A Flushing civic group has started a grassroots initiative to stand up to out-of-scale construction sites that residents say are destroying neighborhoods.
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Once again, congestion pricing plans, which include the imposition of tolls on the East River bridges, have been circulating throughout the city.
Queens lawmakers oppose a plan that would toll East River crossings, including the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge, that are currently free. As a trade-off, five other Queens bridge fares would be reduced by nearly half.
COMMUNITY SERVICE: Jackie Forrestal has been active in the Queens community for years. She is a board member of the Central Queens Historical Association. She also served on the St. Joseph’s Advisory Board until the facility closed in 2004. Forrestal is the corresponding secretary for the Hillcrest Estates Civic Association, while her husband Kevin is [...]
Queens could be going smoke free, one apartment at a time. The Queens Smoke-Free Partnership has converted 220 apartment homes into smoke-free zones and is furthering its work throughout the borough through various initiatives. “Smoke-free housing is very up and coming,” said Yvette Buckner, the Queens borough manager at the Partnership. “We’re helping to formalize [...]
The sudden and tragic death of Queens Civic Congress President Patricia Dolan has left the civic community shocked and grief stricken. She was struck and killed by a vehicle on her way to a community board committee meeting on the evening of November 15. Dolan was a person who dedicated herself to improve the quality [...]
The Queens Civic Congress (QCC), the umbrella coalition for more than 100 Queens civic organizations, congratulates Community Board 13 on its vote to oppose construction of two multi-story apartment buildings on the Creedmoor campus, adjacent to several low-density Bellrose neighborhoods. QCC supports services for seniors and indeed supported development of low rise, low-density senior housing [...]