Sep. 29, 2023 By Bill Parry The Breezy Point Republican who nearly shocked the Queens Democratic establishment in 2022, threw his support behind a third-party candidate for Queens District Attorney. Thomas Sullivan, a colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve, who came within 15 votes of upsetting incumbent Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato, eschewed the GOP candidate Michael Mossa of Howard Beach and endorsed retired Judge George Grasso in his bid to unseat Queens DA Melinda Katz in the Nov. 7 general election. “Our public safety crisis has now become a public health crisis. Our current politicians are responsible for a man-made… Read More
Aug. 15, 2023 By Bill Parry Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz and the NYPD announced the borough-wide expansion of her Merchants Business Improvement Program on Aug. 15. Piloted in Jamaica, Flushing and Astoria last spring, the initiative combats repeat shoplifting and the harassment and threatening of customers and store staff by a handful of repeat… Read More
An Edgemere man was indicted in the murder of 10-year-old Justin Wallace in Arverne during a 2021 drive-by shooting that was allegedly sparked by an argument over a shared parking spot between neighbors.
Jul. 4, 2023 By Bill Parry Despite her landslide victory in the June 27 Democratic primary, Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz is reminding her supporters that there is still work to be done in her re-election bid. Katz acknowledged that retired Judge George Grasso, who had a disappointing second-place finish in the primary, will continue… Read More
Jun. 22, 2023 By Bill Parry An Albany man admitted that he was responsible for the death of his own son while driving under the influence and crashing his car in Far Rockaway in the summer of 2020. Victor Mitchell, 37, of Central Avenue, pleaded guilty Wednesday to aggravated vehicular homicide before Queens Supreme Court… Read More
Retired state Supreme Court Judge George Grasso was in Flushing on June 15 where he received endorsements in his campaign for Queens district attorney from two Asian-American political advocacy organizations just two days before the start of early voting for the June 27 Democratic primary election.
Jun. 15, 2023 By Ethan Marshall Queens Borough President Donovan Richards and District Attorney Melinda Katz hosted a pride celebration on Wednesday, June 14, at Queens Borough Hall where several leaders in the LGBTQIA+ community were honored for their work and activism. “Happy Pride, Queens! I thank everyone who helped us celebrate, including Queens District… Read More
A Long Island mother and son are each facing more than two decades in prison for a fatal shooting in Far Rockaway in 2020, Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced Wednesday. Katz called the Valley Stream residents “diabolical” for killing an unarmed man in a dispute over a paltry sum of money.
May. 12, 2023 By Bill Parry A Far Rockaway man on May 11 was criminally charged with attempted murder and other crimes in connection with a shootout earlier this month that sent bullets crashing into a neighborhood yeshiva and two parked cars, according to Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz. Jeffrey Morel, 31, of Brookhaven Avenue,… Read More