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City officials announce new pay-by-phone parking program
City officials announce new pay-by-phone parking program
Top Stories Maggie Hayes 12/26/2013 at 4:18PM

City residents can soon pay for parking on-the-go, officials said Thursday. Motorists will be able to pay for parking via cell phone and also online at all 14,000 city parking meters, taking away the need to place paper receipts on dashboards. The Department of Transportation (DOT), NYPD and Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced the new program [...]

Teen charged with DUI in fatal accident on Grand Central Parkway
Teen charged with DUI in fatal accident on Grand Central Parkway
Police Cristabelle Tumola 3/17/2013 at 5:47PM

Authorities arrested a teen for DUI after he struck and killed a taxi driver on the Grand Central Parkway early Sunday morning, said police. Around 3:20 a.m., 38-year-old Ansumana Dukuly, of the Bronx, was driving his cab westbound on the Grand Central Parkway near 180th Street when a Honda sedan struck him, causing the taxi to [...]

Districting commission files final map for approval
Politics Terence M. Cullen 3/05/2013 at 5:12PM

The lines have been drawn and they’re staying. New York City’s Districting Commission filed Monday, March 4 its final map to the City Clerk for approval. The final of three drafts had been submitted to the City Council on February 8, after which the legislature had three weeks to vote or the new districts would [...]

Koch WAS New York
News Queens Courier Staff 2/06/2013 at 11:41AM

BY CLAIRE SHULMAN Welcome to my bridge! Welcome to my bridge! That was Ed Koch, son of Polish immigrants, who became the mayor of the world’s greatest city. That same opportunity exists today and continues to attract immigrants to our shores looking for a better life. After serving in the Council and Congress, Ed became [...]

Ed Koch, former NYC mayor, dies at 88
Ed Koch, former NYC mayor, dies at 88
Politics Terence M. Cullen 2/01/2013 at 7:26AM

Ed Koch, the three term New York City mayor known his larger than life personality and penchant for the big and small screen, died early Friday morning after months of health complications. He was 88. The official cause of death was congestive heart failure, his spokesperson, George Arzt told the New York Times. Koch had [...]

3 NYPD cops shot in 2 separate incidents
3 NYPD cops shot in 2 separate incidents
Police Cristabelle Tumola 1/04/2013 at 10:26AM

In the span of just one hour, three police officers were injured in two different shooting incidents in Brooklyn and the Bronx Thursday night, said the NYPD. They are all expected to survive. Around 6:30 p.m., an off-duty officer, Juan Pichardo, was working at his family’s car dealership in the Bronx when two men, one [...]

Weeknight subway closures expand to Queens
Weeknight subway closures expand to Queens
News Cristabelle Tumola 12/17/2012 at 5:42PM

Starting next month, some late night subway riders will need to find alternate forms of transportation, the MTA announced Monday. The MTA’s Fastrack program, which temporality suspends parts of the subway from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. on weeknights for track, tunnel and station maintenance, will affect several lines in Queens and other parts of [...]