GOP leaders considering local councilman as mayoral candidate in 2017
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Queens’ only Republican City Council member may be under consideration among party leaders as a potential challenger to Mayor Bill de Blasio in 2017. The New York Post reported on Monday that several Republican leaders — including Queens County GOP Chairman Robert Turner — are encouraging Councilman Eric Ulrich to make a run for the city’s highest elected post. […]

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Local pols fume over city’s response to blizzard in Queens
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The second-largest snowstorm in the city’s history dumped the most snow on Queens than on any other borough, but the “World’s Borough” seems to have received the least attention from the Department of Sanitation. Elected officials across the borough have been flooded by calls and social media posts from constituents complaining about unplowed streets and […]

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Queens is alive with the sounds of Queens Symphony Orchestra
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BY ERICA SIUDZINSKI Southern Queens will again enjoy a little night music with a special classical concert series slated to begin next month. Councilman Eric A. Ulrich has teamed up with Queens Symphony Orchestra to present QSO’s 2016 Concert Series. The series, funded by Councilman Ulrich, will consist of five free concerts in neighborhoods throughout […]

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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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Woodhaven civic to city: We don’t like Select Bus plan for Woodhaven Blvd.
Photo by Suzanne Monteverdi

BY SUZANNE MONTEVERDI Woodhaven residents and their elected officials have spoken: the Select Bus Service (SBS) plan for Woodhaven Boulevard needs some serious revision. The proposal highlighted the Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association (WRBA) meeting on Saturday afternoon. Attendees raised concerns regarding the plan as it is currently being presented include the placement of pedestrians waiting for the bus […]

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