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Residents fight against redistricting division
Residents fight against redistricting division
Politics Terence M. Cullen 1/16/2013 at 10:48AM

In their last attempt before the maps went to the City Council for votes, residents told the New York City Redistricting Commission changes had to be made to keep neighborhoods such as South Ozone Park and Woodhaven in one piece. “This isn’t about which district we end up with, this isn’t about which representative we [...]

Queensway closer to reality
Queensway closer to reality
Top Stories Terence M. Cullen 12/31/2012 at 2:57PM

Because of a state-secured grant, the much debated Queensway project is one step closer to getting off the ground. The Trust for Park Land has received $467,000 from Governor Andrew Cuomo to study the feasibility of a three-and-a-half mile greenway on what once was the Rockaway Beach LIRR line. This study would look at the [...]

WRBA will keep up fight for unity
News Terence M. Cullen 12/20/2012 at 4:21PM

In an attempt to keep the community in one piece, members and residents of the Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association (WRBA) said they plan on attending and speaking at the January 14, 2013 hearing on redistricting at Queensborough Community College. At the organization’s December 15 meeting, several residents voiced concern over the latest set of district [...]

Woodhaven on redistricting: Send lines back to the drawing board
Woodhaven on redistricting: Send lines back to the drawing board
News Terence M. Cullen 11/27/2012 at 3:46PM

The newest set of proposed city council district lines, set to take effect next year, have some Woodhaven residents upset that they might once again be split into two districts. The Woodhaven Residents Block Association (WRBA) has taken a stand against the proposed redistricting lines, saying they would split up the neighborhood and exhaust and [...]

Fate of defunct Queens rail tracks to be debated
Fate of defunct Queens rail tracks to be debated
News Terence M. Cullen 9/27/2012 at 11:20AM

The future of 50-year defunct rail tracks that run from Rego Park to the Jamaica Bay will be debated on Saturday, September 29 at a public forum hosted by the Woodhaven Residents Block Association (WRBA). The hearing, to be held at the Queens Tabernacle at 1 p.m., will host advocates for a natural walkway, Friends [...]

‘House of Horrors’ still a problem in Woodhaven
News Terence M. Cullen 9/19/2012 at 3:16PM

Some people in Woodhaven are still worried about what has been labelled the “House of Horrors.” Residents voiced continued concerns at the September meeting of the Woodhaven Residents Block Association (WRBA) about the house at 87-19 90th Street, where last year an 18-year-old was murdered. The Department of Buildings (DOB) recently sealed the back door [...]

Many Woodhaven mailboxes stay graffiti free
Many Woodhaven mailboxes stay graffiti free
News Terence M. Cullen 8/30/2012 at 11:32AM

They delivered for you. Much of the graffiti that littered the blue or green mailboxes in Woodhaven has been painted over, and the boxes have stayed clean for the most part, said Ed Wendell, president of the Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association (WRBA). On Sunday, August 26, Wendell and two other residents went out to clean [...]

Package thief wanted in Woodhaven
Package thief wanted in Woodhaven
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 8/06/2012 at 11:17AM

The Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association (WRBA) is seeking the public’s help in catching a one-armed thief who stole a package off a resident’s porch near 94th Street and 86th Avenue. About two minutes after a UPS package was left on the porch, a silver minivan pulled over across the street, said the WRBA. After about seven minutes, [...]

The good & ugly
Editorial Queens Courier Staff 8/02/2012 at 12:12PM

THE GOOD . . . Taking back our streets. We applaud the Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association (WRBA) — and all others like it — in their efforts to curb vandalism. Though we are lovers of art, we feel that graffiti is a blight on our communities. It lowers the value of area homes and reduces [...]

Uphill battle in Woodhaven fight against graffiti
Uphill battle in Woodhaven fight against graffiti
News Terence M. Cullen 7/30/2012 at 4:01PM

On a recent rainy Saturday afternoon, Ed Wendell stopped the car every few blocks to inspect one of the graffiti-covered mailboxes in his neighborhood. If untagged, he and fellow Woodhaven Residents Block Association (WRBA) member Alex Blenkinsopp felt it a small victory. If retagged, Wendell rolled down the window, despite the raindrops, and snapped a [...]