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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Former Community Board 2 district manager Dolores Rizzotto passes away


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Photo courtesy of Rizzotto family

Dolores Rizzotto, former district manager of Community Board 2 for more than 15 years, died Thursday after a battle with cancer, according to CB2 chair Joseph Conley.

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Community-driven Astoria resident celebrates 100th birthday


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THE COURIER/Photo by Angy Altamirano

Being active, spending time with loved ones, and eating “very good Italian food” are the keys to a long and happy life, according to 100-year-old Frances Lopresto.

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82nd Street BID executive director resigns, some community members ‘celebrate’


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/File photo

Some Jackson Heights and Corona community members say they are “celebrating” as news came in that the executive director behind a controversial business improvement district expansion is resigning.

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Elmhurst community grows garden next to LIRR tracks for over 20 years, agency unaware


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THE COURIER/ Photos by Angy Altamirano

Elmhurst residents living down 47th Avenue between 76th and 82nd streets have been keeping the gardens, growing everything from flowers to vegetables for more than 20 years, according to one of the urban farmers, who declined to give his name.

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Board votes against Kew Gardens Hills synagogue expansion


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THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

Community Board 8 denied support for Sephardic Congregation’s variance application to add a third floor on its Kew Gardens Hills building, and members blasted the temple’s leadership for the 15 Department of Buildings violations it has.

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Community board votes on proposed Astoria Cove development


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Rendering Courtesy STUDIO V Architecture

A local community board has told developers if they want to move forward with a proposed development on the Astoria waterfront, they had better pay attention to the board’s suggestions.

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Community expresses concerns about Astoria Cove development


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Renderings Courtesy STUDIO V Architecture

The process to bring an approximately 1.7-million-square-foot mixed-use development to the Astoria waterfront got off to a bumpy start as developers presented their proposal to the local community board Tuesday night.

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Board approves Greek-American school expansion in Whitestone


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Rendering courtesy Giannopoulos Architects

Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church is planning a $1.5 million expansion of its elementary school in Whitestone, and recently cleared a major hurdle in the process.

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