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
Sep. 5, 2023 By Bill Parry Jamaica resident Stephen Giraldo pleaded guilty in Queens Supreme Court on Tuesday, Sept. 5, to attempted murder charges for slamming into his estranged wife with his SUV and then stabbing her in the presence of their three children who witnessed the assault as passengers in their father’s vehicle. The mother survived the attack but has not regained consciousness since the December 2022 assault and remains under care, according to Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz. Giraldo, 36, of 144th Street in Jamaica, pleaded guilty to attempted murder before Queens Supreme Court Justice Michael Yavinsky who… Read More
Aug. 21, 2023 By Bill Parry A Flushing man was found guilty on Aug. 18 of attempted murder in the Wolverine-style attack on peaceful Black Lives Matter demonstrators in June 2020, first charging at them wearing a glove with serrated blades and then attempting to run them over driving his SUV on the sidewalk in… 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
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. 29, 2023 By Zachary Gewelb A New Hyde Park man has been charged with promoting a sexual performance by a child and other crimes after allegedly paying a 14-year old girl to perform a sex act and take lewd photos/videos of him in a Flushing park as well as trying to pay a 12-year-old… 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