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RT04242014 On Twitter @timesnewsweekly THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 2014 50 CENTS CROSSING TO SAFETY Big Changes At Dangerous R’wood Corner The intersection—located near the Ridgewood Intermodal Terminal, which serves six bus lines on Palmetto Street, and the Myrtle- Wyckoff Avenues L/M train station—has been the site of many serious accidents involving pedestrians and vehicles in recent years. time later several blocks away from the crime scene. The former officer was previously assigned to the NYPD Transit Bureau in Manhattan before retiring last year due to an undisclosed disability, sources noted. According to published reports, Canty claimed he shot Mera-Canty after he allegedly discovered she was having an extramarital affair. He VOL. 105, NO. 39 Counties’ Largest Classified Section Serving Queens And Brooklyn by Robert Pozarycki Hoping to prevent future deadly accidents, the city Department of Transportation (DOT) unveiled at a Monday, Apr. 21 meeting a set of proposed traffic changes at a busy intersection near Ridgewood’s transportation hub. DOT officials presented to Brooklyn Community Board 4 and Queens Community Board 5 proposed changes at the confluence of Myrtle Avenue, Wyckoff Avenue and Palmetto Street as part of the city’s ongoing Vision Zero traffic safety campaign. -SEE CROSSROADS ON PG. 24- Murdered Wife As Kids Watched Retired Cop In Cuffs For Ozone Park Killing by Robert Pozarycki As their two children looked on, a retired police officer allegedly shot his wife to death in their Ozone Park home during a dispute last Saturday morning, Apr. 19, police reported. -SEE COP ON PG. 26- BUSINESSES GONE IN JACKSON HTS. BLAZE Parks Dept. Nixes Bushwick Dog Run Say Irving Sq. Not Appropriate by Noah Zuss Irving Square Park in Bushwick will not be getting a dog run anytime soon, a Parks Department representative told Brooklyn Community Board 4 at its monthly meeting last Wednesday, Apr. 16, at the Hope Gardens Senior Center. Marty Maher, chief of staff for Brooklyn parks came to the meeting to deliver the news that upon analysis of the park by officials, Irving Square was not an appropriate location for a canine park. “I was asked to talk about dog runs and Irving Square Park, he said. He advised that “People that want dog runs need four things,” to successfully get one and make sure -SEE BOARD 4 ON PG. 24- Jazz Fest Offers Beautiful Music Details On Pg. 19 TO USPS: MAILING LABEL GOES HERE TN/RT 042414 Authorities said Kevin Canty, 43, gunned down Jessica Mera-Canty, 40, at about 11 a.m. last Saturday in their 104th Street residence. Their two children—a 7-year-old boy and a 4-year-old girl—reportedly witnessed the shooting, then fled from the home to a nearby bodega, where police were notified. Officers collared Canty a short Cops, Teens Wipe Out Maspeth Graffiti Local high school students took time out of their spring recess to team up with 104th Precinct officers for a graffiti cleanup on a Maspeth overpass lastWednesday, Apr. 16. The 104th Precinct’s Youth Team and Martin Luther School students painted over vandalism on the Flushing Avenue underpass between 55th and 60th streets. Among the participants were Sgt. Todd Reiman and P.O. Michael DiGeorgio of the 104th Precinct and Martin Luther Principal Jim Regan. (photo: Marcin Zurawicz) Three people were injured and several small businesses were heavily damaged by a five-alarm inferno at a Jackson Heights building on Monday, Apr. 21. Reportedly, the inferno ignited at about 5:45 p.m. on 37th Avenue near 74th Street. According to City Council Member Daniel Dromm, the fire destroyed the headquarters of Queens Community House, the area’s LGBT senior center, Plaza College “and about 50 small businesses on the ground floor and in the building itself.” More than 50 Fire Department units responded to the inferno along with the 115th Precinct and EMS units. The victims were treated at local hospitals for injuries not described as life-threatening. Fire marshals are investigating the cause of the blaze, which was finally brought under control by firefighters about six hours after it started. (photo: Fred Bacchi)

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