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Green cabs could be coming to south Queens
Green cabs could be coming to south Queens
South Maggie Hayes 12/03/2013 at 11:10AM

Green cabs could now be driving down south in the borough. A representative from the Taxi & Limousine Commission (TLC) will be making a stop at the next Community Board (CB) 10 meeting on Thursday, December 5 to explain the new Boro Taxi procedures, rules, and the program’s presence in the region moving forward. Betty [...]

Two wanted in South Ozone Park hotel robbery
Two wanted in South Ozone Park hotel robbery
Police Cristabelle Tumola 12/02/2013 at 11:15AM

Police are looking for a pair of men who allegedly robbed a hotel near the John F. Kennedy International Airport Saturday. The suspects entered the La Quinta Inn & Suites at 111-26 Van Wyck Expressway around 9:30 p.m, said cops. One of the suspects went to the front desk, pointed a shotgun at the manager [...]

‘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 [...]

Board shuts down South Ozone Park hotel proposal
South Maggie Hayes 11/25/2013 at 4:10PM

Developers foresee a luxury hotel, but South Ozone Park residents fear a future homeless shelter. Community Board (CB) 12 shot down a proposal at its November meeting that would rezone a part of 135th Avenue to allow for a 13-story hotel to be built right near a residential neighborhood. The proposal is reminiscent of a [...]

Man found murdered inside South Ozone Park basement
Police Queens Courier Staff 11/19/2013 at 2:57PM

A man was discovered brutally killed in the basement of a South Ozone Park house early Tuesday morning. Around 5 a.m., police, responding to a 9-1-1 call of cries for help inside of 120-46 131st Street, found the victim in the home’s basement with trauma to the head and multiple stab wounds to his body, [...]

Sewage project could impact South Ozone Park traffic
Sewage project could impact South Ozone Park traffic
South Maggie Hayes 11/15/2013 at 10:43AM

Jamaica Bay is getting a clean-up, but it will require years of work. The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) proposed to spread a citywide project to South Ozone Park next August to prevent untreated sewage from ultimately making its way into the bay. Combined sewer overflows (CSOs) result from the combination of this domestic sewage [...]

City Council District 32 candidates Ulrich, Simon look ahead to Election Day
City Council District 32 candidates Ulrich, Simon look ahead to Election Day
Politics Maggie Hayes 11/01/2013 at 11:43AM

The heated race for City Council District 32 is coming to a close. Councilmember Eric Ulrich, the incumbent, has represented District 32 in the City Council since 2009. He stood with Belle Harbor, Breezy Point, Broad Channel, Hamilton Beach, Howard Beach, Lindenwood, Neponsit, Ozone Park, Rockaway Beach, Rockaway Park, South Ozone Park, South Richmond Hill [...]

Brooklyn man charged in 11 Queens burglaries
Police Cristabelle Tumola 10/30/2013 at 5:02PM

A Brooklyn man has been charged with breaking into 11 homes in the Forest Hills, Ozone Park, South Ozone Park and Howard Beach neighborhoods of Queens and stealing thousands of dollars worth of property. Mario Girau, 28, was initially arrested in connection to a September burglary of a Tahoe Street residence in Ozone Park in [...]

Op-Ed: Where are we one year later?
News Op-Ed 10/26/2013 at 10:42AM

BY STATE SENATOR JOSEPH ADDABBO JR. On any particular day, whether I’m working, getting a cup of coffee, shopping or having dinner in the district, people detail their experiences involving Superstorm Sandy in many different ways. A year later, many still get tears in their eyes, others remain frustrated about the lack of progress, while [...]

Resorts World Casino welcomes new and free Red Express buses
Resorts World Casino welcomes new and free Red Express buses
South Maggie Hayes 10/21/2013 at 3:10PM

Resorts World Casino welcomed a new bus fleet, the Red Express, which will take patrons from Manhattan to the South Ozone Park gambling spot. Casino president Edward Farrell, Community Board 10 chair Betty Bratton and State Senator Joseph Addabbo greeted the Red Express buses as they pulled into Resorts World, coming in from their first [...]