Author: christianmurray

Disgraced former Woodside deacon sentenced to 16 years in prison for having sex with three teenage boys: Feds

March 15, 2023 By Michael Dorgan A disgraced former Catholic deacon from Maspeth has been sentenced to 16 years in prison for having sex with three teenage boys, federal prosecutors announced Wednesday. Rogelio Vega, 52, — who previously served as a deacon at Saint Sebastian Church in Woodside — was sentenced in Brooklyn Federal court… Read more »

Astoria Man Arrested for Fatal Stabbing of EMS Lieutenant in Ditmars Thursday

Sept. 30, 2022 By Michael Dorgan An Astoria man has been arrested and charged with murder for the brutal stabbing of an EMS lieutenant in the Ditmars section of the neighborhood Thursday afternoon. Peter Zisopoulos, 34, was arrested by police shortly after he allegedly stabbed 61-year-old Alison Russo-Elling to death at the 20th Avenue and… Read more »

Voter Turnout Surged in AOC’s Queens and Dropped Where COVID Raged Worst

This article was originally published by The City on June 28 at 11:17 a.m. EST BY ANN CHOI AND JOSEFA VELASQUEZ At least 1 million New Yorkers — nearly three of ten registered voters — participated in the primary election, a far stronger showing than when the mayor’s job and most City Council seats were last up… Read more »

Meng Seeks Constitutional Amendment to Lower Voting Age to 16

Feb. 4, 2021 By Christian Murray Congresswoman Grace Meng has introduced legislation that aims to lower the voting age in the United States to 16 years old. The measure seeks to replace the 26th amendment and permit 16 and 17-year olds to vote. The amendment would require passage by two thirds of the House and… Read more »

Tony Bennett, Famed Singer From Queens, Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease: Report

Feb. 2, 2021 By Christian Santucci The family of Tony Bennett said that the famed singer from Queens has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, according to reports. His wife, Susan, and son, Danny, revealed the diagnosis to AARP Magazine, saying that they first noticed symptoms in 2015 when Bennett could not remember the names of… Read more »

Program Offering Free Rides for Seniors in Northeast and Central Queens to Continue

Jan. 26, 2021 By Christina Santucci Seniors who live in two large sections of Queens can call for a free ride to their doctor’s office–or for a coronavirus vaccine appointment – thanks to a fresh infusion of funding to an existing transportation service. The Free Senior Transportation Program, started by Council Member Paul Vallone in… Read more »