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Mid-Queens Council meltdown prompts resignation
Mid-Queens Council meltdown prompts resignation
Central Melissa Chan 3/27/2014 at 12:43PM

The treasurer of the Mid-Queens Community Council has resigned and others are mulling an exit, following a heated spat with the group’s leader and a failed bid to overthrow her, The Queens Courier has learned.

Hillcrest residents fear proposed housing unit will endanger children
Hillcrest residents fear proposed housing unit will endanger children
Top Stories Melissa Chan 2/06/2013 at 4:39PM

An overwhelming fear of the unknown is keeping Hillcrest residents from embracing a proposed housing unit set to lodge mental and chronic health patients in their community. “There are too many people, too many variables and too many things that can go wrong,” said Ed Leahy of the Hillcrest Estate Civic Association. A coalition of [...]

Community concerned over Queens Hospital Center proposal
Community concerned over Queens Hospital Center proposal
News Melissa Chan 12/20/2012 at 10:00AM

Civic groups in Hillcrest are worried that a proposed mixed housing unit set to lodge individuals with chronic conditions will draw a “questionable population” next door. Queens Hospital Center (QHC) is in talks with Comunilife, a nonprofit human services agency, to develop a deteriorated 10-story building on the hospital’s campus into 251 units of affordable, [...]