An Elmhurst woman has been charged with killing her 11-month-old son.
Nicole Kelly, 22, of 52nd Avenue, faces second-degree murder charges following an investigation into the death Sunday of her son Kiam Felix Jr. She could be sentenced to 25 years to life in prison if convicted.
Pat Toro was a soldier, both on the battlefields of Vietnam and on the political front lines when it came to veterans’ affairs.
On Friday, he died the same way he lived.
“Between the Lines,” a group exhibition by Zaun Lee, TJ Volonis and Scott Fitzgerald, connected by a shared interest of line, plane and pre-determined structure; thru July 12, Crossing Art, 136-17 39 Ave., Flushing. Info: (212) 359-4333, crossingart.com.
If it isn’t one thing, it’s another.
Residents of Pomonok Houses in Flushing, for years considered the crown jewel of public housing, are about to see some long-awaited improvements but, according to the president of the Pomonok Residents Association, a lot more needs to happen.
Attention Forest Hills and Rego Park. There’s a new sheriff in town.
After two years under the watch of Capt. Thomas Conforti, command of the 112th Precinct has been handed over to Capt. Judith Harrison after Conforti took the same job at the 109th Precinct in Flushing.
A convicted child sex offender is facing up to seven years in prison after pleading guilty last week to sharing files of child sex abuse through his computer.
Eduardo Medina, 35, of 196th Street in Hollis, pleaded guilty to promoting a sexual performance by a child and a violation of a state law that requires him, as a registered Level 3 sex offender, to notify the state of his internet identifiers, according to a statement issued Wednesday by the office of Queens District Attorney Richard Brown.
The NYS Legislature earned a B- at the end of its legislative session last month on sustainability issues from the New York League of Conservation Voters.
The environmental group published the grade in the 2014 Environmental Progress Report on July 2.
Pat Toro, the longtime former president of the Queens chapter of Vietnam Veterans of America and a retired law enforcement officer, died Thursday.
We dislike seeing a business close in Queens as much as anyone; after all, as a free newspaper, all of our revenue comes from advertising. And we of course support some government involvement in private businesses, such as the Affordable Care Act and increases in the minimum wage.
But there is a line at which the private business of a private business is just that. And we regret to see that state Sen. Tony Avella has just jumped way over that line with a piece of dangerous legislation that would give the state far too much control.
Three students from the Queens High School for Arts and Business in Corona received scholarships from Manhattan law firm O’Melveny & Myers LLP.
Sarita Santiago, Hamid Usman and Manhar Khanna were among 15 students citywide, three from each borough, honored this year by the firm, which has awarded $1.2 million to New York City public high school students since 2003.
Four Queens residents were among 17 people indicted last week in what the authorities called the takedown of a worldwide ring trafficking in khat, a leaf native to Africa that people chew to get high.
The Queens defendants are Wail Seidi, 21; Nabil Seidi, 35; Mohamed Seidi, 26; and Abubaker Seidi, 39, according to a written announcement made by state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. The AG did not say where in Queens they live or whether they are members of the same family.
The New York Court of Appeals upheld a lower court decision that the Bloomberg administration exceeded its authority by passing a ban on large sugary beverages in 2012 last Thursday.
The Portion Cap Rule spearheaded by former Mayor Bloomberg and supported by current Mayor de Blasio states that certain food establishments may not sell, offer or provide a sugary drink in a cup or container that can contain more than 16 fluid ounces.
As Vision Zero meetings pick up speed around the city, residents of Maspeth gathered Monday evening in IS 73 to voice their traffic safety concerns.
Discussions of Vision Zero — Mayor de Blasio’s ambitious initiative that strives to eliminate all traffic-related deaths by 2024 — had particular meaning in Maspeth, where just weeks ago a city Sanitation worker was crushed and killed by a street sweeper.
Supporters of the police tactic stop, question and frisk are getting ready to say “I told you so,” now that new statistics show a spike in shooting incidents.
According to the NYPD, shootings jumped 11 percent compared to the same time last year and this past weekend, there were 21 shootings alone, causing some to second-guess Mayor de Blasio’s decision to drop the city’s appeal against amendments added to stop and frisk.
The City Council approved municipal identification legislation last Thursday. It will be the largest program of its kind in the United States.
The bill’s goal is to expand access to city services for all residents, but most notably the estimated 500,000 undocumented immigrants here.
The so-called Cannibal Cop, former NYPD officer Gilberto Valle of Forest Hills, was let out of jail Tuesday after his conviction for plotting to kidnap, torture, kill and eat young women was overturned.
Valle, 30, had been locked up since his October 2012 arrest in the alleged plot he admitted discussing with people online but insisted was just a fantasy he never intended to carry out. He faced life in prison.
Residents of Southeast Queens are expecting to hear this week how the Port Authority will respond to their appeal of plans to move runway operations closer to residential neighborhoods.
Attorney Clyde Vanel, who filed the appeal in federal court in New York City on behalf of the Eastern Queens Alliance back in March, sought to dispel the thought that residents are just anti-airport.
A hastily called meeting of the Queens Library Board was hastily canceled last Thursday under pressure from some of the elected officials seeking to reform the embattled institution, led by Borough President Melinda Katz.
A faction of the divided board was plotting to work out a new deal with President and CEO Tom Galante in advance of tighter restrictions on their governing capabilities that were about to be signed into law by Gov. Cuomo. It is the same faction that recently voted, by a narrow majority, to continue defying City Comptroller Scott Stringer’s demands for all the library’s financial records for an audit he is conducting.
Rabbi Menachem Schneerson sometimes appeared to be larger than life: always charismatic, sometimes controversial and a prolific writer and speaker on the Jewish faith, education and far broader subjects.
He had legions of devoted followers in the Chabad Lubavitch faith, and also had his critics. Others believe he could be God’s anointed Messiah.
(Family Features) Millions of Americans are finding out that the online payday loan they took out was provided by an illegal lender. These thieves have duped consumers into paying exorbitant interest rates and sky high fees on loans — robbing them of their hard-earned cash.