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Police release sketch of person of interest in Karina Vetrano case, a deadly crash on the LIE and 8 more top stories from around Queens this week

The “World’s Borough” had an up-and-down week this week with a crash on the LIE in Maspeth that left three dead and a man trying to kidnap an 11-year-old girl during a tennis match at Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

There was some good news as a former Councilman from the 30th District is walking to raise money for Down syndrome awareness.

Here are the top stories from the week.

  1. State Senator Jose Peralta called Roosevelt Avenue “the new old Times Square” and wants to “clean up” the area with a one-year ban on new liquor licenses along the corridor in Jackson Heights.
  2. A chain reaction crash along the Long Island Expressway in Maspeth left three dead and 11 others injured.
  3. Police have released a sketch of a man they want to talk to regarding the rape and murder of Howard Beach’s Karina Vetrano.
  4. An annual street festival along Fresh Pond Road in Ridgewood has been shortened to two days instead of four.
  5. A Holiday Inn in Corona was sold $37.35 million and will most likely be turned into condos.
  6. A man tried to kidnap an 11-year-old girl while she watched a tennis game with her family during Arthur Ashe Kids Day in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park.
  7. Over one thousand people came out to march throughout Maspeth to protest the proposed homeless shelter at a Holiday Inn Express in the neighborhood.
  8. Residents of Maspeth turn their back on the DHS commissioner during a public hearing regarding the planned homeless shelter.
  9. A son was charged with slashing his mother’s throat in Bayside.
  10. A former NYC Councilman is walking to raise money and awareness for Down syndrome.

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