Jamaica Times

Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2008

Richmond Hill

Cross Bay toll plan hit by protesters

Protesters stood at the Broad Channel side of the Cross Bay Bridge Tuesday to demand the Metropolitan Transportation Authority rethink its proposal to eliminate the so−called Cross Bay Bridge Rebate Program, which allows Broad Channel and Rockaway residents to travel over the crossing for free with E−ZPass. Comment.
Richmond Hill

CB 10 names Aqueduct panel

Community Board 10 Chairwoman Betty Braton announced her nine selections for the 15−member Aqueduct Race Track advisory panel at the board’s monthly meeting last week. Comment.
Queens Village

Qns. Village killer gets 25 to life for beating uncle

A Queens Village man who was convicted in November of the 2006 beating death of his 71−year−old uncle was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison last week, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. Comment.
Queens Village

Club billboard draws fire

Sex may sell for the adult entertainment business, but residents in Rosedale are fed up that a suggestive billboard has been posted prominently in their neighborhood, according to City Councilman James Sanders (D−Laurelton). Comment.
Jamaica Times

PS 225 to close in June over poor performance

Citing poor performance at PS 225, the city Board of Education is closing the Rockaway Park school after June. But one school advocate criticized the agency over the planned closing, contending the move would be too costly. Comment.
Jamaica Times

DOT halts plan for new Broad Channel firehouse

The Broad Channel Volunteer Fire Department is facing a roadblock from the city Department of Transportation in their attempt to construct a new firehouse to replace their 100−year−old structure on Noel Avenue. Comment.

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