DEP

Weekend Roundup
Weekend Roundup
News Billy Rennison 8/11/2012 at 1:08PM

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney names Paul Ryan as his running mate Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney selected Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate Saturday – a bold choice meant to excite the GOP’s conservative base and further make the economy the defining issue of the election. Romney announced his decision Saturday morning at [...]

Fewer geese slaughtered near Queens airports as safety measure
News Melissa Chan 7/03/2012 at 11:33AM

More than 200 Canada geese were corralled and slaughtered in the city last week as part of the federal government’s attempt to prevent bird strikes near high-traffic airports, but officials said the casualty count is on the decline. The United States Department of Agriculture removed a total of 255 geese from 12 city parks within [...]

DEP fights car idling near city schools
DEP fights car idling near city schools
Health Sarah Yu 6/01/2012 at 8:01AM

Soon, some Queens kids will be able to breathe a little easier. In honor of Asthma Awareness Month, a two-week long campaign from the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) called “Stop Idling” will be enforced through June 6. “Stop Idling” will target areas around P.S. 206 in Rego Park; P.S. 220 in Forest Hills; P.S. [...]

Oakland Lake Park path to receive much-needed work
Oakland Lake Park path to receive much-needed work
News Liam La Guerre 5/21/2012 at 2:38PM

It took nearly two decades, but the makeover is almost complete. The Parks Department announced plans for a $1.6 million remodeling of the pathway around Oakland Lake Park at a recent Community Board 11 meeting, ending a 16-year initiative to revitalize the park and allowing locals to finally enjoy the wetland. “I’m very relieved,” said [...]

Board approves 7 percent water rate hike
News Billy Rennison 5/04/2012 at 12:08PM

For the 16th consecutive year, New York City residents’ water bill will swell. The seven-member water board approved a 7 percent hike in water rates at a vote Friday morning. “The 7 percent 2013 fiscal year rate increase is the lowest increase in seven years and is 25 percent lower than the increase projected at [...]

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 [...]

Dry spell: DEP pilot project to help relieve flooding
Dry spell: DEP pilot project to help relieve flooding
News Alexa Altman 4/25/2012 at 11:03AM

Just when Jamaica resident Lurline Williams thought the possibility of ending area flooding had dried up, a new pilot project brought a deluge of optimism. According to Assemblymember William Scarborough, the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) plans to install two reverse seepage basins along Linden Boulevard, one at 155th Street and one at 165th Street. There [...]

Sewers will relieve water woes on Metropolitan Avenue
Sewers will relieve water woes on Metropolitan Avenue
News Billy Rennison 3/08/2012 at 2:25PM

A current of constituent complaints, along with a wave of support from a local councilmember, has turned the tide for an oft-flooded local stretch of road. Metropolitan Avenue between 80th Street and Cooper Avenue will receive a new storm sewer system to help relieve flooding, Councilmember Elizabeth Crowley recently announced. Work began on Monday, March [...]

Fresh air is on the way for Howard Beach residents
Fresh air is on the way for Howard Beach residents
News Melissa Chan 2/07/2012 at 11:13AM

Lots of sunshine — and clean air — is in the forecast for Howard Beach residents come summertime. The $3.5 million project to install the Shellbank Basin Destratification Facility was recently completed, according to Carter Strickland, commissioner of the city’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). The project is said to curb odors in the surrounding [...]