NEWS YOU CAN USE: Gas prices climb toward record highs


Gas prices climb towards record highs

New York City gas continued to rise towards records prices this past week.

According to AAA’s Daily Fuel Gauge Report, the average gas price in the city is $4.267 up ten cents from a week ago.

Gas prices a year ago were $3.10 per gallon and the price has risen more than 40 cents in the past month.

The highest recorded gas prices in the city were recorded on July 16, 2008 when the price hit $4.411.

Two toll plazas to be closed on RFK Bridge
Two toll plazas will be closed for up to a month on the Bronx side of the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge while deck replacement work is finished.
The work at the tolls that lead to Queens will require around the clock closure of the two lanes just to the right of the toll plaza center.
One E-ZPass and three cash lanes will be to the right of the construction with three E-ZPass lanes also on the left.
The work is to remove old concrete, repair steel rebar and install a new section of roadway decking.

Strawberry’s Grill helping to fight Autism

On Tuesday, May 3, Strawberry’s Grill in Douglaston will be helping support Autism services at the Samuel Field Y.

Seatings begin at 4 p.m. and Strawberry’s will donate half of each patron’s bill to Samuel Field Y’s programs for children with Autism.

For reservation and to help a good cause, call Strawberry’s Grill at 718-517-8787

2nd annual Cinco de Mayo Street Fair
Healthfirst and Elmhurst Hospital Center will be holding their second annual Cinco de Mayo Street Fair on Friday, May 6.

The event is open to all Queens residents and will honor Jorge Muñoz who recently the Presidential Citizens Medal from President Obama for his efforts in distributing free home-cooked meals to needy people in New York through his An Angel in Queens organization.

The fair will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Elmhurst Hospital Center, 41st Avenue and 81st Street.

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