Borough president unveils new street lighting along Merrick Boulevard in Laurelton

A day before the city’s Board of Elections certified his victory in last month’s Democratic primary, Queens Borough President Donovan Richards was in Laurelton Monday, July 19, announcing the installation of a series of street lights along Merrick Boulevard that will greatly enhance visibility along the major thoroughfare in southeast Queens.

Parts of Merrick Boulevard lacked street lighting altogether until the new system began to be installed. The 120 new lighting units will dramatically improve safety along a 1.2-mile stretch between Springfield Boulevard and 242nd Street replacing old, low-quality fixtures, according to Richards.

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