Addabbo acts as principal for a day at Gate of Heaven School

State Senator Joseph Addabbo speaks to students at the Gate of Heaven School.
State Senator Joseph Addabbo speaks to students at the Gate of Heaven School.

As part of Catholic Schools Week, State Senator Joseph Addabbo visited Gate of Heaven School in Ozone Park on December 3 and was their principal for a day.

Addabbo, who is a member of the Senate Education Committee, regularly visits schools in his district. During this visit, he spoke with students about getting involved in their communities.

“Not only was it rewarding to experience the life of a principal for a day, but I have a renewed appreciation for the work our teachers and principals do for our children each and every day,” Addabbo said. “Being an educator is one of the most honorable and important jobs out there.”

 

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Man robbed of $2,500 after exiting Resorts World

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Warning: Do not agree to play a card game with people after winning big at Resorts World Casino. For one man, agreeing to play the con game three-card Monte resulted in the loss of $2,500.

After winning money at Resorts World, the victim left the casino and was approached to play the game by suspect Eddie Vasquez. The 54-year-old and two accomplices had followed the victim to the casino and then followed him out at around 4:15 p.m. After playing and losing an initial $1,000, the victim threatened to call the authorities which prompted the men to give him back the money.

But it didn’t stop there. The men returned the money but then got into the same A train as the victim where they robbed him of the $2,500.

The victim didn’t suffer any injuries and Vasquez was picked up on Jan. 13. He was charged with second-degree robbery, fourth-degree grand larceny, possession of a gambling device and fraudulent accosting. His two accomplices are still at large.

Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS or text TIP577 to ‘CRIMES’ (274637).

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Donate blood at Resorts World Casino on Friday, January 29

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Flickr/U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Resorts World Casino and the American Red Cross are hosting a blood drive Friday from noon to 5 p.m. at the Times Square Casino Level.

The first 50 donors will receive a Wheel of Fortune scratch-off New York Lottery ticket.

Participants must be at least 18 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good health.

You can schedule at appointment by visiting redcrossblood.org and entering the sponsor code: RWNYC. Walk-ins are also welcome.

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Police find World War I-era pistol in carry-on bag at JFK Airport

antique23n-1-web A man from NJ was arrested for attempting to bring a working  World War I-era pistol onto a plane at JFK Airport.

Philip S. Saada, 58, of Dear, N.J., put the .35-caliber revolver  in a carry-on bag, and was discovered when the bag passed  through the X-ray machine, Port Authority Police spokesman  Joseph Pentangelo said.

“I didn’t know it was in my bag,” Saada told police.

Saada, who was already on probation after taking a plea last year in a heroin distribution case in New Jersey, was charged with felony possession of a weapon.

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Watch the NFL 2016 Playoffs at Resorts World Casino!

Picture 5Picture 5Come out to Resorts World Casino this weekend to catch the NFL 2016 Playoffs at Bar 360!

Fans will experience the countdown to the big game on our 18″x21″ HDTV screen while cheering on their favorite football team!

Saturday, January 16th

4:35pm – Kansas City Chiefs vs. New England Patriots       8:15pm – Green Bay Packers vs. Arizona Cardinals

Sunday, January 17th

1:05pm – Seattle Seahawks vs. Carolina Panthers               4:40pm – Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Denver Broncos

And of course, all guests can try their hand at Resorts World’s popular electronic video blackjack machines!

Bar 360 is located in Resorts World Casino, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd, Jamaica, NY  11420

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Celebrate Pets-a-Palooza

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Time to give your furry friends a little treat with Pets-a-Palooza on January 9th and January 10th.

Bring them to Pet Supplies Plus of Howard Beach, located at 135-25 79th Street, for a weekend packed with special events.

For instance, there will be:
·Free Nail Trims for Dogs
·Free Samples of Pet Food
·Pet Adoptions

Additionally, Saturday will feature a raffle for a year supply of Purina dog or cat food. There will be free micro-chipping on Sunday with qualifying VIP Petcare Purchases.

The event runs Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Ozone Park mailman accused of dumping Christmas gifts

This isn’t a Seinfeld episode…

Screen Shot 2015-12-30 at 1.07.06 PMDuring the holiday, a Queens mailman was so stressed by the number of Christmas gifts/cards he was expected to deliver, that he simply threw hundreds of them in the trash.

Daniel Darby, a postman from Ozone Park, was conquered by the mass amount of holiday gifts in his early December mail, and allegedly threw the mail in a residential garbage can.

Darby also admitted to ripping open some of the mail and stealing gift cards.

He faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Full story here.

 

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Man looking for the A train wanders around JFK runway

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Indoor airport security seems to be a much debated topic. But what about the outside?

According to Port Authority officials, a man was recently found wandering on the taxiway near Terminal 8 by an airport worker. When approached, the man said he was looking for the A train and then muttered, “Don’t say sh*t about this.”

The man then took off before Port Authority police made it to the scene. At the most traveled time of the year, officials say the space is safe. But the man hasn’t been found yet alone arrested or charged with anything. It makes you wonder what else could happen right under security’s nose.

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