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New mural represents revitalization on Beach 129th Street
New mural represents revitalization on Beach 129th Street
South Liam La Guerre 9/05/2013 at 4:08PM

One Belle Harbor resident has helped her community paint a brighter future. Local leaders unveiled a new mural on Beach 129th Street on Wednesday to signify the revitalization of the neighborhood nearly a year after Sandy, following the efforts of Colleen Brady, who lives in front of the artwork. Brady rallied the community to create [...]

After budget cuts, legislative package aims to help disabled
News Maggie Hayes 6/11/2013 at 3:42PM

In the wake of a significant budget cut to programs for developmentally disabled people, lawmakers are seeking ways to provide such individuals with more security. A budget amendment enacted by Governor Andrew Cuomo cut 4.5 percent of state funding for organizations that help disabled individuals live healthy and independent lifestyles. Now, advocates both in and [...]

New policy forces mentally ill out of adult homes
New policy forces mentally ill out of adult homes
News Melissa Chan 2/15/2013 at 9:34AM

Adult homes in Queens are now forced to evict hundreds of mentally ill residents and shut out new entrants under a new state policy. Privately run adult homes in the state, including nine in Queens and nearly 50 in the city, will have to cut their mental health population down to 25 percent, according to [...]

Film focuses on Rockaway recovery
Film focuses on Rockaway recovery
Entertainment Maggie Hayes 1/23/2013 at 1:03PM

In the months following Sandy, the Rockaway peninsula has yet to completely bounce back. A new documentary explains why, and where to go from here. “We need to make people understand what works in Rockaway,” said John Cori, who is featured in the upcoming film, “John Cori Warned You.” Cori stars with his partner and [...]

Revive railway
Editorial Queens Courier Staff 6/14/2012 at 12:08PM

Have you tried lately to commute to south Queens via public transportation? There is a phrase to describe it: nearly impossible. With gas prices still hovering near the $4 a gallon mark, politicians and civic leaders may have a solution. We support the proposal by Assemblymember Phil Goldfeder to reinstate the Rockaway line of the [...]

Fowl Strikes Cause Foul Feelings
News Alexa Altman 5/15/2012 at 2:10PM

Recent collisions between birds and airplanes departing city airports could give a much-needed “all clear” for negotiations between the Port Authority and wildlife conservation groups. While recent uproar mainly surrounds possible runway expansion plans at JFK, in-flight crashes with birds came under scrutiny when a Los Angeles-bound flight was quickly grounded after a bird was [...]

Water rate hike would soak residents
News Billy Rennison 5/01/2012 at 3:00PM

Politicians and residents are worried that another year of swelling water bills will leave denizens drowning. For the 16th consecutive year, New York City residents will be paying more for their water bill if the Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) proposed rate increase is adopted. Assemblymember David Weprin called the hikes “déjà vu all over [...]

No wait for rebate on Cross Bay Bridge
News Melissa Chan 4/17/2012 at 9:37AM

Rockaway residents roving across the Cross Bay Bridge will now be reimbursed for their travels from April 1 and on, according to the MTA. The Cross Bay Veterans Memorial Bridge Residency Rebate Program recently passed the state budget, said Assemblymember Phillip Goldfeder. But while the discount program was expected to go into immediate effect once [...]

Peninsula Hospital set to close on Monday according to report
Peninsula Hospital set to close on Monday according to report
Health Melissa Chan 4/06/2012 at 4:04PM

According to published reports, Peninsula Hospital will shut its doors for good on Monday, April 9. Hospital officials did not yet confirm, and local leaders could not verify the rumored sudden termination. Peninsula has already submitted a closure plan to the state Department of Health (DOH), which as of April 3 was still under review, [...]