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Kew Gardens sex predator sentenced to 2 years prison

November 13, Staff Report

A 58-year-old Kew Gardens attorney who operates his law office out of his house has been sentenced to two years in jail for engaging in sexual acts with two underage girls, according to the Queens District Attorney’s Office.…

Pet Lovers Seek Permanent Dog Run In Forest Park

November 23, By Domenick Rafter

Residents near Forest Park want the city to fence in paradise and put up a “barking lot.”

They are getting together to gather support and find ways to fund turning a makeshift dog run near the Overlook section of the park into a permanent play area for man’s best friend.…

U.S. Attorney Pays Forest Hills A Visit

November 21, By Domenick Rafter

The 112th Precinct Community Council meeting got a visit Wednesday from the borough’s top federal prosecutor.

Robert Capers, the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, spoke to the council Wednesday night at the 112th Precinct house in Forest Hills and fielded questions on a wide variety of topics from lack of prosecution of bankers responsible for the 2008 financial crisis to working with the NYPD.…

Identity Thefts, Scammers Drive Crime In 112th Precinct

November 21, By Domenick Rafter

Crime is down in the 112th Precinct, but grand larcenies are up in both the past month and on the year due to identity theft and scams.

Scam artists preying on citizens, especially the elderly,…

No Post-Election Hate Crimes In Forest Hills/Rego Park Precinct, cops say

November 17, By Domenick Rafter

Despite rumors on social media that have left many residents concerned, the 112th Precinct said Wednesday there have been no reported hate crimes in the command since the election of President-elect Donald Trump on Nov 8.…

The Queensway Meets Resistance In Forest Hills

by Domenick Rafter

Advocates for the Queesnway, a 3.5-mile linear park planned for an abandoned Central Queens rail line, faced a hostile crowd Tuesday night at the Forest Hills Civic Association meeting, where the group Friends of the Queesnway presented their plans for the first phase of the proposed greenspace.…

DOT To Hold Queens Boulevard Reconstruction Workshops as part of Phase III

The NYC Department of Transportation is planning public workshops focusing on the reconstruction of Queens Boulevard in Rego Park and Forest Hills, the third phase in a large redesign project for the busy corridor.

Vikram Sihna, Queens borough planner for the DOT,…

Assaults On Seniors Shake Community

by Domenick Rafter

A string of assaults on elderly residents in Forest Hills have some residents on edge and police working to find the culprits.

Captain Robert Ramos, commanding officer of the 112th Precinct, told Community Board 6 Wednesday night that there were several includes since mid-October where elderly people have been targeted while walking in public.…