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Man Who Attacked Protesters in Whitestone Arrested: NYPD

June 4, 2020 By Michael Dorgan A knife-wielding man who tried to attack a crowd of peaceful demonstrators in Whitestone on Wednesday has been arrested. Frank Cavalluzzi, 54, faces a number of charges – including criminal possession of a weapon – following his attempt to attack protesters on Clintonville Street, according to police. About 10… Read more »

City Comptroller Calls on de Blasio to Cut NYPD Budget

June 4, 2020 By Allie Griffin The New York City Comptroller is calling on Mayor Bill de Blasio to slash more than $1 billion from the NYPD budget over four years — as the city faces a looming fiscal crisis and many are calling for police reform. Comptroller Scott Stringer penned a letter to de… Read more »

Hundreds March to Jackson Heights Assembly Member’s Office to Demand Action on Police Accountability

June 3, 2020 By Allie Griffin Hundreds of people marched to Assembly Member Michael DenDekker’s office Wednesday demanding that he support police reform measures. The protesters demanded that DenDekker, who represents Jackson Heights, East Elmhurst and parts of Woodside, do more to support state efforts to hold police officers accountable. They claim that DenDekker’s recent… Read more »

Sunnyside Memorial for George Floyd Draws Large Crowds

June 3, 2020 By Michael Dorgan A memorial that has gone up in front of a Sunnyside woman’s home honoring George Floyd is gaining plenty of attention and many supporters. The memorial – which contains a picture of Floyd and several signs – was erected Monday outside the home of local singer Cathy Maguire at… Read more »

Peaceful Protest Against Police Brutality Took Place in Astoria Tuesday

June 3, 2020 By Michael Dorgan A peaceful demonstration took place in Astoria Tuesday as protesters lamented the killing of George Floyd. Hundreds of people gathered at the intersection of Steinway Street and 30th Avenue at around 1 p.m. to protest Floyd’s death that occurred at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer more than… Read more »

All New Yorkers Can Now Be Tested for Coronavirus

June 3, 2020 By Allie Griffin All New Yorkers can now be tested for the novel coronavirus, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday. The mayor said that anyone can be tested for COVID-19 at any of the more than 150 sites across the five boroughs. COVID-19 testing, he noted, was previously prioritized for the elderly… Read more »

Queens DA Launches Bureau Targeting Predatory Lenders and Housing Scammers

June 3, 2020 By Christian Murray Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz has established a new bureau tasked with investigating and prosecuting predatory lenders, housing scammers and contractors who fail to pay their employees prevailing wage. The new unit, called the Housing and Worker Protection Bureau, will work with other agencies to prosecute con artists and… Read more »

Subway to Return to Full Day Service Monday as City Begins to Reopen

June 3, 2020 By Allie Griffin The New York City subway system will return to full service during the daytime Monday, as the city begins to reopen. The Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) will increase subway service to its normal hours during the day as approximately 400,000 workers are estimated to return to work beginning June… Read more »

Commonpoint Queens Receives $30,000 Donation For Summer Internship Program

June 2, 2020 By Michael Dorgan A local community-based non-profit has received a substantial donation to fund its summer youth internship program. Commonpoint Queens, which has offices in Forest Hills and Little Neck, received $30,000 from real estate firm Cord Meyer Development, the non-profit announced Monday. The money will help fund 12 summer student internships with… Read more »