New middle school in Corona aims to alleviate serious overcrowding in the district
Photo courtesy of Department of Education

One of the most overcrowded school districts in the city will be home to a new middle school built to alleviate the jam-packed classrooms that are common in western Queens. School District 24, which encompasses Corona, Glendale, Ridgewood, Elmhurst, Long Island City, Maspeth and Middle Village, has long had a problem with overcrowding and schools in Corona […]

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City delays emergency work on a bridge on the Ridgewood/Middle Village border
QNS/Photo by Anthony Giudice

The Department of Transportation’s (DOT) emergency project to rehabilitate the deck of the Metropolitan Avenue Bridge still has yet to begin, three weeks after its proposed start date. The emergency work — which was slated to begin after the Fourth of July holiday weekend — will replace the badly deteriorated deck of the bridge over […]

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Parents whose children were killed by vehicles urge community board to support Myrtle/Wyckoff pedestrian plaza
Photo courtesy Community Board 5

After hearing heart-wrenching testimonials from families who have lost loved ones at the intersection of Myrtle and Wyckoff avenues, Community Board 5 (CB 5) voted in favor of the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) pedestrian plaza plan. Judy Kottick, mother of Ella Bandes, who was 23 years old when she died after a bus struck her […]

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Jail time and probation coming for Middle Village man arrested in online teen sex sting
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A Middle Village man pleaded guilty this week to charges that he tried to set up a sexual encounter with a teenage girl who turned out to be an undercover cop in an online chat room. Joseph R. Sylvester, 51, of 78th Street entered a guilty plea to one count of second-degree rape on Tuesday […]

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Defective and dangerous sewers are finally being addressed in Ridgewood, Glendale, Middle Village and Maspeth
Photo: NYC.gov

After numerous complaints from residents, damaged sewers (catch basins), manholes and fire hydrants across Ridgewood, Glendale, Maspeth and Middle Village are in line for repair, according to Community Board 5 (CB 5). The community board has been receiving reports about the unsafe and potentially dangerous conditions and have filed calls to the city’s 311 hotline about the locations […]

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