Pols call for Northern Boulevard to be included in mayor’s Vision Zero initiative

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THE COURIER/Photo by Angy Altamirano

Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer gathered with other elected officials and traffic safety advocates Thursday to call for Northern Blvd. to be added as one of the 50 locations in Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Vision Zero initiative.

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New Jackson Heights metal benches along Northern Boulevard

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Photo Courtesy Councilmember Daniel Dromm

Residents and visitors walking along Northern Boulevard now have 13 new spots to take a break. Councilmember Daniel Dromm announced he had allocated $7,000 for Community Board 3 (CB3) to remove broken-down wooden benches down Northern Boulevard and replace them with 13 new metal benches as part of the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) CityBench program. […]

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DOT lifts parking restrictions along Northern Boulevard following complaints

By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

JOHANN HAMILTON The community has spoken, and they have been answered. There have been increasing complaints from business owners as well as neighborhood residents that the parking restrictions on certain blocks along Northern Boulevard are more of a hindrance than a benefit. Because of this, the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) will be […]

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Conti’s, a star along Northern Boulevard

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Conti's restaurant

Northern Boulevard in Little Neck hosts some of the finest restaurants in the New York metropolitan area. A star among this galaxy is Conti’s, at 249-11 Northern Boulevard. A warm welcome by partner Alessandro was the opening to a very pleasant and relaxing dining experience. With subdued music supplied by keyboardist Lynn and pleasant lighting, […]

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Ecuadorians celebrate along Northern Boulevard

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The rain didn’t dampen the spirits of the revelers at the Queens Ecuadorian Day parade. On Sunday, August 2 in celebration of Ecuador’s bicentennial, hundreds of people waved their yellow, blue and red flags along the stretch of Northern Boulevard from 69th to 90th Street while braving the torrential downpour. The dozens of floats – […]

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On Friday, April 25 at 2 p.m., Bayside Library will present Global Youth Service Day 2008 Project. Get involved with GYSD 2008 and join its Youth Give Back Team at Queens Library at Bayside to create handmade gifts for seniors. Help make a difference and join students between the ages of 5 to 17, April 18 to May 2, Monday to Friday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. The library is located at 214-20 Northern Boulevard. For more information, call 718-229-1834.

By Queens Courier Staff

On Friday, April 25 at 3:30 p.m., Cambria Heights Library will present FitKids. A program for youth that promotes healthier lifestyles through nutrition and fitness. Ages 7 to 13 are introduced to healthy alternatives to junk food and also taught low-impact exercises. Preregistration is required. The library is located at 218-13 Linden Boulevard. For more […]

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Photos: Queens honors and remembers soldiers with Memorial Day parades

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Photos courtesy Dominick Totino Photography/Gallery by Robert Pozarycki, Anthony Giudice, Liam La Guerre

Patriotism spread in Queens for Memorial Day weekend as nearly a dozen parades were held around the borough to pay tribute to military men and women that protect the freedoms residents enjoy today.

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Flushing public forum reveals planning study

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Photo by Alina Suriel/ Gallery courtesy of the NYC Department of City Planning

The NYC Department of City Planning publicly revealed Thursday night details of a Flushing West planning study which will result in large scale re-zoning in line with Mayor Bill de Blasio’s 10-year plan to increase affordable housing.

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Your guide to Memorial Day parades and vigils in Queens

By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/File photo

The sacrifices of American soldiers will be celebrated across Queens in the days to come at various Memorial Day parades and vigils.

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High school teacher from Whitestone busted for setting up teen tryst: DA

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A 27-year-old Whitestone man who teaches at a Bronx high school was arrested on Thursday on attempted rape and other charges after he tried to meet up with a 14-year-old girl who actually was an undercover cop, authorities said.

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Flushing native pens modern-day version of ‘Jane Eyre’

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Photo by Allana Taranto

When Patricia Park would misbehave as a child growing up in Flushing, her mother would say in broken English, “You act like orphan,” Park remembered. “I realized that her definition of orphan meant to act in a disgraceful way that shamed your family.”

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