See which LIC streets will be reconstructed in mayor’s $29.6M plan
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Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Tuesday that he would be allocating $29.6 million for the Long Island City Reconstruction Project, which will include the complete reconstruction of several streets and a sewer line project. During de Blasio’s Vision Zero press conference at Woodside’s Razi School, he also announced that 2015 was the safest year […]

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New district manager takes the helm at Community Board 1
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There’s been a changing of the guard at Community Board 1. Florence Koulouris is the new Community Board 1 (CB 1) district manager, taking over for the recently retired Lucille Hartmann. Koulouris served as Hartmann’s assistant for the last eight years, and she told The Courier she is most excited to attend the monthly community board […]

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Councilman starts petition for traffic safety improvements surrounding Astoria Park
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After the life of a 21-year-old woman was cut short last month on her way home, one local politician is putting his foot down and asking Astoria residents to join the fight to bring safety improvements in and around Astoria Park. Councilman Costa Constantinides started a petition Monday calling for improvements to be made on streets such […]

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Astoria woman killed in hit-and-run on Ditmars Boulevard
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An Astoria woman was struck and killed by a vehicle Saturday in an early morning collision. The woman, identified by police as 21-year-old Betty Jean Dibiasio, was crossing Ditmars Boulevard near 19th Street when a car going westbound smacked into her, knocking her onto the ground and causing a serious head injury, cops said. The driver […]

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Enjoy an early Independence Day fireworks show on the Astoria waterfront
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Fireworks will light up the evening sky over Astoria on June 30, during the Central Astoria Local Development Coalition (LDC)’s Annual Independence Day Celebration on Astoria Park’s waterfront. The celebration will begin at 7:30 p.m. and is sponsored by the Central Astoria LDC with the support of Councilmen Costa Constantinides and Jimmy Van Bramer, the city Department […]

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