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Pols push for sewer upgrades as Queens homes take on water
Pols push for sewer upgrades as Queens homes take on water
Top Stories Melissa Chan 6/11/2013 at 1:18PM

An outdated sewer system is leaving large swathes of Queens vulnerable to serious flooding, according to a pair of elected officials. “Year after year, Queens residents have been fighting the trauma and financial burden of flood damage to their homes and lives,” said Assemblymember Nily Rozic. “We cannot continue to let our working families weather [...]

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, [...]

Community activist Craig Caruana kicks off Republican run in District 30 Council race
Community activist Craig Caruana kicks off Republican run in District 30 Council race
Politics Maggie Hayes 5/08/2013 at 9:57AM

The race to represent District 30 on the City Council is on, with community activist and Middle Village native Craig Caruana throwing his hat in the ring for the Republican ticket. Caruana is a member of organizations including the Knights of Columbus at Resurrection Ascension Parish, the Kiwanis Club of Glendale and the Juniper Park [...]

Glendale underpass fix will ease flood problem
Southwest Maggie Hayes 5/03/2013 at 12:56PM

A deteriorating Glendale underpass is getting a makeover. Come summer, it will be safer for both cars passing underneath and trains chugging overhead. However, the community says there are still issues in the area that need to be addressed. The Department of Design and Construction (DDC) took on the current $6 million capital reconstruction project [...]

Woodhaven residents upset over slow response to sewage issue
Woodhaven residents upset over slow response to sewage issue
News Terence M. Cullen 3/20/2013 at 2:17PM

Woodhaven residents want to know why it took so long to stop the sewage that was spewing into the streets of their neighborhood. At the Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association (WRBA) March 16 meeting, several members inquired why the feces-ridden puddle continued to be a problem, considering how close it was to a nursery school. “When [...]

New program saves homeowners money in water, sewer line repairs
News Maggie Hayes 3/12/2013 at 5:15PM

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has a new system to protect homeowners, their water and hopefully, their wallets. Residential property owners citywide are responsible for maintaining their water and sewer service lines, which can stretch underground from homes and out to the middle of the street. If any part of that line is compromised [...]

Leaders want Southeast Queens flooding fixed
Leaders want Southeast Queens flooding fixed
Southeast Queens Courier Staff 3/05/2013 at 9:16AM

BY LIAM LA GUERRE As Sandy barreled down on the East Coast last year, there was one thing on Helene Martello’s mind. “Where am I going to move my car?’” she asked. It wasn’t the first time she feared flooding. After returning to her Hollis home from a party in 2008, Martello was surprised to [...]

Broken sewage pipe soils Woodhaven street
Broken sewage pipe soils Woodhaven street
South Terence M. Cullen 2/26/2013 at 9:42AM

A broken pipe in Woodhaven has residents concerned about public safety after gushing water, rife with human waste, has soiled the corner of 85th Street and 88th Avenue. “It’s disgusting,” said Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association (WRBA) president Ed Wendell, who’s been tracking the problem for a few weeks now. Wendell and other WRBA members have [...]

Central and southern Queens to receive water main upgrade
Central and southern Queens to receive water main upgrade
Central Melissa Chan 12/31/2012 at 12:21PM

A $14 million upgrade to replace the borough’s aging water system will soon flow into portions of central and southern Queens, authorities said. About 13 miles of new ductile iron water mains will be installed to replace old unlined cast ones in Forest Hills, Kew Gardens, Richmond Hill and Far Rockaway, according to the city’s [...]

Queens Morning Roundup
News Billy Rennison 12/29/2012 at 11:01AM

MTA considers installing sliding doors to prevent deaths, injuries The MTA will reconsider installing sliding doors on some subway platforms to prevent riders from getting killed or injured by trains, a top official told the Daily News. Fifty-four people this year have met their bloody ends on the tracks — a five-year high at more [...]