De Blasio takes on traffic deaths with ‘Vision Zero’ initiative
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With 11 people, including seven pedestrians, killed in traffic accidents in just the first two weeks of the New Year, Mayor Bill de Blasio is calling for a stop to what he calls an epidemic. De Blasio and his administration is launching an interagency working group, together with the NYPD, Department of Transportation, Department of […]

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Fire breaks out at JFK Airport
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A fire at a John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport cargo building Tuesday night left more than a dozen people suffering from smoke inhalation, the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey said. The minor trash fire broke out around 7:30 p.m. on the cargo building’s loading bay of cargo building and was out […]

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Police discover alleged chop shop operation at South Ozone Park home
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Police stripped a South Ozone Park home of auto parts on Monday after discovering an alleged chop shop operation at the residence. Todd Archer, 30, and his girlfriend Tiffany Evans, 21, were arrested after cops found stripped vans, vehicle parts and tools at the 134th Street home. Local resident Ian Kusinitz rents out vehicles and […]

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Joe Abbracciamento Restaurant set to close after nearly 70 years
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A beloved Queens eatery that has fed generations for nearly 70 years will soon be serving up its last course. Joe Abbracciamento Restaurant, a neighborhood fixture at 62-96 Woodhaven Boulevard, will close March 2, as longtime owners prepare for retirement. “We just want to sit back for a little while, relax and breathe the fresh […]

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Barbara Sheehan seeks clemency, sticking to self-defense argument
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Six months ago Barbara Sheehan began her five-year sentence after shooting and killing her husband. Today, she is seeking an exception to her prison stay, and wants to serve her time for weapons possession at home. The 52-year-old Howard Beach resident fatally shot her husband, retired NYPD Sergeant Raymond Sheehan, 11 times with two different guns […]

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