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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Taxpayer money for clean diesel engines went down the wrong track in Glendale’s Fresh Pond Rail Yard
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For decades, the Fresh Pond Rail Yard in Glendale has been running locomotives with extremely outdated diesel engines that have been spewing dangerous pollutants into the air throughout Glendale, Middle Village, Maspeth and Ridgewood. In order to reduce these harmful emissions, elected officials have secured funding over the last three years in the state budgets […]

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Vandals who make hate-filled graffiti in Queens could soon face serious jail time
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Often in Queens, graffiti is more than an eyesore — it’s a symbol of violence and hate. Several state lawmakers now want the vandals responsible to pay a heavy price for such dirty deeds, including lengthy jail terms. The state Senate recently approved legislation (S.849) increasing penalties against convicted graffiti vandals who defaced houses of worship or left […]

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