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
May. 12, 2023 By Bill Parry Eight members of the Queens City Council delegation, including Speaker Adrienne Adams, endorsed Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz for re-election, her campaign announced on May 11. The elected leaders, from every corner of the borough, cited the DA’s efforts to engage communities, get guns off the streets, fight human… Read More
May. 9, 2023 By Bill Parry With less than five weeks to go before early voting begins for the Democratic primary, retired Judge George Grasso was endorsed by the Uniformed Fire Officers Association (UFOA) of NYC on May 4 in his campaign to unseat Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz. The UFOA is the union for… Read More
The Queens Chamber of Commerce welcomed five new members to its board of directors on April 25. Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz presided over a swearing-in ceremony at Bourbon Street in Bayside as part of the chamber’s annual meeting and elections of officers and directors.
Apr. 25, 2023 By Bill Parry Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz has appointed a new chief of staff and new prosecutors to her staff. Katz announced the appointment of Wendy Erdly as chief of staff after nearly a decade of public service experience, mainly at the New York State Department of Financial Services, as deputy… Read More
Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz’s re-election campaign on April 17 announced the endorsement of New York State Attorney General Letitia James. The latest endorsement builds on her support from other elected officials, organized labor unions and community groups.
Apr. 3, 2023 By Bill Parry A Far Rockaway grandmother was found guilty of gunning down her daughter’s boyfriend, who was the father of her newborn grandchild, in his Woodhaven home in 2020. Suzanne Olin, 68, of Redfern Avenue, was convicted by a jury on March 31 in Queens Supreme Court of manslaughter in the… Read More