Ridgewood

Woman dies after jumping in front of train at Myrtle-Wyckoff Avenues station
Woman dies after jumping in front of train at Myrtle-Wyckoff Avenues station
Police Cristabelle Tumola 12/23/2013 at 4:43PM

A woman was killed Monday morning after she was struck by an M train at a subway station on the Ridgewood border, police said. The woman, who police said was in her 30s, was pronounced dead about 9:30 a.m. at the Myrtle-Wyckoff Avenues station Cops said the woman was hit after she jumped in front [...]

Driver arrested in Howard Beach car crash that left one dead
Driver arrested in Howard Beach car crash that left one dead
Police Queens Courier Staff 11/30/2013 at 11:24AM

Updated 5:24 p.m. Police have arrested a motorist who they say is responsible for a car accident that killed 38-year-old Jimmy Sinisi early Saturday morning. James Celauro, 23, of Ozone Park, is charged with vehicular manslaughter and DWAI, or driving while impaired by alcohol, authorities said. Celauro crashed his 2006 Ford sedan into Sinisi’s 2001 Saturn around 1 a.m. in [...]

‘Safe Routes’ coming to four Queens schools
‘Safe Routes’ coming to four Queens schools
Education & Kids Liam La Guerre 11/27/2013 at 2:40PM

Safer streets are coming soon to four Queens middle and elementary schools. The Department of Design and Construction (DDC) confirmed it has selected a construction company to make adjustments around the schools to increase safety, as a part of the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Safe Routes to Schools program. The safe routes program is a [...]

Op-ed: Proposals for QueensWay project
News Op-Ed 11/22/2013 at 1:01PM

ASSEMBLYMEMBER MIKE MILLER I want to take a moment to address the QueensWay project, a proposed public greenway that will transform the Long Island Rail Road Rockaway Beach Branch, which was abandoned over 50 years ago. Specifically, the former railroad extends 3.5 miles from Rego Park and Forest Hills down to Ozone Park. This proposed [...]

Radioactive Ridgewood site may get cleaned up
Radioactive Ridgewood site may get cleaned up
Top Stories Liam La Guerre 11/13/2013 at 1:36PM

People that live and work around a radioactive Ridgewood site may not have to worry for much longer. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is considering making the area inclusive of 1129 to 1135 Irving Avenue a Superfund site to clean up radioactive contamination seeping from underground, and the agency has already taken some steps to [...]

Queens couples tie the knot on 11/12/13
Queens couples tie the knot on 11/12/13
News Cristabelle Tumola 11/12/2013 at 3:05PM

Love was in the numbers for several Queens couples who chose the popular sequential wedding date of 11/12/13 to tie the knot. Jonathan Rosa, 24 and Dina Acevedo, 33, of Middle Village didn’t know Tuesday, November 12 was significant when they decided to get married on that day, but when they found out they were [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 11/12/2013 at 7:16AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Tuesday: Overcast with a chance of snow and rain showers. High of 43. Breezy. Winds from the NNW at 15 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 80%. Tuesday night: Partly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Low of 30. Breezy. Winds from the NW at 15 to 20 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: Human Plus: Real Lives [...]