Elmhurst LIRR station will be rebuilt in approved MTA capital plan
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The next stop for the Long Island Rail Road is Elmhurst. The MTA recently announced the approval of the 2015-2019 Capital Program, which includes the $40 million reconstruction of the Elmhurst LIRR station that was closed in 1985 and later dismantled. The Elmhurst stop on the Port Washington branch disappeared amid a sharp decrease in ridership during the 1980s. In […]

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Plan calls for return of Elmhurst LIRR station
THE COURIER/Photo by Angy Altamirano

The wheels of the LIRR might soon be making a stop once again in Elmhurst — or at least in the next five years. In the MTA’s 2015-2019 $32 billion Capital Program, released earlier this week, $40 million is being set aside to construct a new Long Island Rail Road station on the Port Washington Branch. […]

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DOE votes to bus more than 250 Woodside students to Astoria school
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A group of Woodside parents have lost the fight to keep their children close to home. The Department of Education (DOE) voted on Wednesday night to temporary relocate more than 250 students from P.S.11 in Woodside to P.S. 171 in Astoria for the next three years. The relocation of the students, expected to begin for […]

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New federal legislation to focus funds on areas with increased pedestrian accidents
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Newly proposed legislation will require states to focus federal resources in areas where there have been an increase in pedestrian fatalities or injuries, one politician said. U.S Rep. Joseph Crowley created the Pedestrian Fatalities Reduction Act of 2014 to help prevent another traffic fatality from occurring on New York City streets. Crowley made the announcement […]

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Politics and strange bedfellows

“Ackerman Backs Vallone” (Politics, October 3) is just the start.  All of Paul Vallone’s Democratic Party primary opponents, including Austin Shafran, Paul Graziano, John Duane and Chrissy Voskerichian, along with State Senator Tony Avella, had serious concerns about Vallone’s candidacy. I would love to listen in when Congressmember and Queens County Democratic Party Chairperson Joseph Crowley calls them and […]

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