QNS has new digital editor-in-chief
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Schneps Communications announced that it has named Katarina Hybenova as the new digital editor-in-chief for QNS.com, the online partner of the Queens Courier, Courier Sun, Ridgewood Times and BORO magazine. Hybenova owns and remains the editorial director of Bushwick Daily, a website she founded in 2010 highlighting news and events in the Brooklyn neighborhood. Originally started […]

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Plans for western Queens light rail could benefit from BQX streetcar proposal
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Rail could be the wave of the future throughout west Queens. With Mayor Bill de Blasio releasing last week a $2.5 billion plan to bring commuters the Brooklyn Queens Connector (BQX), an above-ground streetcar line along the East River waterfront, one local politician is hoping her plan for a commuter rail will be put on the fast track. Since last […]

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Suspect busted nearly a year after robbing deliveryman in Ridgewood
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Following a lengthy investigation, a 21-year-old man was locked up last week for participating in an armed robbery outside a Ridgewood store last April, police reported. Shaquan Bullock of Brooklyn was taken into custody on Feb. 2 by the 104th Precinct Detective Squad for his alleged role in the robbery that occurred at 2:23 p.m. on […]

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Con Ed hopes battery system will keep south Queens charged all summer
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BY BROOKE SMITH When the power grid is drained due to running air conditioners during summer months, Con Edison hopes to keep Howard Beach and surrounding areas cool and electrified with a new battery backup system. Representatives of the electric company described the system, which is part of Con Ed’s Brooklyn Queens Demand Management (BQDM) program, during a […]

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Subway service changes to affect 15 lines this weekend
Photo by MTA / Patrick Cashin

Construction work to upgrade and maintain stations, tracks and signal systems is affecting weekend service on many of the city’s subway lines. The MTA is advising customers to allow for extra travel time if they rely on any of these trains. 1 From 11:30 p.m. Friday, February 5, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, February 8, 1 […]

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