Serial Jamaica crank caller and cop impersonator finally convicted, says Queens DA
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He sent the cops here and there. Now, they’ve come for him. A Queens man accused of calling 911 falsely reporting emergencies has been convicted following a jury trial, Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown announced Thursday. Ronald DeShields, 41, was accused of falsely reporting incidents to 911 more than 52 times between Jan. 30 and […]

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Serial crank caller from Briarwood is busted for making false 911 calls to his apartment building
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He wasted the Fire Department’s valuable time, so now he’s set to do time. A Briarwood man was arrested this week for allegedly making dozens of phony emergency calls to his apartment building over a two-month period, according to fire marshals. Kenneth Campbell, 47, allegedly made 36 phony reports of gas leaks, electrical fires, bomb […]

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After a quarter century of service, Queens Community Board 8 chair resigns
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After more than a quarter-century of public service, Queen’s Community Board 8 (CB 8) Chairman Alvin Warshaviak is stepping down from the advisory body at the end of next month. Warshaviak, who spent 25 of his 35 years on the community board as its chairman, which represents the Queens neighborhoods of Briarwood, Flushing South, Fresh Meadows, Hillcrest, […]

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Buy – don’t rent – if you plan to live in Queens for at least three years
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Queens residents who plan to live in the borough for more than three years should probably purchase a home rather than rent, a report by StreetEasy advises. The real estate listings site released a report Monday, titled StreetEasy Tipping Point, which found that buying a home is financially more advantageous in Queens after three years, which is the shortest […]

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Subway service changes to affect 15 lines this weekend
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Construction work to upgrade and maintain stations, tracks and signal systems is affecting weekend service on many of the city’s subway lines. The MTA is advising customers to allow for extra travel time if they rely on any of these trains. 1 From 11:30 p.m. Friday, February 5, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, February 8, 1 […]

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