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School Construction Authority Plans to Open New High School in College Point

Dec. 8, 2022 By Nathan Murray Plans are in the works for a new public high school in College Point. The School Construction Authority plans to open a 659-student school where St. Agnes Academic High School was located before it closed last year. The agency, according to a SCA filing, plans to revamp the shuttered… Read more »

Kew Gardens Interchange Project Finally Completed After a Decade of Construction

Dec. 6, 2022 By Max Murray The decade-long project to overhaul the Kew Gardens Interchange, long known for its congestion and tangled web of roadways, has been completed. Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Monday the completion of the $739 million Kew Gardens Interchange project, marking the conclusion of a multi-phase undertaking by New York State to… Read more »

18-Year-Old Woman Killed in Car Crash on Long Island Expressway: NYPD

Dec. 1, 2022 By Christian Murray An 18-year-old Elmhurst woman is dead after the vehicle she was in crashed on the Long Island Expressway during the early hours Thursday morning. Katherine Lin, who was killed in the crash, was one of two passengers in a 2018 BMW 320i that was traveling at a high rate… Read more »

Mayor Signs Legislation That Aims to Diversify Ranks of FDNY, Requires Ethnic Breakdown of Firefighters at Each Firehouse

Nov. 28, 2022 By Christian Murray New York City Mayor Eric Adams signed legislation today that requires the FDNY to diversify the ethnic makeup of its ranks and introduce anti-discrimination training. The mayor signed a package of five bills that aims to increase the recruitment of underrepresented groups within the department. The legislation also requires… Read more »

Where and Why E-Bikes Catch Fire in NYC — And What Can Be Done About It

This article was originally published by The CITY on Nov. 21, 2022 By Greg B. Smith, Rachel Holliday Smith, Claudia Irizarry Aponte and Suhail Bhat After a fast-moving fire in a luxury Manhattan tower called Rivercourt injured dozens of tenants and triggered a daring high-rise rescue, fire officials made clear that the cause was an increasingly common… Read more »

Flushing Man is Dead After Losing Control of His BMW by Parsons Boulevard

Nov. 21, 2022 By Czarinna Andres A 25-year-old Flushing man is dead after losing control of his 2022 BMW Sunday night and crashing it at the intersection of Parsons Boulevard and 37th Avenue. Tao Wu, of 158th Street in Flushing, was driving his vehicle westbound on 37th Avenue at around 9:50 p.m. when he struck… Read more »

70-Year-Old Man is Dead, Three Days After Being Struck by Motorist in Flushing

Nov. 18, 2022 By Christian Murray A 70-year-old man died Thursday three days after he was struck by a vehicle on Northern Boulevard, police said. Genci Frasheri, a Whitestone resident, was hit by a motorist at around 2:54 p.m. on Monday while crossing 158th Street at Northern Boulevard. Police say Frasheri was struck by a… Read more »