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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De Blasio takes on traffic deaths with ‘Vision Zero’ initiative


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THE COURIER/ Photo by Angy Altamirano

With 11 people, including seven pedestrians, killed in traffic accidents in just the first two weeks of the New Year, Mayor Bill de Blasio is calling a stop to what he calls an epidemic.

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DOE proposes rezoning plan to ease overcrowding at Jackson Heights school


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Map Courtesy of the Department of Education

One middle school in Jackson Heights may soon be less crowded.

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Pols call for law change after driver with suspended license fatally strikes Woodside boy


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THE COURIER/ Photos by Angy Altamirano

Local elected officials are calling for a change in the law to prevent another child, like 8-year-old Noshat Nahian, from losing their life.

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Truck fatally hits 8-year-old boy in Woodside; driver charged


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THE COURIER/Photo by Angy Altamirano

A third grader was struck and killed by a truck at a Woodside intersection Friday morning as he was on his way to school. Noshat Nahian, 8, was crossing the street with his 11-year-old sister around 8 a.m. when a tractor trailer traveling southbound on 61st Street made a left turn, striking him with its rear tires, […]

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Woodside issues discussed at town hall


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Assemblymember Michael DenDekker explained the different issues that New York faces during a Woodside Town Hall meeting on October 26. “Our everyday problems mean absolutely nothing to legislators that represent Rochester, Buffalo, Tonawanda and Niagara. We talk about parking, sanitation, noise and train issues, while their issues are jobs, agriculture and property taxes,” said DenDekker. […]

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People making a buzz


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HOLIDAY CELEBRATIONS Candidate for the 26th Assembly District, Vince Tabone, joined Michael Feiner, Bayside Hills Civic Association (BHCA) president, State Senator Frank Padavan – who also read a fairy tale to the children – Community Board 11 chair Jerry Iannece – who judged the Egg Rolling Contest – Councilmember Dan Halloran and the Easter Bunny […]

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People making a buzz


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CONGRATULATIONS Congratulations to Queens Courier Art Director/Vice President Amy Amato-Sanchez, her husband Michael and their daughter Alexa on a new bundle of joy – Christopher Ryan Sanchez – born March 30. Christopher weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce. PROMOTIONS Fidelis Care, the largest government programs-based health insurance company in New York State, announces the promotion of […]

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Real Estate


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Woodside:Something For Everyone By ZACHARY BRAZILLER Where: Located in northern Queens, Woodside is bordered on the south by Maspeth, to the north by Astoria, to the east by Jackson Heights and to the west by Sunnyside. Surrounded by cemeteries, Woodside technically begins at 48th St. and ends at 72nd St. It’s bordered by St. Michael’s […]

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Star of Queens: Christian Amez, Business Enterprise instructor, Woodside on the Move


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Christian Amez has worked with Woodside on the Move for about five years, starting as an aide in the afterschool program. He ultimately created his own year-long class, the “Business Enterprise” program. It teaches children, in grades four and above, various financial literacy and math skills.

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Bus strike leaves parents, students scrambling


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THE COURIER/Photos by Alexa Altman

Dodging icy sleet, first-grader Tarunima Bhowmik and her father Gola grabbed a cab from their home in Sunnyside on their way to Tarunima’s school, P.S. 166  Golain Astoria. Fare cost about $10, a necessary evil with New York City school buses out of commission. “It’s a very hard time for the kids,” Gola said of […]

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Residents push for safer Whitestone intersection


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Frustrations are mounting in Whitestone, where residents are calling on city officials to inspect an accident-prone intersection, located half a block away from a local elementary school, after they said they witnessed a summer of crashes. “I’ve seen cars smashed up over there,” said Devon O’Connor, president of the Welcome to Whitestone Civic Association. “It’s […]

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Library president pleads guilty to drunk driving


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Graphic by Jay Lane

[Watch] Queens rape suspect caught on camera A serial southeast Queens rapist was caught on camera as he attempted his third sexual assault in two months. The video, released today by police, shows the suspect approaching the victim from behind and grabbing her around the neck.  The suspect placed a sharp object to the victim’s back before […]

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Two Queens men charged in Connecticut pharmacy thefts


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Graphic by Jay Lane

Two Queens men charged in Connecticut pharmacy thefts Two New York men were charged by Westport police Monday night with stealing $5,000 in merchandise from pharmacies here and area communities. The men, accompanied by an underage girl, were taken into custody shortly after 8 p.m. Monday when workers at the CVS on Post Road East called […]

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