Flushing man beaten by driver after a fender-bender is still fighting for his life
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They’re praying for a miracle — and justice. Family members of a Flushing man assaulted and critically injured following a minor traffic accident in the neighborhood on July 22 want his attacker and an accomplice — an NYPD school safety agent — held accountable for their actions. Chun Man Tse, 68, remains on life support at a local hospital after being assaulted […]

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Justice prevails for autistic children who were forced to sit on overheated school buses
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Justice was served for two autistic children who endured sweltering conditions on their school buses, after a lawsuit against the New York City Department of Education (DOE) concluded on Monday. The lawsuit was originally filed by Public Advocate Letitia James in August 2015, due to the DOE’s failure to provide sufficient air conditioning on school buses […]

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Man who fired at police officers in Jackson Heights gets 20 years to life
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After shooting at two cops in Queens 2011, a Manhattan resident will get jailed for 20 years to life after pleading guilty to two counts of first-degree attempted murder. On Dec. 2, 2011, in Jackson Heights, two uniformed police officers, Stephen Danisi and Matthew Ferrara, were on a foot patrol when a passerby alerted them […]

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Firefighter and his wife used second home in Howard Beach to steal Sandy relief funds, DA says
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A FDNY firefighter has been charged with grand larceny, and his wife additionally with forgery and other crimes, for filing claims to FEMA to collect Hurricane Sandy benefits. Christopher Poje, 43, and his wife Margaret, 39, allegedly collected more than $25,000 in benefits, according to Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown. According to the criminal […]

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UPDATE: Contractor sentenced to prison time for hustling big money from Queens residents
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A 49-year-old Long Island contractor was nailed on grand larceny and other charges for home improvement scams that fleeced Queens and Long Island residents out of hundreds of thousands of dollars.   Derrick Burrell (also known as James Gray), of Saint Marks Avenue in Rockville Centre, who worked for “A Team Property Services,” pleaded guilty Tuesday morning to […]

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