Mid-Queens Council meltdown prompts resignation


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The treasurer of the Mid-Queens Community Council has resigned and others are mulling an exit, following a heated spat with the group’s leader and a failed bid to overthrow her, The Queens Courier has learned.

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Precinct helps ease parking problem outside Fresh Meadows school


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Police have stepped in to ease a daily parking problem outside a Fresh Meadows school that has frustrated parents and put students at risk for at least a year.

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Woodside park has rat problem, say locals


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ANGY ALTAMIRANO AND BENJAMIN FANG Unwanted visitors are taking a stroll in a Woodside park. Residents and store owners have observed a large number of rats beginning to inhabit John Vincent Daniels Jr. Square, located at Roosevelt Avenue and 43rd Avenue between 50th and 52nd Street, over the past several months. “They’re monsters, they’re huge,” said […]

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Pols push for sewer upgrades as Queens homes take on water


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An outdated sewer system is leaving large swathes of Queens vulnerable to serious flooding, according to a pair of elected officials. “Year after year, Queens residents have been fighting the trauma and financial burden of flood damage to their homes and lives,” said Assemblymember Nily Rozic. “We cannot continue to let our working families weather […]

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DOB puts kibosh on 12-story hotel in Fresh Meadows


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A plan to build a hotel in Fresh Meadows was turned down by the city after the developer failed to comply with the building code and zoning regulations, officials said. The Department of Buildings (DOB) on July 31 rejected Mayflower Business Group’s proposal to put up a 12-story lodging house at 61-27 186th Street for […]

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