MTA blames F train derailment on small rail defects that went unfixed


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photos courtesy of MTA

An F train went careening off its rails last May, injuring 32 and causing massive subway delays, because of several defects in the tracks that went unreported and unrepaired for at least a year after they were first discovered by an automated inspection, according to a report released Friday by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

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MTA improvement plan may benefit restoration of Rockaway Beach Rail Line


| slicata@queenscourier.com

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South Queens has one of the longest commute times to Midtown Manhattan out of any area in the five boroughs. But changes may soon be made as part of a new study released by the Metropolitan Transit Authority that could undermine a proposal to turn an unused Queens rail line into a park.

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MTA bus driver charged after allegedly stabbing wife’s lover in Rockaways


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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A city bus driver from Richmond Hill has been arrested after he allegedly stabbed his romantic rival in Arverne Tuesday afternoon, according to District Attorney Richard Brown.

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MTA Bridge and Tunnel officers save residents from LIC blaze


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of MTA / Oscar Gonzalez

Two MTA Bridge and Tunnel officers were injured after helping rescue more than a dozen people from an early morning fire at a Long Island City apartment building.

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