Corona teen reportedly returning from funeral killed in hit-and-run
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A 17-year-old Corona boy was struck and killed by a car Tuesday night as he was returning from a funeral, according to reports. Police responded to a 911 call of a pedestrian hit at the intersection of Junction Boulevard and Northern Boulevard at about 10:50 p.m. Jaremello Ovidio, of 95th Street in Corona, was attempting to cross […]

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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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Jackson Heights, Corona community marches for safer streets after traffic deaths
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It was the final straw, and now the Jackson Heights and Corona communities are saying no more. Family members of traffic accident victims, local elected officials and community members gathered Tuesday night to set off the inaugural action known as “Three Children Too Many.” The group marched down Northern Boulevard, then 82nd Street, stopping to […]

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Push for slow zones in Jackson Heights
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In December, 11-year-old Miguel Torres was struck and killed as he tried to cross the street on Northern Boulevard. Now, leaders in Jackson Heights are calling for a slow zone to prevent more deaths. Councilmember Daniel Dromm is leading the push that would lower the speed limit in the neighborhood from 30 miles per hour […]

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