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
Photos by Robert Stridiron; Inset provided by family

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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First-degree murder charges for Brooklyn man accused of executing an Ozone Park imam & assistant
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A Brooklyn man is scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday for arraignment on charges that he shot and killed an Ozone Park imam and his assistant on Saturday afternoon. Oscar Morel, 35, of East New York was escorted out of the 107th Precinct‘s Flushing stationhouse (which also serves as headquarters of NYPD Patrol Borough […]

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Armed robber holds up six cellphone stores across Queens and Brooklyn, cops say
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Cops have linked a pair of recent robberies — one in Richmond Hill and one in Jamaica — to a citywide robbery pattern that includes four other locations across Queens and Brooklyn over the last month. All of the locations targeted by the suspect — described as a black male, approximately 35 years old, 5 […]

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Cops cuff two men for shooting four patrons outside a Richmond Hill hookah lounge
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Detectives slapped the cuffs on two men for allegedly shooting four individuals following a dispute outside a hookah lounge in Richmond Hill early Saturday morning, according to police. Law enforcement sources said Andre Soler, 31, of 88th Avenue in Richmond Hill and Donald Jones, 27, of Bergen Street in Brooklyn participated in the shooting that […]

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