Students study local street to make Jackson Heights safer


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Photos by Noah Beadle

Groups of “kid engineers” came together over the weekend to try to understand how to make Queens safer, one street at a time.

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Annual Tour de Queens draws more than 1,200 riders


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Photos courtesy Transportation Alternatives

More than 1,200 bicyclists from around the city participated in the 7th Annual Tour de Queens, a 20-mile ride that travels through several neighborhoods in the borough.

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De Blasio signs package of Vision Zero bills at fatal Queens accident site


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Photo by Diana Robinson/Mayoral Photography Office

A Woodside intersection, where a fatal accident involving an 8-year-old student occurred last December, has now become the site where a package of traffic safety bills were signed in hopes of a brighter and safer future.

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Horses in the streets of the city today don’t make sense


| msilverstein@queenscourier.com

This Monday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said “Horses in the streets of the city today don’t make sense.” I completely agree with Mayor de Blasio on this statement but I do not agree that we should completely end the horse drawn carriage industry. Mr. Mayor, here are some suggestions on how […]

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Star of Queens: Mary Parisen, co-founder, Civics United for Railroad Environmental Solutions (CURES)


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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Mary Parisen is the co-founder of Civics United for Railroad Environmental Solutions (CURES), a coalition of some of the largest civic associations in western Queens, that came together to improve railroad infrastructure, public health and safety.

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Star of Queens: Kim Cody, president, Greater Whitestone Taxpayer Civic Association


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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Kim Cody is the president of the Greater Whitestone Taxpayers Civic Association, a group that is made up of volunteers devoted to the betterment of the community.

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Op-ed: Make traffic safety a priority


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The 21st Street corridor between Queens Plaza and 20th Avenue has always been notorious for pedestrian fatalities. It serves as a conduit between the Queensboro and Robert F. Kennedy Bridges, resulting in cars, trucks, and other heavy vehicles using the street to move quickly between these two points.

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Op-ed: District Attorney Richard A. Brown delivers year-end message to the residents of Queens County


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Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown – who begins his twenty-third year as Queens County’s chief law enforcement officer in 2014 – delivered the following year-end message to the residents of Queens County in which he noted that Queens County was again among the City’s leaders in crime reduction in 2013.

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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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Co-workers mourn Queens nurse who died in Metro-North derailment


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Kisook Ahn dedicated her life to helping others. It was one of the last things she did before she lost her own life. The 35-year-old Woodside resident had just finished the night shift as a registered nurse the morning of December 1 when the Metro-North train she was riding in derailed in the Bronx, killing […]

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Green cabs could be coming to south Queens


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Photo courtesy of TLC

Green cabs could now be driving down south in the borough. A representative from the Taxi & Limousine Commission (TLC) will be making a stop at the next Community Board (CB) 10 meeting on Thursday, December 5 to explain the new Boro Taxi procedures, rules, and the program’s presence in the region moving forward. Betty […]

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‘Safe Routes’ coming to four Queens schools


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THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

Safer streets are coming soon to four Queens middle and elementary schools. The Department of Design and Construction (DDC) confirmed it has selected a construction company to make adjustments around the schools to increase safety, as a part of the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Safe Routes to Schools program. The safe routes program is a […]

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