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What to do this weekend in Queens
What to do this weekend in Queens
News Queens Courier Staff 4/11/2014 at 2:01PM

To help mark the 75th anniversary of the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge, the Queens Historical society is hosting a discussion with Mary Hedge, archivist for MTA Bridges & Tunnels, and Aris Stathopoulos, Deputy Chief Engineer, MTA Bridges & Tunnels on Sunday, April 13.

Prayer vigil held to rally for Sandy victims whose homes are in disrepair
Prayer vigil held to rally for Sandy victims whose homes are in disrepair
South Maggie Hayes 12/19/2013 at 2:46PM

Jean Ferrara-Rodriquez is living in a construction zone 14 months after the superstorm destroyed her West Hamilton Beach home. “We are struggling from day to day,” said the single mother of a 14-year-old girl. “It’s been way too long of a process and way too slow.” Faith in New York, a city-based, interfaith federation, hosted [...]

$50 million to protect Howard Beach from storms
$50 million to protect Howard Beach from storms
South Maggie Hayes 12/02/2013 at 3:51PM

Howard Beach homes will now be protected, starting at the coast. Spring Creek and Jamaica Bay will undergo a multi-million dollar resiliency project that Governor Andrew Cuomo said will better protect homes and businesses from destructive storms. “Like several other communities located by the water, Howard Beach suffered incredible damage from storm surges during Sandy,” [...]

Weekend subway service changes
Weekend subway service changes
News Queens Courier Staff 11/01/2013 at 5:08PM

Construction work to upgrade and maintain stations, tracks and signal systems is affecting weekend service on many of the city’s subway lines. The MTA is advising customers to allow for extra travel time if they rely on any of these trains. 4 From 3:30 a.m. Saturday, November 2 to 10 p.m. Sunday, November 3, there [...]

Sandy firefighter heroes recognized on anniversary
Sandy firefighter heroes recognized on anniversary
South Maggie Hayes 10/29/2013 at 3:31PM

One year ago they were in boats and swimming through floodwaters to rescue the residents of south Queens as it was battered by Sandy. On the anniversary of the superstorm, Vetro by Russo’s on the Bay gathered the firefighter crews and recognized them for their bravery. “Around 9:30 p.m. that night we got seven feet [...]

Weekend subway service changes
Weekend subway service changes
News Queens Courier Staff 10/25/2013 at 5:26PM

Construction work to upgrade and maintain stations, tracks and signal systems is affecting weekend service on many of the city’s subway lines. The MTA is advising customers to allow for extra travel time if they rely on any of these trains. 1 From 11:30 p.m. Friday, October 25 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 28, there [...]

Weekend subway service changes
Weekend subway service changes
News Queens Courier Staff 5/17/2013 at 4:06PM

Construction work to upgrade and maintain stations, tracks and signal systems is affecting weekend service on many of the city’s subway lines. The MTA is advising customers to allow for extra travel time if they rely on any of these trains. 1 From 11:45 p.m. Friday, May 17 to 5 a.m. Monday, May 20, uptown [...]

City approves 5.6 percent water rate increase
City approves 5.6 percent water rate increase
Top Stories Queens Courier Staff 5/13/2013 at 1:16PM

The New York City Water Board voted on Friday to approve a 5.6 percent water rate increase effective July 1. Proposed by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) on April 5, the rate increase comes as no surprise to Queens residents. However, despite many homeowners expressing displeasure, very few thought that it is unreasonable. “Well, [...]