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‘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 [...]

Primary guide: City Council District 32
Primary guide: City Council District 32
Politics Queens Courier Staff 9/07/2013 at 4:30PM

As the clock ticks closer to city primaries on Tuesday, September 10, The Courier would like to provide you, the reader and the voter, with a fair, detailed guide of who is running. Here is a list of the City Council District 32 primary candidates (Belle Harbor, Breezy Point, Broad Channel, Hamilton Beach, Howard Beach, Lindenwood, Neponsit, [...]

Queens has most immigrant seniors in city: report
News Melissa Chan 7/30/2013 at 8:44AM

Queens has the largest number of immigrant seniors in the city, with Flushing leading the list of neighborhoods, according to a new report. The borough is home to about 162,000 foreign-born people over the age of 65, says a study by the Center for an Urban Future. The report shows more than 25,000 live in [...]