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July, 2017

The Civic Scene

Avella, civic groups winning battle to save parkland

Parkland is one of the amenities which make our Queens quality of life so special. Queens civic leaders applauded the recent ruling by the New York State Court of Appeals that said private developers can not take 30 acres of parking lot next to Citi Field to build a mega-mall and recreation center. Comment

June, 2017

The Civic Scene

High schools finish year strong

Hillcrest High School held its first Science Fair under the supervision of Pre-Med Small Learning Community Director Nelcia Skobelsky, featuring submissions by the Health Science Nursing Small Learning Community, Software Engineering students, and Pre-Med students who had performed NASA, STEM, and hydroponics research. Comment
The Civic Scene

Trucks snarling traffic at Cunningham Park

In its April newsletter, the West Cunningham Park Civic Association has complained that tractor trailers coming off the Clearview Expressway are creating traffic jams at 73rd Avenue along Cunningham Park. Comment

April, 2017

The Civic Scene

Tips for thwarting burglars and thieves

The following information was printed in a previous Community Board 8 newsletter. It is designed to give you information to help you prevent thieves and burglars from stealing from you. I have added a few of my ideas. Comments (1)

March, 2017

The Civic Scene

NE Queens residents leery about bioswales’ unintended consequences

Last year the city Department of Environmental Protection painted green letters on the sidewalks of houses in Queens. Comments (4)

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February, 2017

The Civic Scene

Mayflower briefs Fresh Meadows civics on hotel planned for their turf

Since a permit was given to build a hotel at 186th Street and 64th Avenue in Fresh Meadows about three years ago, there has been no contact with the owners of the hotel. Comments (1)

January, 2017

The Civic Scene

What to do when the inevitable storms come

Did you know that snow or ice must be removed from the sidewalk within four hours after the snow has stopped falling or by 11 a.m. if the snow stopped falling after 9 p.m. the previous evening? Comments (1)
The Civic Scene

Hevesi plan could help tenants living on the edge

State Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi has been visiting civic associations and community boards to explain his Home Stability Support Program, which he thinks would help solve the homeless problem in New York State. Currently there are 60,000 people in homeless shelters every night. To solve this problem New York City is putting homeless families in regular neighborhood hotels, which are not the answer, so neighborhood people are demonstrating against this policy. Comment
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