After a quarter century of service, Queens Community Board 8 chair resigns
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After more than a quarter-century of public service, Queen’s Community Board 8 (CB 8) Chairman Alvin Warshaviak is stepping down from the advisory body at the end of next month. Warshaviak, who spent 25 of his 35 years on the community board as its chairman, which represents the Queens neighborhoods of Briarwood, Flushing South, Fresh Meadows, Hillcrest, […]

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Congresswoman to concerned citizens: Fresh Meadows post office is not going away
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The Fresh Meadows post office plans to stay where it is after the current lease runs out in 2018, according to Congresswoman Grace Meng. Fresh Meadows residents expressed concerns at Community Board 8 meetings about losing their local post office after property owner Federal Realty Investment Trust proposed replacing the old facility with a new two-story building that […]

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EXCLUSIVE: ‘Mayor of Kew Gardens Hills’ under fire for posting racially charged images
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The self-proclaimed “mayor of Kew Gardens Hills” may soon be ousted from Community Board 8 after posting online memes containing racial slurs and a cartoon parody in blackface. Councilman Rory Lancman decided to block the reappointment of longtime board member Mike Sidell, 73, after community members objected to two posts on Sidell’s personal Facebook page. In […]

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Grodenchik talks affordable housing plans at CB 8 meeting
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BY SUZANNE MONTEVERDI New City Councilman Barry Grodenchik visited Community Board 8 members at the advisory body’s Wednesday meeting in Hillcrest and spoke about two citywide affordable housing proposals that will soon come before the City Council for a vote. Grodenchik acknowledged the overwhelming dissent expressed throughout the borough toward Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposed citywide […]

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Cunningham Park field dedicated to late Little League president
Photo courtesy of Councilman Rory Lancman

Heroes get remembered, but legends never die, and Marc Katz’s memory will live on forever in Cunningham Park. Councilmen Rory Lancman and Mark Weprin joined the Parks Department in dedicating a baseball field in Cunningham Park on Sunday to the memory of Katz, the late founder of the Jewish Community Little League. Katz served as the […]

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