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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Op-ed: The latest attempt to improve safety and reduce aggravation on Woodhaven and Cross Bay boulevards


| oped@queenscourier.com


Metal structures hanging over sections of Woodhaven Boulevard having been popping up and I continue to hear from constituents with questions as to what they are, what will be done with them and what they can expect for the future of one of the busiest thoroughfares in the borough.

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A better, safer Woodhaven Boulevard


| letters@queenscourier.com


Recently I attended the Woodhaven Bus Riders Gathering hosted by the Riders Alliance where we talked about how to improve safety, bus service and congestion on Woodhaven and Cross Bay boulevards. There were a broad range of people from communities along Woodhaven Boulevard in attendance—bus riders, drivers, business owners, bikers and, of course, pedestrians. Everybody […]

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DOT to implement Slow Zones on Northern and Queens boulevards


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

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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Transit committee finds new support for restarting Rockaway Beach Line


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy Jeff Liao

Members of the Queens Public Transit Committee thanked Community Board 5 for voicing support to restart the defunct Rockaway Beach Line instead of backing the QueensWay park idea.

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Woodhaven Boulevard safety still in flux


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

The city’s five-year study on Woodhaven Boulevard safety improvements show some solutions worked better than others. The thoroughfare, which connects Middle Village, Woodhaven and Ozone Park, among others, is one of the most trafficked in the borough and is prone to many accidents, according to the Department of Transportation (DOT). DOT officials collected feedback from […]

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Rockaway Social Security Office reopens for first time since Sandy


| mhayes@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo byMaggie Hayes

Staff of the Rockaway Social Security Office have traveled the peninsula without a home base since Sandy destroyed their place of work. But after nearly seven months of both giving and receiving recovery assistance, the office is once again open for business. The night of the storm, John D’Agostino, the Rockaway Beach Boulevard branch manager, […]

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MTA plans upgrade to Lefferts Boulevard A train station


| tcullen@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Terence M. Cullen

It could be a big lift for subway riders. MTA officials are planning a partial revamp of the Lefferts Boulevard A train station, including the installation of an elevator. The nearly 100-year-old station does not have any handicap accessibility at present. Along with the elevator, the MTA’s plans include new stairs and a new roof […]

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Op-Ed: Putting Woodhaven Boulevard on the fast track


| oped@queenscourier.com


BY COUNCILMEMBER ERIC ULRICH For the past decade, Woodhaven Boulevard has been a traffic nightmare. The daily commute during the morning and evening rush hours is sluggish at best. Whether you’re in a car or on a bus, the slow and painful crawl up and down Woodhaven Boulevard is sure to make your daily commute […]

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Rockaway Beach line restoration gets federal support


| tcullen@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Terence Cullen

Proposed revival of the Rockaway Beach LIRR Line has gotten some federal backing. Congressmembers Hakeem Jeffries and Gregory Meeks are all-aboard for restoring the 50-year-defunct line in a new form, which would effectively link Rego Park to Ozone Park via mass transit. Together with Assemblymember Phillip Goldfeder, they have sent a letter to U.S. Transportation […]

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Rite Aid reopens on Cross Bay Boulevard


| tcullen@queenscourier.com

Photo Courtesy of Assemblymember Phillip Goldfeder

Life is getting back to normal in south Queens nearly two months after Sandy struck the area. On Wednesday, December 12, staffers from the Cross Bay Boulevard Rite Aid, along with State Senator Joseph Addabbo and Assemblymember Phillip Goldfeder, officially cut the ribbon to reopen the store, which saw significant flooding as water from Jamaica […]

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