Queens straphangers say 7 train needs full line review now
THE COURIER/Photo by Angela Matua

Fed up with delays, overcrowding and poor infrastructure, 7 train riders are taking matters into their own hands. Commuters who frequent the 7 train gathered at the 40th-Lowery Street station in Sunnyside on Tuesday to demand that the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) conduct a full line review. The riders were joined by Councilman Jimmy Van […]

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Automatic water rate credits coming for New Yorkers on fixed incomes

Call it a Christmas present from the City of New York. Nearly 52,000 homeowners– most of whom are living on fixed incomes– will receive an automatic credit of nearly $116 on their next water bill, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Emily Lloyd announced Thursday morning. The credit, which is […]

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Pols express support for Panorama Music Fest at Flushing Meadows Corona Park
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Several politicians have come out in support of Panorama Music Festival, a three-day music festival that Coachella promoters are hoping to host at Flushing Meadows Corona Park next summer. Goldenvoice, a division of AEG Live, began discussing the possibility of the festival with city officials in late September, which would be one of the biggest events held in Queens […]

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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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City Council votes to take up lawsuit over Willets Point development
THE COURIER/Photo by Alina Suriel

The City Council voted on Wednesday to file an amicus brief siding with Willets Point developers appealing a State Supreme Court decision which bars the construction of a $3 billion residential and commercial hub near Citi Field. Queens Councilmen Rory Lancman and Paul Vallone were the only two representatives to vote against the resolution and […]

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