Community Board 11

111th Precinct bids adieu to beloved community affairs officer
111th Precinct bids adieu to beloved community affairs officer
News Melissa Chan 12/09/2013 at 3:08PM

For 10 years, Community Affairs Officer Gary Poggiali has watched 120 officers accept their “Cops of the Month” awards from the back of the room. Now he has plenty of plaques to call his own. Community leaders gave a final salute to the retiring, beloved cop with an armful of plaques and an earful of [...]

Bayside activist may retire from community board
Northeast Melissa Chan 12/05/2013 at 9:32AM

Bayside activist Frank Skala may retire from Community Board 11 this year due to old age, the board said. “He’s saying he just can’t continue. He’s been having to leave early. He’s slowed down a lot. I can understand why he’s doing this,” said Susan Seinfeld, the board’s district manager. The ever-opinionated Skala, 76, has [...]

Community Board 11 OKs Douglaston car dealership expansion
Northeast Melissa Chan 11/07/2013 at 12:04PM

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 [...]

CB 11 Transportation Committee denies speed bump request, recommends major highway change
News Melissa Chan 10/10/2013 at 1:21PM

Two speed bump proposals were struck down and a major highway change was recommended during a Community Board 11 Transportation Committee briefing this week. The committee denied a speed bump request on 36th Avenue between 218th and 219th Streets in an attempt to prevent pushing the traffic problem over to 38th Avenue. “We concluded that it would not do any good to put speed [...]

Board votes to write Cuomo over plane noise
News Queens Courier Staff 9/10/2013 at 1:16PM

Community Board 11 voted unanimously on a resolution to support a bill that would require the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey to conduct a noise study after the Federal Aviation Administration approved a new flight pattern over the area last year. The bill would determine the effects of aircraft noise on Brooklyn, [...]

Community to city: Preserve Udalls Cove Park
Community to city: Preserve Udalls Cove Park
Northeast Melissa Chan 8/22/2013 at 11:48AM

Queens preservationists and a local community board want the city to save some of the last remaining parcels of Udalls Cove Park from development. Several acres of privately owned wetlands and wooded uplands in the park’s ravine have come under new threat, according to Community Board 11 and the Udalls Cove Preservation Committee. “This week [...]

Star of Queens: Janet McEneaney, president of Queens Quiet Skies, Community Board 11 member
Star of Queens: Janet McEneaney, president of Queens Quiet Skies, Community Board 11 member
News Queens Courier Staff 8/19/2013 at 9:17AM

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 [...]

Community board chair fires back at Walcott over school employee threats
Community board chair fires back at Walcott over school employee threats
Northeast Melissa Chan 5/14/2013 at 2:04PM

The city’s schools chancellor chastised a community board leader after residents allegedly threatened his employees at a rowdy Bayside meeting last week. “I would never allow anyone to be treated in this manner and would expect that you have the same standard,” Dennis Walcott said. The head of the city’s public education system expressed his [...]