Man dies in Rockaway Boulevard hit and run


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

A 65-year-old Queens man died early Friday when a car struck him on Rockaway Boulevard and fled the scene, said police. Carlos Carlo was crossing the intersection of Rockaway Boulevard and 137th around 12:30 a.m. when a dark colored sedan traveling northbound on Rockaway Boulevard hit him. Carlo was taken to Jamaica Hospital where he […]

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Easier parking may mean better biz on Rockaway Boulevard


| mchan@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Melissa Chan

The city’s lift of parking restrictions may drive business back to stores along Rockaway Boulevard. According to Senator Joseph Addabbo, the Department of Transportation (DOT) removed “No Standing” restrictions along the busy commercial corridor in Ozone Park. The formerly designated curbside travel lane — from along the northern side of Rockaway Boulevard between Cross Bay […]

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Rockaway Boulevard Senior Center celebrates 41 years


| mchan@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Melissa Chan Seniors celebrated the center’s 41st anniversary by dancing and sharing their memories.

The Rockaway Boulevard Senior Center — the home away from home for close to 200 of its members — blew out its 41st birthday candle on Thursday, October 13. Located in South Ozone Park, the center first opened in October 1970. Since then, it has achieved national accreditation status from the National Institute of Senior […]

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City seeking developer for seven-acre plot near JFK


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

Photo via NYCEDC JFK North RFEI

A seven-acre vacant piece of land near John F. Kennedy Airport could be the future home of a new office or industrial complex as the city Economic Development Corporation is seeking investors interested in the site.

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For Flushing High School student, football is ticket to college


| ejankiewicz@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Eric Jankiewicz

Abel Joseph is going to college, a destination that wouldn’t have been possible a year ago. This September, the Flushing High School student will be attending LIU Post with a full football scholarship. But as recently as last year Joseph’s prospects of going to college were low.

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City installing new traffic lights along Cross Bay and Woodhaven boulevards


| slicata@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photos by Salvatore Licata

As part of Mayor de Blasio’s “Vision Zero” traffic safety initiative, the city is in the process of installing new and larger traffic lights along the busy thoroughfares in hopes of giving motorists a better view of the of the red, yellow and green lights.

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Select Bus Service lanes to speed up travel along Woodhaven Boulevard


| slicata@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of MTA

Transit officials unveiled three potential designs for Woodhaven Boulevard’s new Select Bus Service (SBS), slated to be the first rapid transit lane in the city physically separated from traffic.

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Curbside bus lanes heading to Ozone Park


| slicata@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Salvatore Licata

TThe busy traffic corridor of Woodhaven Boulevard in Ozone Park will soon be home to new curbside bus lanes on both sides to help alleviate congestion and make for an overall smoother ride for passengers.

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Ozone Park A train stations to be fully repaired by the end of September


| slicata@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Salvatore Licata

The 88th Street and 104th Street stations, on the Queens-bound side, are expected to reopen at the end of September, after about five months of repair work, according to an MTA spokeswoman.

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