Tag: courts

Astoria brothers indicted following seizure of explosive devices and ghost guns: DA

Jan. 29, 2024 By Bill Parry Two Astoria brothers were criminally charged Monday after an arsenal of improvised explosive devices and ghost guns, including assault rifles, were found inside their apartment directly across Vernon Boulevard from the Ravenswood Generating Station. Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced that Andre and Angelo Hatziagelis were indicted Monday on… Read more »

‘I don’t want to be in the darkness anymore’: Case worker sues DSS over alleged sexual abuse, retaliation

Bronx Supreme Court building

Sep. 22, 2023 By Aliya Schneider Disclaimer: This story details various accusations of sexual abuse. A homelessness case worker on unpaid leave is suing the New York City Department of Social Services (DSS) and two of its employees over allegations that an office manager subjected her to relentless sexual abuse while her supervisor turned a blind eye. The suit, which was filed by Trishana Jones on Sept. 12 in Bronx County Supreme Court against DSS — as well as her alleged harasser and direct supervisor — claims that the office manager sexually abused her from 2019-2022 and the agency failed to properly…
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DA Katz re-election campaign endorsed by teachers union, more Queens elected officials

May. 23, 2023 By Bill Parry With less than a month to go before early voting gets underway in the Democratic primary on June 17, Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced on May 22 that her re-election campaign is endorsed by the United Federation of Teachers, representing nearly 200,000 members. The union emphasized her work…
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