Push for speed cameras around Howard Beach schools


| mhayes@queenscourier.com

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Speeding drivers will be put to a stop if one south Queens pol has his way. State Senator Joseph Addabbo is pushing for Howard Beach’s P.S. 232 and 207 to be considered for a pilot program designed to nab speedy drivers around schools. A new state law went into effect on Saturday, August 31 that […]

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Speed cameras to go into effect near city schools September 9


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Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Department of Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan have announced that the speed camera pilot program would roll out at yet-to-be-determined locations near schools citywide beginning the first day of school, Monday, September 9. The law allows the city to install speed cameras at 20 locations within a quarter mile of schools in […]

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State lawmakers approve speed cameras near NYC schools


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The New York State Legislature passed a bill over the weekend allowing for the installation of speed cameras near 20 schools with documented speeding issues. Drivers caught speeding by the cameras will face $50 fines. “The Legislature has clearly stated that the streets around our schools should be safe havens, not speed traps. Speed cameras […]

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City Council passes resolution calling for speed cameras


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Local lawmakers are telling drivers to slow down. On Wednesday, March 20, the City Council approved a resolution calling on the state Legislature to pass a law allowing New York City to set up a speed camera pilot program. It would test 20 to 40 speed cameras installed at high-risk locations across the city for […]

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Street Talk: What do you think about the installation of speeding cameras?


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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BY ADJANI SHAH I think it will be better but it might cause a lot of traffic which we definitely don’t need. Nicole Reider I think it will make people drive more carefully but cause more traffic and accidents. Alexa Tanney No, I think it’s a silly idea. Over 10 miles per hour they will […]

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NYPD announces results of three-day anti-speeding enforcement initiative


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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BY JOHANN HAMILTON A three-day enforcement initiative across New York City resulted in more than 700 summonses citywide. The NYPD announced the results of a speed enforcement initiative conducted last weekend, during which 736 summonses were issued to motorists. The initiative, which began on Friday, October 11, was instituted in the hopes of limiting speeding […]

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Speed board installed near Lindenwood’s P.S. 232


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Photo courtesy of the Office of Assemblymember Phillip Goldfeder

Speeders take note and slow down. A new mobile speed board has been installed across the street from P.S. 232 in Lindenwood, right outside the bustling Lindenwood Shopping Center on 153rd Avenue. “The Department of Transportation (DOT) has finally responded to our concerns,” said Assemblymember Phillip Goldfeder, who requested a “traffic calming device” be brought […]

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57 NYPD surveillance cameras to be installed around Queens


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Smile, criminals. You’re on camera. Borough President Helen Marshall has allocated $2 million to install NYPD surveillance cameras in 57 locations throughout Queens to help fight crime. “These new cameras will give police more eyes on the street,” Marshall said. “They will be a fantastic deterrent to crime and greatly help our police to solve […]

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City speed camera program hits a red light


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

Albany has put the brakes on the city’s speed cameras. Despite a push from the Department of Transportation, the City Council, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly, the State Legislature failed to include funding for the program in the 2013-2014 budget passed last week. “I think the wrong decision was made by the […]

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Queens’ Morning Roundup


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TODAY’S FORECAST: Thursday: Showers early, then partly cloudy for the afternoon. High around 75. Winds SW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 40%. Thursday night: Partly cloudy. Low 52. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph.

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Queens’ Morning Roundup


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TODAY’S FORECAST: Tuesday: Overcast. High 51. Winds E at 15 to 25 mph. Tuesday night: Considerable cloudiness. Occasional rain showers after midnight. Low around 45. Winds E at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

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Local leaders, advocates call for public’s help to find fatal LIC hit-and-run driver


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The Long Island City community is asking for the public’s help in finding the driver who fled the scene after fatally hitting a 64-year-old man on Northern Boulevard last Friday.

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