Star of Queens: Edward Chung, board member, Community Board 8; member, Board of Directors of the Jamaica Estates Association


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Edward Chung

Community Service: Edward Chung says he is a strong believer in doing everything he can to keep civic organizations in touch with homeowners. Chung is on the Board of Directors of the Jamaica Estates Association and was inducted this year as a board member of Community Board 8. He said he is the go-to man […]

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Star of Queens: Maria DeInnocentiis, Utopia State Civic Association, Order Sons of Italy in America, Community Board 8


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Maria DeInnocentiis

COMMUNITY SERVICE: Maria DeInnocentiis has dedicated her life to the service of others. She is the chair of the Utopia State Civic Association, the treasurer of the Order Sons of Italy in America and the chair and treasurer of Community Board 8, among other posts. “I work hard to support my community,” she said. “I […]

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Community Board 8 picks new District Manager


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Marie Adam-Ovide, an aide to City Councilmember David Weprin, has been selected as the new District Manager of Community Board 8 (CB 8). Adam-Ovide, who has worked for Weprin since the Councilmember took office in 2002 and now serves as his Director of Constituent Services, was accepted in a unanimous vote by CB 8 on […]

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Star of Queens: Sarah Feldman, Community Board 5


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Sarah Feldman

Feldman was recently appointed to Community Board 5. She’s one of the youngest people on the board and says that she’s learned so much already from the other board members.

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PHOTOS: Ridgewood residents bid farewell to community garden under tracks


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RIDGEWOOD TIMES/Photos by Kelly Marie Mancuso

After a nearly two-month-long battle with the MTA to keep the garden gates open, local supporters and volunteers paid a final farewell to the Ridgewood Community Garden on Monday night with a barbecue and garden party.

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LIC business community: BID expansion ‘a necessity’ for neighborhood growth


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THE COURIER/Photos by Angy Altamirano

Members of the Long Island City business community say the proposed plan to expand the existing business improvement district is a necessity in helping the area become more inviting and attractive.

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Long-time CB 1 leaders guide final full board meeting


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THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

Vinicio Donato, who has been chairman of Community Board 1 for nearly 40 years, and District Manager Lucille Hartmann, who has been on the board since 1978, oversaw their final public board meeting as leaders of the Astoria-based group on Tuesday.

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Community Board 7 calls for denial of College Point land sale


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Photo by Anthony Giudice

A local high-tech manufacturing company was at the center of a heated College Point land deal debate at Monday’s Community Board 7 (CB 7) meeting in Flushing that culminated with a thumbs down from the advisory body.

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7 line is ‘endless nightmare’ for western Queens community


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THE COURIER/ Photo by Angy Altamirano

Local elected officials, community leaders and residents gathered Wednesday morning underneath the elevated 7 train at the 40th Street station in Sunnyside to rally against the MTA and the deteriorating service of the subway line.

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Community Board 9 chooses Lisa Gomes as new district manager, angering BP Melinda Katz


| ejankiewicz@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/File photo

Members of Community Board 9 selected Lisa Gomes to fill the long-vacant post of district manager — a move that Borough President Melinda Katz blasted as an attempt by the board to “steamroll this important decision” before new members join the board.

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