Teen girl fatally struck by van in Rosedale hit-and-run accident
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A 16-year-old girl lost her life on a Rosedale street early Wednesday morning after she was hit by a van that fled the scene, police reported. The incident took place at 12:17 a.m. at the corner of Sunrise Highway and Francis Lewis Boulevard. According to authorities, the victim — whose identity was not released pending family notification — was […]

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$2.5 billion for streetcar might be better used elsewhere: Transit expert
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BY JOSEPH B. RASKIN Last year, Mayor de Blasio called for the revival of plans for a subway line along Brooklyn’s Utica Avenue, first proposed over a century ago.  This year, in effect, he brought back an older plan for the development of a streetcar line along the Brooklyn and Queens waterfront. The streetcar plan […]

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Southeast Queens street gang members guilty of murder plots

BY KIRSTEN E. PAULSON Four alleged gang members were convicted yesterday of conspiring to murder two members of a rival gang. Justin Campbell, 19; Dane’e Cato, 23; Jahmarley Jones, 21; and Trevor Lucas, 23, are allegedly part of four affiliated gangs: SNOW, Loyalty Over Everything, Young Bosses and Mobbed Out Bosses, according to District Attorney Richard A. Brown. They […]

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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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Teen dies in Jamaica in city’s last homicide of 2015: police
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Updated Jan. 1, 11:37 a.m. He didn’t live to see the new year. A teenager was found fatally shot in the head on a Jamaica street late Thursday night in New York City’s final reported homicide of 2015. Officers from the 103rd Precinct found 16-year-old Jihad Jackson of Edgewood Street in Rosedale gunned down at the […]

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