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Larry Lembo, a resident of Cambridge Houses in Long Island City, is sick and tired of the noise his neighbor makes.
“This juicing company does juice extraction almost 24 hours a day as it causes so much noise, not just during the day but really late at night and really early in the morning,” he said at the Community Board 2 meeting last Thursday.
In his preliminary budget for next year, Mayor de Blasio is looking to increase city spending by more than $4 billion.
But Borough President Melinda Katz wants more.
Just in time for Women’s History Month, Community Board 11 on March 3 elected an all-woman slate for its top four positions.
In what may be a first for community boards in Queens and definitely for CB 11, the new all-female leadership includes Chairwoman Christine Haider of East Flushing; First Vice Chairwoman Laura Jones of Little Neck; Second Vice Chairwoman Ocelia Claro of Bayside; and Third Vice Chairwoman Eileen Miller of Bayside.
Obamacare is the term used by both the president’s supporters and critics when discussing his signature legislative initiative, the federal Affordable Care Act.
And with the March 31 deadline for those without health insurance to apply without paying a penalty, the Jamaica Branch of the NAACP is pulling out all stops in its effort to get residents of Southeast Queens to sign up.
The National Football League generated backpage headlines this past weekend when it was learned that the league is pushing for penalties and possible game suspensions for players who use the “N-word” slur during a game. The NFL was acting primarily in response to such lunkheads as the Miami Dolphins’ Richie Incognito and the Philadelphia Eagles’ Riley Cooper, who brought shame to themselves and the NFL last year by using that disgusting term.
Sorry, ACLU supporters, I support the NFL’s decision in this matter. What wasn’t clear, however, was if NFL referees will have the power to issue penalties for slurs made against other ethnic groups, races or differing sexual orientations. If you are trying to take a principled and responsible stand against prejudice, then you can’t have situations where some groups are protected and others are not.
Kathryn Mallon, the head of the city’s problem-plagued Hurricane Sandy recovery program, Build it Back, abruptly resigned last week as residents’ frustration with the program she ran is reaching a peak.
Just this month, Mallon met with Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder (D-Rockaway Park) and civic leaders in his office to discuss issues with Build it Back, including changing the way people enrolled in the program are prioritized. Build it Back was also criticized for being slow to release funds.
Thirty-three days after Angela Hurtado was struck and killed by an unlicensed driver making an illegal turn at the intersection of Grand Avenue and 69th Place in Maspeth, action is officially underway to prevent future incidents at the deadly crossing.
After meeting with Assemblywoman Marge Markey (D-Maspeth) and Det. Thomas Bell of the 104th Precinct on Jan. 30, the Department of Transportation will be installing a “qwick-kurb” at the intersection to further restrict drivers from making illegal left turns from 69th Place onto Grand Avenue.
Winter can be a particularly difficult time for seniors, and for those with mental health issues, the isolation can be particularly devastating.
So for members of Club Pride in Douglaston, the loss of a bus in December transporting them to their program at Pride of Judea has been very upsetting. The club is a psycho-social gathering place open five days a week that offers seniors a chance to socialize and get counseling.
(BPT) - Snoring not only keeps you and your bed partner up at night – it can be dangerous to your health.
(Family Features) It’s easy to share in the fun of Valentine’s Day by serving those you love sweet treats that are a healthier alternative to ordinary, heart-shaped confections.
The food stamp program, Medicare and Social Security benefits, affordable housing and funding for transportation are among the immediate concerns to the Queens Interagency Council on Aging, which is sponsoring its 31st Annual Legislative Forum on Feb. 7 at Queens Borough Hall in the hopes of seeing some positive action on behalf of the borough’s seniors.
(BPT) - Whether you’re getting ready for a romantic evening out, or looking ahead to when sandal days are back again, treating your feet to a pedicure can help you look and feel your best – as long as you keep foot health front of mind.
Finding the right Valentine’s Day present for someone special is never an easy chore. Here are some gift ideas that should add a touch of romance not just for February 14 but for anytime of the year.
You cannot think of Valentine’s Day without thinking of flowers, and it’s hard to think of flowers without thinking of 1-800Flowers, the company founded and still run by Woodside-native Jim McCann. While floral arrangements are still the company’s main source of income, it has expanded its lines to include food gift baskets and oversized teddy bears.
(BPT) - The average American who wants to lose weight will make four attempts this year and only one in six of them will see long-term success. Statistics also show it takes 21 days to create a habit and if the results aren’t coming, giving up becomes easy. This year, instead of giving up on your resolution, stay motivated and push through.
Speculation over the future of Queens Hospital Center’s old tuberculosis building had died down in the past year since community opposition rose against a plan to convert the structure into housing for the elderly mentally disabled.
Now officials are going on offense, calling for ehe building to be demolished.
The expansion of the Meadow Park Rehabilitation Center, the removal of the T-Building at Queens Hospital Center and the state of the water supply were a few of the items on the agenda for last week’s Community Board 8 meeting.
Residents started the meeting with the public participation, where a number of locals raised concerns about a 12-story hotel to be built at 61-27 186 St., in a residential neighborhood. [See separate story.]
Mayor de Blasio this week named new heads of the Small Business Services Department and the Health and Hospitals Corporation, saying both would “aggressively implement progressive, community-based reforms” and deepen their agencies’ connection to the people.
Maria Torres-Springer, a former executive vice president and chief of staff at the city Economic Development Corp., was named to head SBS. Torres-Springer will establish a new revolving loan fund to help local businesses grow, expand outreach to immigrant-owned businesses and help launch new economic development hubs in poorer communities, according to the Mayor’s Office.
Whether you can barely contain your excitement for epic football competition, or you prefer to watch the clever commercials between plays, football fans big and small are gearing up for the big game. America loves a game-viewing party, so why not invite your friends and family over and score big with a few surprisingly quick and simple entertaining tricks?
(BPT) - It’s not cancer, accidents or even old age – the leading cause of death in both men and women in the United States is cardiovascular disease, which includes heart attack and stroke. The good news is that this killer is highly preventable and controllable. By taking the right steps and working closely with your doctor, you can help prevent heart attack and stroke at any age.
Community Board 5 announced in a Dec. 10 press release that it has formed a special committee to review Samaritan Village’s proposal for a homeless shelter at 78-16 Cooper Ave. in Glendale.
The Briarwood-based human services agency is seeking to transform a former factory on the site into a 125-family homeless shelter, and the Department of Homeless Services sent a letter to the Mayor’s Office in December in support of the plan. CB 5 opposes it.
(BPT) - As a new year unfolds, many people resolve to kick bad habits and take better care of their health and their finances. After a few late payments, messy receipt folders and carefree budgeting, it’s time to make your personal finances a priority. It may feel like you don’t have enough time in your hectic life to sit down and manage your money, but with a few secret weapons you can organize your personal finances like a professional in no time at all, from wherever your busy day may take you.