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Off-Duty EMT Takes His Own Life, Body Found Near Astoria Park: NYPD

April 25, 2020 By Michael Dorgan (Update: April 26) A 23-year-old EMT worker was found dead with a gunshot wound to his head in an apparent suicide floating in the East River Friday night, according to police. Police discovered the body of John Mondello, 23, after responding to a 911 call at around 6:50 p.m…. Read more »

Man Arrested for Stabbing Dead his 78-Year-Old Mother in Woodside

April 25, 2020 By Michael Dorgan A Woodside man has been arrested for the murder of his 78-year-old mother who was found stabbed to death inside the family home Friday, police said. David Galicia, 48, has been charged with the murder of Camelita Cabansag, who died after being stabbed in the head and the hand… Read more »

City Council Introduces Law to Protect Whistleblowers During COVID-19

April 25, 2020 By Michael Dorgan City lawmakers have introduced legislation that would better protect whistleblowers from speaking out about safety practices at the workplace during COVID-19. The bill – which was introduced by Councilmembers Ben Kallos, Brad Lander and Speaker Corey Johnson at Wednesday’s City Council meeting – looks to protect essential workers from… Read more »

Queens Teenager Faces 25 Years in Jail for Plowing Into Cop With Stolen Car

April 24, 2020 By Michael Dorgan A Queens teenager has been charged with assault and a string of other charges for crushing a police detective with a stolen BMW Tuesday night, according to the Queens District Attorney’s office. Jorge Alvarez, 18, of Corona, injured a Nassau County detective after he was spotted by police at… Read more »

Assembly Member Kim Advocating for Anti-Bullying Lessons for NYC Students

April 24, 2020 By Allie Griffin Queens Assembly Member Ron Kim and Brooklyn Senator Kevin Parker are calling on the mayor and schools chancellor to add anti-bullying lessons to the curriculum for New York City public school students. The lawmakers said the lessons are needed as hate crimes and violence against Asian Americans have risen… Read more »

Mayor Pushing for Rent Freeze on City’s Regulated Apartments

April 24, 2020 By Allie Griffin Mayor Bill de Blasio is pushing for a rent freeze for New York City’s one million rent-stabilized tenants. The mayor is calling for a range of measures to assist New Yorkers unable to afford their rent amid the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting shutdown. He is also urging the state… Read more »

78-Year-Old Woman Found Dead With Trauma to Her Body in Woodside: NYPD

April 24, 2020 By Christian Murray A 78-year-old woman was found dead with trauma to her body in Woodside this morning, according to police. Police received a 911 call at around 7:50 a.m. today that a woman was unconscious inside 67-14 41st Ave. Upon arrival, police found her unconscious and unresponsive with trauma to her… Read more »

AOC the Lone Congressional Democrat to Vote Against $484 Billion Relief Package

April 24, 2020 By Christian Murray The House of Representatives passed the $484 billion relief package yesterday that was supported by every House Democrat except for Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Ocasio-Cortez, who represents New York’s 14th Congressional district–the hardest hit district by COVID-19 in the nation, took exception to the bill arguing that it did little… Read more »

Collaborative Poetry Project Celebrates Beauty and Resilience of Queens

April 24, 2020 By Allie Griffin Dozens of poets have put together an illustration of the beauty and resilience of Queens with an interactive recorded poetry project. Queensbound, founded in 2018 by writer KC Trommer, collects poems about the borough — from Long Island City to Jamaica — and embeds audio recordings of each at… Read more »