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Jamaica »

Embattled Queens Library President Put on Paid Leave

Thomas Galante will still collect his $392,000 salary.

Flushing »

Special Needs Pre-School Boss Gets 2 Years in Prison for Stealing Millions

Cheon Park used millions of dollars meant for special needs students to buy furniture and cosmetics.

Jamaica »

Islamic School's Pre-K Canceled by City Reopens as Private Program

Rising Stars Islamic School was one of the nine UPK sites the city canceled or postponed this year.

Washington Heights »

Sudden Shutdown of Pre-K Program Sends Parents Scrambling for Alternatives

At least one parent said he was not informed that a Hudson Heights pre-K would not open Thursday.

Civic Center »

Pre-K Sites Closed by City Are Under Investigation for 'Integrity Issues'

The Department of Investigation says it is investigating at least 5 of the 9 shuttered pre-K programs.

Hunts Point »

City Investigating 129 Cases of Assaults on Rikers Inmates

The review is part of the DOI's broader probe into corruption and violence at Rikers.

Tottenville »

Sanitation Worker Stole 240 Gallons of Gas from Work, Prosecutors Say

John DiBerardino, 46, was arrested for taking the gasoline and leaving it in his Tottenville backyard.

Financial District »

City Appoints First NYPD Inspector General

Philip Eure, who investigated Washingtion D.C.'s police department, will oversee the NYPD.

Jamaica »

Queens Library Head Being Probed by Feds Over Construction Spending

Library head Thomas Galante is the target of a probe by city and federal investigators.

Upper West Side »

City Probe Blames Human Error in Ariel Russo 911 Response Delay

The investigation found human error, not technical problems with the city's 911 call system. 

Midtown »

Man Arrested for Serving up Bogus A Restaurant Grades, Investigators Say

Anastasios Kountis, 32, was accused of dishing out fake A grades in exchange for cash, officials said.

Upper West Side »

Dept. of Investigation Launches Probe into Ariel Russo, 911 System SNAFU

Nearly a month after their 4-year-old daughter's death, Sofia and Alan Russo are still seeking answers.

Long Island City »

LIC Rock Climbing Gym Plans to Open This Summer, Despite Bribery Scandal

The Cliffs is looking to open in July. Its owner was recently probed by the Department of Investigations.

New York City »

Manhattan DA Probed Pay-to-Play Scheme Involving Pols, Contractor Arrested

A contractor was busted for trying to give cash to a city councilwoman in exchange for her support.

New York City »

Former City Official Accused of Stealing $190,000 in Government Benefits

Sandra Garcia, a former deputy director at the Human Resources Administration, is accused of fraud.

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