Queens is the borough with the most roads and the most potholes


| ejankiewicz@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

Queens isn’t just the “World’s Borough.” It’s also the borough with the city’s most tire-wrecking potholes — a total of 20,000 that have been filled by city crews so far in 2015.

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Astoria pol calls for potholes to be filled within 5 days or less


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Melissa Chan

Councilmember Costa Constantinides recently announced he had introduced a bill into the City Council that would require potholes to be filled within five days or less.

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City is furloughing potholes crews


| brennison@queenscourier.com

The salting and plowing that comes with over 50 inches of snow has taken its toll on many Queens roads. With potholes springing up on many major thoroughfares, driving can turn into an obstacle course avoiding them. And if they can’t be avoided, flattened tires, dented rims and other damage is likely. “We’ve been very […]

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City is furloughing potholes crews


| brennison@queenscourier.com

The salting and plowing that comes with over 50 inches of snow has taken its toll on many Queens roads. With potholes springing up on many major thoroughfares, driving can turn into an obstacle course avoiding them. And if they can’t be avoided, flattened tires, dented rims and other damage is likely. “We’ve been very […]

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Streets repaved and potholes filled at record pace


By Queens Courier Staff

The New York City Department of Transportation (DOT), racked up record numbers for street repairs as 950 of the city’s lane-miles were resurfaced this fiscal year. In addition to the paved roads, 267,921 potholes were filled up in the city. “Keeping the streets in good condition is vital to the health and safety of our […]

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City’s war on winter potholes


By Queens Courier Staff

City Transportation Department [DOT] highway maintenance crews are continuing a massive round-the-clock “pothole repair program to fix Queens’ battered road system. To meet this road repair emergency, 14 DOT crews plugged nearly 1,100 borough potholes during the past weekend. With March just around the corner, city DOT crews are also scheduled to begin upgrading 102 […]

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Three major Queens roadways led city in costly pothole claims: Stringer


| rpozarycki@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/File photo

Potholes on three major arteries serving Queens cost the city tens of millions of dollars in accident claims over the last six years, according to City Comptroller Scott Stringer.

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District 23 City Council seat competitors square off in Bellerose


| asuriel@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Alina Suriel

Candidates seeking to fill the 23rd Council District seat that Mark Weprin previously held were face-to-face for the first time Tuesday in a debate hosted by the New American Voters Association (NAVA) at the Bellerose Jewish Center.

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Road conditions at dangerous railroad crossing concern Maspeth business owners


| agiudice@ridgewoodtimes.com

RIDGEWOOD TIMES/Photo by Anthony Giudice

Road conditions at the railroad crossing located on Maspeth Avenue and Rust Street, where a crash between a locomotive and tractor-trailer occurred earlier this month, were a main concern voiced during Thursday’s Maspeth Industrial Business Association (MIBA) meeting.

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Hundreds pay respect to legendary football coach Vince O’Connor


| slicata@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Salvatore Licata

As students, family and former players for Vince O’Connor flocked to St Francis Prep for his funeral service on Thursday, they remembered the legendary football coach and devoted family man with messages of gratitude for all he had done for others in his life.

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FEMA approves $28M in flood protection projects for LaGuardia Airport


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

LaGuardia Airport is receiving a new level of protection to keep the facility and travelers safe from future storms such as Hurricane Sandy.

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