Push for bike lane on ‘Boulevard of Death’


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Elected officials, advocates and community members across the borough rallied recently to give life to a new bike lane on the “Boulevard of Death.” On Sunday, July 27, Councilmember James Gennaro and the family of Asif Rahman, who was killed in a bike accident last February, highlighted the rally to advocate for a bike lane […]

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‘Boulevard of Death’ street renamed


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With help from a bill introduced by City Councilmember Melinda Katz, 78th Avenue between Queens Boulevard and Kew Forest Lane has been renamed in memory of two women who lost their lives at the intersection three years ago. The street, renamed “Sharon Michele Rivers & Caprice Antoinette Bush Way,” was commemorated during a ceremony on […]

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Darkness Grips Boulevard Of Death


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Its been lights out for parts of Queens Boulevard this past month. Scores of street lamps along the infamous roadway, particularly in Rego Park and near the Queens Courthouse, have been broken since early April. "We feel its very bad for citizens to walk around in the dark and for cars to drive around in […]

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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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Pols call for Northern Boulevard to be included in mayor’s Vision Zero initiative


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Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer gathered with other elected officials and traffic safety advocates Thursday to call for Northern Blvd. to be added as one of the 50 locations in Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Vision Zero initiative.

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Father wanted in stabbing death of wife, two daughters arrested in Texas


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Photo courtesy of NYPD

A Jamaica man suspected in the brutal killing of his wife and two young daughters has been apprehended in Texas, police said.

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Cops looking for man after wife, two children found stabbed to death in Jamaica apartment


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Police are looking for the father of two young girls who were discovered fatally stabbed inside their Jamaica home Sunday night with their mother, police said.

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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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Jackson Heights, Corona community marches for safer streets after traffic deaths


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It was the final straw, and now the Jackson Heights and Corona communities are saying no more. Family members of traffic accident victims, local elected officials and community members gathered Tuesday night to set off the inaugural action known as “Three Children Too Many.” The group marched down Northern Boulevard, then 82nd Street, stopping to […]

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