Flushing has one of the highest chronic hepatitis-B rates in the city, report finds
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More than 100,000 New Yorkers are infected with hepatitis B, and a large number of those battling the liver disease reside in Flushing. According to a city Health Department report released this week, Flushing has the second-highest rate of hepatitis B cases in the city, trailing only Sunset Park in Brooklyn, which has 744.8 cases per […]

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Jamaica man arrested for the 2015 murder of an aide to Governor Cuomo ahead of West Indies Carnival
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The man wanted for the murder of Carey Gabay, a former aide to Governor Andrew Cuomo, in Brooklyn last Labor Day was arrested Friday, police announced. According to law enforcement officials, Micah Alleyne, 24, of Van Wyck Expressway in Jamaica has been charged with murder, criminal possession of a firearm and reckless endangerment in connection […]

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Proposed Wyckoff Avenue pedestrian plaza should be a true community center, city says
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After several months of community outreach and workshops, including a One-Day Plaza event, the Department of Transportation (DOT) has heard the community’s concerns and are working to alleviate the problems at the dangerous Myrtle/Wyckoff Avenue intersection. Representatives from DOT presented their findings to Community Board 5’s (CB 5) Transportation Services and Public Transit Committees during […]

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Gang members sentenced to 25 year to life for kidnapping, murdering a man and dumping the body in Forest Park
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Two Brooklyn gang members will be spending years behind bars for kidnapping and murdering a Williamsburg man and dumping his body in Forest Park in 2012, Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson announced on Wednesday. The defendants — identified by the DA’s office as Tramel Cuencas, 24, and Irving Gavin, 28, both of 702 Warwick Street […]

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Attorney from Howard Beach stole $600K from the estate of a dead judge, prosecutors say
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A lawyer from Howard Beach found himself in handcuffs this week after being indicted for allegedly stealing nearly $600,000 from the estate of a late civil court judge, prosecutors announced on Wednesday. Frank Racano, 54, is accused of milking approximately $587,160.46 left behind by Civil Court Judge John L. Phillips Jr., a Brooklyn resident who died […]

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