FDNY answers call for safety in Ozone Park amid rash of blazes started by kids playing with fire
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After three major fires across New York City over the last two weeks — one of them in Queens Village — FDNY Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro visited Ozone Park for an FDNY fire safety event on Monday to teach children the dangers of playing with fire. Each of the fires were started by unsupervised children […]

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Ozone Park imam’s alleged killer has been indicted on a first-degree murder charge
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A grand jury handed down on Monday a first-degree murder charge for a Brooklyn man accused of executing an Ozone Park imam and his assistant on a neighborhood street earlier this month. Oscar Morel, 35, was arrested on Aug. 15 for fatally shooting Imam Maulana Akonjee and Thara Uddin on the afternoon of Aug. 13 as […]

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Nonprofit wants to turn former Ozone Park coffee factory into a homeless shelter
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A transitional facility has been proposed for a former coffee factory in Ozone Park, according to a letter given to Community Board 9. The facility is being planned by a nonprofit group called Breaking Ground, which seeks to help homeless people with immediate needs, such as food, bathing and short-term shelter. Still early in its […]

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Stepmom charged with fatally strangling a 9-year-old girl inside their Richmond Hill home
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The stepmother of a 9-year-old girl found dead in the bathroom of her Richmond Hill home on Friday night has been charged with her child’s murder, police announced on Saturday. Shamdai Arjun, 55, faces murder charges for allegedly strangling Ashdeep Kaur, 9, to death in the third violent tragedy to grip south Queens this month.   […]

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4-month-old baby found dead in South Ozone Park home
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An infant was found dead in a South Ozone Park home early this morning, police said. On Aug. 18 at 2 a.m., police responded to a 911 call for an unconscious infant at 135-39 115th St. They found a 4-month-old male baby unconscious and unresponsive inside the home. Quinn Chirichigno was transported to Jamaica Hospital, where […]

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