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Ulrich Wants Cuomo’s COVID-19 Nursing Home Policies Investigated

May 26, 2020 By Michael Dorgan Queens Council Member Eric Ulrich has called for an investigation into Governor Andrew Cuomo’s nursing home policies during the COVID-19 pandemic. Ulrich, who represents a district in southern Queens, says Cuomo’s ill-judged nursing home mandates contributed to the alarmingly high number of deaths at those facilities. The councilman penned… Read more »

More COVID-19 Test Sites Opening in Queens, Including Far Rockaway

May 26, 2020 By Allie Griffin More than 10 new COVID-19 testing centers will open in Queens over the next month — including three facilities in the hard-hit Far Rockaway neighborhood, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced this morning. The city opened two of the new sites today and plans to open the rest throughout the… Read more »

Queens District Attorney Establishes Cold-Case Unit, Investigating 35 Unsolved Murders

May 26, 2020 By Allie Griffin The Queens District Attorney’s Office established a cold case unit in March and has reopened 35 unsolved murder cases since its inception, District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today. The unit is the first of its kind dedicated to investigating unsolved homicides in Queens, where there are approximately 2,200 unsolved… Read more »

Assembly District 37 Candidates Will Debate on Virtual Forum Wednesday

May 26, 2020 By Allie Griffin Candidates running for the Assembly District 37 seat will debate in a virtual forum Wednesday hosted by a handful of local community groups. The candidates, activists Danielle Brecker and Mary Jobaida and incumbent Assembly Member Cathy Nolan, will answer questions from Queens residents and the community-based groups live on… Read more »

Woman Wanted For Punching Shop Worker and Stealing Groceries: NYPD

May 26, 2020 By Michael Dorgan Police are looking for a woman who allegedly punched a shop worker and stole groceries from a Ridgewood store earlier this month. On May 17, at around 6:15 p.m. the suspect snatched produce from Fresh Pond Farm Market, located at 66-38 Fresh Pond Road, according to police. The alleged… Read more »

Two Teens Robbed Astoria Deli, Punched Store Clerk: NYPD

May 26, 2020 By Allie Griffin Police are looking for two teenagers who allegedly robbed an Astoria deli and punched a store clerk on the way out. The pair were inside the deli, located at 33-03 Broadway, on Sunday at around 5:40 p.m. when they tried to leave without paying for a number of items,… Read more »

Brooklyn and Queens Churches Will Re-Open for Limited Services From Tuesday

May 25, 2020 By Michael Dorgan The Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn will re-open churches for limited services this week. The diocese, which covers Catholic churches in Queens and Brooklyn, will resume prayer services, funerals, baptisms, and weddings from May 26. A maximum number of 10 people will be permitted to attend the ceremonies and… Read more »

Man Found Dead in Rear Yard of North Corona House Sunday: NYPD

May 25, 2020 By Michael Dorgan A man was found dead in the rear yard of a North Corona home Sunday morning. Police discovered the man’s body at 37-82 101 St. after responding to a 911 call at around 11:45 a.m., police said. The man was laying on the ground behind the two-story wood-frame house,… Read more »

Astoria Lawmakers Want Key Food Lease Extended, Store in Danger of Closing

May 23, 2020 By Michael Dorgan A group of Astoria lawmakers are trying to prevent a local supermarket from shutting in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The legislators aim to stop the real estate company that owns 22-15 31st St. from kicking out Key Food when its lease comes to an end in October…. Read more »

Daily COVID-19 Deaths Fall Under 100 For First Time in 2 Months: Cuomo

By Michael Dorgan, May 23, 2020 The number of New Yorkers that have died from COVID-19 in a single day has dropped below 100 for the first time in two months, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced today. The governor said that 84 people across New York died from the virus Friday – marking a significant milestone… Read more »