Co-workers mourn Queens nurse who died in Metro-North derailment
Co-workers mourn Queens nurse who died in Metro-North derailment
West Cristabelle Tumola 12/03/2013 at 2:37PM

Kisook Ahn dedicated her life to helping others. It was one of the last things she did before she lost her own life. The 35-year-old Woodside resident had just finished the night shift as a registered nurse the morning of December 1 when the Metro-North train she was riding in derailed in the Bronx, killing [...]

Queens resident killed in Metro-North train derailment
Queens resident killed in Metro-North train derailment
Police Cristabelle Tumola 12/01/2013 at 9:28PM

Updated Monday, December 2, 4:36 p.m. A Queens woman was one of four people who died Sunday morning when a Metro-North passenger train derailed in the Bronx. A seven-car train, coming from Poughkeepsie and heading to Grand Central Terminal, jumped the tracks near the Spuyten Duyvil station around 7:20 a.m., according to the National Transportation Safety Board [...]

Politicians, locals want trash barged
Politicians, locals want trash barged
News Billy Rennison 7/03/2012 at 8:28AM

Locals and elected officials trashed a recently approved plan that will increase waste-filled train traffic, saying residents need refuge from the refuse. The state’s Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) approved a plan on June 11 that increases the amount of sanitation districts’ garbage that passes through the Review Avenue waste transfer station and ends up [...]

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Woman murdered in Queens
Woman murdered in Queens
News Jay Lane 2/03/2012 at 9:11AM

Woman murdered in Queens A 33-year-old woman was found murdered last night in a Queens apartment building, police said. The victim, whose identity was withheld, was slashed across the throat and found at 8:30 p.m. by her in-laws in a second-floor apartment at 26-80 30th St. in Astoria. It was unclear how long she had been [...]

LIRR a less noisy neighbor in Forest Hills
News Michael Pantelidis 1/03/2012 at 1:46PM

Residents of Forest Hills may be receiving relief from what they have described as a disastrously deafening din debilitating their daily lives. Members of the community who live near the local Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) station have complained that the noise created by the train’s door chimes and speaker announcements has been intrusive and [...]

Deal to halt train noise, pollution in Middle Village
News Billy Rennison 11/08/2011 at 5:05PM

Local leaders and politicians have moved a noisy and odorous train hookup further from Middle Village houses, though community concerns remain. Senator Joe Addabbo, Assemblymembers Andrew Hevesi and Mike Miller and Councilmember Elizabeth Crowley were able to successfully negotiate terms with CSX Freight and NY & Atlantic Railroad to move the trains further from residential [...]

Train derailment causing delays on 4,5 and 6 lines
News Michael Pantelidis 10/24/2011 at 12:17PM

A train derailment on the northbound No. 6 line early this morning caused delays and service changes on the 4, 5 and 6 trains. Normal service has returned following the derailment though there are still residual delays. If possible riders should use an alternate route to avoid delays. No injuries were reported from the derailment [...]

Making Strides, raising funds, giving hope
News Alana Manning 10/19/2011 at 2:06PM

“Hey, Soul Sister,” the smash hit by Train, was blasting through speakers as walkers gathered in the field at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park for the American Cancer Society’s annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event. The song was fitting as hundreds of survivors who had never met all became, in a way, “soul sisters,” rallying for [...]