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Those who frequent the area between 1125 and 1139 Irving Ave. in Ridgewood might not be glowing green or growing extra limbs, but they are being exposed to radioactivity, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.
The EPA released a 39-page report this month detailing the exact nature of the area’s radioactive profile, and the agency has recommended that the site be the third in the city and 87th in the state to be added to the federal Superfund list of highly contaminated sites.
City Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Carter Strickland on Tuesday announced a number of initiatives aimed at managing storm water and alleviating flooding in neighborhoods throughout Southeast Queens.
“The city’s sewer system protects public health and promotes economic growth, which is why we have invested more than $383 million over the last 10 years to continue to extend sewers throughout Southeast Queens,” Strickland said.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced last Friday that he will allocate $50 million from the state’s share of the $67 billion federal Hurricane Sandy aid package toward rebuilding protective marshland in Spring Creek Park to serve as a stronger barrier between Howard Beach and Jamaica Bay and alleviate future flooding in storms like Sandy.
The project, developed by the state Department of Environmental Conservation, will involve excavation, recontouring, and revegetation to establish a self-sustaining system of wave-dampening barriers to reduce storm damage on the south and west coasts of Howard Beach. It would also make the land, which is a public park, into a more inviting and functional space.
To say Councilman Donovan Richards (D-Laurelton) is excited about the coming City Council session would be a gross understatement.
Re-elected to his first full term this month, he will be working with a new mayor he likes, a new speaker and a new Council membership he believes will be more attuned to the ideas of its Progressive Caucus.
Hurricane Sandy hit 13 months ago, and the Rockaway boardwalk, which was completely destroyed in the storm west of Beach 88th Street, has still not been rebuilt.
That fact has been a point of contention between the city and the Rockaway community since the hurricane. As devastated boardwalks have been rebuilt on the Jersey Shore and Long Beach in Nassau County, the people of the Rockaways were left wondering “what about us?”
The Department of Environmental Protection will undergo a massive sewer project next year that aims to reduce sewer overflow into Bergen Basin, a tributary of Jamaica Bay that runs into the western side of JFK Airport.
At the core of the project is the construction of a new sewer line under the Belt Parkway at 126th Street to supplement already existing, nearly century-old sewer lines that are often overwhelmed during heavy rains. The pipes connect the sewers of South Ozone Park to the Jamaica Water Treatment Plant in JFK Airport before releasing the treated water into Bergen Basin.
Construction will be delayed until next summer on a Queens housing complex that will be dedicated to grandparents and their grandchildren.
Pastor Victor Hall of the Calvary Baptist Church in Jamaica is affiliated with the project slated for Guy R. Brewer Boulevard and 112th Road.
Representatives from major city agencies gathered in the basement of the Transfiguration of Christ Greek Orthodox Church in Corona last Thursday to discuss what is to be done about Roosevelt Avenue, the major corridor many refer to as the “old Times Square” because of the high crime and prostitution rates.
“Since the avenue is just a block or two away, I’m hoping that some of you took the train to get here and got to see firsthand what we’re dealing with,” Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras (D-East Elmhurst) said.
(NewsUSA) - Whether yours twinkle in multiple colors or sparkle in all white, holiday lights are a must-use element in nearly all homeowners' seasonal decorating schemes. And those lights -- once reserved for the tree -- have migrated to multiple spots both inside and outside the home.
Residents packed into the 106th Precinct at this month’s community council meeting in Oct. 9 to meet Deputy Inspector Jeffrey Schiff, the precinct’s new commander, and voice concerns about quality-of-life issues.
Schiff told the audience that he would be implementing his successful “Spot It to Secure It” program in the precinct, which involves cops patrolling the neighborhood for parked cars that have iPhones, iPads, laptops and other valuables inside and in plain sight. The officers will snap pictures and mail, to the vehicle’s owners reminding them not to leave belongings in their cars.
Public Advocate Bill de Blasio’s pending landslide victory is picking up speed in the mayoral race and threatens to bury Republican Joseph Lhota 71 to 21 percent among likely voters, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Oct. 3. Independence Party candidate Adolfo Carrion had 2 percent.
There was a small gender gap and a larger racial gap: White voters support de Blasio 55 to 40 percent while black voters back the Democrat 90 to 6 percent, with Hispanic support at 79 to 10 percent, the poll found.
(BPT) - With temperatures dropping, odds are your energy bills will be doing just the opposite. In fact, heating (and cooling) account for approximately 54 percent of the energy use in a typical U.S. home, according to the Department of Energy, representing the largest energy expense for most homeowners. One of the most effective ways to manage a home’s climate, comfort and energy costs is by ensuring that it is properly insulated.
September showers may not bring October flowers, but they could lower the water bills for some Richmond Hill households.
Approximately one hundred homeowners in the neighborhood took part in a new Department of Environmental Protection Program aimed at recycling rainwater.
Glendale residents may soon have a new green space to enjoy.
The Community Board 5 Transportation Committee voted in favor of placing a pedestrian plaza on Myrtle Avenue near the 71st Avenue intersection on Aug. 28.
Back in February, Councilman Donovan Richards (D-Laurelton) won a special election to fill the seat vacated when state Sen. James Sanders (D-Jamaica) was sworn into office.
On Tuesday he will square off against challengers Ricardo Brown, a certified public accountant, and community activist Michael Duncan in a primary for the Democratic nomination for a full term in the newly redrawn 31st District.