4 THE COURIER SUN • APRIL 16, 2015 FOR BREAKING NEWS VISIT www.couriersun.com FRESH MEADOWS TEEN BUSTED FOR THREATENING COUNCILMAN LANCMAN BY ROBERT POZARYCKI THE COURIER/File photo email@example.com/@robbpoz A Fresh Meadows teenager found himself in handcuffs for allegedly phoning in a death threat to Councilman Rory Lancman and his family. Ariel Gershkovich, 17, made “a series of specifi c, threatening calls to Lancman’s home phone” on April 7, according to the councilman’s offi ce. In a voice mail left for Lancman, Gershkovich demanded that Lancman call him back or he would “do a drive-by, old school on you and your family,” according to law enforcement sources. The legislator was reportedly at home with his wife and three children when he received this voice mail. The 107th Precinct Detective Squad and the Queens District Attorney’s offi ce launched an investigation. During questioning, Gershkovich — who is known to Lancman’s son — allegedly claimed he made the threats over the councilman’s politics, according to published reports. Gershkovich was arraigned on April 9 in Queens Criminal Court on charges of second-degree harassment and second-degree aggravated harassment and was released without bail. He is scheduled to return to court on April 24 and faces up to a year behind bars if convicted, according to the Queens district attorney’s offi ce. “The police and district attorney’s offi ce investigated with their usual professionalism and care, and an individual has been arrested and charged,” Lancman said in a statement to The Courier. Photo courtesy of NYC DOT A rendering of the proposed Select Bus Service system on Woodhaven Boulevard. Design workshops scheduled for Woodhaven/ Cross Bay Select Bus Service plan BY ROBERT POZARYCKI firstname.lastname@example.org/@robbpoz The city Department of Transportation (DOT) will hold the fi rst of four public design workshops for the planned Woodhaven/Cross Bay boulevards Select Bus Service (SBS) system on the evening of April 16 in Woodhaven. All are invited to attend the workshop at P.S. 306 NYC Academy for Discovery, located at 96-16 89th Ave. This workshop will focus solely on redesigning the portion of Woodhaven Boulevard between Union Turnpike in Glendale and Rockaway Boulevard in Ozone Park. The following week, April 23, the DOT will hold a workshop at Queens Metropolitan High School, located at 91-30 Metropolitan Ave. in Forest Hills, focused on Woodhaven Boulevard between Queens Boulevard in Elmhurst and Union Turnpike. An April 29 workshop at P.S. 146, located at 98-01 159th Ave. in Howard Beach, will center around Cross Bay Boulevard, and an April 30 workshop at P.S. 42, located at 488 Beach 66th St. in Arverne, will focus on implementing SBS in the Rockaways. All of the workshops will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Representatives from the DOT will collect at each session “block-by-block feedback on street design and bus stop locations” for the Woodhaven/Cross Bay SBS. Last month, the DOT selected an SBS design that would include dedicated main-road bus lanes on Woodhaven Boulevard and offset bus lanes on Cross Bay Boulevard. The plan, which requires the physical reconfi guration of Woodhaven Boulevard, also calls for the creation of SBS stations at major roadways that intersect the boulevard, such as Metropolitan and Jamaica avenues. While each workshop focuses on a specifi c section, the DOT indicated that comments on any or all parts of the proposed SBS system will be accepted at all four sessions. Translation services are available and may be reserved in advance of the workshop by emailing email@example.com.
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