoint robberies within the 104th Precinct between Feb. 21 and Feb. 24.
Queens Library Executive Director Tom Galante may now be the target of a federal probe into his spending of taxpayer funds.
Agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the city Department of Investigation came to the Central Library in Jamaica last Friday with subpoenas for both Galante and the library’s construction management consultant, the Daily News reported Wednesday.
CFE-style lawsuit launched to raise school spending
TA coalition of advocates and individuals, including Community Education Council 28 in Central and Southeast Queens, and a parent from Far Rockaway, are suing the state to increase its funding for education.
Anyone who has watched the evening news over the last month has seen the dramatic images of the civil unrest sweeping through Ukraine.
Since the protests, known as Euromaidan, over now-ousted president Viktor Yanukovych’s decision to stop Ukraine from entering on the path to potentially joining the European Union in the future began last November, over 100 protesters and a dozen law enforcement agents have been killed.
NYPD Chief Philip Banks III last week was named as the 13th recipient of the William Tucker Garvin Award, an honor given out every year by the office of Queens District Attorney Richard Brown.
The award is presented during Black History Month to an individual of African-American heritage in recognition of outstanding public service.
(BPT) - Have you ever felt that new technologies, from smartphones to Internet apps, are moving so fast that it’s hard to keep up?
The commanding officer of the NYPD’s 113th Precinct said on Monday that the one crime that is greatly increasing over last year also is one of the mos preventable.
Grand larceny auto, better known outside law enforcement circles as car theft, has more than doubled in the 113th this year, with 20 reported as of Sunday, up from nine in the same period in 2013.
State Sen. Greg Ball (D-Patterson) slammed Mayor de Blasio’s municipal ID card legislation during a debate with Councilman Danny Dromm (D-Jackson Heights) on “Up Close with Diana Williams” on Sunday morning.
The bill, which will be drafted by Dromm — a big advocate for immigration reform — was briefly discussed by the mayor during his State of the City Address two weeks ago.
Although no one has been charged yet, the Luzerne County Pa. coroner’s office said earlier this week that the death of Bayside resident Michael Deng, 19, has been ruled a homicide.
Deng, a freshman at Baruch College, was being initiated into a fraternity during a hazing weekend at a rented house in the Poconos. As part of the ritual, he was allegedly made to wear a heavy backpack and was blindfolded while he was repeatedly tackled by fraternity members. He suffered major brain trauma.
(BPT) - Diving beneath ships. Parachuting out of aircraft. Clearing Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs). Navy Explosive Ordnance (EOD) Technicians control weapons and render safe explosives on land, in the water or wherever perceived threats may lurk. Protecting others by handling situations with steady hands and even steadier nerves.
The Jamaica man accused of stabbing his wife and toddler daughters to death before attempting to flee to Mexico has his next scheduled court date on Friday — St. Valentine’s Day.
A schedule provided by the office of Queens District Attorney Richard Brown says that Miguel Mejia-Ramos is scheduled for a return date, technically the time at which his lawyer has an opportunity to answer his client’s charges of murder in the deaths of his wife, Deisy Garcia, 21, and their daughters, Daniela, 2, and Yoselin, 1.
Mayor de Blasio’s press office is denying that he wielded any influence whatsoever this week when he called top NYPD brass following the arrest of a member of his transition team.
What is known is that the Rev. Bishop Orlando Findlayter, head of the New Hope Christian Church in Brooklyn, was pulled over after 11 a.m. on Monday night by officers in the NYPD’s 67th Precinct when he made an improper turn.
An alleged cockfighting ring that was holding the bloody fights in a Woodhaven basement was busted this past weekend, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Sunday.
The following is a transcript of Mayor de Blasio's State of the City Address, as prepared, sent to the media before the speech was delivered.
Mayor de Blasio gathered community members in Brownsville, Brooklyn, on Thursday to announce that he has reached an agreement with the civil rights lawyers who challenged the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk practices, allowing some of the reforms ordered by federal District Judge Shira Scheindlin last summer to be carried out.
The reforms including the appointment of a federal monitor were appealed by former Mayor Bloomberg when Scheindlin found that the city’s policies were unconstitutional and often led the NYPD to resort to “a policy of indirect racial profiling.”
It’s that time of year again: the annual slicing of the state-issued parking placard by state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside).
A major proponent of cracking down on the use of phony state-issued parking placards, Avella sliced a copy of his valid one on Friday at his office in Bayside to inspire action by the state and city governments.
It was straight out of a Saturday morning children’s television comedy — a man confined to a hospital is able to confound security by the ingenious tactic of switching clothes with one of his visitors and allegedly sauntering right out the door.
Only residents, elected officials and police are not laughing over the fact that Raymond Morillo, who was confined to Creedmoor after completing a sentence for manslaughter and assault, was able to do just that on Jan. 28, and get more than 1,000 miles away before he was caught at a bus station in Memphis, Tenn. the next night.
Today Mayor de Blasio gathered with press and community members in Brownsville, Brooklyn, to announce that he has reached an agreement with the civil rights lawyers who challenged the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk practices, allowing some of the reforms ordered by federal District Judge Shira Scheindlin last summer to be carried out.
Vincent Asaro, 78, a reputed top member of the Bonanno organized crime family, was arrested by the FBI last Thursday in a pre-dawn raid at his Howard Beach home and charged with taking part in the 1978 heist of $6 million in cash and jewels at JFK Airport. He was also charged with murder for allegedly killing a man whom he believed to be an informant.
“[Asaro] devoted his adult life to the Bonanno crime family, with a criminal career that spanned decades,” said Loretta Lynch, U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York, in a statement. “Neither age nor time dimmed Asaro’s ruthless ways, as he continued to order violence to carry out mob business in recent months.”
The intersection of Francis Lewis Boulevard and 121st Street in Cambria Heights has a park, traffic coming from five directions and a long history of motor vehicle mayhem.
Now it has a traffic light, and Councilmen Donovan Richards (D-Laurelton) and Daneek Miller (D-St. Albans) were calling it a victory for the neighborhood last Friday as the city Department of Transportation now has the light up and running.
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The man wanted by police in the savage killings of a 21-year-old Jamaica woman and their two toddler daughters was arrested in Texas late Monday night a little more than 24 hours after the three were fund stabbed to death in their Jamaica apartment.
The NYPD confirmed that Miguel Mejia-Ramos — who was arrested by Texas authorities while using the name Alex Jiminez — surrendered without incident at a highway checkpoint on Interstate 10 manned by U.S. marshals, Texas state troopers and officers from the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department and the Schulenberg Police Department.