After a construction do-over, a bridge over the railroad tracks in Flushing is finally reopened
Photo by Suzanne Monteverdi

The 149th Street Bridge over the Long Island Rail Road tracks in Flushing has reopened at last. Residents, local business owners and politicians gathered on Thursday morning to celebrate the completion of the bridge’s reconstruction. The original bridge was demolished in 2010. A new bridge was completed in 2012, but had to be torn down and rebuilt after […]

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New data shows that airplane noise in Flushing surpasses federal limits
Photo by Senator Stavisky's press office

New data collected from a sound monitor in Flushing revealed a boost in aircraft noise, which violates regulations set by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The data from the sound monitor located on Franklin Avenue was the focus of a July 27 meeting attended by state Senators Toby Ann Stavisky and Joe Addabbo, Councilman Peter Koo, […]

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City ‘violated a promise,’ Elmhurst residents and officials say after two sex offenders were found living in family homeless shelter
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Elmhurst residents rallied in front of the Boulevard Family Residence on Tuesday after it was revealed that two Level 3 sex offenders had lived in the family shelter. “The city has violated a promise it made to Senator [Jeffrey] Klein and myself that they would not house sex offenders, especially Level 3 sex offenders, in shelters […]

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Lead paint throughout Flushing’s Pomonok Houses is making children sick, lawmakers say
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Why hasn’t the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) done more to remove lead paint from apartments at the Pomonok Houses? That’s a question that local elected officials gathered at the low-income housing complex in Flushing on Monday want answered by the city agency responsible for properly maintaining the apartments. According to a bevy of elected officials […]

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Family homeless shelter in Elmhurst may have housed a sex offender
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Boulevard Family Residence, a family shelter in Elmhurst that was formerly the Pan Am Hotel, may have housed a Level 3 sex offender. Dwayne Clark, 48, is listed in the state Division of Criminal Justice Services sex offender registry with the address 79-00 Queens Blvd., the same address as the family shelter, the Queens Chronicle first reported. […]

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