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From Albany to South Ozone Park, officials from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority have been saying they realize the need to radically re-examine the 434-page draft plan to redraw and modernize the bus system in Queens.
“We’re going to take a second look, a third look, and as many as it takes to get it right,” Mark Holmes, chief officer of Operations Planning for MTA Bus, told residents Thursday evening at a jam-packed meeting at the Langston Hughes Library in Corona.
“We’re here to get this right.”
A Great Neck, LI man faces manslaughter charges in Queens for allegedly distributing the drugs used in the overdose deaths of his girlfriend in 2017 and a Bayside man in 2018.
The city has agreed to place only women — not single men, as first planned — at the 200-bed homeless shelter planned for 127-03 20 Ave. in College Point. The facility is expected to open this week.
A city cop’s got the smuggler’s blues after allegedly moonlighting as a cocaine cowboy helping transport the drug around Queens in what turned out to be a sting operation.
NYPD Officer Ishmael Bailey, 36, of Staten Island was charged with first-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, first-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, second-degree conspiracy, second-degree bribe receiving and official misconduct, the Queens District Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday. If convicted he faces up to 15 years in prison.
The crowd in College Point wasn't exactly loving what Jackie Bray had to say on Wednesday night.
Around 150 residents were at the jam-packed Poppenhusen Institute and an overflow crowd of dozens waiting outside. The talk of the neighborhood — the extremely unpopular plan to open a homeless shelter for 200 single men, mostly from Queens, in September 2019 at 127-03 20 Ave. — was at the College Point Civic Civic & Taxpayers Association meeting at the historic building.
It’s official. College Point will get a homeless shelter with 200 men.
Less than three weeks after dozens of people protested the idea, the city approved using the four-story brick building at 127-03 20 Ave. house the undomiciled as early as next September.