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Food and Fun in at National Night Out Against Crime

Food and Fun in at National Night Out Against Crime

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | The temperature, like the chicken being grilled, was sizzling — but the mood was buoyant at the annual National Night Out Against Crime on Tues., Aug. 7. The event — a way for the police and the community to come together — was held locally by Chelsea’s 10th Precinct, and took […]

25-to-Life for Brutal 1993 Murder of Chelsea Gay Man

25-to-Life for Brutal 1993 Murder of Chelsea Gay Man

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | The convicted killer of James Hawkins was sentenced to 25-years-to-life in the 1993 murder, with the judge in the case telling him that the extreme violence used in the killing warranted a maximum sentence. “I find that the extensive brutality… leaves me no other option than to sentence you to the […]

State Health Commish Gives Pot a Go

State Health Commish Gives Pot a Go

BY NATHAN RILEY | In a report that will be read by public health officials across the country, the New York State Health Department has declared that legalizing marijuana would bring positive benefits; the “pros outweigh the cons,” opined Dr. Howard Zucker, the state health   commissioner. The report, which went public two weeks ago, makes […]

Police Seek Information on 1991 West Side Murder

Police Seek Information on 1991 West Side Murder

BY NATHAN RILEY | It started with a 2015 phone call from New Zealand to the NYPD’s Cold Case Squad answered by Detective Bob Dewhurst. Trish wanted to know if anything could be done to find her brother’s murderer from more than two decades earlier. It’s a case that touches on fears shared by gay and […]

Morningside Heights Students Join Nationwide Walkout Over Guns

Morningside Heights Students Join  Nationwide Walkout Over Guns

BY TEQUILA MINSKY | As 10 a.m. approached on Mar. 14, the middle and high school students in Morningside Heights’ Columbia Secondary School for Math, Science & Engineering (CSS) poured from its W. 123rd St. entrance, across from Morningside Park, and circled the adjoining school yard. They stood relatively silent for 17 minutes in memory of […]

Guilty Plea in Elderly Manhattan Man’s 2012 Murder

Guilty Plea in Elderly Manhattan Man’s 2012 Murder

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | Before pleading guilty to the murder of an 87-year-old man in the man’s Murray Hill apartment, Miguel Abarentos was preparing to offer an extreme emotional disturbance defense in the 2012 homicide. “He was hyper-sensitive to certain slights,” Toni Messina, Abarentos’ attorney, said following the 30-year-old’s plea in Manhattan Supreme Court on […]

Five Federal Charges for Port Authority Bombing Suspect

Five Federal Charges for Port Authority Bombing Suspect

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | The man accused of detonating a device near the Port Authority Bus Terminal during the early morning commute of Mon., Dec. 11 has been charged with five federal counts. Prosecutors charged Akayed Ullah, 27, with the use of weapons of mass destruction, bombing a place of public use, destruction of property […]

After Port Authority Terror Blast, Resilient Commuters Carry On

After Port Authority Terror Blast, Resilient Commuters Carry On

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | An explosion of what police called a “low-tech” pipe bomb in a tunnel near the Port Authority early on the morning of Mon., Dec. 11, sent a shock through the city and a ripple of panic through one of the world’s busiest bus terminals. Akayed Ullah, 27, was under arrest for […]

Brooklynites Describe Bombing Suspect as ‘Shy’ and ‘Quiet’

Brooklynites Describe Bombing Suspect as ‘Shy’ and ‘Quiet’

BY COLIN MIXSON | Cops busted a Brooklyn man suspected of nearly blowing himself up in a botched subway bombing on Mon., Dec. 11 that injured three straphangers and shocked residents who never considered their neighbor could be an alleged terrorist. A Flatlands local described 27-year-old Bangladeshi immigrant Akayed Ullah, who once resided in the […]

Terror Suspect Arrested; Three Sustain Minor Injuries from Port Authority Explosion

Terror Suspect Arrested; Three Sustain Minor Injuries from Port Authority Explosion

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | Police have identified the suspect in an early Monday morning explosion that shook commuters at one of the city’s busiest transit hubs. Akayed Ullah, 27, is in custody for allegedly detonating a “low-tech” pipe bomb at around 7:20 a.m. near the Port Authority Bus Terminal, James O’Neill, NYPD police commissioner, […]

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