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One hundred frozen turkeys were gobbled up in less than an hour last Thursday outside the Richmond Hill Library, making their way into homes ahead of Thanksgiving.

They were provided by the Queens Center mall and the giveaway was put on by Councilmember Lynn Schulman, Community Board 9 and the 102nd Precinct.

Capt. Jeremy Kivlin, commading officer of the 102nd Precinct, gave Community Board 9 an update last Thursday on what he called a “significant incident.”

Last month, a double shooting occurred outside of Blend Lounge on Atlantic Avenue in South Richmond Hill. The incident, Kivlin said, possibly stemmed from a parking dispute outside the club and police now have a person of interest.

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz visited the 102nd Precinct Community Council Tuesday night to speak about some of the pressing issues around the city right now. Top of mind was bail reform.

The new bail laws, she noted, went into effect on Jan. 1, 2020, the same day she took office.


A 16-year-old student was reportedly caught with a gun at Epic High School in South Richmond Hill last Thursday.

The student reportedly showed off the gun that was in his backpack to a classmate and another student witnessed the act and reported it to school authorities.

Det. Brian Simonsen was shot and killed while responding to an attempted robbery in Richmond Hill in 2019. On Saturday, he was honored with a …

Fallen NYPD Det. Brian Simonsen was honored with a co-naming on 118th Street in Richmond Hill last weekend. His mother Linda, left, and wife, …