Feb. 22, 2024 By Iryna Shkurhan Several illegal smoke shops in College Point and Whitestone were busted Tuesday by the NYC Sheriff’s Department. Officers seized a “tremendous amount” of flavored nicotine vapes, which are illegal in the state, as well as cannabis products such as edibles and joints that cannot be sold without a state license. The officers were able to fill dozens of large garbage bags with the confiscated products during the afternoon raids. One of the locations targeted was Whitestone Essentials on 150th Street. The officers from the sheriff’s department, with assistance from the 109th Precinct, simultaneously raided… Read More
Feb. 21, 2024 By Iryna Shkurhan Queens Councilwoman Vickie Paladino is leading an initiative to offer free mammogram screenings for breast cancer this March, ensuring access to this crucial health service. Paladino, who represents Whitestone, College Point, Bayside, Little Neck, Douglaston and parts of North Flushing, is offering the free service to her constituents on Mar. 1st. A mobile mammography bus, which is equipped with x-ray machinery to bring the service to women who may not have access to a practitioner, is provided by the American-Italian Cancer Foundation. The dedicated bus travels across the five boroughs, providing free mammograms and… Read More
A Long Island woman was sentenced to more than 20 years in prison for speeding through an NYPD roadblock while drunk and killing a highway patrolman in a 2021 hit-and-run collision on the Long Island Expressway in Fresh Meadows.
Feb. 21, 2024 By Ethan Marshall The number of felony assaults across Queens increased during the 28-day period from Jan. 22 through Feb. 18, compared to the same period of time last year, according to the latest crime stats released by the NYPD Tuesday. At the same time, the number of reported burglaries experienced a… Read More
Feb. 20, 2024 By Iryna Shkurhan Almost two decades ago, as a fresh-faced teenager who just graduated from Cardozo High School, Sean Kang was arrested on cannabis charges near his Bayside home. On Monday he felt a sense of justice as he opened the doors to the area’s first legal dispensary – New Metro on… Read More
Feb. 20, 2024 By Rachel Butler Combining the world of fashion and sports, a Flushing shoe store owner has innovatively introduced baseball batting cages within his premises. The unique addition comes after owner Peter Song, 46, observed a notable absence of batting cages in Flushing and the neighboring areas. Shoe Village, located at 45-22 162nd… Read More
Feb. 19, 2024 By Iryna Shkurhan Latin superstar Jennifer Lopez is coming to UBS Arena in Belmont this summer, following the release of a new album and movie. Lopez announced her “This Is Me…Now: The Tour” last Friday, after a five year hiatus from the stage. The announcement also coincided with the release of her first studio album in over a decade, “This Is Me…Now,” which is the first of three albums to chronicle her life story. The tour will kick off in Orlando, Florida on June 26 and culminate with a final show on Aug. 31 in Houston, Texas…. Read More
A Fresh Meadows father and son are criminally charged with possessing an arsenal of loaded ghost gun assault weapons that were found after a court-authorized search was executed at their home on Wednesday.
Feb. 14, 2024 By Iryna Shkurhan Parents flooded the Queens Community Board 11 office in Little Neck last week during a Cannabis Committee meeting where four proposed dispensary sites were up for approval. Over a dozen children in attendance also held up signs that read “not the spot for pot” and “doobie a neighbor and… Read More
Feb. 14, 2024 By Ethan Marshall The number of reported rape and burglary cases across Queens dropped for the 28-day period from Jan. 15 to Feb. 11, compared to the same period of time last year, according to the latest crime stats released by the NYPD Monday. Meanwhile, the statistics show that robberies trended upward… Read More