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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City’s war on winter potholes


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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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Hamilton Beach street in disrepair, ignored by city, locals say


| slicata@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photos by Salvatore Licata

Hamilton Beach residents are furious that smooth streets in nearby Howard Beach are being repaved while, they say, the main artery into their tiny enclave has been ignored for years.

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Authorities and Hamilton Beach residents use trucks to fight trucks


| ejankiewicz@queenscourier.com

Photo Courtesy of Roger Gendron

Police towed three trucks and one school bus illegally parked in Hamilton Beach on Monday and Tuesday in a new effort to stop an old problem, according to authorities.

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De Blasio says close to ‘Zero’ after vehicle caught violating traffic laws


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photos by Liam La Guerre

After a vehicle carrying Mayor Bill de Blasio was caught breaking multiple traffic laws just days following his announcement of a plan to address dangerous driving, he responded to the report, saying he was still committed to traffic safety.

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That’s life!


| vschneps@queenscourier.com

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How can I write about last week without reflecting on the snow. It may have been fun for my grandkids and all the kids that were off from school, but it was devastating for endless numbers of businesses. We had to postpone our major networking event, “Rising Stars” — the first time we’ve ever postponed […]

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