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  • Feds probe alleged terrorists who tried to rent giant truck in suspected Al Qaeda bomb plot

    09/19/2009 2:43:26 AM PDT · by Cindy · 34 replies · 1,811+ views
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Saturday, September 19th 2009, 4:00 AM | Various
    "Feds probe alleged terrorists who tried to rent giant truck in suspected Al Qaeda bomb plot" BY JAMES GORDON MEEK IN WASHINGTON, JUDITH CROSSON IN DENVER, KATE NOCERA, ROCCO PARASCANDOLA AND LARRY MCSHANE DAILY NEWS WRITERS Saturday, September 19th 2009, 4:00 AM Investigators probed a failed Queens truck rental for ties to a possible Al Qaeda bomb plot yesterday as a chief terror suspect tried making a deal to save his skin. The New York end of the expanding federal probe centered on seven Afghan men who tried to rent the biggest truck at a Queens U-Haul on Sept. 9,...
  • Denver Man Admits to a Possible Al Qaeda Connection, Officials Say

    09/18/2009 6:44:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies · 525+ views
    New York Times ^ | September 19, 2009 | DAVID JOHNSTON and AL BAKER
    The Denver shuttle bus driver at the center of a federal terrorism investigation has begun to cooperate with the authorities, admitting that he had perhaps unwittingly crossed paths in Pakistan with extremists allied with Al Qaeda, according to government officials briefed on the case. The officials did not indicate whether the admissions of the man, Najibullah Zazi, made during three days of intense questioning by F.B.I. agents in Denver, clarified whether he had directly engaged in terrorist activity. And it is not known whether his account could mean he will be charged with any wrongdoing. But Mr. Zazi’s discussions with...
  • Contrite St. John's Univ. student behind alleged massacre threats on Facebook...

    09/17/2009 3:21:30 PM PDT · by Cindy · 8 replies · 566+ views
    NY DAILY ^ | Thursday, September 17th 2009, 3:34 PM | Kerry Burke
    Note: Photo included. Contrite St. John's Univ. student behind alleged massacre threats on Facebook says booze to blame BY KERRY BURKE DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER Thursday, September 17th 2009, 3:34 PM PHOTO CAPTION: "Radames Santiago Jr., 18, a student from St John's, who was arrested for making threats on his Facebook page." SNIPPET: "A St. John's University freshman who posted messages on Facebook threatening to launch a "Virginia Tech attack" at the Queens campus told the Daily News that he was just drunk and never would have caused anyone harm." SNIPPET: "Santiago, who lives in Washington Heights with his mom...
  • Feds raid N.Y. apartments after suspected al-Qaida visitor

    09/15/2009 9:15:43 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 6 replies · 435+ views
    Jewish Telegraph Agency ^ | September 15, 2009
    Two New York City apartments were raided following a visit by a suspected al-Qaida operative. No arrests were made and no weapons were found in Monday's raids, according to The New York Times. The man suspected of ties to al-Qaida is of Afghan descent and has been under FBI surveillance. He visited the Queens residences over the weekend and returned to his Midwest home, according to reports. The Times reported that the five men who lived in one of the apartments were all of Afghan descent and came from the same area of Afghanistan. The U.S. Justice Department's Joint Terrorism...
  • FBI monitors Islamic group Tablighi Jamaat at Masjid Al-Falah Queens New York

    09/15/2009 5:14:06 AM PDT · by Cindy · 9 replies · 695+ views
    Bill Warner - blog ^ | July 11, 2009 | Posted by Bill Warner
    SNIPPET: "The Tablighi Jamaat (TJ) name has come up before in connection with terrorism plots, including the October 2002 Portland Seven and the September 2002 Lackawanna Six cases in the United States, as well as the August 2006 plot to bomb airliners en route from London to the United States, the July 7, 2005, London Underground bombings and the July 2007 attempted bombings in London and Glasgow, Scotland. Over the past several years we also have received several queries about TJ from U.S. law enforcement officials who are concerned about the group’s presence and activities in the United States. U.S....
  • FBI raid Queens, NY home in terror investigation

    09/14/2009 12:50:55 PM PDT · by Fali_G · 650 replies · 21,606+ views
  • 3 Queens Schools Closed Because of Flu Concerns

    05/14/2009 6:49:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies · 504+ views
    WNBC ^ | Thu, May 14, 2009 | JOHN P. WISE AND MELISSA RUSSO
    Three Queens schools are being closed Friday because hundreds of students have reported flu symptoms and four cases of swine flu have been verified including an assistant principal who has been hospitalized in critical condition. IS 238 in Hollis, PS 16 in Corona and IS 5 in Elmhurst will be shuttered for five days each. "There is an unusually high level of flu levels at those schools," Mayor Bloomberg said a press conference surrounded by Gov. David Paterson, and health and school officials. Four students and a staff member have tested positive for swine flu at IS 238. More than...
  • Queens Man Admits Supplying Social Security Numbers to Fraud Ring

    05/11/2009 5:21:46 PM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies · 717+ views
    Queens Man Admits Supplying Social Security Numbers to Fraud Ring NEWARK—A Queens, N.Y. man pleaded guilty today to supplying Social Security numbers to members of an identity fraud ring, acting United States Attorney Ralph J. Marra, Jr. announced. Yomi Jagunna, 44, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Susan D. Wigenton to one count of conspiracy to commit identity theft. Sentencing is scheduled for Aug. 12. Jagunna, whose bail is set at $1 million, was returned to custody, where he has been since his arrest on a criminal Complaint in New York on Oct. 28. A one-count Indictment charging him in...
  • QNS SCHOOL FEAR; CANCUN TRIP EYED IN SWINE OUTBREAK (who protects Americans from Mexican disease?)

    04/26/2009 7:10:22 AM PDT · by Liz · 39 replies · 1,913+ views
    NY POST ^ | 4/26/09 | ANGELA MONTEFINISE and MICHAEL BLAUSTEIN with Brandon Guarneri, Julia Dahl, Christina Carrega, Tim P
    St. Francis Prep high school seniors....likely brought in Mexico's deadly swine flu epidemic after spring-break in Cancun leaving about 200 kids ill. City health officials confirmed eight students "have probable human swine influenza" after testing positive for the swine officials put all NY hospitals on alert after nine kids complained of nausea, dizziness, headache and other swine flu symptons, which has already killed at least 81 Mexicans and sickened more than 1,300. Some residents recently returned from Mexico have called saying they were ill.....WHO said swine flu may soon be a global pandemic that killed 50 million people worldwide...

    04/26/2009 3:38:03 AM PDT · by Scanian · 24 replies · 2,139+ views
    group of Queens high school students likely brought Mexico's deadly swine flu epidemic to the city after they went on a wild spring-break party to Cancun earlier this month. Some seniors from St. Francis Prep in Fresh Meadows took the trip over Easter hiatus two weeks ago. Days later, an outbreak of flu-like symptoms erupted at the school, leaving about 200 kids complaining of being ill. Yesterday, city health officials confirmed that eight students "have probable human swine influenza" after testing positive for Influenza A, which officials say causes the swine strain of disease. "We're very concerned about what may...

    04/23/2009 7:57:33 AM PDT · by BronzePencil · 32 replies · 1,005+ views
    The New York Post ^ | April 23, 2009 | By JAMIE SCHRAM and IKIMULISA LIVINGSTON
    The head of a Queens Islamic school is accused of brutally beating a 12-year-old student over a crack made about the man's private parts, The Post has learned.
  • Video: Miss California Loses Miss USA Because She Opposes Same-Sex Marriage?

    04/20/2009 8:31:00 AM PDT · by careyb · 18 replies · 2,038+ views
    Fox News ^ | 4/20/09 | Fox News
    Megyn Kelly interviews Courtney Friel about Miss USA. It doesn't get much better.
  • Ray of Hope For Queens Homeowner (BAAAARF!)

    02/19/2009 10:31:34 AM PST · by thefactor · 50 replies · 1,279+ views
    NY Post ^ | 2/19/09 | Lorena Mongelli
    Mohammed Khoda bought his Queens home at the peak of the real-estate market, and now that "everything is crashing," he's hoping President Obama can save him from foreclosure. "It was our dream to get a home in New York City," the Bangladeshi immigrant said. "And now we only hope to be able to live here." Khoda, 59, bought his two-family home on 160th Street in Jamaica for $700,000 in 2006.
  • Catholic schools set to close may get second lease on life as charter schools, Mayor says

    02/07/2009 9:46:19 PM PST · by Coleus · 7 replies · 610+ views
    ny daily news ^ | 02.07.09 | Kathleen Lucadamo
      'The mayor is like Noah, he is throwing out a life preserver and I'm going to grab it,' Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of the Brooklyn Diocese said at City Hall Saturday. In attempt to keep cash-starved Catholic schools in Brooklyn and Queens from closing, the city may convert them into charter schools, Mayor Bloomberg announced Saturday. "We are in a flood," Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of the Brooklyn Diocese said at a City Hall press conference. "The mayor is like Noah, he is throwing out a life preserver and I'm going to grab it." The diocese has identified four schools in...
  • Monk's tale of survival inspires Teaching assistant escaped genocide in brutal Rwanda

    01/16/2009 9:57:08 PM PST · by Coleus · 9 replies · 469+ views
    nydailynews ^ | 01.15.09 | CLARE TRAPASSO
    Donat Kubwimana escaped Rwanda in a van filled with fellow Catholic monks, all fleeing the genocide that claimed the lives of hundreds of thousands of their countrymen.  Fifteen years later, the 44-year-old is working on his master's degree in French at Queens College in Flushing. On Thursday, he became a U.S. citizen. "I'm so lucky," Kubwimana said after being sworn in. Kubwimana's harrowing tale of survival and achievement has become an inspiration to his Flushing community. "Just his story could have an impact," Brother David Turmel, 60, said of Kubwimana's journey from a Catholic compound in Rwanda to Queens.Kubwimana left...
  • Teachers and Classmates Express Outrage at Arrest of Girl, 16, as a Terrorist Threat

    04/09/2005 4:32:16 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 92 replies · 2,607+ views
    NY Times ^ | April 9, 2005 | NINA BERNSTEIN
    Joyce Dopkeen/The New York Times Kimberly Lane, a teacher at Heritage High School, expressed dismay after the arrest. At Heritage High School in East Harlem, where the student idiom is hip-hop and salsa, the 16-year-old Guinean girl stood out, but not just because she wore Islamic dress. She was so well liked that when she ran for student body president, she came in second to one of her best friends - the Christian daughter of the president of the parent-teacher association, Deleen P. Carr. Now Ms. Carr, a speech pathologist who calls herself "a typical American citizen," is as outraged...
  • Queens Democrat Hit With Fraud Rap

    12/11/2008 10:55:59 AM PST · by freespirited · 5 replies · 414+ views
    NY Post | 12/11/08 | Bruce Golding
    Veteran Assemblyman Anthony Seminerio was indicted for fraud yesterday after plea negotiations in his corruption case apparently broke down. The Manhattan federal court indictment boosted to $1 million the amount of cash the Queens Democrat is charged with collecting through an eight-year, influence-peddling scheme. In early September, federal authorities charged that Seminerio pocketed money in exchange for access to Albany lawmakers. Payments allegedly went to a bogus consulting outfit linked to the Assemblyman.
  • Teacher sues city after being fired for affair with runway model student

    11/26/2008 2:12:00 PM PST · by Coleus · 48 replies · 2,144+ views
    ny daily news ^ | 11.25.08 | JOSE MARTINEZ
    Her boy toy may have been a stud, but he was no student.   A Queens teacher fired for bedding a 17-year-old male model is suing to win her job back, saying she had no idea her lover boy was enrolled in high school during their affair.  Gina Salamino, 37, contends her job as a tenured second-grade teacher at Public School 121 should have been spared because Joshua Walter was so busy catwalking he never attended a single class during the 2006-07 school year.  "They have no case," Salamino angrily told the Daily News. "There is no improper relationship."Salamino maintains...
  • Those delicate Jesuit sensibilities

    11/23/2008 9:13:06 AM PST · by Lorianne · 14 replies · 947+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | November 12, 2008 | Laura Vozzella
    <p>An economics professor from Loyola University in New Orleans traveled to Baltimore's Loyola last week to give a lecture, and everybody's been apologizing ever since.</p> <p>Everybody, that is, but the professor, Walter Block, who chalks up the flap to political correctness.</p>
  • Two in Queens killed in crash by drunken driver with violent past

    11/20/2008 6:38:58 PM PST · by Coleus · 8 replies · 711+ views
    nydailynews ^ | 11.17.08 | Erica Pearson, Barry Paddock And Jonathan Lemire
    A drunken driver with a violent past killed a hardworking livery driver and her passenger Sunday when he blew through a red light and crushed her car in Queens, cops said. Daryush Omar - who was charged with murder in 2006 but never tried - had a blood-alcohol level of more than twice the legal limit when he plowed his SUV into the livery car driven by Bessy Velasquez. RELATED: SLAIN MAN'S DAD: HE'S A COMMON THUG The mom of two died instantly along with passenger Panayiota Demetriou. Adding to the tragedy, a ghoulish passerby took advantage of the...
  • HUMBLE COP: I'M NOT THE HERO (Shot Illegal Immigrant Who Shot Two Other Officers)

    10/22/2008 1:06:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies · 1,167+ views
    New York Post ^ | Oct 22, 2008
    The humble cop who took down an illegal immigrant who shot two other officers last night in a Queens subway station said today, "I'm not a hero." Lt. Gary Abrahall put four bullets into Raul Nuñez, who jumped a turnstyle and then coldly shot two cops -- Shane Farina, who was critically wounded, and Jason Maass, who was grazed with a bullet -- with one of their own guns. "The cops that took the bullets, they're the heroes," Abrahall said today outside his house. Farina took a bullet in the abdomen and it exited through his sternum. "[Farina] is doing...
  • 2 Cops Shot In Wild Qns. Subway Melee[NY][Previously Deported Illegal Alien]

    10/22/2008 12:16:42 PM PDT · by BGHater · 43 replies · 1,569+ views
    NY Post ^ | 22 Oct 2008 | MURRAY WEISS and LARRY CELONA
    STRAPHANGERS DIVE FOR COVER IN RUSH-HOUR CHAOS A fare-beater caught sneaking into a Queens subway last night coldly shot two cops with one of their own guns after he knocked them to the station-platform floor, authorities said. The gunman then bolted - weapon still blazing at the wounded Anti Crime transit cops - and ran into a lieutenant who dodged the suspect's bullets and pumped four of his own into him. The heart-pounding, rush-hour shootout at 5:15 p.m. had straphangers ducking for cover at the F-train station at 21st Street/Queensbridge in Long Island City. The shower of bullets lasted less...
  • Questions of Size and Taste for Queens Houses

    07/07/2008 3:47:26 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 35 replies · 218+ views
    The NY Times ^ | July 5, 2008 | KIRK SEMPLE
    To the Bukharian Jews of Central Asia, a big house is an essential tradition: a place to shelter multiple generations, to hold large parties, memorials and holiday dinners, to reaffirm a community’s unity. So wherever they have put down roots, Bukharians — or, as they are sometimes called, Bukharans — have built aggressively, including in central Queens, where tens of thousands have settled since the early 1990s and the collapse of the Soviet Union. Nowhere has their love of big homes been on more opulent display than in a section of Forest Hills known as Cord Meyer, an upper middle...
  • America Supports You: Festival Queens Undertake ‘Operation Rhinestone’

    04/23/2008 4:31:41 PM PDT · by SandRat · 62+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, April 23, 2008 – In celebration of Military Appreciation Month, more than 100 festival queens will gather in Opelousas, La., on May 10 for “Operation Rhinestone.” The ladies, ages 7 to 23, will record messages of support for a DVD the Thank You Foundation will send to troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan throughout May. In addition to their verbal messages, each festival queen will write a note of support to be included with the discs. “We are very excited to be a part of this project,” said John Guinn, president and founder of The Thank You Foundation....
  • U.S. Based Revolution Muslim Website Spreading Messages of Hate

    03/26/2008 12:12:54 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 47 replies · 1,545+ views ^ | 3/26/08 |
    On any given day, log on to and a host of startling images appear: — The Statue of Liberty, with an ax blade cutting through her side; — Video mocking the beheading of American journalist Daniel Pearl, entitled "Daniel Pearl I am Happy Your Dead :) "; — Video of a puppet show lampooning U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq; — The latest speech from Sheikh Abdullah Faisal, an extremist Muslim cleric convicted in the UK and later deported for soliciting the murder of non-Muslims. Even more surprising is that isn't being maintained in some remote safe house in...
  • Livery Driver Is Charged in Baby Case (update)

    03/01/2008 4:36:59 PM PST · by happinesswithoutpeace · 18 replies · 153+ views
    NYT ^ | March 1, 2008 | CHRISTINE HAUSER
    A Queens livery driver who had become something of a hero, after he took to a firehouse a baby girl that he said had been abandoned in his cab, was arrested on Saturday after his story unraveled, the police said. A man and a woman were also arrested.
  • New Yorker charged with hate crime against Sikh

    01/30/2008 11:54:10 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 71 replies · 213+ views
    Hindustan Times ^ | January 28, 2008
    A man has been charged with a hate crime for attacking a Sikh worshipper near a Gurudwara in Queens area in New York. David Wood, 36, allegedly approached Baljeet Singh, 63, on January14, screaming: "Arab, go back to your country", and beat him up as Singh parked his car outside the gurdwara. Wood, who lives near the gurdwara, was charged with second-degree assault as a hate crime, second and third degree assault and second-degree aggravated harassment. He is being held on a $10,000 bail and will return to court Jan 30. He faces up to 15 years in prison if...
  • Ashura in Queens, New York (Barbarian Muslims Torture Selves in NYC) (Slideshow of Pics)

    01/21/2008 5:38:24 PM PST · by SeafoodGumbo · 22 replies · 1,853+ views
    Daily News ^ | 1-20-08 | Tama/Getty
    Shi'ite Muslims at the al-Khoei Islamic Center in Queens prepare to flagellate themselves during a procession marking the festival of Ashura. View the pics here.
  • Heroes race into blaze to save family (Young handyman and NYPD Officer risk all to save others)

    01/15/2008 7:06:55 AM PST · by Stoat · 5 replies · 183+ views
    The New York Daily News ^ | January 15, 2008 | PETER KADUSHIN and ETHAN ROUEN
    (Edit) James Kelley, 22, was in the Richmond Hill pizza parlor where his mother works about 3:30 p.m. when he heard screaming. "I ran outside and saw two girls screaming from the second floor" of a neighboring building, Kelley said. "All I could think was, 'I need to help.' I was just thinking, 'Save those kids.'" Unable to break through a wall of fire and smoke on the second floor, he rushed to an adjacent laundermat and grabbed a fire extinguisher. After discharging it, he ran outside for another, but by then Police Officer Joe Amato had arrived, Kelley...
  • TMLC: Battle for Bayside Nativity Won; War on Christmas Will Continue for Years

    12/20/2007 10:26:49 AM PST · by Gene Eric · 6 replies · 132+ views
    Thomas More Law Center ^ | December 20, 2007 | (no annotation)
    ANN ARBOR, MI — Persistence paid off for Frances Burke, a senior resident of Bayside, New York. For many years, the Bayside Hills Civic Association refused Burke’s request to include a nativity display in its annual holiday celebration which included a menorah and tree lighting ceremony at the public park. This year, however, Burke teamed up with the Thomas More Law Center, a national Christian public interest law firm based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, which seeks to restore public acknowledgment of the religious significance of Christmas. As a result, for the first time in its history, the Bayside Hills...
  • Man Carrying Rifle Arrested On St. John's Campus

    09/26/2007 12:44:34 PM PDT · by CaptainK · 68 replies · 353+ views
    WNBC NY ^ | 9/26/07 | WNBC NEWS
    NEW YORK -- One person carrying a rifle in a bag was arrested on the St. John's Queens campus Wednesday afternoon, police said. The man appeared to be wearing a President Bush mask, according to preliminary information from law enforcement officials. Authorities asked students and faculty across the campus to stay indoors. There was a large police presence on the campus. Areas near the site of the man's apprehension have been locked down. Police said they were possibly looking for more suspects. The St. John's University Web site issued this advisory: "A male with a rifle in a bag was...
  • Looking at the Abortion Mills in Jackson Heights

    09/16/2007 7:11:12 AM PDT · by juliej · 8 replies · 212+ views
    Twice this week I checked out the abortion mills on Roosevelt Avenue. On the whole, the community seems to be repelled by their terrible activity.
  • 40 days for Life campaign to begin in NYC

    08/30/2007 1:06:12 PM PDT · by juliej · 14 replies · 309+ views
    Volunteers are need for Jackson Heights, Queens, and Flushing for prayer vigils in front of abortion mills for a 40 day vigil beginning on September 26, 2007.
  • Councilman Gallagher indicted for rape (Queens, NY)

    08/03/2007 10:49:11 AM PDT · by Bladerunnuh · 21 replies · 1,028+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 8-2-07 | SCOTT SHIFREL
    "In my life I've made some mistakes and I've done some things I'm not proud of but I always tried my best to represent my community and hope to continue to do so," he told the News. "Obviously this is a difficult time for me and my family," he added. "But my family believes in my and know I would not do what I am accused of doing." His accuser sounded relieved when a reporter told her about the grand jury's decision but said prosecutors asked not to comment on the case anymore. On Wednesday she said Gallagher's story was...
  • Speak of the devil!

    03/05/2007 1:30:57 PM PST · by NYer · 16 replies · 570+ views
    Daily News ^ | March 3, 2007 | PETER KADUSHIN and ERNIE NASPRETTO
    He did eight years in prison for torching a Catholic church in Queens, but it didn't take long for Calvin Bostick to return to the scene of his crime. Eleven days after he was set free, Bostick returned to St. Anthony of Padua Church in South Ozone Park, sought out the pastor and allegedly beat him with a cane. "I'm just in shock. I still remember Feb. 15, 1999, when the fire happened. I just don't understand why this man would come back," said parishioner Maria Biordi-Walsh. "He must not like St. Anthony." Bostick, 48, a career felon, confronted the...
  • Queen's Royal Lancers safeguarding Iraq/Iran border

    12/09/2006 12:23:15 PM PST · by SandRat · 8 replies · 579+ views
    A Scimitar Combat Vehicle Reconnaissance (Tracked) (CVR(T)) of the Queen's Royal Lancers (QRL) on patrol in Maysaan Province BASRA -- Iraq’s border with Iran is a safer place, thanks to the Queen’s Royal Lancers. The Battlegroup began operating recently in Maysaan province, southern Iraq. The Lancers deployed as part of 19 Light Brigade, which took over as the main British Army force in the Multi-National Division in south-eastern Iraq. The QRL are equipped with Scimitar armored reconnaissance vehicles and ‘WMIK’ landrovers which are ideally suited to the mostly flat terrain, with large areas of marshland. The Battlegroup mounts regular patrols...
  • Protesters Taunt NYPD as Victim Buried (The Usual Suspects Stoke the Fires)

    12/02/2006 8:19:05 PM PST · by Pyro7480 · 31 replies · 2,041+ views
    Yahoo! News (AP) ^ | 12/2/2006 | Verna Dobnik
    Protesters taunt NYPD as victim buriedVERENA DOBNIK, Associated Press WriterNEW YORK - The man gunned down in a spray of 50 police bullets on his wedding day was buried Saturday as hundreds of angry demonstrators honored him with a moment of silence before going jaw-to-jaw with police in a bitter confrontation outside a Queens precinct house. The demonstrators taunted police, standing just inches away from a row of officers and daring the police to lay a hand on them. Some in the crowd held signs reading "Death to the pigs" and "Shoot back." "Fifty shots from the New York cops!"...
  • Meet Curtis Sliwa

    11/12/2006 12:57:32 PM PST · by Raquel · 1 replies · 282+ views
    Raquel's Commentary ^ | November 10, 2006 | Raquel Lacomba Walker
    Queens County Conservative Party For Immediate Press Release The next meeting of Queens County Conservatives is Thursday, November 16, 2006, at the American Legion Continental Post #1424, located at 107-15 Metropolitan Avenue, Forest Hills, New York at 8:00 P.M. Our featured speaker is Curtis Sliwa, well known radio talk show host and founder of the crime fighting group the "Guardian Angels". Also on the agenda will be a discussion of Election Day results, including how to continue spreading our message of pro-family and pro-American values. For more information, please contact Queens County Chairman, Tom Long at (718) 921-2158. **END**
  • Queens Man Randomly Shoots 7 - 1 Dead

    08/26/2006 7:46:32 AM PDT · by milford421 · 26 replies · 877+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 8/26/06 | milford421
    Fiend on gun runs in Queens Man busted after fires at cars, hurts 7 - cops BY VERONIKA BELENKAYA, ALISON GENDAR and LEO STANDORA DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITERS "...Investigators said the drive-by maniac shot away from behind the wheel of a green, four-door Cadillac with a navigational device on the dashboard. "It's early, but it looks like some nut in a green car shooting at guys in red cars," a police source said. "It makes absolutely no sense."... "A 9-mm. shell casing was found at one scene but it was not clear if that was the only gun used."... Chronology...
  • ICE & FBI agents arrest 31 Korean nationals throughout the NE US in federal human trafficking case

    08/17/2006 8:30:33 AM PDT · by Calpernia · 12 replies · 1,603+ views ^ | August 16, 2006 | ICE, ICE Baby
    ICE & FBI agents arrest 31Korean nationals throughout the Northeastern United States in federal human trafficking case Korean women were smuggled to U.S. work as prostitutes in brothels NEW YORK, NY -- Michael J. Garcia, United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Roslynn R. Mauskopf, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, Julie L. Myers, Assistant Secretary, United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and Mark J. Mehrson, Assistant Director-in-Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, New York Field Office, today announced that 31 individuals were arrested yesterday and charged in a wide-ranging human trafficking ring...
  • Hill Jolts Con Ed Rips 'Blunders' on Qns. Tour

    07/29/2006 2:41:10 PM PDT · by LurkedLongEnough · 12 replies · 527+ views
    New York Post ^ | July 29, 2006 | FRANKIE EDOZIEN
    July 29, 2006 -- Last week's power outage in Queens was a "classic case of blunder after blunder" that smacked of either incompetence or negligence, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton said yesterday as Con Ed warned the coming heat wave could cause problems. Some Con Ed customers hit by last week's outage could lose power for around 20 minutes this weekend as crews transfer them from temporary generators back to the regular electric grid, the utility said. Also, Con Ed issued a statement yesterday asking people in northwest Queens "to limit their energy usage as much as possible while crews reinforce...
  • Push to declare Queens blackout a disaster (NYC Power Outage)

    07/23/2006 3:38:29 PM PDT · by John Lenin · 59 replies · 1,776+ views ^ | July 23, 2006
    Push to declare Queens blackout a disaster Almost a full week of no power (Astoria-WABC, July 23, 2006) - A group of Queens political leaders urged Gov. George Pataki on Sunday to designate a section of the borough suffering from a massive power outage a disaster area, making it eligible for federal aid. "Anywhere else it would be," said Rep. Joe Crowley, D-N.Y., at a news conference in Sunnyside. "If this were an area of 100,000 people in upstate New York, the governor would have declared it a disaster area." A spokeswoman for Pataki, Joanna Rose, said the governor has...
  • 8,000 Applicants For 350 Jobs At N.J. Wal-Mart

    06/13/2006 8:45:53 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 154 replies · 2,743+ views
    8,000 Applicants For 350 Jobs At N.J. Wal-Mart BY DAVID LOMBINO - Staff Reporter of the Sun June 13, 2006 URL: Wal-Mart tomorrow will open its newest store just more than seven miles from Manhattan, in Kearny, N.J., part of its strategy to ring the city with stores in order to hasten their arrival here. The store received more than 8,000 applications for 350 jobs, a Wal-Mart executive said. Although Wal-Mart is the nation's largest retailer, boasting more than 4,000 stores nationwide, it has no outlets in the five boroughs, and in the last 16 months, two attempts at...

    06/09/2006 7:50:15 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 30 replies · 1,387+ views
    NY Post ^ | 6/9/06
    June 9, 2006 -- The Queens chapter of an international jihadist group - founded by the Brooklyn College grad accused of being an al Qaeda sympathizer - is terrorizing people in the extremist's old stomping grounds, residents said yesterday. "They have a lot of hatred [but] the police said they can't do anything about them," Kana Chauhan, president of the Jackson Heights Merchants Association, said of the radical group Al Muhajiroun. The organization is tied to suspected terrorist ally Syed "Fahad" Hashmi, a disciple of Syrian cleric Omar Bakri who was banned from speaking on English college campuses. The Queens-bred...
  • Happy surprise as US trade deficit narrows

    05/12/2006 1:32:22 PM PDT · by familyop · 13 replies · 437+ views
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12MAY06 | Telegraph
    The US trade deficit unexpectedly narrowed in March for a second month as exports climbed to a record and the value of petroleum imports declined. The shortfall in goods and services trade shrank to $62bn, the smallest since August, the Commerce Department said in Washington. The price of goods imported to the US in April jumped by the most in seven months, the Labor Department said in a separate report. Stronger European and Asian economies, along with a decline in the dollar, may spark greater demand for US exports in coming months, economists said. The smaller deficit prompted economists to...
  • Wal-Mart Eyes Site in Flushing, Then Decides To Look Elsewhere

    04/12/2006 5:59:13 PM PDT · by CAWats · 53 replies · 1,057+ views
    NY Sun ^ | April 12, 2006 | DAVID LOMBINO
    Wal-Mart appears to have backed out of a plan to move into a vacant retail space in Queens, a location that likely would have bypassed City Council review of a new store. It's the second location that America's largest retailer has been known to have eyed in Queens, and the second time in 14 months that Wal-Mart has backed down. The Arkansas-based chain has no store in New York City. Shoppers who want to patronize Wal-Mart have to go to New Jersey or Long Island, which reap the sales tax revenues. Labor unions and some politicians in New York have...

    04/04/2006 2:42:10 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 41 replies · 1,072+ views
    New York Post ^ | April 4, 2006 | FREDRIC U. DICKER
    ALBANY - Abusive state Sen. Ada Smith - who faces criminal charges for allegedly throwing hot coffee in an aide's face - was booted off a United Express flight last month after an angry confrontation with a flight attendant, The Post has learned. Smith, a Queens Democrat who pleaded guilty two years ago to running a State Police security checkpoint and who has been accused of biting a cop and assaulting another aide with a butcher knife, was kicked off Flight 7990 from Albany to Washington/Dulles International Airport on March 11, after refusing to remove a carry-on bag from her...
  • Four Queens residents killed on New York Thruway (gets flat tire and stops in traffic lane to check)

    03/19/2006 6:36:26 PM PST · by Coleus · 38 replies · 1,283+ views ^ | 03.17.06 | Nathan Duke and Howard Koplowitz
    The Flushing YMCA said four people were killed in an accident on the New York State Thruway at 7 a.m. en route to a swimming meet in Buffalo, N.Y. The victims included a 47-year-old woman, her two sons and a 14-year-old girl, who died when a tanker truck slammed into their minivan, New York 1 reported. Two other passengers in the vehicle were removed from the battered minivan and taken to a local area hospital, New York 1 reported. In addition, the driver of the tanker truck was taken to the hospital, according to New York 1. Neither the Flushing...
  • RNC Documentary Premieres at the NY Underground Film Festival

    03/08/2006 4:59:32 PM PST · by PARodrig · 20 replies · 1,533+ views
    March 8, 2006 | Paul A. Rodriguez
    My fellow Freepers: I need your help! As many of you already know, I ran for Congress in New York’s 12th CD in 2004. As part of the experience, I became one of the principal subjects of a documentary being filmed on the Republican National Convention being held in the city that year. As a result, I had a camera follow me around during my campaigning in Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan, to the convention at Madison Square Garden, to various meetings and events of our NY Young Republican Club, to my uncle’s house in Staten Island, and even to my...
  • "U.S. Out of Ireland!": The Lefto Wingnuts Do Queens

    03/05/2006 2:08:22 PM PST · by firebrand · 123 replies · 3,344+ views
    eyewitness report | March 5, 2006 | firebrand
    Congratulations to juliej for organizing this and starting the thread. Actually, there has been a group going to this parade since 2000, when Hillary, Nadler, and every MSM camera in town were there. The politicians on parade today were Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, City Council President Quinn, Congressman Anthony Weiner, Queens Councilman John Liu, Eric Gioia, and John Tasini. There may have been others that we didn't spot.Freepers in attendance: firebrand, juliej, and Raquel. Also, nonfreepers Tom, Jesse, Ann G., Lifeboat Louie (the valiant savior of the unborn, among the many who served jail time for their rescue efforts),...