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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Big weekend in Queens: Enjoy a variety of (not only) Valentine’s Day events

It’s a big weekend in Queens, with Valentine’s Day on Sunday and Presidents’ Day on Monday, the World’s Borough doesn’t disappoint with a multitude of romantic, fun and exciting events to choose from. Take in a jazz brunch in a castle; bring the little ones to a magic show; explore an Asian wedding dress exhibit; enjoy […]

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Side streets in northeast Queens slow to plow: officials
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Although main thoroughfares in northeast Queens were mostly plowed by Monday morning, smaller side streets are still suffering as snow is slowly cleared, according to leaders in Community Boards 7 and 11. The narrowest streets of these areas were the most difficult to access as plows have trouble making sharp turns and fitting through parked […]

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What to do in Queens this weekend and beyond

WEATHER ADVISORY: Possible adverse weather conditions may lead to cancellation or rescheduling of the events this weekend. Please confirm with venue before traveling to any event. Explore the night sky, take your tween to a yoga class, attend a bake & book sale, and do more at these events around Queens Ongoing Can’t stop watching cat videos online? The Museum […]

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New councilman re-launches participatory budgeting in district
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Residents of the 23rd City Council District will again have the opportunity to help decide how nearly $1.5 million in public funds will be allocated for community projects. New Councilman Barry S. Grodenchik, who took office back in November succeeding Mark Weprin, will be holding the first of three participatory budgeting meetings tonight, Jan. 6, at 7 […]

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