Avenue where Astoria man was killed to receive traffic safety improvements
Photo courtesy of Councilman Costa Constantinides

More traffic safety improvements are being installed along Astoria’s 21st Avenue in response to community concerns about the dangerous thoroughfare, which has been the scene of dozens of pedestrian injuries and a death. Department of Transportation (DOT) Queens Commissioner Nicole Garcia announced on Friday the installation of traffic lights at the intersection of 21st Avenue and 23rd, […]

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Impact Astoria: ‘Tis the season to be giving

BY GABRIELLE C. SHERB When beginning to write Impact Astoria in March 2015, I wanted to give back to the community that has been my home for close to a decade. Over these last several months I have gained so much more than anticipated. Thank you to the Queens Library (Steinway Branch), Councilman Costa Constantinides, CIANA, […]

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Participatory budgeting winners announced in western Queens
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The residents of western Queens have spoken and the results are in regarding where they would like to see $1 million spent in each community. Councilmen Costa Constantinides and Jimmy Van Bramer announced the winning projects of this year’s participatory budgeting process, where residents in each individual district were able to cast their vote on where they want […]

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Participatory budgeting extends to more Queens council districts
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Residents in nine Queens City Council districts will be given the power this year to decide where and how their tax dollars will be spent in their communities. Last spring, community members in three Queens council districts – Councilman Mark Weprin’s District 23, Councilman Donovan Richard’s District 31 and Councilman Eric Ulrich’s District 32 – were […]

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Op-ed: First grade tips
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ISABELLA TAXILAGA Biography: My name is Isabella Taxilaga and I am in the first grade at P.S. 122 in Astoria. My favorite things to do are reading, writing and drawing. I love to write poems, songs and stories about my family and what I feel. I really love doing this job and I’m very happy […]

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