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PAGE 2                                                     THE QUEENS TIMES                                  THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2023

                                                                                              CONSUMER ALERT:
            Park Side Restaurant                                    Attorney General James Warns New Yorkers to be Cautious

          Queens’Finest Italian Restaurant                         of Practices Targeting Jewish Communities Before Passover
                                                                      (Continued from page 1)
                                                                                                That is unacceptable and illegal.  during religious holidays,” said
                                                                                                Car wash operators, you have now  Assemblymember Nily  Rozic.
                                                                   office immediately.”         been warned. Don’t do it.”   “As the Jewish community pre-
                                                                        “Last year, we brought this       “The holiday of Passover is a  pares for Passover, it’s essential
                                                                   matter to the attention of Attor-  joyous time for those celebrating,”  that  consumers  are  cognizant
                                                                   ney General Letitia James and  said Assemblymember Daniel  of scammers and look out for
                                                                   she swiftly issued a consumer  Rosenthal. “It can also be a stress-  holiday-related price gouging.
                                                                   alert for which we are grateful,”  ful time as there is often a lot  I’m thankful to Attorney General
                                                                   said Assemblymember Simcha  of preparation that goes into it.  James for her continued efforts
                                                                   Eichenstein. “As Passover ap-  Unnecessary financial pressure  to crack down on discriminatory
                                                                   proaches again, the Attorney  should never be placed on any  practices.”
                                                                   General is being proactive and has  religious  community  by  those       Anyone who is aware of
                                                                   issued another consumer alert.  seeking to profiteer. I commend  businesses using discriminatory
                                                                   Let’s be clear. Car wash estab-  Attorney General James for pro-  practices  or  believes  that  they
          About Park Side Restaurant - An Italian Landmark in the heart of Corona,   lishments who shamelessly over-  actively protecting the people of  were charged more for services
          Queens, Park Side Restaurant is truly a destination that is worth the trip.   charge their Jewish customers  New York from discriminatory  because of their religion, race, or
          After one visit, you will be sure to be back again and again for one the   for services before the Passover  price gouging.”  background is encouraged to file
          city’s Best Italian restaurants. Bring your appetite and enjoy authentic   holiday are clearly discriminating       “Scammers constantly try new  a complaint with OAG online or
          and always delicious dishes using the freshest ingredients and attention to   against one religious community.  methods to trick consumers, even  call 1-800-771-7755.
          detail served by our professional staff. Park Side is also happy to host your
          next function with our private dining area and flexible banquet packages.  District Attorney Melinda Katz Receives

            107-01 Corona  Ave. Corona Heights, NY                        Endorsement of NYC District Council of
                  (718) 271-9274 • (718) 271-9871                               Carpenters And SMART Local 28
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                                                                      (Continued from page 1)        “SMART Local 28 is excited  District Attorneys and Investiga-
                                                                                                to endorse District Attorney Me-  tors to any construction site with
                                                                   I’m honored to heed their calls,”  linda Katz for another term,” said  an on-the-job death to make sure
                                                                   said District Attorney Melinda  Local 28 Sheet Metal Workers  worker  safety  is  always  para-
                                                                   Katz. “It has been my honor to de-  President and Business Manager  mount.
                                                                   liver for them over my first three  Eric Meslin. “Melinda Katz has       Melinda Katz was elected
                                                                   years, and with their partnership,  always fought for organized labor,  District Attorney in 2019 and
                                                                   we will continue to deliver for  never shying away from picking  inaugurated in 2020. Despite tak-
                                                                   Queens in my next four.”     the tough fights for our working  ing office in the most turbulent
                                                                        “Our over twenty thousand  class. Over her first term she has  of times, she’s provided a steady
                                                                   members demand a safe work-  made our neighborhoods safer  hand as she’s worked to keep
                                                                   place, a safe home, and a District  and kept fraud off our job sites.  Queens families safe and taken
                                                                   Attorney bold enough to pur-  We’re looking forward to build-  on crime head on. She’s led the ef-
                                                                   sue wage theft crimes that are  ing on this progress in her second  fort to take illegal and ghost guns
                                                                   far from victimless,” said NYC  term.”                    off the streets and held human
                                                                   District Council of Carpenters       District Attorney Katz launched  traffickers and domestic abusers
                         Subscribe to the                          Executive Secretary-Treasurer Jo-  Queens’ first-ever Housing and  accountable. DA Katz launched
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           Name ..............................................................................  (Continued from page 1)  violence.  We must do absolutely  murder in the second degree and
                                                                                                everything we can to get illegal  additional charges. Justice Holder
           Address ..........................................................................       Queens District Attorney   firearms off of our streets. It is  ordered the defendants, who range
                                                                   Melinda Katz, joined by NYPD   why the work of the NYPD’s Gun  in age from 17 to 40, to return to
           City..................................................Zip...........................  Commissioner  Keechant  L.   Violence Suppression Unit and  court the second week of May.
                                                                                                my Violent Criminal Enterprise       At the center of the conspiracy
              Please make check payable to: Queens Times and mail to:    Sewell, announced one of   Bureau is critically important.  unveiled today is the blood feud
                                                                   the largest gang takedowns
                    11-20 154th Street, Whitestone, NY 11357       in the history of the office, a   I commend them for their out-  between Southeast Queens street
                                                                   151-count indictment brought   standing work in bringing these  gangs Money World and rivals
                                                                   against 33 alleged gang mem-  extremely violent and dangerous  Local Trap Stars and Never Forget
                                                                   bers, five of whom are charged   individuals to justice.”   Loyalty. While the gang war was
                                                                   with  murder.  The  murder        Police Commissioner Keechant  set off by a slashing in April 2019,
                                                                   charges are for the shooting   Sewell said: “The people of New  the tensions and violence between
                                                                   death of 14-year-old Aamir   York City are safer because of the  the warring factions escalated
                                                                   Griffin, gunned down in 2019   meticulous investigation and sus-  after the murder of 14-year-old
                                                                   by a reputed gang member     tained effort of the NYPD officers  Aamir Griffin in October 2019.
                     Published every week by C.T. Publishing Corp.  who mistook him for a rival;   and Queens prosecutors involved       Since Griffin’s murder, there
            Executive Office: 102-54 Nicolls Avenue, Corona Heights, NY 11368  and the slaying of Sean Vance   in this important case. Our pledge  have been more than 22 shoot-
                 Operations: 11-20 154th Street, Whitestone, NY 11357  on New Year’s Eve 2020. The   is always to achieve justice for  ings, one fatal. The feud has been
                    Phone (718) 592-2196 • FAX (718) 357-3682      indictment is the culmination   crime victims and to hold violent  fueled through social media and
                      Web Site:                of a nearly three-year inves-  gang members who undermine  rap videos, with both sides brag-
                      email:                tigation into gun and gang   public safety accountable for  ging about violent exploits and
                                                                   violence in and around Baisley   their crimes. We will work every  taunting their rivals, including
                                                                   Park Houses and nearby com-  day to protect every city neigh-  disrespecting deceased family and
               James C. Lisa .........................Publisher/Editor  munities.               borhood and I want to thank the  friends. Some 34 firearms have
               Lew Scala .............................. Associate Publisher/Webmaster       District Attorney Melinda   Queens district attorney’s office  been recovered pursuant to search
               Lou Duro ...............................International Correspondent  Katz said: “Whether it was a   and everyone else whose dedica-  warrants and arrests.
               Nicole Rescigno.....................Office Manager  young man playing basketball   tion to justice and public safety is       The joint investigation was
               Joseph V. Dorsa ...................Photo Journalist  with friends, a schoolteacher   reflected in today’s indictment.”    conducted by the Violent Criminal
               Joseph Natalle .......................Photojournalist  walking his dog, or a mother        The defendants were arraigned  Enterprise Bureau of the Queens
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         Whitestone, NY 11357                                      killed by mindless gang gun   first, second and fourth degrees,   (Continued on page 3)
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