Pols call on DOT to address dangerous intersection after Corona teen’s death
Photo via Twitter/Senator Jose Peralta

After 17-year-old Ovidio Jaramillo was killed in a hit-and-run at the intersection of Northern and Junction boulevards, several elected officials and local leaders are calling on the Department of Transportation (DOT) to install more traffic safety measures. State Senator Jose Peralta, Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras-Copeland, Cristina Furlong of Make Queens Safer and DOT Queens Borough Commissioner Nicole […]

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Corona teen reportedly returning from funeral killed in hit-and-run
Photo via Google Maps

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
THE COURIER/ Photo by Angy Altamirano

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
THE COURIER/Photo by Angy Altamirano

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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Fund to help family of toddler killed by alleged drunk driver in Jackson Heights
Photo Courtesy Councilmember Julissa Ferreras

A family and community are left mourning three-year-old Olvin Jahir Figueroa after he was fatally struck by an alleged drunk driver while crossing a Jackson Heights street with his mother. According to police, on October 11 at approximately 9:50 p.m. the toddler was crossing the corner of Junction Boulevard and Northern Boulevard with his mother […]

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