All of the Clearview Expressway and part of the Grand Central Parkway will be repaved
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Drivers can expect delays on the Clearview Expressway and Grand Central Parkway as early as next week, when the state Department of Transportation (DOT) begins a major repaving project on both arteries. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Thursday the $18 million improvement to resurface the entire stretch of the Clearview Expressway between Hillside Avenue in Hollis […]

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Queens shoppers are not happy about the proposed 5-cent grocery bag tax
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The City Council is nearing a decision on a proposed 5-cent tax on paper and plastic bags used by grocery and retail stores, but Queens residents have mixed feelings over the idea. Councilman Brad Lander and Councilwoman Margaret Chin, the bill’s sponsors, indicated that the tax provides an incentive for shoppers to use reusable eco-friendly bags. […]

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PHOTOS: The first Queens Marathon was full of great emotional moments
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They came from near and far to run a long distance. The inaugural Queens Marathon kicked off in Flushing Meadows Corona Park on Saturday morning. The race took participants on four loops through the public green space, going around soccer fields, past cultural venues, and along playgrounds as spectators, regular parkgoers, and about 100 volunteers cheered them […]

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$70M for the new police precinct in southeast Queens is included in mayor’s executive budget
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Updated April 27, 12:40 p.m. Southeast Queens residents have 116 reasons to feel a bit more secure in their future. Mayor Bill de Blasio’s executive budget includes $70 million for the construction of a new 116th Precinct focused on the neighborhoods of Brookville, Laurelton, Rosedale and Springfield Gardens, the Daily News reported on Tuesday. Residents and […]

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Gaming tables, water fountains coming to Astoria Park along with other improvements in western Queens
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We won’t know the results of the presidential primaries in New York for several hours, but the results of another election have been announced. Residents in neighborhoods such as Astoria, Long Island City and Sunnyside cast their votes for several projects in the participatory budgeting process from March 26 through April 3. Councilmen Costa Constantinides and […]

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