What to do in Queens this weekend and beyond
Reservoir Dogs

Attend a screening of Quentin Tarantino’s “Reservoir Dogs,” learn how to properly prepare a cover letter, take part in an Afrikan dance workshop, attend a yoga class, and do more at these events around Queens! Saturday, Feb. 6 Is running your passion? Head over to Astoria Park at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 6, and run like […]

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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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$14 million worth of heroin seized from pick-up truck in Jackson Heights
Photos courtesy of Special Narcotics Prosecutor

Two men were busted Tuesday for carrying 100 pounds of heroin worth $14 million in a silver pick-up truck as part of an ongoing drug investigation, authorities said. Guatemalan natives Peter Omar Garcia-Romero, a North Carolina resident, and Jose Guadencio Lantan-Vela, who entered the U.S. on a travel visa on Jan. 15, were caught with the drugs near the […]

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Mayor wants new schools in LIC and Woodside, but concerns remain
Photo via Facebook/Sunnyside Woodside MSP

Updated Jan.28, 1:43 p.m. Mayor Bill de Blasio’s budget plan for the 2017 fiscal year includes $225 million toward building four new schools in Long Island City and Woodside, according to Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer. Parents in the rapidly expanding neighborhoods in School District 30 have been petitioning for new schools in the area, especially […]

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NICE bus restructuring affects routes through eastern Queens
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The Nassau Inter-County Express (NICE) bus service underwent a massive restructuring this week, with two Flushing routes completely reorganized. The n20 and n21 routes, which pass through Flushing, have been split into smaller portions to improve their general timeliness. Both lines suffered poor performance due to heavy traffic in the general area, especially on Northern Boulevard, […]

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