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Community Board 9 Still Doesn’t Like SBS

By Jon Cronin Staff Writer Community Board 9 sought assurance from the City Department of Transportation that their input would be considered as the DOT finalized their plans for Select Bus Service on Woodhaven and Cross Bay Boulevards in the next calendar year at the board’s Jan. 13 meeting. Taylor Gouge, deputy director of Transit […]

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City Rejects Concert At FMCP

BY LYNN EDMONDS Staff Writer No big-name music festivals will be held in Flushing Meadows Corona Park this year, the Parks Department announced on Monday. Three music-industry giants, Madison Square Garden, AEG Live, the host of Coachella, and Founders, the host of Governor’s Ball, expressed interest in using the park for their music festivals in […]

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High Tide Floods Hamilton Beach

BY JON CRONIN Staff Writer Hamilton Beach was inundated with as much as 16 inches of rain and buffeted by high wins during the New Moon this weekend. Roger Gendron, president of the Hamilton Beach Civic Association and lifelong resident of Hamilton Beach, said that on Saturday evening weather services reported a Coastal Flood Advisory. […]

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Another Shelter In Elmhurst?

BY YVETTE BROWN Staff Writer A new shelter may be built in Elmhurst, right next to the controversial Pan Am shelter, a local civic says. The Newtown Civic Association reported about the possibility of a new shelter being built right next to an already existing shelter in a recent newsletter. However, in an email from […]

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Elmhurst Library May Finally Open This Year

BY YVETTE BROWN Staff Writer The new Elmhurst Library is under scrutiny for now being almost three years behind schedule. The branch, located at 86-01 Broadway, originally had a construction sign up that stated that the work would be completed by 2013. More than two years later, the date on the sign had been crossed […]

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City, State Mull Remedies For Homeless Issue

BY LYNN EDMONDS Staff Writer The city finally seems to be moving full-force toward addressing the homelessness crisis, with changes spanning the city, state and district level brought forward in the past week by Mayor Bill de Blasio and state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside). De Blasio announced on Monday that the city would open three […]

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Streetcar Line May Be Coming To NW Queens

BY YVETTE BROWN Staff Writer The Brooklyn-Queens waterfront may be expecting a $1.7 billion streetcar route, according to reports. The New York Daily News reported a detailed proposal that shows that a nonprofit called the Friends of the Brooklyn Queens Connector, “whose members include transit experts, community leaders and business giants like Doug Steiner of Steiner Studios, […]

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DA Creates Unit To Prosecute Animal Cruelty

BY DOMENICK RAFTER Editor in Chief Queens DA Richard Brown announced this week that his office has created an Animal Cruelty Prosecutions Unit, which will work closely with the newly formed NYPD Animal Cruelty Investigations Squad, in pursing allegations of animal cruelty, abuse and neglect in the borough. “Acts of animal cruelty can range from neglect and abandonment to serious physical injury and […]

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