Central Queens community board elects a new chairperson
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After 25 years of service to the Queens Community Board 8, former chairman Alvin Warshaviak passed on the torch to new chairwoman Martha Taylor, as board members voted in favor of her position. The board elected her along with the remaining slate of executive officers at Wednesday night’s meeting at the Hillcrest Jewish Center on Union Turnpike. […]

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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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