Police looking for Ahmad Khan Rahami in connection with Chelsea explosion

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Authorities are asking residents across New York City to be on the lookout for Ahmad Khan Rahami, who is a suspect wanted in connection to the explosion in Chelsea over the weekend. Rahami is considered armed and dangerous. The NYPD posted the following message along with the suspect’s photo, pictured left:

The FBI AND NYPD are asking for assistance in locating Ahmad Khan Rahami. Rahami is wanted for questioning in connection with an explosion that occurred on September 17, 2016, at approximately 8:30 p.m. in the vicinity of 135 West 23rd Street, New York, New York.

Rahami is a 28-year-old United States citizen of Afghan descent born on January 23, 1988, in Afghanistan. His last known address was in Elizabeth, New Jersey. He is about 5’ 6” tall and weighs approximately 200 pounds. Rahami has brown hair, brown eyes, and brown facial hair.

Share information with the NYPD at 800-577-TIPS and the FBI at 800-CALL-FBI

 

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Local resident, Mark Fuchs, is helping seniors improve their retirement plan with the HECM financial tool

 

Local resident, Mark Fuchs, is making sure that senior residents of Glendale, Middle Village, Maspeth, Ridgewood, and surrounding Queens communities are aware of the financial tools available to them.

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Mark’s financial firm, Innovative Equity Solutions, is focused on providing seniors and their families with honest and caring service, while educating them on all aspects of Home Equity Conversion Mortgages (HECM’s).

If you are a homeowner, and at least 62 years of age, a Home Equity Conversion Mortgage can give you the extra cash you need to live comfortably.

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By accessing the equity in your home, A HECM will grant you a line of credit, monthly payments, or a partial or lump sum payment.  An untapped line of credit becomes an increasing supply of tax-free cash that can be used any way the homeowner chooses.

This means that if you are granted a HECM, and you leave the line of credit available, it can protect you from a housing market crash or if the value of your house goes down.

“We approach HECM Reverse Mortgages as a “family affair”, specifically involving all members of a senior’s family, and their trusted advisors to make sure the decision is the right decision for the senior and their families,” said Mark Fuchs, Founder and President of Innovative Equity Solutions.

You can contact Mark Fuchs at 917-705-8919 or email him at mark@innovativeequitysolutions.net for a free consultation.

 

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Crowley, DOT and local leaders tour proposed light rail line

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Crowley is joined by DOT reps and local leaders.

Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley, a staunch supporter of bringing a light rail commuter service along the Long Island Railroad Lower Montauk Branch, led local leaders and representatives from the New York City Department of Transportation on a tour of the tracks.

The tour began at Fresh Pond Yards, went to 11th Street in Long Island City, 88th Street in Glendale and back to Fresh Pond Yards. The rails are currently just used to freight a few times overnight, but Crowley believes both passenger and freight could travel the line if scheduled properly. In the last budget cycle, Crowley secured $500,000 for a feasibility study of a light rail.

“I continue to believe that a light rail on the Lower Montauk branch is the best, most efficient and practical solution for Queens’ overburdened streets and public transportation lines,” Crowley said. “This tour reaffirmed the fact that this rail line must be preserved for the greatest benefit of the local community. Queens is New York City’s fastest growing borough, and we must invest in infrastructure that supports that growth.”

 

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GCOP and Glendale Property Owners Association host joint meeting tonight

The NYPD 104th Precinct Civilian Patrol (GCOP) is hosting their monthly meeting tonight and will welcome representatives from the Glendale Property Owners Association. At the meeting, they’ll discuss upcoming patrols, as well as 9/11 remembrance ceremonies this upcoming weekend and Glendale Community Day, sponsored by the Glendale Kiwanis.

As usual, the meeting will take place a 8 p.m. at St. Pancras School’s Pfeiffer Hall, 68-20 Myrtle Avenue in Glendale.

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Infant found dead inside Glendale home

The home where the child was found dead, courtesy Google Maps.

The home where the child was found dead, courtesy Google Maps.

A nine-month old infant was found dead inside a Glendale home earlier this week.

According to police, on September 5 at around 7:21 a.m., they responded to a call of an unconscious child at 80-23 59th St. When they arrived at the scene, 9-month-old Maksim Ilic was unconscious and unresponsive. EMS also responded and transported the child to Wyckoff Hospital where he was ultimately pronounced dead.

Police said there were no obvious signs of trauma on the child.

A medical examiner will determine the cause of death and the investigation is ongoing.

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City beaches closed Sunday, possibly Monday

Photo of windspeed probabilities courtesy National Weather Service

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that City beaches will be closed on Sunday due to hazardous weather. Councilman Donovan Richards, who reprents part of Rockaway relayed the message on Facebook this morning.

Due to the expected effects of Tropical Storm Hermine, Mayor DeBlasio has closed city beaches on Sunday (September 4, 2016). Extremely strong rip currents are expected. Depending on the track and strength of the storm, city beaches may need to stay closed through Monday (9/5)as well. Although the storm is NOT expected to be Hurricane strength or strike NYC directly, the effects of the storm may cause some coastal flooding and beach erosion. High tides for Rockaway Beach are expected at 11:11 AM and 11:21 PM on Sunday, 11:52 AM on Monday, 12:04 AM and 12:35 PM on Tuesday.

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Glendale, Middle Village, Ridgewood & Woodhaven to host joint 9/11 ceremony

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A photo from last year’s ceremony.

On September 11, 2001, 42 members of the Glendale, Ridgewood, Middle Village and Woodhaven Communities lost their lives during the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.

Members of the community are invited to honor the memory of those lost in a solemn ceremony at the Dry Harbor Playground in Forest Park, at the intersection of Myrtle Avenue and 80th Street in Glendale. The official ceremony starts at 3 p.m.

 

 

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Fundraiser for the Glendale Vol. Ambulance Corps

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The Glendale Volunteer Ambulance Corps will be hosting a fundraiser in the form of a motorcycle show.

The event, which will take place this Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., has a $5 donation for walk-ins and a $15 donation for those entering the motorcycle competition. Cash awards will be given to winners. The Harley Davidson truck will also be there.

Additionally, food and soda will be available and there will be a 50/50 drawing.

The fundraiser is taking place at the Glendale Stop & Shop at 64-66 Myrtle Avenue. Cross streets are Myrtle Avenue and Cypress Hills Street.

The rain date would be Sunday, August 28 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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