Ozone Park needs seats on new board of racing outfit that operates Aqueduct Racetrack, pol says
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Residents of Ozone Park should have a voice regarding the operation of Aqueduct Racetrack and its long-term future, according to a local lawmaker. Thoroughbred racing just concluded for the spring at the Ozone Park racetrack operated by the New York Racing Association (NYRA), which announced earlier this month its intention to return to the private […]

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1,000 new slot machines are on the way to Resorts World Casino in South Ozone Park
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Resorts World Casino New York City will soon get a thousand additional slot machines under the state budget deal brokered last week. The South Ozone Park casino, located in the former grandstand of Aqueduct Racetrack, already has 5,000 video lottery terminal (VLT) machines in place, making it one of the most profitable gaming establishments in […]

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Rockaway Beach line reactivation feasibility study is included in the Assembly budget proposal
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Queens’ Rockaway Beach line took a “huge step” toward reactivation on Tuesday when Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder announced that this year’s Assembly one-house budget proposal will include millions of dollars for a feasibility study of the line. Many transit advocates across the “World’s Borough” have been fighting to get the Rockaway Beach line up and running […]

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Sidewalks near a Howard Beach school are dangerous, parents say
P.S. 146 Via Google

Drop off and dismissal isn’t as safe as it used to be at P.S. 146 in Howard Beach, Queens. The sidewalk near the school’s main entrance on 99th Street has been seriously damaged, with pieces of the pathway missing or cracked, according to school officials. While some parts of the sidewalks have been replaced, much of […]

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Queens Assemblywoman Barbara Clark, a champion of education, dies at 76
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Updated 3:06 p.m. One of Queens’ longest serving lawmakers, Assemblywoman Barbara Clark, died on Monday night. The 76-year-old Clark was first elected to the Assembly in 1986, representing the neighborhoods of Bellerose, Cambria Heights, Hollis and St. Albans, and was the Assembly’s deputy majority whip at the time of her passing. Details about her death […]

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