Nearly 90 weapons were turned in by public during a gun buyback in Laurelton
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From assault weapons to semi-automatic handguns, law enforcement agents purchased scores of firearms from the public during a gun buyback at a Laurelton church last week. Hosted by Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown, Councilman Donovan Richards and Police Commissioner Bill Bratton, approximately 89 weapons were collected at the Evangel Temple on April 16. Each gun […]

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NYPD should split the 105th Precinct to better serve southeast Queens, lawmakers say
The 105th Precinct headquarters in Queens Village is quite a distance from many area residents

Two Queens politicians are looking to ease the burden of police officers. Councilmen Barry Grodenchik and Donovan Richards introduced a resolution calling on Mayor Bill de Blasio and NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton to split the 105th Precinct into two standalone commands. The 105th Precinct covers most of the area along the Queens-Nassau border, running from […]

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Cops issue 83 summonses and confiscate 6 motorcycles in a huge Queens-wide crackdown
Photo courtesy of Twitter/110th Precinct

Officers from several Queens precincts handed out 83 summonses and confiscated six motorcycles for violations ranging from unlicensed operators to drivers going the wrong way down a one-way street. Motorcyclists are required to register their bikes with the city every year and registration expires this month, which is why the NYPD conducts the operation at this time. […]

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Congressional candidates debate hot topics at North Shore Towers
Photo by Julie Weissman

Six candidates hoping to succeed outgoing Congressman Steve Israel on Capitol Hill this November took the stage at the North Shore Towers Cinema on Thursday night for a candidates’ night forum that QNS co-sponsored. Each of the Long Island-based candidates — five Democrats and one Republican — seek to win over voters in the area of northeast Queens included in the […]

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City’s top cop disputes reported number of officers in Flushing precinct bribe probe
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Updated April 3, 2 p.m. Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said the bribery investigation involving Flushing’s 109th Precinct does not involve as many officers as previously reported. Bratton disputed claims in a DNAinfo article published on Tuesday that indicated 23 officers from the command were at the center of the probe, which stems from the arrest […]

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