Community Board 13

Star of Queens: Mohamood Ishmael, president, Queens Village Civic Association
Star of Queens: Mohamood Ishmael, president, Queens Village Civic Association
News Queens Courier Staff 11/18/2013 at 9:14AM

COMMUNITY SERVICE: Mohamood Ishmael has been a member of the Queens Village Civic Association for over 20 years. He had served as treasurer before becoming president in 2011. In April, he became a member of Community Board 13, where he is committed to providing community service. “As a civic leader I see myself as an [...]

Springfield Gardens doesn’t want liquor store near school
Springfield Gardens doesn’t want liquor store near school
Southeast Maggie Hayes 5/17/2013 at 2:26PM

Springfield Gardens wants to make sure the area around its high school stays dry. A construction site across the street from Springfield Gardens High School could be the new home for a liquor store. But the community is calling for its owner to put a cork in it. “We are not going to get drunk [...]

Council hopefuls get ready to fill Comrie seat
Council hopefuls get ready to fill Comrie seat
Politics Maggie Hayes 3/11/2013 at 12:47PM

The race to replace Councilmember Leroy Comrie for District 27 already has multiple contenders who are raring to address community issues. Manuel Caughman, community liaison for Assemblymember William Scarborough; Bryan Block, Community Board 13 chair; Joan Flowers, local attorney; Sondra Peeden, a political consultant; and Daneek Miller, a community and labor activist, have all filed their [...]

Idlewild Park set to get $3.5M education center
News Maggie Hayes 10/01/2012 at 2:24PM

Idlewild Park is set to get revamped, adding a new, state-of-the-art 5,000-square-foot nature and education center. The potential construction area in Idlewild is an “incredible resource,” according to Blake Middleton of the award-winning Handel Architects LLP. Middleton is the head designer for the new, $3.5 million facility, working with both the Eastern Queens Alliance (EQA) [...]

Council speaker addresses Community Board 13′s concerns
Council speaker addresses Community Board 13′s concerns
News Adrienne Kurtz 8/18/2012 at 9:35AM

When City Council Speaker Christine Quinn visited with members of Community Board 13 last week, one issue came to the fore right away: safety. “It has been a number one issue with regards to this board. We’ve had an increase in shootings. This board and this community feel that we need an additional precinct,” said [...]

Synagogue expansion faced with resistance in Cambria Heights
Synagogue expansion faced with resistance in Cambria Heights
News Liam La Guerre 5/11/2012 at 3:34PM

Neighbors in Cambria Heights are fighting the proposed expansion of a popular Orthodox Jewish synagogue — citing rude worshipers and an increase in disturbances. The Ohel Chabad Lubavitch plans to build a structure in its backyard expanding the main building and connecting four nearby houses, which it owns, to create additional space for worship and [...]