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South-eastern Queens to get more sewers to alleviate flooding
South-eastern Queens to get more sewers to alleviate flooding
Southeast Maggie Hayes 12/09/2013 at 1:45PM

South-eastern Queens neighborhoods, which have long suffered from perpetual flooding, may see some immediate relief after the city announced it would work quickly to create new storm sewers and upgrade catch basements. A multi-year, $6 billion sewer-upgrade plan to manage the area’s flooding was announced earlier this year, but the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) [...]

Man caught in North Carolina for 2011 South Jamaica shooting
Police Maggie Hayes 8/21/2013 at 11:29AM

A man on the run after he allegedly shot 11 people in Queens was found and arrested in North Carolina almost two years after the incident. Tyrone “Big Rumbles” Miller, 22, is charged with 11 counts of attempted murder and other crimes in the shooting at a backyard barbeque in South Jamaica in August 2011, [...]

Bill would disperse homeless shelters evenly throughout each borough
News Maggie Hayes 8/02/2013 at 9:40AM

Queens shelters may soon be finding new homes. Councilmembers Ruben Wills and Leroy Comrie started work in 2011 on a bill that would disperse homeless shelters evenly throughout each borough. Wills said research revealed that Community Board (CB) 12 contains 10 of the 18 shelters in all of Queens. CB 12 includes Jamaica, Hollis, St. [...]

Six Queens firefighters featured in 2014 FDNY Calendar of Heroes
Six Queens firefighters featured in 2014 FDNY Calendar of Heroes
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 7/29/2013 at 2:06PM

Is it hot in here, or is it just the Official FDNY 2014 Calendar of Heroes? Featuring some of the city’s Bravest and sexiest — including six Queens firefighters — the calendar was released last week. Every year firefighters from across the city try out to be one of 13 men chosen for the Calendar [...]

Russell Simmons joins march to reclaim Queens streets for peace
Russell Simmons joins march to reclaim Queens streets for peace
News Billy Rennison 8/21/2012 at 1:12PM

Residents and leaders in southeast Queens — joined by a famous native son — marched recently to return peace to their increasingly violence-filled streets. The Sunday, August 19 rally, organized by The Peacekeepers Global Initiative, drew hundreds of locals bothered by the outbreak of shootings the area has witnessed — as well as parents who [...]

Queens communities facing brownouts
News Billy Rennison 6/20/2012 at 6:57PM

Several Queens communities face a voltage reduction from Con Edison due to electrical equipment problems. The 100 degree heat has many residents blasting air conditioners to stay cool. Con Ed said the neighborhoods affected will have a 5 percent voltage reduction.  This was done in an effort to prevent a significant outage, a spokesperson from [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Liam La Guerre 6/14/2012 at 10:21AM

Passengers Sue JetBlue Over Pilot Meltdown A group of passengers is suing JetBlue, saying they feared for their lives when a pilot had to be physically restrained during their flight in March. In a lawsuit filed in State Supreme Court in Queens, the ten passengers claimed Jet Blue was “grossly negligent” when it allowed pilot [...]

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Queens fire kills grandmother as helpless kin look on
Queens fire kills grandmother as helpless kin look on
News Jay Lane 2/02/2012 at 9:35AM

Queens fire kills grandmother as helpless kin look on A fast-moving house fire killed a Queens grandmother early today as her family managed to escape the blaze in South Jamaica. “The family was screaming for their grandmother,” said neighbor Lola Reid. “She never came out of the house.” Elaine Spencer, 69, died at the scene, [...]