Community rallies to find driver in Queens Boulevard hit-and-run


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photos by Angy Altamirano

The Woodside community is looking for the driver involved in a hit-and-run on Queens Boulevard that has left one man clinging for his life at a local hospital.

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Local advocates march for Queens Boulevard safety improvements


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

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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Man wanted in Queens Boulevard store burglaries


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of NYPD

Police are looking for a man suspected in three store burglaries along Queens Boulevard. The suspect allegedly broke into each business by smashing the front door glass, then stole money, said cops. Police have released a surveillance photo of the suspect from an October 4 burglary at the BNX 99 Cent Store located at 98-88 […]

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Woman killed in Queens Boulevard hit-and-run


| mchan@queenscourier.com

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A 58-year-old Elmhurst woman was killed Saturday night in an apparent hit-and-run while crossing Queens Boulevard, police said. Nisath Hossain was struck by a car in Forest Hills near Queens Boulevard and 71st Avenue on September 21 shortly after 10 p.m., cops said. The driver fled the scene, police said, and Hossain was later pronounced […]

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Arrest in Queens Boulevard motel murder


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

Authorities have arrested the person allegedly responsible for the murder of a Middle Village man found dead inside a Queens Boulevard motel last weekend, said police. Lleuyel Garcia, 23, of Manhattan, has been charged with second degree murder in the death of 54-year-old Joseph Benzinger, as well as criminal possession of stolen property and tampering […]

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Early Return to Service on Queens Boulevard Line


| jlane@queenscourier.com

Work at Three stations finishes Ahead of Schedule Instead of working through the weekend as planned, MTA New York City Transit is giving Manhattan-bound service back to the customers at three Queens stations just in time for the weekend.  Manhattan-bound platforms at Sutphin Blvd (Hillside Avenue), Briarwood-Van Wyck Blvd. and 75th Avenue will reopen at […]

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Queens Boulevard Maintenance Work Will Remove Manhattan-bound E and F Local Track From Service


| jlane@queenscourier.com

A major track renewal and component replacement project along the Queens Boulevard Line will require Manhattan-bound E and F customers boarding at local stations between the Sutphin Boulevard (F) and 75th Avenue (E, F) stations to back-ride Queens-bound trains and then change for Manhattan-bound trains at non-affected stations. This will add about ten minutes to […]

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Pedestrian countdown signals saves lives on Queens Boulevard


| aaltman@queenscourier.com

Bye-bye “Boulevard of Death.” Sixty-six intersections along Queens Boulevard have acquired pedestrian countdown signals (PCS), the latest safety improvement made by the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) throughout the borough. These fixtures, among over 2,100 new countdown signals installed in Queens in 2011, inform walkers of how much time is left before the […]

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Blocks on Queens Boulevard renamed for Manton


| pdavis@queenscourier.com

Twenty blocks along Queens Boulevard are now known as Congressman Thomas J. Manton Boulevard. Manton represented parts of Queens in Congress from 1985 to 1999 and served as head of the Queens Democratic Organization from 1986 through 2006. “The test of an elected official is leaving a neighborhood better than you find it and Tom […]

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Blocks on Queens Boulevard renamed for Manton


| pdavis@queenscourier.com

Twenty blocks along Queens Boulevard are now known as Congressman Thomas J. Manton Boulevard. Manton represented parts of Queens in Congress from 1985 to 1999 and served as head of the Queens Democratic Organization from 1986 through 2006. “The test of an elected official is leaving a neighborhood better than you find it and Tom […]

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DOT to implement Slow Zones on Northern and Queens boulevards


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THE COURIER/ Photo by Angy Altamirano

The city’s Vision Zero traffic safety plan will be implemented at two highly trafficked Queens thoroughfares where collisions have claimed more than 20 lives in the last six years, officials said.

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Star of Queens: John Ferreira, president, Junction Boulevard Merchants Association


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

John Ferreira

COMMUNITY SERVICE: “I’m the president of the Merchants Association on Junction Boulevard, so I take care of basically anything that has to deal with merchants. If we need to get in contact with the police precinct, I’m in charge of that. If there’s a problem with local sanitation, I’m in charge of that also. I’m […]

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