Community Calls For Cave-In Solution

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Elected officials, community leaders and residents came together in Fresh Meadows on Monday to demand a resolution to a street cave-in that is a cause for concern. On 179th Street between 75th Avenue and Union Turnpike, a notable depression in the road has gone unaddressed for nearly a year, with […]

Spring Creek Malfunction Caused Flooding

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer The cause of last month’s massive flooding in Lindenwood was due to a malfunction in one of its facilities, the Dept. of Environmental Protection announced last week. On April 30, a rainstorm caused flooding in the Lindenwood area that night. The storm brought more than five inches of rain to […]

Goldfeder, Ulrich Minimize Wastewater Odor

After a push from Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder (D-Ozone Park) and Councilman Eric Ulrich (R-Ozone Park), the Dept. of Environmental Protection recently capped treatment tanks at the Rockaway Waste Water Pollution Control Plant on Beach Channel Drive to mitigate the noxious odor. After receiving countless complaints from residents, Goldfeder and Ulrich called on DEP to alleviate […]

Rain Storm Causes Heavy Flooding In Lindenwood

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer More than five inches of rain gave some Lindenwood residents a flashback to Superstorm Sandy last week. A passing rainstorm last Wednesday turned into a headache for many on Thursday, as they were left cleaning up the mess created by flooding. Residents’ property could be seen assembled outside of their […]

Community Leaders Upset With Water Rates

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Queens civic leaders are feeling drowned by a proposed increase in the City’s water rates. On April 23, the City proposed a 3.35 percent increase in water rates, the smallest annual hike in nine years. While the number is lower, many civic leaders and elected officials are still upset that […]

Water Main Upgrades Coming To Queens

More than six miles of water mains have been installed across three neighborhoods in Queens, the Depts. of Environmental Protection and Design and Construction announced last week. The $15 million infrastructure upgrade will bring cleaner drinking water and improved water pressure to Elmhurst, Rego Park and Fresh Meadows. The renovations began in 2012, when more […]

The DEP’s Water Meter Ruse

To The Editor: Let me describe the latest ruse put forth by a city agency, particular, the DEP, which controls and oversees water usage and bills of residential and commercial space in New York City. New water meters were installed in apartments and commercial establishments this year, in particular, on October 10, 2013 in my […]

DEP: Water Rate Hike Talks Are Premature

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer While there has been some talk of increases to the water rates for Queens residents, the Dept. of Environmental Protection says there are no plans to further hike costs this year. The DEP outlined that while it had recently enacted a rate hike of 5.8 percent this past July, it […]