By Alex Ellefson on Jul 08, 2016 04:37 pm Coney Island Hospital held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday to celebrate the opening of a new critical care room for treating patients with serious, life-threatening injuries. The new 450-square-foot space can be used to treat and evaluate up to two critically ill patients and brings more resources to the hospitals emergency room. The critical care room [...]
By Alex Ellefson on Jul 08, 2016 03:38 pm The city is advising beachgoers to avoid swimming off Kingsborough Community College after health officials found high amounts of a dangerous bacteria traced to seagull poop. Tests found unsafe levels of Enterococci bacteria, which can cause vomiting, diarrhea, respiratory illnesses and infections. Party-pooping seagulls appear to be the source of the contamination, according the to [...]
By Alex Ellefson on Jul 08, 2016 12:26 pm Federal prosecutors unsealed a five-count indictment Thursday against a member of the Coney Island-based “Mermaid Boys” gang for charges ranging from racketeering, narcotics trafficking, unlawful use of firearms and murder in the aid of racketeering. The U.S. Attorney’s Office allegesÂ Staten Island resident Frank Smith, 31, engaged inÂ murders, robberies, assaults and intimidation to maintain the street [...]
By Alex Ellefson on Jul 08, 2016 10:33 am An NYPD traffic agent was attacked on Avenue U while issuing a summons to a car parked in a no standing zone, police say. The assault occurred in the afternoon on April 10 at the corner of Ocean Avenue, according to authorities. The suspect allegedly stormed out of a nearby store and punched the 28-year-old [...]
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