Man found dead in Oakland Lake


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A man was found floating in Oakland Lake on Sunday morning by a man out fishing, according to reports. The Asian man was pulled from the Alley Pond Park Lake after the fisherman called for help, reports said. The deceased man was wearing dark pants and a light-color shirt and looked as if he was in […]

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Oakland Lake Park path to receive much-needed work


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Oakland Park

It took nearly two decades, but the makeover is almost complete. The Parks Department announced plans for a $1.6 million remodeling of the pathway around Oakland Lake Park at a recent Community Board 11 meeting, ending a 16-year initiative to revitalize the park and allowing locals to finally enjoy the wetland. “I’m very relieved,” said […]

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Oakland Lake Park restoration completed


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Oakland Lake Park’s rejuvenation is finally complete courtesy of the $2.5 million dollar Department of Environmental Protection Bluebelt program. The nationally acclaimed program which has been treating storm water runoff in Staten Island since the late 1980s manages to prevent the erosion that storm water causes while simultaneously allowing them to perform their task of […]

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Oakland Lake Photo is tops


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The New York City Department of Parks and Recreation (DOPR) has picked the winning photos for its exhibit “A Salute to Queens Parks,” and the Grand Prize photo depicts Oakland Lake in Bayside. Grand prize winner Spiro Fourniotis, 37, of Bayside, said he “felt fantastic” when he learned he’d won. “I’ve lived in Queens my […]

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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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Padavan vs. Avella should be race to watch


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Two weeks ago, former City Councilmember Tony Avella formally announced he was running for State Senate against Senator Frank Padavan. Avella left the City Council last year to run an unsuccessful race against Comptroller William Thompson in the Democratic mayoral primary. Padavan has a legendary reputation for providing stellar constituent services via his district office […]

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Happenings: Week of 4/01


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At 8 p.m. Queens Theatre in the Park: An Evening with Lucie Arnaz, in the Claire Shulman Playhouse Main Stage Theatre; the Golden Globe-nominated Broadway, stage and film veteran is the daughter of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz; she performs a unique blend of standards and nostalgia. Tickets are $37; $31 Multi-Show Discount; $35 Senior […]

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Democratic Party assured Peralta win


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Jose Peralta’s win in the closely watched special election this week for the State Senate seat vacated by the expulsion of Hiram Monserrate is another example of the importance of the backing of the Queens Democratic Party in an overwhelmingly Democratic district. The election went on as scheduled following an appeals court ruling upholding the […]

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Paterson drops in – drops out


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If you blinked last week, there is a very good chance you missed Governor David A. Paterson’s re-election campaign. He announced he was running on Saturday, February 20 and dropped out on the following Friday. Paterson’s withdrawal came in the wake of a New York Times report, which alleged that Paterson had improperly intervened in […]

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