New Fresh Meadows hotel expected to house students and immigrants from China
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A  new hotel in Fresh Meadows is positioning itself to be the 21st-century Ellis Island of Queens. The hotel will serve as a stepping stone for Chinese immigrants and students looking to stay in the country or study here, according to several people close to the planning. The 11-story Hilton hotel on 186th Street is […]

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Fresh Meadows restaurant King Yum reopens after Health Department closes it down
THE COURIER/Photo by Melissa Chan

The iconic 60-year-old eatery King Yum resumed business on Tuesday after the city’s Health Department closed the restaurant for having roaches roaming around, contaminated meat and other violations. The department closed the Fresh Meadows business on Sept. 25 for six “critical violations,” according to the inspection report. The report stated that a variety of vermin inhabited the business, […]

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Mid-Queens Council meltdown prompts resignation
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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. “What happened was a disgrace,” said Jim DeBonet, who handled the council’s finances before his Tuesday departure. “This is it. […]

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Precinct helps ease parking problem outside Fresh Meadows school
THE COURIER/Photo by Melissa Chan

Police have stepped in to ease a daily parking problem outside a Fresh Meadows school that has frustrated parents and put students at risk for at least a year. Parents dropping off their kids at P.S. 173 have been double parking and blocking the school bus stop during the morning rush about 8 a.m., residents […]

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Support grows for farmers’ market to sprout in Fresh Meadows
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A budding plan to grow a farmers’ market in Fresh Meadows is getting the green thumbs up from neighborhood residents.  Community support is sprouting for a green market to open at Cunningham Park this summer, local leaders said. “It’s up for a lot more discussion, and we’re really in the tentative, beginning stages,” said Martha […]

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