NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Residents in one part of the Rockaways say a major road is more like a raceway. They have been asking for help and say it’s a matter of life and death. As CBS2’s Lisa Rozner reported, family and friends said final goodbyes Friday to 63-year-old Valerie Razack. Police said the Arverne resident was struck by a car in the crosswalk at Beach 73 rd Street last Wednesday, and she had the walk signal. “It’s so sudden,” said her aunt, Shirley Razack. “I do hope they do something so that somebody else won’t get killed over there.” The dangerous intersection now has a flashing speed limit sign. It’s only a block from Beachfront Road, near a new development and a new road that was opened to traffic in the last few years. “You will see crowds of people trying to navigate crossing this street,” Community Board 14 member Chris Tedesco told Rozner. “You won’t find a speed limit sign, you won’t find a speed hump, you won’t find a stop sign, you won’t find a traffic light.” Residents say there’s no safe way to cross the street for 13 blocks from Beach 59 th Street to Beach 73 rd Street. Some have even taken it upon themselves to put a stop sign in, but it was taken down. It’s a conundrum: The Department of Transportation can’t install a sign, Rozner reported. It doesn’t have jurisdiction of that particular stretch. A different city agency – Housing and Preservation Development – runs the road, but is not allowed to put up traffic signs. “It’s a lot of commercial vehicles, private charter buses, I’ve even seen a 53-foot semi come through here,” said resident Charles Christie. The DOT and HPD confirmed they are working on transferring the street to DOT. “We followed up with them this week, and they said that they’re meeting next week with HPD to transfer over the property. And we’ll be calling next week to keep this moving forward, so that this community can feel safe,” said Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato. The community hopes the city will install traffic signs, and not put them off with more studies. The DOT said it’s looking into whether speed bumps could be installed on the road, but would not provide a timeline.
Ryan Mayer Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette is giving back to one of the students at his alma mater, LSU, by covering her tuition for the upcoming school year. An LSU student named Jhane Lowsoo took to Twitter on Monday morning to ask her followers for help covering her tuition for her fifth and final year of school. I have 2 come out of pocket to pay for my senior year. It’s 10k for the entire year! I currently work 2jobs for the other 5k! $1, $5 ANYTHING HELPS! I’ve come too far to stop here! Thank you everyone! Plz RT! Please support my GoFundMe campaign: https://t.co/Grcurw78tS @gofundme — MissJ-Nichol (@jhanenichol_) July 2, 2018 She had been a TOPS financial aid recipient, but as she explained, that program is only designed to cover four years of schooling. So, in addition to the two jobs that she was working, she was hoping that people in the social media world could help her cover the cost of tuition. The tweet caught the attention of Fournette on Tuesday and he let Ms. Lowsoo know that he would cover the cost. Looka my dawg dm me yo number I’ll pay the rest for you …….. https://t.co/gy0u0iCs9A — 7⃣ Leonard Fournette (@_fournette) July 3, 2018 As of this writing, Ms. Lowsoo had raised $3,450 of her $5,000 goal.
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