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.”
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).
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.
This past weekend, NYE party goers rang in the new year with rapper Nelly at Resorts World Casino. The St. Louis rapper performed his hit songs “Hot in Herre” “Ride With Me” and “Country Grammar,” leading up to the ball drop and champagne toast provided by Resorts World.
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.