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Police looking for suspect in deadly Woodhaven hit-and-run
Police Angy Altamirano 12/07/2013 at 2:06PM

Updated December 7, 3:57 p.m. Police are looking for a suspect who fatally struck a man in Woodhaven Friday morning. The victim, 35-year-old Yunior Antonio Perez Rodriguez, of Brooklyn, was struck by a car around 3:15 a.m. while attempting to cross Woodhaven Boulevard at Jamaica Avenue, said cops. Rodriguez sustained severe trauma and was taken to Jamaica Hospital [...]

Wife, band remember musician killed in Howard Beach car crash
Wife, band remember musician killed in Howard Beach car crash
South Maggie Hayes 12/03/2013 at 4:34PM

Jim Sinisi’s wife said the world is “a dimmer place” now that her husband is not in it. “He was a once-in-a-lifetime kind of person,” said Susan Sinisi of her husband, a musician in the band Wordy Bums. Only two weeks shy of his 38th birthday, Jim was driving in Howard Beach on Saturday, November [...]

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 [...]

Bayside students thank soldiers from home
Bayside students thank soldiers from home
Northeast Melissa Chan 11/27/2013 at 9:54AM

Three soldiers from Queens and Long Island got a hero’s welcome Monday when they paid a visit to a Bayside school. Students from P.S. 130 welcomed the trio of military men on November 25 with armfuls of letters and a homemade flag with each child’s handprint, thanking them for their service. Working with a nonprofit, [...]

Woodhaven Boulevard safety still in flux
Woodhaven Boulevard safety still in flux
Top Stories Liam La Guerre 11/26/2013 at 11:19AM

The city’s five-year study on Woodhaven Boulevard safety improvements show some solutions worked better than others. The thoroughfare, which connects Middle Village, Woodhaven and Ozone Park, among others, is one of the most trafficked in the borough and is prone to many accidents, according to the Department of Transportation (DOT). DOT officials collected feedback from [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Elizabeth Crowley, Craig Caruana face off in heated District 30 debate
Elizabeth Crowley, Craig Caruana face off in heated District 30 debate
Politics Liam La Guerre 10/29/2013 at 3:51PM

The first public debate between Councilmember Elizabeth Crowley and Craig Caruana was contentious. The competitors faced off in a heated exchange on Monday. It was marked by frequent interruptions, yelling on both sides and cheers and jeers from attending residents of District 30, which includes Maspeth, Middle Village, Richmond Hill, Ridgewood, Glendale, parts of Woodhaven [...]

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 [...]

Woodhaven-Richmond Hill Senior Center finds temporary location after building damage
Woodhaven-Richmond Hill Senior Center finds temporary location after building damage
Top Stories Liam La Guerre 10/18/2013 at 2:32PM

The Woodhaven-Richmond Hill Senior Center has found a temporary location after the building was damaged, but leaders still say there’s no place like home. The center, which is operated by Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens, recently moved to the American Legion Post 118 at 89-02 91st Street after a building adjacent to the center’s location [...]