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A stricken 3-month-old boy whose medical treatment was delayed last week by unplowed streets in Queens died Tuesday afternoon at Elmhurst Hospital, paramedics said.
The infant, Addison Reinoso, began having breathing problems and lost consciousness last Wednesday afternoon, said Patrick Bahnken, president of the Uniformed EMTs, Paramedics and Fire Inspectors FDNY.
(Albany, NY) The State Senate Democratic Majority has passed legislation sponsored by State Senator Jose Peralta (D-Queens), Chair of the Consumer Protection Committee, requiring mortgage lenders and brokers to provide consumers with a Mortgage Bill of Rights - a pamphlet that must be signed by the consumer prior to mortgage application explaining the mortgage process and consumer rights and protections. This bill will ensure that consumers receive ample information before they begin the voluminous mortgage process.
Two Democratic state senators are the latest to come out in opposition to Mayor de Blasio’s push to ban horse-drawn carriages in the city.
Sens. Diane Savino, the chairwoman of the Senate Labor Committee, and Jose Peralta, the panel’s ranking minority party member, have drafted a letter to de Blasio and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito expressing their vehement opposition to the council bill to enact the mayor’s plan.
As police hunt for the suspect who killed a pregnant Queens woman to cover his tracks, civic leaders and merchants have doubled the reward.
Information leading to the arrest and conviction of Orlando Plummer, 39, for the murder of Brandee Massey has risen to $12,000, State Sen. Jose Peralta (D-Queens) announced Tuesday. He said the Food Bazaar supermarket chain and the Queens Center Mall helped grow the financial enticement.
“This community has come together not just to mourn Brandee's tragic loss, but to help bring justice to her family," the Queens legislator said.
State Senator Jose Peralta today announced that the reward for information leading to the arrest of Brandee Massey’s killer has been doubled, to $12,000, after securing commitments from Food Bazaar Supermarkets, which is contributing $4,000, and Queens Center, which will donate $2,000.
The pregnant Massey was shot the Wednesday morning before Thanksgiving in her LeFrak City apartment building. Her baby was later delivered, but died within hours.
On the heels of the murder, Senator Peralta announced he was offering a $2,000 reward for information about the shooting and that he had secured a matching donation from the LeFrak City Organization. Added to the police department’s $2,000, the total reward stood at $6,000. The contributions announced today raise the total to $12,000.
“This community has come together not just to mourn Brandee’s tragic loss, but to help bring justice to her family,” Senator Peralta said. “Food Bazaar Supermarkets and Queens Center have deep roots in this community and understand that the most important thing we can do right now for the Massey family is to help law enforcement bring Brandee’s killer to justice and make whoever is responsible pay for this brutal crime.”
The owners of Food Bazaar Supermarkets said that, “We at Food Bazaar Supermarkets are stunned and saddened to hear about the fatal shooting of Brandee Anastasia Massey and her child. The Food Bazaar Supermarket chain has been a part of this community since 1988 and would like to pledge its support for information leading to the arrest of Brandee’s killer. We are offering $4,000. We hope that this will help those people who know something step forward and help justice be served on behalf of this young woman, her child and her grieving family.
In statement, Queens Center Mall said that, “The Queens Center family extends its deepest condolences to the Massey family. We thank Senator Peralta for his leadership at this difficult time and hope that our contribution to the reward will help bring a measure of consolation to Brandee’s loved ones.”
Anyone with information is urged to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers, at (800) 577-TIPS, or text to 274637 (CRIMES), then enter TIPS577. A tipster's cell phone number will not be displayed or traced. A tip can also be submitted online, at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.
The heartbroken husband of a pregnant mother of four killed by a callous gunman sat down to an agonizing Thanksgiving dinner with one thing on his mind: justice.
“I’m devastated beyond words. I want justice for my wife and for our children,” Joseph Massey said a day after Brandee Massey was gunned down as she walked along the 15th-floor hallway to her Queens apartment building in LeFrak City.
The 27-year-old was six months pregnant.
Doctors delivered her baby, but the newborn girl died four hours later.
As Joseph and his children struggled with the unspeakable loss, officials advised they not stay in their apartment for a second day due to fears the shooter might return to the scene of the crime.
Investigators suspect that Brandee’s uncle, with whom she’d been recently feuding, may have pulled the trigger, Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said.
The reward grows for any information about the shooting death of a pregnant woman in Queens.
Anastasia Massey, 27, was shot and killed Wednesday outside her apartment in Corona.
Police say she was six months pregnant, but attempts to save her baby were unsuccessful.
Sources say the shooting may have involved a family member.
They say they want answers and are pushing forward on the investigation.
The reward for information leading to his arrest is $6,000.
"What happened here two days ago destroyed many, many lives and hurt a community. And instead of Mr. Massey celebrating Thanksgiving Day yesterday like so many of us did right next to their loved ones, Mr. Massey was worrying about how and when he was going to explain to their children what happened to their mother. And for that, this individual has to pay a hefty price," said State Senator Jose Peralta.
CORONA — The reward to help solve the brutal murder of a pregnant mom — who was gunned down in front of her LeFrak City apartment — has been tripled to $6,000 with donations from a local politician and the building's management company, officials announced Friday.
Brandee-Anastasia Massey, 27, was shot to death at 8:30 a.m. on Nov. 26 in the 15th floor hallway of 98-15 Horace Harding Expressway.
Police sources say investigators want to talk to her ex-con uncle because she had information about a domestic violence case he was involved in.
Her baby died hours after doctors at Elmhurst Hospital delivered her, officials said.
The NYPD offered a $2,000 reward for information about the suspect, and on Friday Sen. Jose Peralta announced an additional $2,000, which was then matched by the LeFrak City management company, bringing the total to $6,000.
Following the fatal shooting of a pregnant mother and her child at LeFrak City on Wednesday, community leaders have galvanized to spur investigations into the killer.
Brandee Anastasia Massey, a 27-year-old who leaves a husband and four young children behind her, was shot in the chest and arm outside of her home at LeFrak City according to police.
Massey was about six months pregnant when she was killed. Her child was delivered at Elmhurst Hospital, but did not survive.
State Sen. Jose Peralta (D-East Elmhurst) joined district leaders, LeFrak City Tenants’ League coordinator Jim Galloway and local clergy Friday morning to announce that he is offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of Massey’s killer.
The LeFrak City Organization will match the senator’s donation, while police are also offering $2,000, bringing the total reward to $6,000.
Instead of coming together with his family to celebrate Thanksgiving, Joseph Massey had to spend his holiday trying to figure out a way to tell his four children that their mother would never be coming home.
Massey’s wife, 27-year-old Brandee Anastasia Massey, was gunned down outside of her apartment at LeFrak City at 98-15 Horace Harding Expwy. in Corona on Wednesday morning, police said. She was about six months pregnant and had been returning from dropping three of her four kids off at school, according to authorities.
The stay at home mom was shot in the chest and arm and taken to Elmhurst Hospital where she was pronounced dead. Doctors were able to deliver her baby, however several hours later the child died, according to police.
“As this community mourns a horrific tragedy, we come together to provide however much support and comfort we can to a grieving husband and devastated family,” Peralta said. “But the most important thing we can do for them right now is to help police and law enforcement bring Brandee’s killer to justice and make whoever is responsible pay for this brutal crime.”
For four hours, she was a miracle — a tiny girl born prematurely after her pregnant mom was fatally shot in the chest. But that miracle was short-lived, spiraling into unimaginable tragedy when the baby also died.
Now cops want to talk to the 27-year-old dead woman’s uncle, who may have had a beef with the victim because she had possible knowledge of criminal activity involving him, a police source said.
Brandee Anastasia Massey, who was just over six months pregnant, was walking in the 15th-floor hallway to her apartment in LeFrak City after dropping three of her children off at school around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday. A gunman crept up on the mother of four and started blasting away.