Community Board 11 elects Christine Haider as new chair


| mchan@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Melissa Chan

Community Board 11 ushered in a new era with a swift election Monday night. The board bid farewell to its longtime leader, Jerry Iannece, and unanimously voted in Christine Haider to take his place as chair.

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Community Board 11 to lose longtime leader, elect new chair


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THE COURIER/File photo

Community Board 11 will bid farewell to Jerry Iannece, who is term-limited due to the board’s bylaws. An election to replace him will take place March 3.

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Community Board 11 OKs Douglaston car dealership expansion


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Community Board 11 granted the East Hills Chevrolet in Douglaston permission to build a parking deck and expand its showcase to display six more new cars. The car dealership at 240-02 Northern Boulevard, originally constructed in 1954, needed to grow in order to be “competitive in the market” and “meet new standards of Chevrolet,” according […]

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Star of Queens: Janet McEneaney, president of Queens Quiet Skies, Community Board 11 member


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Janet McEneaney

COMMUNITY SERVICE: Janet McEneaney works as an attorney, arbitrator and mediator and is a professor on the adjunct faculty at New York University, where she teaches law and business subjects, in addition to her work with the community. After experiencing some neighborhood problems shortly after McEneaney arrived in Bayside, she began a civic association. In […]

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Star of Queens: Ted Teng, chair, Youth Services Committee of Community Board 11, state committeeman of 25th Assembly District


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Ted Teng

COMMUNITY SERVICE: Ted Teng is prone to say “in any way you can” when talking about giving back to the community. Teng, who immigrated from Taiwan to New York City at age 2, has been the chair of the Youth Services Committee of Community Board 11 for the past three years and state committeeman of the […]

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Community Board 11: Potential ferry good, just not here


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The city’s plans to push for ferry piers in metro waterfronts would not sail well with a local community board if the Bayside Marina is chosen as a landing site. Community Board 11 voiced concerns against the Department of City Planning’s (DCP) proposed revisions to its Waterfront Revitalization Program (WRP), which includes plans to install […]

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DA visits with Community Board 11


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During his annual visit to Community Board 11, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown explained the process of a grand jury indictment and spoke briefly about the Sean Bell trial. “We are a busy office, and I have been very consumed in the last few months with the Sean Bell case,” he said, explaining that his […]

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Douglaston plaza opens near LIRR station


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Photo courtesy of Councilman Paul Vallone's office

The Douglaston pedestrian plaza has opened to the public. The completion of the project, near the LIRR station on 41st Avenue, was marked by a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday with Councilman Paul Vallone and the Douglaston Local Development Corporation (LDC).

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BP Katz holds hearing on Bayside car dealership


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THE COURIER/Photo by Eric Jankiewicz

Members of the Bayside community urged Borough President Melinda Katz to uphold Community Board 11’s decision to remove a Star Toyota and Scion dealership from the area during a hearing Thursday morning.

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Five city trees illegally chopped at former Bayside Hills gardening center site


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THE COURIER/Photos by Liam La Guerre

Five city-owned trees with an estimated value of more than $340,000 saw the buzzer last week, resulting in complaints from residents and possible criminal charges and fines from the Parks Department.

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Bayside BID envisions innovative parking garage for municipal lot expansion


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Photo courtesy Rauch Foundation

Officials from the Bayside Village Business Improvement District (BID), which plans to conduct a feasibility study to expand the Bayside municipal lot on 41st Avenue, are hoping to erect a forward-thinking innovative garage that people want to park in and be in, they explained in an annual meeting on Monday.

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Assemblyman Braunstein to introduce law to ban fake clothing drop-off bins


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THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

Under a new bill, clothing bins that are not operated by organizations recognized as proper nonprofits by the IRS will be banned and the city will be able to remove the bins immediately. First-time offenders will be fined $250, and then $500 for every additional one during a calendar year.

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