Woodhaven civic members want options other than Select Bus Service
Photo by Suzanne Monteverdi

Some Woodhaven residents want the city to take an alternate route toward improving public transportation in their community. The proposed Select Bus Service (SBS) line for Woodhaven and Cross Bay boulevards again took center stage during the Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association (WRBA) meeting on the afternoon of Saturday, Feb. 20. Following up on remarks raised at the […]

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Social media outreach spurs quick cleanup of Howard Beach’s Coleman Square
Photos via Facebook/Howard Beach Lindenwood Civic Association

The social network is a big plus for the Howard Beach-Lindenwood Civic Association. Much like other community groups across Queens, civic association members interact with one another frequently on its Facebook page, sharing news about happenings in their community, both positive and negative. So when an association member spotted litter spread across Howard Beach’s Coleman […]

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Future uncertain for Woodhaven ambulance corps and its former headquarters
Photo by Kelly Marie Mancuso

Board members and residents voiced outrage during Saturday’s Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association (WRBA) meeting over news that the embattled Woodhaven-Richmond Hill Volunteer Ambulance Corps has opted to sell its headquarters located at 78-15 Jamaica Ave. “This has been a big topic for the community for over two years,” WRBA President Martin Colberg said. “We’ve been […]

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Union workers picket Howard Beach supermarket after meat staff fired
Photo courtesy of UFCW Local 342

Some call it the unkindest cut of all. The ax fell on four workers in the meat department of the former Waldbaum’s supermarket turned Key Food store at the Lindenwood Shopping Center in Howard Beach, prompting a local labor union to picket on the workers’ behalf. The Lindenwood location was one of five Waldbaum’s locations […]

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Halloween vandals leave ‘pornographic’ graffiti all over Howard Beach school
Photo via Facebook/Howard Beach Lindenwood Civic Association

Halloween vandalism often occurs in communities across Queens, but what Howard Beach residents discovered on a neighborhood school Sunday morning left them particularly disgusted. Profane tags and “pornographic drawings” were scrawled in red and silver paint, covering the doors, walls, playground equipment, ground and garbage containers at P.S. 207, located at 159-15 88th St., according to Joann […]

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