Happy Tuesday, queens! Let all of you know what’s going on locally to start today on an informed note.
First of all, the weather forecast for the day:
A little sun, then clouds. High: 41 Low: 35.
Here are the best stories today in Queens:
- Police are looking for two men linked to a series of bank robberies in Queens of the west. Suspected thieves have struck up a dozen banks over the past month, including locations in Astoria, Long Island City, Maspeth, Crown, Rinsing, Middle Village, and Elmhurst East – and got away with at least $ 17,800 in cash. One of the suspects is described as a fair-skinned male in his mid-thirties with dark hair and facial hair, and the other suspect is described as fair-skinned. (Sunnyside Post)
- a siesta Queens man was found with an arsenal of weapons in the Midtown Port Authority bus terminal. Port Authority the cops fell on Francisco Vicente, 36, around 4 a.m., taking a nap in the north wing of the terminal in a lounge reserved for passengers with tickets. Vicente was searched after admitting he did not have a ticket, and police found an assault rifle, two loaded magazines, dozens of rounds and a 7-inch Bowie knife on him, along with small quantities crack and marijuana. Vicente was detained pending charges of trespassing, criminal possession of weapons and possession of controlled substances. (Yahou!)
- A local nonprofit has issued an urgent appeal for donations to maximize a matching grant of $ 10,000 and help local residents in need. (SCS), which offers a wide range of essential programs for people of all ages, needs to fundraise because a public charity will match any donations made to the group. The funds raised will be used to pay for the group’s core programs such as after-school programs for young people, programs for the elderly, English classes, immigration legal services and support for home caregivers. (Rinsing post)
- Shocking images posted on TIC Tac captured the moment one new York A state soldier opened fire on a driver of a stolen car after trying to escape on Sunday afternoon. The clip shows MTA bridges and tunnels officers stopping 2021 Acura sedan in the Manhattan– and Bronx– demarcated lanes of the occupied Queens before the vehicle took off and struck a second uninvolved vehicle, which then struck a state soldier. A soldier fired shot after shot at the suspect’s vehicle, but did not hit anyone. Both the driver, Joshua Viorato, 21, of Queens, and a 17-year-old passenger from Bronx were taken into police custody. (New York Post)
- Police released a photo of the bicycle groper who grabbed a woman’s crotch in Astoria Park last month. The suspect was riding his bike in the park around 9:15 a.m. on Saturday 23 October when he approached the 41-year-old victim from behind, before getting between her legs and grabbing her crotch and breasts. The suspect is described as being around 18 years old, 5 feet 4 inches tall, with a fair complexion and brown hair. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers Hotline. (Astoria Post)
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- Borough of Queens President Donovan Richards: “As we begin Hanukkah, I hope everyone celebrating in #Queens is with family and enjoying each night of the beautiful Festival of Lights. I am grateful to be a part of this annual Lighting Menorah at Federoff Triangle. Thank you for our Jewish community and all they contribute to our borough. Happy Hanukkah everyone! ” (Facebook)
- Queens Botanical Garden: “⏱❄️ Countdown to Winter Wonders! In just 5 DAYS on Saturday come and enjoy selfies with Santa Claus (donations welcome). At this FREE event for families, come also for live musical performances, a visit to the trees, sale at the QBG Shop and selection of drinks at the Holiday Bar for purchase. Register: https://qbgwinterwonder2021.eventbrite.com/ “(Facebook)
- Queen’s Museum: “Rethinking Residencies announces its very first symposium. Completely online and free with registration, this event will take place on December 8, 9 and 10 in conjunction with the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at ThenewSchool. Please join us, registration is free.” (Facebook)
- Queens Economic Development Corporation: “Check out our last three LIVE StartUP! Workshops in 2021. From Web Design to Financial Projection, all led by the best experts in the industry. Find out more details and RSVP by clicking on the #linkinbio” (Facebook)
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About me: Miranda Fraraccio is a born and raised Rhode Islander. She works as a freelance writer for content agency Lightning Media Partners and as a production assistant for a live storytelling show in Chicago. She holds a degree in Writing, Rhetoric and Communication from the University of Rhode Island. In her spare time, you can find her traveling, hiking, or photographing her neighborhood as a street photographer.
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