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December, 2011

The Civic Scene

Boro salon takes day out of schedule by catering to disabled

For 28 years LP and Co. Hair Design, on Union Turnpike west of 188th Street, has been working with special schools, the Queens Occupational Center and United Cerebral Palsy to perform beauty activities for their clients, who otherwise might never go to a professional beauty parlor. Comments (1).
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Pat Dolan strove to protect Queens’ residents quality of life

Patricia Dolan, president of the Queens Civic Congress and the Kew Gardens Hills Civic Association, died on Hillside Avenue after a car struck her as she walked to a Community Board 8 Transportation Committee meeting. Comment.

November, 2011

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Scams and fraud destroy moral fabric of our society

The newspapers and TV constantly tell of all kinds of crime. At a recent meeting, one senior citizen made the comment that the mentality of our country is to get something for nothing. This statement sounds plausible, but the question is how many people think this way. Comment.

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Do not believe negative views of protesters at Wall Street

A few people who are supportive of the Occupy Wall Street group recently appeared at the Bayside Long Island Rail Road station and temporarily held signs which read, “Tax Fairness Now,” “Robin Hood Tax,” “Tax Wall Street Speculation” and “Jobs, Not Cuts.” Comment.

October, 2011

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The Civic Scene: EDC speaks on borough economy at QCC meeting

Last month, the Queens Civic Congress held a meeting devoted to the economy of Queens in the Al Oerter Recreation Center in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Comment.
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Keep Iron Triangle property use only for area businesses

The front of the September 2011 Bayside Hills Civic Association newsletter told of the group’s plans to have special activities at its annual 9/11 observance on the 10th anniversary. It obtained two pieces of World Trade Center steel from the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey. It was an appropriate activity by the civic. Comment.

September, 2011

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Congress must learn to compromise to improve country

Prior to going on its summer vacation, Congress certainly made a mess out of solving our financial problems. There is so much rigid dogmatism in Congress that the two political parties cannot reach a compromise. The way government factions usually solve their differences is by reaching a compromise in which each party gives a little. This was not to be and so Queens, the nation and our standing in the world has suffered. Comment.
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