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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All of the Clearview Expressway and part of the Grand Central Parkway will be repaved
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Drivers can expect delays on the Clearview Expressway and Grand Central Parkway as early as next week, when the state Department of Transportation (DOT) begins a major repaving project on both arteries. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Thursday the $18 million improvement to resurface the entire stretch of the Clearview Expressway between Hillside Avenue in Hollis […]

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Putting tolls on the East River Bridges won’t solve NYC’s traffic problems, lawmaker says
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Don’t even think about it! That was the message Assemblyman David Weprin presented on Wednesday regarding a proposal to install tolls on the free East River crossings such as the Ed Koch-Queensboro, Williamsburg, Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges. Weprin made his remarks during a panel discussion at the World Trade Center titled “Getting from Here to […]

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Queens cancer patients may lose community cancer clinics due to budget cuts
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Cancer clinics across Queens are facing potential shutdowns due to a state budget cut that has put their patients — especially low-income, elderly and disabled patients — at risk of losing the important care they need. Last year, lawmakers said that the state would no longer pay for all cancer care costs provided to patients […]

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Queens Assemblywoman Barbara Clark, a champion of education, dies at 76
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Updated 3:06 p.m. One of Queens’ longest serving lawmakers, Assemblywoman Barbara Clark, died on Monday night. The 76-year-old Clark was first elected to the Assembly in 1986, representing the neighborhoods of Bellerose, Cambria Heights, Hollis and St. Albans, and was the Assembly’s deputy majority whip at the time of her passing. Details about her death […]

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