Local advocates march for Queens Boulevard safety improvements


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THE COURIER/ Photo by Angy Altamirano

Members of Transportation Alternatives’ (T.A.) Queens Activist Committee and residents gathered on Saturday, December 14 to march down Queens Boulevard during the “Winter Wander” Rally to call for a safer thoroughfare. The advocates called for a redesign of the strip with pedestrian safety improvements, dedicated lanes for Select Bus Service (SBS) and protected bike lanes.

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Elmhurst vigil marks one month since Typhoon Haiyan


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Photo Courtesy of Councilmember Daniel Dromm's Office

Local elected officials gathered with members of the National Alliance for Filipino Concerns (NAFCON) at St. James Episcopal Church in Elmhurst on Sunday, December 8 to mark the one month anniversary of Typhoon Haiyan. It is reported to be the deadliest typhoon to hit the Philippine region, affecting more than 12 million people and leaving many in need of water, food, and medical supplies.

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Famous Famiglia opens at Jackson Heights subway station


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THE COURIER/ Photo by Angy Altamirano

Famous Famiglia pizzeria opened its doors on Monday, December 9 at the subway station on 75th Street and Roosevelt Avenue together with local elected officials, family and friends. The pizza chain beat out a total of 12 other proposals which vied to call the vacant 4,000-square-foot space home in 2010, after the MTA advertised a new request for proposals. Famous Famiglia won and signed a lease in 2011.

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Jackson Heights, Corona community marches for safer streets after traffic deaths


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THE COURIER/Photo by Angy Altamirano

It was the final straw, and now the Jackson Heights and Corona communities are saying no more. Family members of traffic accident victims, local elected officials and community members gathered Tuesday night to set off the inaugural action known as “Three Children Too Many.” The group marched down Northern Boulevard, then 82nd Street, stopping to […]

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