DEP plans $33M sewer project to reduce Flushing Bay pollution
THE COURIER/Photo by Eric Jankiewicz

A $33 million sewer upgrade to substantially reduce pollution in the Flushing Bay and Bowery Bay is set to begin this spring, according to the city Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). The project will prevent an annual total of 225 million gallons of combined sewer overflow from reaching the creek. Combined sewer overflow — or […]

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PHOTOS: Queens digs out from blizzard, fumes over unplowed streets
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Updated 5:20 p.m. The whirring engines of snowblowers and scraping of snow shovels could be heard across Queens on Sunday as residents begin digging out from the Blizzard of 2016. The only thing louder than that, it seems, is the annoyance of residents regarding unplowed streets across the “World’s Borough.” According to the National Weather Service, […]

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Blizzard of 2016: More than 2 feet of snow in Queens; travel ban till 7 a.m.
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Updated 10:45 p.m. The Blizzard of 2016 is one for the ages for Queens and the rest of New York City. Nearly 28 inches of snow and counting is on the ground at Kennedy Airport as of 7 p.m. Saturday night, a whopping amount for the region. LaGuardia Airport also recorded 24.5 inches of snow, and […]

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The Blizzard of 2016: Here’s how the city’s getting ready for it
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Updated Jan. 22, 3 p.m. “Snowmageddon 2016” is nigh for Queens and the rest of New York City, which is now under a blizzard warning from 4 a.m. Saturday until noon on Sunday. The National Weather Service predicts that between 7 and 12 inches of snow will fall across the region. The storm will be accompanied […]

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Family searching for Astoria flight attendant missing since Thursday
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The family of a Delta flight attendant from Astoria is asking for help to find the woman, who has been missing since Thursday afternoon. Sierra Shields, 30, was last seen leaving LaGuardia Airport on foot at noon on Thursday, Jan. 14, according to police. Shields’ father, Chris, said she had just quit her job at Shuttle America […]

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