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Korean War Veterans Armistice Day gains annual recognition in New York City Council
Korean War Veterans Armistice Day gains annual recognition in New York City Council

Jul. 19, 2024 By Anthony Medina

The New York City Council is expected to begin recognizing Korean War Veterans Armistice Day annually starting this month following the approval of a resolution sponsored by Queens Council Member Robert Holden.

Holden’s approved resolution honors those who served and died in the Korean War every year on July 26 — the landmark day in history when the three-year conflict ended in 1953. Holden says his legislation serves to remember those veterans who are often forgotten.

“The Korean War, often called the ‘Forgotten War,’ was largely overshadowed by World War II and the Vietnam War,” said Holden. “Recognizing Korean War Veterans Armistice Day ensures that the bravery and contributions of these veterans are never forgotten.”

AG James announces dismantling of Queens-based ghost gun trafficking operation

New York Attorney General Letitia James announced Wednesday the takedown of a prolific Queens-based gun trafficking crew accused of selling firearms and ammo at an East Elmhurst playground, the Queens Center Mall and other locations around the borough.

James secured a 625-count indictment charging five men for participating in the gun smuggling ring, which involved selling dozens of ghost guns, assault weapons, high-capacity magazines and hundreds of rounds of ammunition.

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NYPD searching for burglary crew that targeted nearly 30 laundromats in Queens and others in Brooklyn and the Bronx

Police from the 110th Precinct in Elmhurst are looking for three masked men who broke into Susan’s Laundromat at 85-12 Grand Ave. at around 3:15 a.m. on Monday, June 24, while a fourth member of their crew acted as a lookout near their getaway car parked in front.

The burglars stole $1,800 in cash and removed a payment machine for the laundry room continuing an undetermined amount of cash.

Law enforcement ghost car crackdowns continue with dozens of vehicles seized on Whitestone Bridge: MTA

MTA Bridge and Tunnel officers, the NYPD and law enforcement partners impounded 55 vehicles from motorists crossing into Queens on the Whitestone Bridge on Monday, July 8, as a multi-agency crackdown continued unabated.

Governor Kathy Hochul announced on Tuesday that through 25 joint enforcement operations focusing on ghost plates and persistent toll violators on bridges and tunnels throughout New York City, 1,540 vehicles have been impounded, 339 arrests have been made and 12,007 summonses have been issued so far this year to drivers who owe more than $12.5 million in unpaid tolls and fees.