Assemblymember Andrew Hevesi

Community leaders trash railroad garbage expansion plan
Community leaders trash railroad garbage expansion plan
Top Stories Liam La Guerre 10/08/2013 at 5:22PM

Residents and community leaders are trashing a company’s plan to increase garbage export from Long Island through their neighborhoods. One World Recycling, which processes garbage in Lindenhurst, Long Island that is hauled by New York and Atlantic Railway through tracks in Middle Village, Ridgewood and Glendale, has applied to the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation [...]

Glendale, Middle Village still dealing with train noise, pollution
Southwest Liam La Guerre 7/05/2013 at 11:57AM

After years of drawing attention to the issue, Glendale and Middle Village residents say they are still waiting on promises from public officials to fix trains that disturb and pollute their neighborhoods. Residents say the trains loaded with garbage and construction debris wake people up on their way through Queens to a town upstate. They [...]

New train engines to improve Queens air quality
New train engines to improve Queens air quality
Southwest Maggie Hayes 4/17/2013 at 1:13PM

Antiquated, high emission train engines have been a great concern for residents in the industrial areas of southwest Queens. But now, an upgrade is on the way. Freight trains passing through areas of Community Board 5 and 9 have been running past residential homes for years, causing the track’s neighbors to question any potential health [...]

Beacon Program closure protest continues
News Alexa Altman 2/29/2012 at 1:35PM

Community outcry at the possible closure of several Queens Community House Beacon Program centers is growing louder as more neighborhoods, faced with potentially losing their facilities, are speaking out. “The state of the community’s outrage is an understatement,” said Marva Dudley, president of the advisory board at Parsons Beacon, a center facing possible closure. “It [...]

Assemblymember Andrew Hevesi and locals plead for Beacon program
Assemblymember Andrew Hevesi and locals plead for Beacon program
News Alexa Altman 2/22/2012 at 1:29PM

In danger of shutting its doors, a Forest Hills Beacon Program’s last hope may be a plea from a local politician. Assemblymember Andrew Hevesi sent a letter to Mayor Michael Bloomberg objecting to the possible closure of the Queens Community House Beacon Program, currently housed in J.H.S. 190. Queens Community House is a network of [...]

Deal to halt train noise, pollution in Middle Village
News Billy Rennison 11/08/2011 at 5:05PM

Local leaders and politicians have moved a noisy and odorous train hookup further from Middle Village houses, though community concerns remain. Senator Joe Addabbo, Assemblymembers Andrew Hevesi and Mike Miller and Councilmember Elizabeth Crowley were able to successfully negotiate terms with CSX Freight and NY & Atlantic Railroad to move the trains further from residential [...]