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Ideas Wanted for Queens Design Projects

Ideas Wanted for Queens Design Projects

“Wouldn’t it be great if the old, abandoned [Long Island Railroad track] running from Forest Park to Rockaway Beach was turned into a simpler version…

Enforcement Needed to Solve Park Woes

Enforcement Needed to Solve Park Woes

One of Citizen for a Better Ridgewood’s biggest challenges is policing Grover Cleveland Playground. Last summer, residents around the park were fed up with unruly…

Regan Republicans Swear In

Regan Republicans Swear In

The executive board members of the Ronald Regan Republican Club were sworn into office on Monday evening by Councilmember Peter Koo. After the ceremony Koo…

9/11 Flag Inspires Rotary Club Members

9/11 Flag Inspires Rotary Club Members

The crowd at Tuesday night’s South West Queens Rotary Club meeting received a rare treat—the opportunity to touch and view a national treasure—the National 9/11…

Traffic Changes in Maspeth Bypass Continue

Traffic Changes in Maspeth Bypass Continue

A revised version of street changes in Maspeth—part of the Maspeth Truck Bypass Plan—was approved on Tuesday by Community Board 5’s Transportation Committee. It will…

Single Room Death Traps

How many more must die before something is done? A fire at an illegally subdivided building in the Bronx claimed the lives of three people…

Parks Shows off Carousel

Parks Shows off Carousel

As the Forest Park carousel whirred to life, the three prospective operators who are considering submitting proposals to operate the city-owned attraction stood next to…

Body Washes Up In Broad Channel

Body Washes Up In Broad Channel

Police from the 100th Precinct set up a crime scene in Broad Channel on Thursday morning when the body of an unidentified black male was…

Former Comptroller Sentenced to Four Years

Former Comptroller Sentenced to Four Years

After a rocky trial involving several delays and political mis-steps, former state comptroller Alan Hevesi was convicted of taking kickbacks and bribes involving the state’s…