Western Queens making progress digging out from the blizzard of 2016
THE COURIER/Photo by Katrina Medoff

Three days after the Blizzard of 2016 completely covered the city in snow, western Queens residents and city agencies are still shoveling and plowing their way out. Many people, including elected officials, took to social media to express their frustration with the city for not handling the several feet of snow dumped on Queens in a quicker manner. […]

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Local pols fume over city’s response to blizzard in Queens
Photo via Twitter/@SenatorPeralta

The second-largest snowstorm in the city’s history dumped the most snow on Queens than on any other borough, but the “World’s Borough” seems to have received the least attention from the Department of Sanitation. Elected officials across the borough have been flooded by calls and social media posts from constituents complaining about unplowed streets and […]

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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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De Blasio touts uptick in graduation rates during Corona school visit
Photo courtesy of Demetrius Freeman/Mayoral Photography Office

BY ERICA SIUDZINSKI Bill de Blasio met Thursday with students from the High School for Arts and Business in Corona to mark the success of his Equity and Excellence plan, which aims to raise graduation rates and college readiness across the board at city schools. At the High School for Arts and Business, the graduation […]

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City OKs $24M contract for East Elmhurst’s Westway homeless shelter
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After the conversion of East Elmhurst‘s Westway Motel from an emergency homeless shelter to a permanent one, the city recently approved a $23,918,936 contract with service provider Women in Need Inc. The Department of Homeless Services (DHS) approved the conversion on July 9, 2014, of what used to be the Westway Motel at 71-11 Astoria Blvd. Immediately after, an emergency […]

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