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  1. One person dead in Memorial Day shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 28 | New York Post

    A 27-year-old man was shot once in the neck, and a 28-year-old man in the hand, on 104th Street near 107th Avenue in Jamaica around 11:20 a.m., authorities said. The younger man was rushed to Jamaica Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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  2. Riders of the 'forgotten' subway line angry with MTA's new planRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 24 | New York Post

    The MTA's proposed 10-year subway signal overhaul plan covers nearly everything from A to Z - well, maybe not Z. The $37 billion "Fast Forward" program championed by new NYC Transit head Andy Byford promises upgrades to signals in at least part of every outdated line in the system - except for the J and Z. Not counting the already-modernized L train, an outline of the proposal released Wednesday shows improvements for every other line in the system plus the five-station Rockaway Beach shuttle. An MTA source said that the signal replacement schedule was sequenced to prioritize lines that serve the largest percentages of the system's 5.7 million daily riders - leaving the 190,000 riders who use the J and Z on an average weekday out of luck.

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  3. Notoriously unforgiving fans have given share of free passesRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 28, 2018 | New York Post

    So I was listening to my man Costello on the radio with Joe Benigno and Evan Roberts the other day, and they brought up a fascinating subject: In a sports town where almost nobody ever gets a pass, who has gotten the biggest pass ever? Benigno, no surprise, picked Todd Bowles, a particular favorite of his. Costello mentioned pre-2015 Terry Collins.

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  4. FDNY brags about diversity - then hires firefighter who went on racist tiradeRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 18, 2018 | New York Post

    The FDNY touted its growing racial and gender diversity as more than 300 probationary firefighters graduated on Wednesday - but that didn't stop a bigot from joining the department. Among those giving the white-gloved salute in their new dress uniforms was Joseph Cassano , the son of former FDNY Commissioner Sal Cassano.

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  5. Queens is in the middle of a middle-class housing boomRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 14, 2018 | New York Post

    Most folks pay through the nose to live in New York City, but many in search of affordable middle-class housing are finding some relief in Queens. Residential housing is booming in the borough.

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  6. Woman busted trying to smuggle $110K worth of cocaine at JFK AirportRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 11, 2018 | New York Post

    U.S. Customs officials discovered a passenger at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York attempting to smuggle six pounds of cocaine hidden inside a liquor bottle. Officials reported Jamaican citizen Stefisha Miller had landed at JFK from Kingston, Jamaica's capital, on Sunday when U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers found two bottles of Bailey's Irish Cream in her duty-free box - and one of the bottles contained a bag of white powder.

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  7. De Blasio aide busted with gun in carRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 8, 2018 | New York Post

    The gun seized from the Infiniti carries an eight-round clip, but only had three rounds in it when it was found, sources said. The officers were scanning the area for suspicious activity after the NYPD's ShotSpotter system detected five gunshots on nearby 109th Avenue around 10 p.m., authorities said.

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  8. Neighbors of unhinged man killed by NYPD said cops did the right thingRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 7, 2018 | New York Post

    After watching a two-minute compilation of surveillance footage showing Saheed Vassell pointing the head of a soldering torch at passersby , neighbor Sharon C. conceded police were not "100 percent wrong" to open fire. "I was very upset, but when I saw the video, I have to give it to cops.

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  9. State AG to probe police shooting that killed Brooklyn manRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 5, 2018 | New York Post

    New York's Attorney General is investigating the NYPD shooting death of a Brooklyn man, who was holding a curved metal pipe that looked like a gun, officials said. Saheed Vassell, 34, whose family says he is bi-polar, was fatally shot by cops just before 5 p.m. Wednesday on the corner of Utica Avenue and Montgomery Street - steps away from his home in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn.

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  10. Man reunited with runaway dog finds out he's not the only ownerRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 30, 2018 | New York Post

    A Queens pooch owner was overjoyed when police found his runway pooch - only to lose it again when cops discovered the pup belonged to a family, who'd lost the pet years earlier. "I'm happy, but also lost," a tearful Kenneth Colson, 54, told The Post on Friday.

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  11. 4 NYC babies die in one day in tragic incidentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 24, 2018 | New York Post

    Four babies, none older than six months, died across four boroughs in less than 24 hours Friday into Saturday, officials said. The first of the heart-rending deaths came at 11:20 a.m. Friday when the mother of Tamiyah Davis came home to find her unresponsive and bleeding from her nose in the family's East Harlem apartment, cops said.

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  12. Jamaica's miracle bobsled team in jeopardy after coach quitsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 14, 2018 | New York Post

    Jamaica's bobsled team is off to a rocky start in PyeongChang after its coach quit just days before its runs at the Olympics. German Sandra Kiriasis, a 2006 Olympic champion, quit on the team after she was asked to change her role.

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  13. Five firefighters injured after truck crashes through wallRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 12, 2018 | New York Post

    Five firefighters were injured when their truck careened through the wall of a building while responding to a blaze in Queens Sunday night, according to FDNY officials. Members of Engine Co.

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  14. Suspect wanted for randomly punching 70-year-old on subwayRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 11, 2018 | New York Post

    The 70-year-old man was struck in a Manhattan-bound E train as it was stopped at the Sutphin Boulevard station in Jamaica about 7 a.m. Dec. 16. The attacker then rushed off without saying a word, cops said. Authorities are investigating whether the assault was part of the "knockout game" - in which an attacker randomly sucker punches a stranger with the goal of knocking the person into unconsciousness.

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  15. FDNY firefighter arrested for assaulting traffic agentRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 27, 2017 | New York Post

    A New York City firefighter was arrested Wednesday morning after he ripped the shield off a traffic agent's jacket in anger over a parking ticket she wrote him in Queens, police sources said. Frank Miscioscia, 36, was parked in violation of alternate side parking rules while shopping at a supermarket at 101st Avenue and 124th Street in Jamaica at 8:20 a.m., the sources said.

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  16. Homeless Services employee threatened to shoot coworker in headRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 11, 2017 | New York Post

    A Department of Homeless Services supervisor in charge of overseeing transportation of the homeless to shelters citywide is under investigation for allegedly threatening to blow out an underling's brains with a handgun over a work dispute, The Post has learned. "He said, 'You know, I'm a big Jamaican man.

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  17. Golden Krust calls CEO's suicide a 'devastating loss' in note to workersRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 4, 2017 | New York Post

    Employees arriving to work Monday at the Golden Krust plant in the Bronx - where the founder and CEO of the beef-patty empire killed himself over the weekend - were met with a message from the family-owned business' rep calling the death "a devastating loss." In the message, posted outside the door of the Park Avenue warehouse in Claremont, company spokesman Steven Clarke told workers he wanted them to know how "proud" Lowell Hawthorne was of them.

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  18. Golden Krust CEO killed himself over tax debt, fears of probeRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 3, 2017 | New York Post

    A family member told detectives that Lowell Hawthorne, 57, admitted the huge tax debt to some of his relatives, and was "acting funny" and "talking to himself" in the hours before his suicide, a law-enforcement source said Sunday. Surveillance video shows the meat-pie mogul shooting himself in the head at his office inside the Golden Krust bakery and warehouse in The Bronx, said the source, who was briefed on the NYPD investigation into the shooting.

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  19. Teacher allegedly gave student gifts and cash for sexRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 25, 2017 | New York Post

    A Queens high-school teacher became a student's "sugar daddy" - showering her with gifts, cash and a no-show job in exchange for sex, investigators found. Howfield, 56, who taught Spanish at North Queens Community HS, is also a licensed attorney.

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  20. What Usain Bolt needs to stay in the fast laneRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 17, 2017 | New York Post

    Runner Usain Bolt knows a thing or two about watching the clock. After all, the 31-year-old Jamaican is widely considered the greatest sprinter of all time, with eight Olympic gold medals, 11 World Championship titles and world records in the 100-, 200- and 4 100-meter races.

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