Author: bparry

Stranger gropes on-duty school crossing guard in North Corona: NYPD

July 7, 2023 By Bill Parry Police from the 115th Precinct in Jackson Heights are looking for a suspect who menaced an on-duty school crossing guard in North Corona late last month. The incident occurred around 2:40 p.m. on Thursday, June 29, as the woman was watching over the neighborhood’s children at the corner of… Read more »

DOT truck explodes on Vernon Boulevard in Long Island City: FDNY

July 5, 2023 By Bill Parry An explosion stunned lunchtime crowds along Vernon Boulevard in Long Island City Wednesday afternoon. A truck from the city’s Department of Transportation was parked on Vernon near 47th Avenue when it caught fire and exploded just after 1 p.m. on July 5. The four DOT employees who were working… Read more »

Lawmakers gather in Astoria to unveil bill addressing pedestrian fatalities caused by oversized vehicles

June 27, 2023 By Bill Parry Armed with a new study that details the carnage on New York City streets caused by divers of SUVs and other large vehicles, Astoria Assemblyman Zohran Mamdani and Brooklyn state Senator Andrew Gounardes announced new legislation that would increase the registration fees for oversized personal vehicles. The lawmakers were… Read more »

Astoria-based HANAC provides services to help seniors live independently

June 21, 2023 By Bill Parry With the arrival of summer and the inevitable heat waves posing a challenge for the city’s elderly, along with the exorbitantly high cost of living, a western Queens-based nonprofit is reminding elderly New Yorkers that they do more than build and operate senior affordable housing. Since it was founded… Read more »