Attend a town hall meeting looking for answers on possible L train shutdown
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With the MTA considering shutting down portions of the L train for over a year to make repairs, commuters from Ridgewood and other areas on the line are looking to make sure the authority hears their grievances and concerns. Last month the MTA said they were considering shutting down L train service between Brooklyn and Manhattan in […]

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Howard Beach school rallies around student after fire destroys home
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Khrone Arrindell showed up for class at P.S. 207 in Howard Beach on Wednesday morning only hours after he and his family suffered a tragedy. Arrindell’s South Ozone Park home caught fire the night before. Though everyone escaped without injury, according to teacher Catherine Stanzoni-Acevedo, all of the family’s possessions were destroyed, either by the […]

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Con Edison upgrades avert 1,000 outages during Blizzard of 2016
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BY ERICA SIUDZINSKI Con Edison says it kept Queens mostly out of the dark during the Blizzard of 2016. Over 1,000 power outages were averted during the storm due to $1 billion in infrastructure upgrades over the past three years, according to the power company. Approximately 4,500 storm-related power outages occurred between Friday night and […]

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Katz touts progress across Queens in latest State of Borough address
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“Only in Queens” was the theme of the State of the Borough address given by Queens Borough President Melinda Katz Thursday, and she used that phrase to talk about the good, the bad, and how far we still need to go to achieve her vision for the “World’s Borough.” During her speech at Queens College in Flushing, […]

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Editorial: New York, be proud of your values
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It’s easy to understand why Ted Cruz takes issue with “New York values,” as he did on national television during the latest Republican presidential debate. Those values he eschews are in direct contradiction to his own in many ways. Our values are not superficially rooted in political issues such as same-sex marriage and abortion, as […]

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