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I think that most of us are aware of our elected officials and the job that they do on behalf of our communities. But we should also recognize the contribution that our community boards and civic associations make in affecting conditions in our neighborhoods. As a member of Community Board 11, I work alongside 49 […]

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Community Board 11 elects Christine Haider as new chair
THE COURIER/Photo by Melissa Chan

Community Board 11 ushered in a new era with a swift election Monday night. The board bid farewell to its longtime leader, Jerry Iannece, and unanimously voted in Christine Haider to take his place as chair. “She’s going to be great,” Iannece said. “She’s a hardworking, diligent, responsible person, who has always had the best […]

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Community Board 11 to lose longtime leader, elect new chair
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Community Board 11 will lose a longtime leader and elect a new chair next month. The Queens board will bid farewell to Jerry Iannece, who is term-limited due to the board’s bylaws. An election to replace him will take place March 3. “It was an awesome ride,” said Iannece, whose term ends March 31. “It […]

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111th Precinct bids adieu to beloved community affairs officer
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For 10 years, Community Affairs Officer Gary Poggiali has watched 120 officers accept their “Cops of the Month” awards from the back of the room. Now he has plenty of plaques to call his own. Community leaders gave a final salute to the retiring, beloved cop with an armful of plaques and an earful of […]

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Board votes to write Cuomo over plane noise

Community Board 11 voted unanimously on a resolution to support a bill that would require the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey to conduct a noise study after the Federal Aviation Administration approved a new flight pattern over the area last year. The bill would determine the effects of aircraft noise on Brooklyn, […]

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