MTA President Fails To Listen To LIC Residents

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer Residents, local businesses and community groups voiced concerns to Metropolitan Transportation Authority representatives about the dire need for a shuttle bus that goes directly to Grand Central during the weekends of the No. 7 train shutdowns, between Times Square and Queensboro Plaza, during a special meeting last week at PS/IS […]

MTA Builds Up Tech Services

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer By this summer, Queens residents will no longer have to worry about a call being cut off in the subway. On Feb. 19, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced that wireless cell phone service and Wi-Fi will be installed in all 29 of Queens’ underground subway stations in the coming months. […]

Goldfeder Pushes For Bus Time

Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder (D-Ozone Park) recently urged the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to immediately expand their real-time bus tracker, the MTA Bus Time App, to cover all Queens bus routes. MTA Bus Time allows travelers to locate their next approaching bus via smart phone, web or text message through a GPS tracking system serviced by the […]

Community Protests 7 Train Repairs

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer On Jan. 17, business owners, cultural and community leaders who frequently use No. 7 train called on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to stop disrupting the lives of Queens residents by conducting service on the train line for 22 continuous weekends. These disruptions will begin Feb. 28 and are projected to […]

Spreading Holiday Cheer At Jamaica Station

BY NATALIA KOZIKOWSKA Staff Writer In an effort to spread the holiday cheer to the neighborhood, Greg Mays, president and founder of A Better Jamaica, started a new initiative to bring musical performances to the bustling Jamaica train station. Earlier this year, A Better Jamaica created a new program, the Jamaica Arts Council, which aims […]

2013 ELECTIONS: NYC Mayor

Bill de Blasio Has Commanding Lead The General Election is just days away and 15 contenders are listed on the ballot to replace Mayor Michael Bloomberg, but Democrat Bill de Blasio has maintained a commanding lead in the polls. As a Brooklyn resident, former regional housing official for President Bill Clinton and with eight-years under […]

2013 ELECTIONS: District 20

Flushing Incumbent Facing Three Challengers Three challengers have risen in Council District 20, each hoping to defeat Councilman Peter Koo (D-Flushing) in his bid for re-election. Green Party candidate Evergreen Chou, Jobs and Education candidate Martha Flores-Vasquez and Reform candidate Sunny Hahn have all thrown their names into the ring, facing off against the incumbent […]