Author: christianmurray

Astoria Man Arrested for Fatal Stabbing of EMS Lieutenant in Ditmars Thursday

Sept. 30, 2022 By Michael Dorgan An Astoria man has been arrested and charged with murder for the brutal stabbing of an EMS lieutenant in the Ditmars section of the neighborhood Thursday afternoon. Peter Zisopoulos, 34, was arrested by police shortly after he allegedly stabbed 61-year-old Alison Russo-Elling to death at the 20th Avenue and… Read more »

National Night Out Against Crime to Take Place Across Queens Tuesday

Aug. 2, 2021 By Michael Dorgan Police precincts throughout Queens and across the city will celebrate the annual National Night Out Against Crime Aug. 3. Each precinct in Queens has an event planned where police officers will join residents to celebrate the neighborhood that they serve. Residents will get a chance to meet personnel from… Read more »

Voter Turnout Surged in AOC’s Queens and Dropped Where COVID Raged Worst

This article was originally published by The City on June 28 at 11:17 a.m. EST BY ANN CHOI AND JOSEFA VELASQUEZ At least 1 million New Yorkers — nearly three of ten registered voters — participated in the primary election, a far stronger showing than when the mayor’s job and most City Council seats were last up… Read more »

Flushing Community Groups Suing City Council Over Waterfront Development

Feb. 19, 2021 By Allie Griffin A coalition of Flushing-based community groups have filed suit against the New York City Council in response to its approval of the controversial Flushing waterfront development project in December. Chhaya Community Development Corporation (Chhaya CDC), MinKwon Center for Community Action and the Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce — along… Read more »

Video: Man Allegedly Makes Anti-Asian Remarks Toward Woman in Astoria Tuesday

Feb. 12, 2021 By Michael Dorgan A video has emerged on Twitter of a man allegedly making vile anti-Asian remarks towards a woman in Astoria Tuesday. The video appears to show a man following an Asian woman along the northeast corner of Broadway and 31st Street and repeatedly asking her: “Yo why do Asians eat… Read more »

Meng Seeks Constitutional Amendment to Lower Voting Age to 16

Feb. 4, 2021 By Christian Murray Congresswoman Grace Meng has introduced legislation that aims to lower the voting age in the United States to 16 years old. The measure seeks to replace the 26th amendment and permit 16 and 17-year olds to vote. The amendment would require passage by two thirds of the House and… Read more »

Tony Bennett, Famed Singer From Queens, Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease: Report

Feb. 2, 2021 By Christian Santucci The family of Tony Bennett said that the famed singer from Queens has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, according to reports. His wife, Susan, and son, Danny, revealed the diagnosis to AARP Magazine, saying that they first noticed symptoms in 2015 when Bennett could not remember the names of… Read more »

Program Offering Free Rides for Seniors in Northeast and Central Queens to Continue

Jan. 26, 2021 By Christina Santucci Seniors who live in two large sections of Queens can call for a free ride to their doctor’s office–or for a coronavirus vaccine appointment – thanks to a fresh infusion of funding to an existing transportation service. The Free Senior Transportation Program, started by Council Member Paul Vallone in… Read more »