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Call to reinstate free parking at Pomonok Community Center
Call to reinstate free parking at Pomonok Community Center
Top Stories Melissa Chan 8/27/2013 at 11:00AM

Visitor parking spots that were once free will now cost a Pomonok community center roughly $2,700, officials said. The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA), since partnering up in March with Greystone Parking Services, has come under fire for spiking some annual parking rates at 43 citywide developments. Now it is facing more heat for [...]

Star of Queens: Amy Tam-Liao
Star of Queens: Amy Tam-Liao
People Gregory Giaconelli 8/13/2012 at 8:00AM

Amy Tam-Liao, market manager Queens Community House Pomonok Center Community Involvement: Amy Tam-Liao is the director of community services at the Pomonok Center for the non-profit Queens Community House. She manages the Pomonok community-run farmer’s market. As director of community services, Tam-Liao organizes workshops and classes, helps with housing assistance, participates in the Pomonok Cancer [...]

Seven Beacons set for closure
Seven Beacons set for closure
Education & Kids Alexa Altman 3/27/2012 at 9:54AM

Public protest proved to be in vain, as the Department of Youth and Community Development announced that seven Beacon city-wide programs will close their doors in July. Founded in 1991, the 80 Beacon programs existing throughout New York City as a subset of Queens Community House are “youth-development centers” providing year-round, complementary services, specializing in [...]

Beacon Program closure protest continues
News Alexa Altman 2/29/2012 at 1:35PM

Community outcry at the possible closure of several Queens Community House Beacon Program centers is growing louder as more neighborhoods, faced with potentially losing their facilities, are speaking out. “The state of the community’s outrage is an understatement,” said Marva Dudley, president of the advisory board at Parsons Beacon, a center facing possible closure. “It [...]

Assemblymember Andrew Hevesi and locals plead for Beacon program
Assemblymember Andrew Hevesi and locals plead for Beacon program
News Alexa Altman 2/22/2012 at 1:29PM

In danger of shutting its doors, a Forest Hills Beacon Program’s last hope may be a plea from a local politician. Assemblymember Andrew Hevesi sent a letter to Mayor Michael Bloomberg objecting to the possible closure of the Queens Community House Beacon Program, currently housed in J.H.S. 190. Queens Community House is a network of [...]