High tide could make southeast Queens flooding worse, warns assemblyman
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This morning’s storm brought coastal flooding across parts of the Rockaways, Broad Channel and Howard Beach, and Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder has been reaching out to the neighborhoods’ local civic organizations to alert citizens of the dangerous conditions on the streets. Streets have become flooded because the tides have been roughly 2 feet above astronomical tides, there have been strong […]

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GOP leaders considering local councilman as mayoral candidate in 2017
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Queens’ only Republican City Council member may be under consideration among party leaders as a potential challenger to Mayor Bill de Blasio in 2017. The New York Post reported on Monday that several Republican leaders — including Queens County GOP Chairman Robert Turner — are encouraging Councilman Eric Ulrich to make a run for the city’s highest elected post. […]

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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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MTA and state look to keep repeat toll violators off the roads
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Drivers who avoid paying tolls to travel the MTA’s bridges and tunnels in New York City could have their vehicle registrations suspended under proposed rule changes announced on Monday. The MTA’s Bridge and Tunnels Committee approved updating its rules regarding the enforcement of tolls on its crossings, reflecting a proposed state regulation cracking down on motorists who […]

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Councilman seeks to make commuter rail fares equivalent to subway prices
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Queens residents living in “transportation deserts” have very limited options for commuting to Manhattan and often have to pay higher fares to use the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR). One councilman is arguing that the long commutes and increased fares are a burden to these residents and that people using the LIRR or Metro-North Railroad to travel within city […]

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