Graduating class at Ridgewood middle school leaves time capsule for future students
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As the clock ticked closer to the final dismissal bell of the year, the 2016 graduating class at I.S. 93 in Ridgewood left a part of themselves at the school for future generations. Michael Cognato, the class of 2016 senior activities coordinator, came up with the idea for this year’s graduating class to leave behind […]

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More streets across Queens will be repaved this month thanks to cheaper asphalt
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Queens drivers will see smoother roadways by the end of this month thanks to lower oil prices, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced. The mayor’s administration has taken advantage of low prices for oil — a main ingredient in asphalt — coupled with the warmer weather, to allow the Department of Transportation (DOT) to expand the number of roadways […]

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UPDATE: Queens Councilman Ulrich forms committee to explore run for mayor in 2017
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Updated 2:30 p.m., May 12 Councilman Eric Ulrich is apparently looking to relocate to Gracie Mansion. The 31-year-old Republican lawmaker who represents much of southwest Queens and the Rockaways filed paperwork on Wednesday with the Board of Elections to explore a possible run for mayor next year, according to the Daily News. “It’s too soon to […]

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City follows through on lawmaker’s request and repairs crumbling Queens overpass
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As the future of the Rockaway Beach line remains in question, one thing is not up for debate: the deteriorating stanchions are now much safer thanks to recent repairs. During a press conference in December of last year, state Senator Joseph Addabbo called on city agencies to repair the stanchions of Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) […]

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City begins installing decorative street lamps around eastern Glendale
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Let there be decorative light! It took more than a decade, but the city is finally bringing replica antique street lamps equipped with energy-efficient LED lights to eastern Glendale. The teardrop-shaped lamps are much like the iron decorative lamps that lined streets across New York City in the early 20th century. Under what was dubbed the Parkside Decorative Street […]

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