Memorial Day Parade Switches Hands

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer One of the City’s largest Memorial Day parades looks to be switching organizers this year. The Little Neck-Douglaston Memorial Day Parade will no longer be produced by the local neighborhood group that had been in charge of the ceremony for years. Due to a lack of sufficient local support, the […]

114th Pct.: Collision Investigation & Grand Larceny

COLLISION INVESTIGATION – At 10:25 p.m. on March 7, police responded to a 911 call of a pedestrian struck at Northern Boulevard and 40th Road. Upon arrival, police officers observed the victim, identified as Kumar Ragunath, 64, of Kew Gardens, unconscious and unresponsive with severe head trauma and a broken leg. EMS responded and transported […]

Woodhaven Blvd. Has Most Pedestrian Fatalities

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer Woodhaven Boulevard finds itself among the most dangerous roads for pedestrians, according to a report released last week. The major thoroughfare, which runs from Ozone Park to the Queens Center Mall, had eight pedestrian fatalities between 2010 and 2012, the most for any major street in the Borough. The report […]

Mayor Announces Vision Zero Initiative

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer When it comes to traffic fatalities in the City, there is only one number that Mayor Bill de Blasio wants to see: zero. On Jan. 15, de Blasio outlined his plan for the Vision Zero Initiative, a strategy with a goal of reducing traffic fatalities in the City to zero […]

Bloomberg’s Mixed Legacy

To The Editor: In re: Bloomberg’s Legacy - Queens Tribune Dec. 19-25, 2013, while there may be some aspects of Bloomberg’s tenure as Mayor that may leave a laudable legacy, his partnership with 21 term-limited City Council members to overturn twice public-supported term limits, will not be among them. Nor will his abysmal record in […]

Bill Would Penalize Unlicensed Drivers

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer The Western Queens community has gathered to mourn yet again, after a child was killed in Woodside last week, the fourth child to die because of automobile accidents this year alone. Just days after a crash involving a truck driver with a suspended license took the life of eight- year-old […]

Variances, Permits Dominate CB 7 Meeting

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Two members of Community Board 7 got into a screaming match outside of the meeting space, over a variance for a development that the board chose to table until January. During the board’s monthly meeting on Nov. 25, members voted on whether to approve permits and variances for three Flushing […]