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Community wins fight against liquor store near Springfield Gardens school
Community wins fight against liquor store near Springfield Gardens school
Education & Kids Maggie Hayes 7/29/2013 at 12:33PM

The southeast Queens community has successfully shut down a proposal to put a liquor store mere steps from Springfield Gardens High School. The shop was set to move into a new building on North Conduit Avenue, right across the street from the high school. Councilmember Donovan Richards, State Senator James Sanders and the community rallied [...]

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 [...]

14 Queens businesses busted for selling alcohol to minors
14 Queens businesses busted for selling alcohol to minors
Top Stories Queens Courier Staff 3/05/2013 at 2:23PM

A nine-day undercover investigation by the New York State Liquor Authority has resulted in charges to 90 licensed groceries and liquor stores in New York City, including 14 throughout Queens. Licensees charged by the SLA with underage sales face civil penalties of up to $10,000 per violation. Repeat offenders also face potential suspension or revocation [...]

Briarwood deli hit with violation for selling “loosie” cigarettes
Briarwood deli hit with violation for selling “loosie” cigarettes
News Melissa Chan 6/22/2012 at 2:11PM

A city investigation pinned a previously problematic deli grocery store in Briarwood with only one violation after multiple residents complained the store was selling “loosie” cigarettes and packs of smokes to minors. Community Board 8 filed a complaint against the 84th Deli Grocery to the city’s Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) this April, according to [...]