Jamaica Man Charged For Selling Fentanyl That Killed Two
A Jamaica man was charged in a federal court in Brooklyn for distributing fentanyl that caused a man and woman to both die, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York announced on Tuesday. David Wickham, 35, also known as “Wick” and “Dogg,” allegedly distributed fentanyl and heroin between January 2017 and February 2018. Around July 30, 2017, Wickham distributed fentanyl that led to a man and woman to overdose and die, prosecutors say. In December of that year, Wickham allegedly distributed fentanyl that led a man to overdose, but he was later revived with naloxone. If convicted, Wickham faces 20 years to life in prison.
Iron Workers Praise Moya For Critique Of Inwood Rezoning
The New York State Iron Workers District Council expressed strong support on Friday for District 21 Council Member Francisco Moya after he called for the creation of a development task force to oversee rezoning in Inwood. In a letter to Moya, Iron Workers District Council President James P. Maloney wrote that, “The Iron Workers have testified against the Inwood rezoning at every step from Borough President to the Planning Commission and City Council because this rezoning will create construction by contractors and developers with records of worker deaths and injuries, wage theft, and other practices that cheat and exploit workers and the public on health care and insurance fraud.”
De Blasio And Katz Spent National Night Out in Queens
New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio and Queens Borough President Melinda Katz were on hand in Queens yesterday as the borough celebrated National Night Out Against Crime 2018. De Blasio spoke at Woodhaven’s Forest Park, located at Woodhaven Boulevard and Myrtle Avenue, the site of National Night Out in the 102nd Precinct, which serves Kew Gardens, Richmond Hill, Woodhaven and parts of Ozone Park. Later that night, Katz and Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul spoke at Forest Hills’ MacDonald Park, located at 8720 Queens Blvd, for Night Out with the 112th Precinct, which serves Forest Hills and Rego Park.
Upcoming L Train Maintenance Will Impact Queens Trains Beginning This Weekend
Here’s a taste of what’s to come next year: The MTA will be conducting preparatory weekend work on the L train line ahead of the large-scale shutdown coming in April 2019, leading to service changes along the M line this weekend. Beginning Friday, Aug 10 and 11:30 p.m., the L train will operate only between Broadway Junction and Canarsie-Rockaway Parkway stranding residents of Glendale and Ridgewood looking to commute into the city. During the day on Saturday and Sunday, M trains will operate from Middle Village to Essex Street, then via the F line from Broadway-Lafayette to Lexington Avenue/63rd Street, then via the Q line to 96th Street. The MTA will accomodate straphangers affected by the L train outage with shuttle buses and local bus service.
Dead Fetus Discovered In Airplane Toilet At LaGuardia Airport
An American Airlines employee cleaning the bathroom of an airplane at LaGuardia Airport on Tuesday made a grisly discovery—a dead fetus. The employee discovered the fetus in the bathroom’s toilet in the early morning, CBS News reported. The flight had arrived at the airport Monday night after departing Charlotte, North Carolina. The employee realized something was amiss when the toilet was discovered filled with a large amount of toilet paper, according to CBS. When the attendant began removing the toilet paper, the foot of what appeared to be a fetus was seen in the toilet. “As we continue to learn more about this tragic and sensitive situation, we are actively cooperating with law enforcement in their investigation,” an American Airlines spokesman told CBS.
CO Gets DUI In North Corona
An off-duty city corrections officer was jailed early Tuesday morning after being busted for driving drunk in Corona, the New York Daily News reported. Christopher Walker, 27, was pulled over after police saw him change lanes without using his turn signal on Grand Central Parkway near 111th Street in North Corona at around 1 a.m, according to police. Upon inspection, police realized that Walker was drunk. Walker is being charged with drunk driving and making an illegal signal and will be tried in Queens County Criminal Court, according to authorities.
NYPD and Koo Award First Youth Study Group Graduates At 109th Precinct
District 20 Council Member Peter Koo will celebrate the graduation of 15 students from the 109th Precinct’s first tutoring class tonight beginning at 5:30 p.m. Over the summer, the Chinese-American Planning Council partnered with the precinct to host study groups in mathematics and English language arts for eight weeks, helping the district’s children to succeed. Koo will be joined by Deputy Inspector Keith Shine, Commanding Officer of the 109th Precinct and Lois Lee, Director of the Chinese-American Planning Council Queens School-Age Child Care Center. The ceremony will take place at the 109th Precinct, located at 37-05 Union Street.
‘Ya Gotta Bereave’ — Free Therapy For Miserable Mets Fans
New York Mets fans struggling with their team’s lousy season now have somewhere to else cope besides the WFAN airwaves. An online mental health marketplace is giving free, confidential therapy sessions to Flushing faithful who fill out a form asking for their most difficult moments as fans. New York-based UMA Health made the offer this week after Tuesday’s 25-4 loss to the Washington Nationals, the worst loss in Mets history. “Hey Mets fan, Please leave us your email address, and your most difficult Mets moment, for your free therapy session,” the UMA Health website says. Read more coverage about the offer here.