Author: Czarinna

Corona Man Tried to Lure 14-Year-Old Boy For Sex Via Grindr App: DA

Dec. 22, 2020 By Christian Murray A Corona man who allegedly met a 14-year-old boy online to solicit sex has been indicted on sex crime charges, according to the Queens District Attorney’s office. Eduardo Hernandez, 38, was indicted by a Queens County grand jury Monday and faces up to 7 years in prison. According to… Read more »

Three Dead in Elmhurst House Fire: FDNY

Dec. 19, 2020 By Christian Murray Three people are dead after a fire tore through a house in Elmhurst early Saturday morning. The FDNY received a call at 5:37 a.m. of a blaze inside a three-story house at 90-31 48th Ave. The fire had engulfed all three floors by the time firefighters had arrived, according… Read more »

NYC Announces Sweeping Changes to Middle, High School Application Process

This story was originally published by Chalkbeat, a nonprofit news organization covering public education. Sign up for their newsletters here: Dec 18, 2020, Christina Veiga, Chalkbeat New York The coronavirus pandemic will force major changes in the ways students are admitted to New York City’s competitive middle and high schools this year, the education department announced… Read more »

Queens Nurse First American to Receive COVID-19 Vaccine: Cuomo

Dec. 14, 2020 By Christian Murray An ICU nurse at Long Island Jewish Medical Center Queens became the first American to receive the COVID-19 vaccine Monday. Sandra Lindsay, a critical case nurse, received the shot just after 9 a.m., one day after Pfizer’s vaccine began being shipped across the country. The shot, the first in… Read more »

Close-Rikers Jail Plan Faces Pandemic-Driven Delay as Budget’s Cut by $500M

By Rachel Holiday Smith and Reuven Blau, THE CITY This story was originally published on 8/12/20 by THE CITY The city’s latest funding plan strips more than $500 million from construction of four new jails — with a building timeline that could extend two years past Mayor Bill de Blasio’s pledge to shut Rikers Island… Read more »