Author Archives: Salvatore Licata

Ozone Park A train stations to be fully repaired by the end of September


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THE COURIER/Photo by Salvatore Licata

The 88th Street and 104th Street stations, on the Queens-bound side, are expected to reopen at the end of September, after about five months of repair work, according to an MTA spokeswoman.

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Site near Aqueduct could be home to new MLS stadium: report


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File photo

After plans to build the New York City Football Club’s new stadium in the South Bronx fell through, developers are now looking at land near the Aqueduct Racetrack, according to a published report.

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Sandy-stricken trees to be cut down in Howard Beach


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THE COURIER/Photos by Salvatore Licata

Dead trees are a common sight in Howard Beach — a constant reminder of the devastation the neighborhood faced nearly two years ago when Hurricane Sandy ripped its way through the area.

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Comrie defeats state Sen. Malcolm Smith in landslide


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THE COURIER/ Photo by Salvatore Licata

Leroy Comrie is the de facto next state senator for District 14 after besting incumbent Malcolm Smith in the Democratic primary.

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Goldfeder tells DEP to rid southern Queens of sewer odors


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Photo courtesy of Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder

Southern Queens is the home of the highest concentration of odor complaints in the borough, according to 311 data, which prompted one local elected official to try to clear the air on this issue.

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New hope for Ridgewood Reservoir


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THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

The Ridgewood Reservoir is gaining some dam support. The head of the state Department of Environmental Conservation told lawmakers that the city Parks Department requested his agency reclassify the reservoir as a “low hazard” dam, which would obviate the need for a $6 million construction project to prevent flooding.

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Bus-only lanes coming to Woodhaven Boulevard


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THE COURIER/Photo by  Salvatore Licata

Bus-only lanes are to be painted along a 1.4-mile stretch of Woodhaven Boulevard by late September, a representative from the Department of Transportation (DOT) said.

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