Daily News from New York, New York on December 28, 1931 · 199
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Daily News from New York, New York · 199

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Monday, December 28, 1931
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DAILY NEWS, MONDAY, DECEMBER 28, 1931 Plans Studied for Brooklyn Link to Queens Span Brooklyn Section Page I Plans for the proposed $70,000,-000 crosstown boulevard linking Brooklyn with the Tri-Borough Bridge in Queens are now being studied by Chief Engineer Herman H. Smith of the Board of Estimate, it was learned yesterday. This was revealed by Borough President George U. Harvey, of Queens, in announcing that Jan. 15 has been fixed as the date for a hearing on another highway link to serve the bridge. Legal moves to take the land necessary for this latter highway will be considered at the same time. Astoria-Elmhurst Link. The highway on which the hearing date has been fixed will, if approved, follow the east side of the New York Connecting Railroad from the Astoria, Queens, end of the span, to Broadway, Elmhurst, according to preliminary plans completed by Charles U. Powell, Queens Topographical Bureau head. 'This i3 one of the most important steps to be taken in the formulation of a comprehensive system of express arteries to serve the Tri-Borough Bridge," Harvey declared in announcing the hearing date. , Besides pointing out that plans for the Brooklyn and Queens boule vard are being studied, he expressed the belief that final authorization will be granted soon for development of Astoria Boulevard. Highway Work Expedited. At the same time work on the eystem of highways has been expedited by Board of Estimate approval for State plans to extend Grand Central Parkway to Flushing Bay to connect with Tri-Borough Bridge Boulevard. Powell also revealed that all important highways serving the iridge will have no intersecting Etreets, pointing out that this policy of separating major highways at intersections is being extended throughout Queens. POURS KEROSENE ON FIRE; SHE IS BADLY BURNED Mrs. Filomena Fischetti, 51, was baldly burned yesterday when she poured kerosene on a fire in her home at 435 Second St., Brooklyn. Mrs. Fischetti was taken to the Methodist Episcopal Hospital, where her condition was said to be critical. Mrs. Fischetti's clothing caught fire when she attempted to liven a slow wood fire in the kitchen range with kerosene. She screamed and her husband, John, 51, and son, Angelo, 22, rushed to her aid and beat out the flames. Their hands were badly burned, but they were discharged from the hospital later in the day. BROAD CHANNEL EXPECT BRUNNER'S FREE MAIL HELP Appointment of Representative William F. Brunner to the House Committee on Post Offices and Postal Roads was hailed yesterday by civic leaders in Broad Channel, Queens, as a good auguary for the ultimate e s t a blishment of a free mail delivery service in their community. It is pointed out that Brunner as a com mittee member can now wield more influence with postal authorities at Washington, D. C. Brunner has been active in the movement to win free mail delivery. He contends that the growth of Broad Channel necessitates the installation of the service. William F. Brunner CUTS HAND WITH PICK James Kehoe, 31, of 61 Sanford Ave, Flushing, Queens, stabbed himself in the left hand with an ice pick while chopping ice at a milk station at Linden St. and Myrtle Ave., Flushing. Harvey to Rush Boulevard Work 1 1 X 1 ! ' at , r s ' A ., - -1 f t-i-X -It. I r- 1 . i f if -. . . V'; . , (KEWSpholot All that holds up completion of the Queens Boulevard improvement ia work on the subway to Jamaica and installation of sewers in local areas, according to Queens officials. Photo shows relocation of trolley tracks at Winfield to provide more auto space on boulevard. Borough President George U. Harvey of Queens considers the completion of the improvement of Queens Boulevard and the land scaping of that thoroughfare one of the principal undertakings of his administration for 1932, Mrs. Charles B. Williams. Chairman of the Committee of 600 on Sanitation and Beautification in Queens, announced yesterday. Mrs. Williams said she had discussed the Queens Boulevard project with Harvey and found him more than anxiou3 to hurry the work to completion. The project will have to await completion of the subway to Jamaica and the installation of - sewers, but when these are completed the administration will go right ahead with the improvement. "Queens Boulevard," Mrs. Williams said, "i3 one of the most important of our arterial highways and President Harvey is fully cognizant of this. As soon as the Borough can do so the work will be completed." DAUGHTER ACCUSES FATHER AS BEATER Arthur Freeland, 58, of 104-35 102d St., Ozone Park, Queens, was held under $500 bail for trial in Special Sessions on a charge of striking his daughter, Mrs. Christina Gilbert, during a quarrel. Mrs. Gilbert told Magistrate Frank J. Giorgio in Eidgewood Court that the quarrel occurred while she was visiting her parents. BENNETT TO ACT AS HOST AT 92D EMERALD BALL Attorney General John J. Ben nett Jr. .has accepted the chair manship of the reception commit t0 fnr thtf n i n e t y-second PmoraW hall. f - j . , President Gardiner Conroy of the Emerald Association announced to t h e board of directors at a meeting in the Cathedral Club, St. Marks and Sixth Aves, Brooklyn. The ball will be held Feb. 5 at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, Manhattan. Among the past presidents tak ing an active part in the arrangements are Fire Commissioner John J. Dorman, Alderman Francis D. McGarey, Magistrates Thomas P. Casey and Leo J. Hickey, William J. 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