Author: bparry

Sunnyside in mourning: 15-year-old charged with murder of 17-year-old peer

May 10, 2024 By Bill Parry A 15-year-old girl was arraigned Friday afternoon in Queens Criminal Court for the fatal stabbing of a 17-year-old classmate she was seen arguing with before it escalated into violence in Sunnyside on Wednesday night.  Police from the 108th Precinct responded to a 911 call of a female stabbed on… Read more »

Four muggers beat and rob senior in Jackson Heights: NYPD

May 9, 2024 By Bill Parry A 73-year-old man was beaten and robbed by four young muggers near the Jackson Heights Post Office early Tuesday morning. The victim was walking at 37th Avenue and 79th Street just after 3 a.m., when he was approached by a stranger who demanded money, police from the 115th Precinct… Read more »

Jackson Heights community rallies against illegal smoke shops near schools

May 3, 2024 By Bill Parry Several elected officials representing Jackson Heights rallied with dozens of parents, school children and teachers on May 1, calling for urgent enforcement against Haze Land, located at 37-07 82nd St., an illegal smoke shop that recently re-opened after being shut down by the Sheriff’s department. Haze Land sits in… Read more »

Variety Boys and Girls Club of Queens awarded $3 million capital grant for new Astoria headquarters

  Apr. 29, 2024 By Bill Parry Variety Boys and Girls Club of Queens was awarded a $3 million capital from Empire State Development earlier this month to support the club’s redevelopment project in Astoria. The new clubhouse will be approximately 125,000 square feet and include a state-of-the-art gymnasium, 175-seat theater, regulation swimming pool, classroom… Read more »