UPDATE: Queens Councilman Ulrich forms committee to explore run for mayor in 2017
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Updated 2:30 p.m., May 12 Councilman Eric Ulrich is apparently looking to relocate to Gracie Mansion. The 31-year-old Republican lawmaker who represents much of southwest Queens and the Rockaways filed paperwork on Wednesday with the Board of Elections to explore a possible run for mayor next year, according to the Daily News. “It’s too soon to […]

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Cops and city agency crack down on illegal parking along Nassau Expressway near JFK Airport
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Some might call it a parking lot during rush-hour traffic, but the Nassau Expressway has become a literal stopover for taxi drivers en route to John F. Kennedy Airport. Last week, the NYPD and the Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) decided to do something about it, and told the vehicles’ owners to “move along.” Officers from […]

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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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