District manager of Queens Community Board 7 retires after 40 years of service
Photo: Brianna Ellis/QNS

The members of Queens Community Board 7 (CB 7) said their bittersweet goodbyes to their district manager Marilyn Bitterman, who will retire in August after 40 years of service. The board celebrated Bitterman’s retirement at Monday night’s monthly meeting held at the Union Care Plaza Center in Flushing. Chairman Gene Kelty announced Bitterman’s ending career, whose last district service […]

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Community Board gives thumbs-down to ‘One Flushing’ affordable housing project
Photo: A rendering of the One Flushing Project (Monadnock Development)

While part of a citywide push for more affordable housing, a mixed-use residential development project in downtown Flushing, Queens, got the thumbs-down from Community Board 7 at its Monday meeting. The vote echoed concerns from local residents about construction in the already crowded area, adding that while the area needs affordable housing, the project belonged […]

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Northeast Queens airplane noise: community board wants a say in transit study
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Northeast Queens residents want their voices heard loud and clear regarding airplane noise in their skies. Community Board 7 (CB 7)of Flushing, Whitestone, and College Point is requesting that Borough President Melinda Katz push for more community stakeholder inclusion in advisory committees tasked with reducing airport noise pollution. The technical advisory committees were created as part of […]

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Thin patience must last a little longer as city plows northeast Queens
THE COURIER/Photo by Alina Suriel

There is nothing left to do but be patient with the Sanitation Department’s efforts to clear the mounds of snow left behind by the Blizzard of 2016, northeast Queens officials said on Tuesday. Community Board 11 District Manager Susan Seinfeld said that major plowing efforts have been undertaken in the area, and the main difficulty […]

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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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