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108th Precinct Homicide – The NYPD is asking the public’s assistance identifying a suspect wanted for a homicide and assault that occurred on July 13 at approximately 4:49 a.m. in front of 68-10 Roosevelt Ave. Police responded to a call of a male stabbed and observed two victims; the first victim, identified as Isaac Martinez, […]

Cemetery Hosts 5k Run for Slain Officer

Cemetery Hosts 5k Run for Slain Officer

By Luis Gronda Staff Writer A cemetery sitting on the Queens-Brooklyn border will host its first ever 5K run in honor of a slain police officer. Cypress Hills Cemetery will host the 5K on Sunday, Sept. 8 in remembrance of fallen NYPD officer Peter Figoski of the 75th Precinct in Brooklyn. Figoski was shot and killed […]

Citi Bike Comes To LIC

Citi Bike Comes To LIC

By Trisha Sakhuja Staff Writer Queens residents will see more cyclists on the streets as part of a new program, New York City’s Bike Share network, Citi Bike. By September, 10 select locations across Long Island City will enable Queens to become a part of the nation’s largest public bike share system. Combined efforts in […]

Artist Overcomes Addiction, Turns To Music

By Joe Marvilli Staff Writer Unlike many of today’s mainstream rappers, Charlie Scott uses his music both to inspire others and as an outlet to talk about relatable issues. The Whitestone-based musician not only started writing and performing as a source of encouragement for his listeners, but to heal himself from a drug addiction. He […]