2010

2015-03-01 Queens Civic Congress Opposes The Imposition Of Tolls On East River Bridges Statement by QCC President Harbachan Singh at NYS Assemblyman David Weprin's news conference.

2010-02-04 Great, you saved water! Now fight the proposed rate hike (Daily News) with introduction by QCC President Corey Bearak

2010-01-27 Queens BP seeks more community clout (Daily News) with introduction by QCC President Corey Bearak

2009

2009-12-29 Reform the BSA now, say critics (Courier_Life) with introduction by QCC

2009-12-27 Vulture biz stirs bogus-tix blitz (NY Post) with introduction by QCC Zoning and Enforcement co-Chair Joe Amoroso

2009-12-25 Let our elected officials know we oppose cuts to core transit services

2009-12-22 MTA should cut waste, not core bus & subway service (Daily News op-ed by QCC President Corey Bearak) (updated 2009-12-25)

2009-12-21 Reject MTA's Unthinkable Service Cuts; Statement by QCC President Corey Bearak (updated 2009-12-25)

2009-12-17 Mary Immaculate now in hands of another developer (TimesLedger); story includes quote by QCC President Corey Bearak who posts additional comments

2009-12-17 Comments by QCC President Corey Bearak on 24 Sites Cut From City Plan for 290 Parks (NY Times)

2009-12-17 'Doomsday" returns for MTA (TimesLedger); includes quotes by Queens Civic Congress (updated 2009-12-25)

2009-12-15 Queens Civic Congress Questions MTA's Proposed Service Cuts; Statement by QCC President Corey Bearak

2009-12-12 Paterson Signs Bill to Rein in State's Free-Spending Public Authorities (NY Times) with comments by QCC President Corey Bearak

2009-12-10 Paterson speaks at St. Albans town hall (on Health and Hospital concerns) (Queens Chronicle) with comments by QCC President Corey Bearak

2009-12-08 Community Boards, 1 - City Hall - 0

2009-12-07 Bringing Down the Curtain on a Symbol of Blight (NY Times) with comments by QCC President Corey Bearak

2009-12-06 Photos From 12th Annual Queens Civic Congress Elected Officials Reception and Installation of Officers (updated 2009-12-24)

2009-12-06 Electeds Visit Queens Civic Congress; Stringer Installs Bearak To 3rd Term

2009-12-06 2009 Queens Civic Congress Legislative Reception, Sunday, Dec. 6, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

2009-12-05 Authorities in state need a lot of reform (TimesLedger)

2009-12-04 Requesting Meeting to Address the Critical Healthcare Shortage in Southeast Queens Letter to Legislators, Public Officials, and Local Healthcare Facility Administrators

2009-12-03 Eastern Queens Focus: QCC Elects Officers (Queens Tribune)

2009-12-03 Queens DOB official arrested in bribery case (TimesLedger) with commentary by QCC

2009-11-23 As Sewers Fill, Waste Poisons Waterways (NY Times) with comments by QCC President Corey Bearak

2009-11-23 Queens Civic Congress welcomes Public Authorities legislation (Letter to the editor by QCC President Corey Bearak)

2009-11-20 Fire Reveals Illegal Homes Hide in Plain Sight (NY Times) with comments by QCC President Corey Bearak

2009-11-20 City Moves to Restrict Front-Yard Driveways (NY Times) with comments by QCC President Corey Bearak

2009-11-19 Assembly Member Scarborough Letter to NYSDOH; Seeks Health Care Assessment

2009-11-16 Water Rates to Spike (Crains Insider) with comments by QCC President Corey Bearak

2009-11-15 Hidden deathtraps: After Flushing fire and 200K complaints, divided apartments still run rampant (Daily News) with comments by QCC President Corey Bearak

2009-11-13 Governor Paterson Directs the Sale of Vacant State Property with comments by QCC President Corey Bearak

2009-11-11 Judge approves sale of St. John's, Mary Immac (TimesLedger)

2009-11-11 St. Saviour's in Maspeth gaining steam to change from old church site to parkland after delays (Daily News)

2009-11-10 After Fatal Fire, Many in Queens Denounce Illegal Apartments (NY Times) quotes QCC President Corey Bearak

2009-11-10 Bloomy won boro by fewer votes than '05 (TimesLedger) quotes QCC President Corey Bearak

2009-11-07 North Bellerose Civic Clears Grafitti (updated 11/11/09)

2009-11-04 Auction of Queens hospital sites stirs up controversy (Crains) with comment by QCC

2009-11-03 2009 Queens Civic Congress Candidates Survey Responses

2009-11-02 St. Saviour's site DOB Bungling (links to articles and video clips)

2009-10-29 This bill's a bad sign (Queens Chronicle letter to editor by Creedmoor Civic Pres. Rick Duskiewicz); includes comment by QCC Exec. VP Patricia Dolan [Updated 2009-11-23: Support letter from Assembly Member/ Council Member-elect Mark Weprin; Updated 2009-11-22: Support letter from State Senator Frank Padavan]

2009-10-29 Judge could reopen hospital bid process (TimesLedger) includes brief update by QCC Pres. Corey Bearak

2009-10-29 League of Preservation Voters Council District 32 Voters Guide (a project of Historic Districts Council and Queens Civic Congress)

2009-10-28 Bronx Community Board 5 passes Plan to Cut Water Rates following Presentation by Queens Civic Congress President Corey Bearak and Croton Watershed Clean Water Coalition Director Susannah Glidden [Queens Borough Board Unanimously Adopted Resolution (2009-04-20) to Protect NYC Watersheds and Hold Down NYC Water Rates following presentation by Queens Civic Congress and Croton Watershed Clean Water Coalition (Approved 2009-03-18 by CB12Q; 2009-02-11 by CB6Q (6 points); 2009-01-26 by CB13Q; presented 2009-03-05 at CB10Q, 2009-01-13 at CB9Q and 2009-01-14 at CB6Q)

2009-10-22 Preservation Symposium sponsored by Bayside Historical Society, Queens Civic Congress and Historic District Council's League of Preservation Voters, 7:00 p.m.

2009-10-21 Fear that scandal-plagued builder would flip closed Queens hospitals bought for $26.6 million (Daily News) - includes comment by Queens Civic Congress President Corey Bearak

2009-10-20 QUEENS CIVIC CONGRESS ELECTS COREY BEARAK TO 3rd TERM AS PRESIDENT; INSTALLATION AT DEC. 6 LEGISLATIVE RECEPTION

2009-10-19 A Panel Discussion: Health Care or Health Insurance - What is it that really matters? Presented by Queens Civic Congress

2009-10-15 Unacceptable (On Hospital bill veto) (Queens Tribune Letter to the editor)

2009-10-13 Disappointment at veto of Hospital Closure Planning Act; Letter to the editor by Queens Civic Congress

2009-10-09 2009 Queens Civic Congress Candidates Survey. Candidates for Public Office please submit by October 23

2009-10-05 Hospital Closure Planning Act; in letter, QCC urges Governor to sign Huntley-Lancman bill into law

2009-10-05 DOB corrupt; Letter to Queens Examiner from QCC Executive Vice President Patricia Dolan

2009-10-03 Feeding the Green Cash Cow; 250+ Friends of Parks and QCC Comment on NYC Parks Email on Concessions

2009-10 The October Congressional from the Queens Civic Congress

2009-09-17 SQUISH Fights For Primary Care (Press of Southeast Queens article includes Queens Civic Congress Health Chair's quote)

2009-09-15 MARSHALL SEEKS LANDMARK DESIGNATION IN JAMAICA and HISTORIC DISTRICT IN RIDGEWOOD

2009-09-12 Community Board 8 Opposes DOB 45 Day Rule

2009-09-09 Queens Civic Congress urges Community Board 5 support St. Saviours Park

2009-09-09 Historic Districts Council supports St. Saviours Park (testimony to Community Board 5Q)

2009-09-09 Newtown Historical Society supports St. Saviours Park (testimony to Community Board 5Q)

2009-09-09 Urban Planner Paul Graziano supports St. Saviours Park (Letter to Community Board 5Q from QCC Landmarks & Historical Preservation Chair)

2009-09-08 Corruption Probe Weakens Dept. of Buildings' Structural Integrity (WNBC article and comment by Queens Civic Congress)

2009-09-02 19th District City Council Candidates Forum, 7:00 p.m. at Bayside Historical Society (at Fort Totten)

2009-08-28 City could seek St. Saviour's site (Letter from NYC Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe)

2009-08-26 20th District City Council Candidates Forum, 7:30 p.m. at NY Hospital-Queens

2009-08-24 Council Member Crowley Supports St. Saviour's site (Letter to Mayor)

2009-08-24 Support legislation to introduce much needed oversight and sunlight into the administration of public authorities (Letter to Governor Paterson)

2009-08-16 Imitation.....Flattery - Maybe Just Darn Smart!; comments on I'LL BRAKE CHAINS OF 'EVERYWHERE' STORES: THOMPSON (NY Post)

2009-08-09 Council Candidates in Districts 19, 20, 23 asked to support Community on Zoning Changes (Letter from Auburndale Improvement Association)

2009-07-24 Somethin's goin' on people; comments on Deutche Bank and Village Voice expose'

2009-07-22 Rally supports Park at St. Saviour's site and trashes Waste Mngt.'s truck to rail garbage scheme

2009-07-18 Maspeth anti-truck and pro-park rally, Saturday, July 18, 11:00 a.m., Clinton Diner, 57th Road and Rust Street calls for park/ community center at former St. Saviour's site and protests Waste Mngt.'s scheme to truck trash to the Maspeth rail yards close to homes

2009-07-16 City Green Group Still at Forefront of Caring for Trees (TimesLedger); focusing on an effort by Queens Civic Congress VP Paul Kerzner

2009-07-15 QUEENS CIVIC CONGRESS ON CITY COMPTROLLER'S DOB AUDIT

2009-07-10 Stop the DOB Scam and City Hall slam v. the public on (illegal) building, zoning and construction complaints

2009-07-10 News Advisory: SPEAK OUT AGAINST DOB/ CITY HALL PLAN TO CUT PUBLIC OUT ON BUILDING COMPLAINTS, July 10 outside DOB's 280 Broadway office (updated July 10, 2009, 9:30 a.m.)

2009-07-10 Speak Out Against DOB/ City Hall Plan to Cut Public Out on Building Complaints (flyer)

2009-07-06 North Bellerose Civic clears graffiti next door in Floral Park

2009-07-01 St. Saviour's Reconstruction Funded for 2010 (with comment by Queens Civic Congress)

2009-06-26 Buildings Department a disaster, $4M study reveals (Daily News)

2009-06-25 21st and 25th Council Districts Candidates forum on Parks and Preservation Issues 7:30 p.m. at Community Methodist Church, Jackson Heights.

2009-06-24 20th Council District Candidates forum on Parks and Preservation Issues

2009-06-24 Notes on 20th Council District Candidates forum on Parks and Preservation Issues by QCC Landmarking and Historic Preservation Chair Paul Graziano (also Historic Districts Council Past President)

2009-06-23 Support Ahles house landmark designation (Letter to Landmarks Preservation Commission)

2009-06-23 19th Council District Candidates forum on Parks and Preservation Issues 7:30 p.m. at the Bay Terrace Y

2009-06-22 Bus Rapid Transit - A good idea that City and MTA seek to implement badly (Use this post to send your comments to City Hall and NYCDOT)

2009-06-21 Fines everywhere: but not where needed (Comments by QCC President Corey Bearak on June 14 Crains article)

2009-06-18 Helping Small Business to Grow Jobs (Comments on Crains Small Business Forum and link to June 19 article on the forum)

2009-06-17 Who's the Next Fool!? (Comments on a Chicago Tribune article on 2016 Olympics; updated 2009-06-20)

2009-06-15 Queens Civic Congress "Chat" with NYC Transportation Commish

2009-06-14 Ft. Totten Gate Security to be Reinstated

2009-06-12 Queens Borough President: Landmark Bell and Ahles House

2009-06-12 City Incredulously Defending Unfair Parking Tax

2009-06-12 Help Save Bowne House from City Clawback

2009-06-12 What Does "RecoverNYC" mean for our nabes?

2009-06-11 26th Council District Forum (includes a few pics)

2009-06-11 Fort Totten Meeting Reminder; Comments by Bay Terrace CA Pres. Warren Schrieber

2009-06-09 DOB Issues New Rule with Comments by Queens Civic Congress (updated June 13, 2009)

2009-06-09 Save Your Community Board Rally at City Hall

2009-06-08 Why Not a Preservation Coordinator?

2009-06-07 Queens Civic Congress Welcomes Focus on Queens Health Care Needs

2009-06-06 World Environment Day at Alley Pond Environmental Center co-sponsors include Queens Civic Congress

2009-06-05 Sunnyside Gardens zoning update, June 5 by Herb Reynolds

2009-06-04 Comments on 31st District Candidates Forum by Queens Civic Congress President Corey Bearak

2009-06-03 Comments on 23rd District Candidates Forum by Queens Civic Congress President Corey Bearak

2009-06-03 PRESERVATION & PARKS CANDIDATES FORUMS; hosted by Queens Civic Congress, Queens Civics

2009-06-02 DON'T UNDO SUNNYSIDE GARDENS; Testimony submitted to the City Council Zoning Subcommittee prepared by Corey Bearak, President

2009-06-02 Don't Cut Libraries Letter to the Mayor from Council Members Gentile, Nelson, Avella, Palma, Vacca, Weprin, Brewer, Martinez, Gonzalez, James, Vallone, Liu, Garodnick

2009-06-02 Don't Let them Undo Sunnyside Gardens; testify, June 2 at City Hall

2009-06 The June Congressional from the Queens Civic Congress

2009-06 Croton Watershed Clean Water Coalition on its fight with Queens Civic Congress against water rates hikes (See pages 8-9)

2009-05-29 Cease and Desist Rule Hearing, Friday, May 29

2009-05-28 CAGE (Citizens Against Graffiti Everywhere), the Graffiti Fighting Partner of the Queens Civic Congress, Meets Thursday, May 28

2009-05-26 Queens Civic Congress opposes Intro 623; Urges Council Members to remove names on bill that allows Advertising on Sidewalk Sheds

2009-05-24 Our Culturals Needs Our Support; Reach out to City Hall

2009-05-23 Klein Farm eviction concerns community

2009-05-23 Parents & the Community matter on Schools; Comments by QCC President on remarks by the Mayor on education and the role of parents

2009-05-21 Queens Civic Congress Joins Fight to Protect Our Trees

2009-05-19 Parks 2009/ League of Preservation Voters Candidates forums sponsored by Queens Civic Congress, Queens Coalition for Parks and Green Spaces, New Yorkers for Parks and Historic District Council announced for Queens City Council Districts

2009-05-19 State of Queens Parks 2009 a forum sponsored by Queens Civic Congress, Queens Coalition for Parks and Green Spaces and the Belle Harbor Property Owners Association in The Rockaways

2009-05-18 Call 3-1-1 to Save Our Libraries, comments by Corey Bearak, Queens Civic Congress President at May 18 Library rally

2009-05-18 Rally in Support of Queens Libraries with Queens Borough President Helen Marshall, Queens Civic Congress, Queens Borough Public Library May 18 at Flushing Library

2009-05-18 Queens Civic Congress supports Assemblyman Lancman's A.1255-A/ S.1735B; provides tax credit to offset the cost of a sewer check valve

2009-05-17 Builders ignore fines and City still issues Permits. Just reprehensible (See two Daily News stories)

2009-05-17 The Race for City Hall mayoral forum sponsored by Queens Civic Congress, Northeast Queens JCC, NY Post and Community Newspaper Group and six others

2009-05-15 CAGE-NY Founder Comments on New Anti-Graffiti Law

2009-05-14 Queens Civic Congress to Mayor: direct Buildings Commissioner to reconsider 30 day challenge time period

2009-05-11 Queens Civic Congress presents State of Queens Parks 2009 & announces Queens City Council Candidates Forums, Tuesday, May 19

2009-05-11 The Race for City Hall mayoral forum announced by Queens Civic Congress, Northeast Queens JCC, NY Post and Community Newspaper Group and six others

2009-05-11 Bellerose Communities Rally Against 249th Street Hotel (from Creedmoor Civic News)

2009-05-07 Historic Districts Council Award to Ridgewood Property Owners & Civic

2009-05-07 Community must weigh in on City land use survey

2009-05-06 Rating the Water Rate Increase (Queens Ledger)
article leads with and extensively quotes QCC President Corey Bearak

2009-05-02 The Commercialization of Parks

2009-05-02 Community "Show of Force" against a hotel proposed on the demolished Frozen Cup site sponsored by Queens Colony Civic Association

2009-05 The May Congressional from the Queens Civic Congress

2009-04-30 FY2010 Community Board Budget Cuts opposed by Queens Community Boards
Letter to the Mayor from the 14 Queens Community Board chairs

2009-04-29 NEW WATER TORTURE: BIG RATE HIKES (New York Post)
Introductory comments by Queens Civic Congress President Corey Bearak

2009-04-28 Testimony to NYC Council Committees on Environmental Protection and Finance
Opposing Water & Sewer Tax Gouge by Queens Civic Congress President Corey Bearak

2009-04-27 Manhattan Community Board 6 opposes DOB rules; Resolution passed April 15

2009-04-27 Testifying Against City Hall's Attempt to Gouge Us on Water (includes NY1 clip of QCC President Corey Bearak)

2009-04-27 Queens Civic Congress Opposes Water & Sewer Tax Gouge at NYC Water Board Hearing (Testimony by Corey Bearak, QCC President)

2009-04-24 A Candlelight Vigil, to Shed Light on a Very Dark Deed sponsored by Station Road Civic Association of Auburndale

2009-04-23 Queens Civic Congress comments on Overflow of griping on water hike (Daily News)

2009-04-20 Queens Borough Board Unanimously Adopts Resolution to Protect NYC Watersheds and Hold Down NYC Water Rates following presentation by Queens Civic Congress and Croton Watershed Clean Water Coalition (Approved 2009-03-18 by CB12Q; 2009-02-11 by CB6Q (6 points); 2009-01-26 by CB13Q; presented 2009-03-05 at CB10Q, 2009-01-13 at CB9Q and 2009-01-14 at CB6Q)

2009-04-20 Queens Civic Congress Supports R1-2A text and North Flushing Re-zoning at City Council
Testimony by Queens Civic Congress Vice President Tyler Cassell

2009-04-20 Do Not Forget to Express Your Outrage About Skyrocketing Water and Sewer Rates

2009-04-09 NYS Stimulus Oversight Working Group urges Gov. Paterson to adopt Common Principles for Transparency and Accountability

2009-04-08 Sign Petition and testify against Water Rate Hikes

2009-04-02 Queens Civic Congress Support Forest Hills (Cord Meyer) rezoning (Testimony by Executive Vice President Patricia Dolan at Queens Borough President's Hearing

2009-04 The April Congressional from the Queens Civic Congress

2009-03-31 North Bellerose Civic's latest graffiti cleanup

2009-03-30 Queens Civic Congress Land Use & Landmarking Forum Program

2009-03-30 QUEENS CIVIC CONGRESS LAND USE & LANDMARKING FORUM

2009-03-29 Assemblyman Weprin Supports Queens Civic Congress; Wants to Keep Free Bridges toll-free

2009-03-23 Queens Civic Congress makes call for fare alternatives to tolls, cuts and hike

2009-03-22 An Unguarded Fort, and Neighbors Who See a Risk (New York Times)

2009-03-18 Queens Civic Congress supports R1-2A and North Flushing re-zoning at City Planning Commission

2009-03-18 Community 12Q Adopts Resolution to Protect NYC Watersheds and Hold Down NYC Water Rates presented by Queens Civic Congress and Croton Watershed Clean Water Coalition (Approved 2009-02-11 by CB6Q (6 points); Approved 2009-01-26 by CB13Q; presented 2009-03-05 at CB10Q, 2009-01-13 at CB9Q and 2009-01-14 at CB6Q)

2009-03-19 DOB Delays Civilian Complaint Plan (Queens Tribune)

2009-03-18 North Flushing Civic supports its re-zoning and R1-2A Testimony to City Planning

2009-03-12 Queens Civic Congress President honored: Many ways to make a difference (TimesLedger)

2009-03-12 Queens Civics, Queens Chamber, Avella slams East River tolls (TimesLedger)

2009-03-09 Transit Overload Comments by Queens Civic Congress on Center for Urban Future report

2009-03-09 QUEENS CIVIC CONGRESS WELCOMES DOB DELAY IN RULES CUTTING PUBLIC REVIEW OF PROJECTS and DEVELOPMENT

2009-03-09 Letter to DOB Commissioner Robert LiMandri praising delay in rules opposed by Queens Civic Congress

2009-03-09 Queens Civic Congress, Queens Chamber of Commerce, Council Member Avella protest MTA cuts, Tolls (News Advisory)

2009-03-08 Rally for a Broadway Flushing Historic District Sunday, March 8, 10:00 a.m.

2009-03-07 Protest to reinstate Fort Totten front gate security

2009-03-07 Rally to Protect Fort Totten Saturday, March 7, 11:00 a.m.

2009-03-06 QUEENS CIVIC CONGRESS QUESTION DOB RULES CUTTING PUBLIC REVIEW OF PROJECTS and DEVELOPMENT

2009-03-06 City Comptroller strongly objects to DOB Rules that restrict public participation in planning and development process

2009-03-04 Tell the State Senate How: To Save the Fare and Avoid Tolling Free Bridges

2009-03-04 While searching for new fuels, leave New York's drinking water alone (Daily News Op-ed by Alex Matthiessen, president of Riverkeeper Inc.)

2009-03 The March Congressional from the Queens Civic Congress

2009-02-26 NYS STIMULUS OVERSIGHT WORKING GROUP: Common Principles for Transparency and Accountability

2009-02-26 SAVE THE Q-74 SOUND OFF Thursday, February 26, 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.

2009-02-23 Health Care Matters Especially for those who cannot raise they voices...So we must raise ours

2009-02-20 The Life You Save Today May Be Your Own or a Loved One (community outrage on the St. John's and Mary Immaculate closings)

2009-02-19 Ridgewood Reservoir plan on tap Civic activist David Quintana comments on Daily News story

2009-02-19 North Flushing Civic Association supports re-zoning at Queens Borough President's hearing

2009-02-19 Queens Civic Congress supports R1-2A and North Flushing re-zoning at Queens Borough President's hearing

2009-02-18 QUEENS CIVIC CONGRESS TESTIFIES ON CITY BUDGET TO QUEENS BORO BOARD by President Corey Bearak

2009-02-18 Call 3-1-1 - Stop FDNY Plan to Discontinue Fort Totten Gate security (effective Sunday, March 1, 2009)

2009-02-16 If they shun fines and do not cure violations, should not the city bar their ability to build

2009-02-15 Queens Civic Congress Land Use Forum March 30

2009-02-14 League of Preservation Voters UPDATE
Feb. 24 Special Election Forum and Guides

2009-02-13 Queens Civic Congress Supporting Community on Hospitals
Concerned about plans to close Mary Immaculate and St. John's Hospitals

2009-02-12 City Council Speaker Embraces Queens Civic Congress Revenue Proposal
Commentary by Queens Civic Congress President Corey Bearak

2009-02-06 A blue-collar boro shifts gears (Daily News)
Article quotes Queens Civic Congress President Corey Bearak

2009-02-05 $85K makes you middle class in Queens. Now really. Commentary by Queens Civic Congress President Corey Bearak on Citizens for Urban Future report, City of Aspirations

2009-02-04 Criteria for Appointments to Public Service Commission; Letter to Senate Majority Leader from New Yorkers for Fair and Affordable Utility Service coalition including Queens Civic Congress

2009-02-02 Video of Queens Civic Congress Education forum: Mayoral Control of NYC Schools: Extend it? End it? Change it? (includes commentary by Corey Bearak and links to posts on the forum

2009-02-02 Mayoral Control of NYC Schools: Extend it? End it? Change it?: Queens Civic Congress February 2 Forum on discusses School Governance

2009-02-01 NYC'S WATERFRONT TEXT AMENDMENT: Queens Civic Congress recommends civics review this proposal

2009-02-01 NYS Open Space Conservation Plan: Queens Civic Congress recommends civics review this draft

2009-02 The February Congressional from the Queens Civic Congress

2009-01-26 Community 13Q Adopts Resolution to Protect NYC Watersheds and Hold Down NYC Water Rates presented by Queens Civic Congress and Croton Watershed Clean Water Coalition (Presented 2009-01-14 at CB6Q and 2009-01-13 at CB9Q)

2009-01-26 Testimony on Sidewalk Sheds to the City Council by Patricia Dolan, Executive-Vice President, Queens Civic Congress

2009-01-20 Find the R1-2A Zoning Text change on the Department of City Planning website. Community Boards have 30 days to comment on the text amendment. See the chart comparing R1-2 and R1-2A.

2009-01-20 Testimony to MTA Queens Public Hearing by Queens Civic Congress Vice President and transportation co-chair Kathy Masi

2009-01-22 Water Rates Presentations to CB9Q and CB6Q by Queens Civic Congress and Croton Watershed Clean Water Coalition (Ridgewood Times Newsweekly)

2009-01-20 Testimony to MTA Queens Public Hearing by Belle Harbor Property Owners Association President and Queens Civic Congress Vice President Barbara Larkin

2009-01-19 Federal funds sorely needed for Queens infrastructure, pols say (Daily News)
with brief comment from Queens Civic Congress President Corey Bearak

2009-01-15 Sales not luring shoppers back: construction, economy hurting Jamaica Center (Daily News)
with brief comment from Queens Civic Congress

2009-01-14 Wells tested, cause of explosion sought in gas exploration in Susquehanna County (Gannett)
with brief comment from Queens Civic Congress

2009-01-13 Resolution to Protect NYC Watersheds and Hold Down NYC Water Rates by Queens Civic Congress and Croton Watershed Clean Water Coalition (Approved 2009-01-26 by CB13Q; presented 2009-01-13 at CB9Q and 2009-01-14 at CB6Q)

2009-01-13 Water Rates campaign presentation by Queens Civic Congress and Croton Watershed Clean Water Coalition

2009-01-13 Queens Borough President honors Civic Congress founder

2009-01-12 Shootings up in Queens, but gun arrests are down (Daily News); includes quote by Queens Civic Congress President Corey Bearak

2009-01-11 Mayor Bloomberg never kept promise to start Charter review panel (Daily News)
with brief comment from Queens Civic Congress President Corey Bearak

2009-01-08 Developers Delight? A Warning Community Board Input Could End (New York Observer)
with introductory comments from Queens Civic Congress President Corey Bearak

2009-01-08 Watch Out - City Hall May Taketh Away more than just our bucks
Community Board and Community Review threatened

2009-01-05 Term Limits Lawsuit Affidavit In Support
submitted Queens Civic Congress President Corey Bearak

2009-01-05 Testify at MTA hearings on fare Hikes

2009-01-05 Stop the Access-A-Ride fare hike
Circulate petition to MTA supported by Queens Civic Congress

2008

2008-12-19 Proposed Gas Drilling Upstate Raises Concerns About Water Supply (New York Times)
includes Queens Civic Congress commentary (by Pres. Corey Bearak)

2008-12-18 QUEENS CIVIC CONGRESS: MOLDY OLD TAX HIKE JUST WON'T DO

2008-12-18 North Bellerose Civic Clears Graffiti on Hillside Avenue

2008-12-17 Queens Civic Congress to MTA: Fare Hike Just Plain Unfair
Statement by Queens Civic Congress VP and transportation co-chair Kathy Masi

2008-12-16 Queens Civic Congress to Council: Can the toll tax; support smart revenues
Testimony by Queens Civic Congress VP and transportation co-chair Kathy Masi

2008-12-07 THOMPSON, ELECTED OFFICIALS FROM ACROSS CITY, OPPOSE EAST RIVER TOLLS (with photo)

2008-12-06 SENATOR SCHUMER, MAYORAL, PUBLIC ADVOCATE WANNABES, MTA CHIEF VISIT QUEENS CIVICS (with photos)

2008-12-01 WATER PLANT'S RI$ING TIDE (New York Post)
includes commentary by QCC Pres. Corey Bearak

2008-11-30 City Pressed Hard for Use of Yankee Luxury Suite (New York Times)
includes commentary by QCC Exec VP Patricia Dolan

2008-11-28 Where Budget Cuts Strike the Old and Vulnerable (New York Times)
includes commentaries by QCC Exec VP Patricia Dolan and Pres. Corey Bearak

2008-11-26 An Opaque and Lengthy Road to Landmark Status (New York Times)
includes commentary by QCC Exec VP Patricia Dolan

2008-11-20 Make-over coming to Jamaica strip (Daily News)
includes commentary by QCC Exec VP Patricia Dolan

2008-11-20 Mayor should call for City tax reform (TimesLedger)
Open letter to Mayor Bloomberg by QCC Pres. Corey Bearak

2008-11-20 Queens Council members pledge to fight rebate cut (TimesLedger article extensively quotes QCC Pres. Corey Bearak)

2008-11-18 QUEENS CIVIC CONGRESS PRES. SPEAKS AT ROCKY HILL CIVIC

2008-11-18 Brooklyn Speaks Out Out Against Tolls

2008-11-16 News Conference Opposing tolls on free East River Bridges (Photos)

2008-11-10 Term Limits Lawsuit

2008-11-06 Queens Civic Congress to Mayor Bloomberg: No Property Tax Hikes; avoid same old menu of moldy measures

2008-11 The November Congressional from the Queens Civic Congress

2008-10-31 New Dept. of Buildings Queens Commissioner

2008-10-30 Draconian Budget Cuts to Senior Programs are "indefensible" writes
Queens Civic Congress President Corey Bearak in letter to Mayor Bloomberg

2008-10-22 Queens Civic Congress Joins Common Cause, NYPIRG, Citizens Union and
Public Advocate to deliver hundreds of citizen petitions calling on the Council and Mayor to RESPECT DEMOCRACY

2008-10-22 Queens Civic Congress Statement on Term Limits by President Corey Bearak at City Hall News Conference

2008-10-16 QUEENS CIVIC CONGRESS ON TERM LIMITS: LET THE VOTERS DECIDE!
Testimony by Corey Bearak to City Council

2008-10-16 "To deprive people of their right to vote.....is contemptible"
Testimony by QCC Executive VP Patricia Dolan to City Council

2008-10-16 Queens Civic Congress opposes repealing term limits
QCC Founder Bob Harris in his Fresh Meadows Times column, "The Civic Scene"

2008-10-14 Voters spoke on term limits twice - let 'em speak again
Op-ed by Corey Bearak in Daily News

2008-10-14 Letter to NYC Conflicts of Interest Board on term limits
by former NYC Deputy Mayor and Charter Revision Commission Chair Randy Mastro, Esq.

2008-10-13 On the Speaker and the Mayor and the Billionaire Junta
Comment by President Emeritus Sean Walsh on NY Post and Daily News reports

2008-10-13 Term limits is the wrong fight in battle for election reform
Daily News Op-ed by former editorial page editor Bob Laird

2008-10-12 LET THE VOTERS DECIDE ON TERM LIMITS
Statement by Corey Bearak at City Hall News Conference

2008-10-06 QUEENS CIVICS CALL TO ARMS ON TERM LIMITS, WATER RATES; October 6 Public Meeting features Council Member Leroy Comrie, Installation of Officers, Tree Protection

2008-10-02 LET THE VOTERS DECIDE TERM LIMITS

2008-10 The October Congressional from the Queens Civic Congress

2008-09-29 Queens Civic Congress to City Hall: No Property Tax Hikes; Yes to Reform

2008-09-18 Council shouldn't decide term limits: Queens Civic (TimesLedger)

2008-09-17 QCC PRES. SPEAKS AT KISSENA PARK CIVIC
Bearak to discuss MTA Financing, Term Limits, Zoning, Sept. 17, 7:30 p.m.

2008-09-16 QUEENS CIVIC CONGRESS SUPPORTS WALDHEIM REZONING
Testimony by Vice President Harbachan Singh, co-chair Zoning and Code Enforcement Committee

2008-09-15 QUEENS CIVIC CONGRESS FOCUSES ON TERM LIMITS;
September 15 Public Meeting also features Assembly Member Audrey Pheffer, nominations report, electrical utility credits info

2008-09 The September Congressional from the Queens Civic Congress

2008-08-05 Parkway Village Rally AGAINST JP Morgan Chase's predatory lending (also 8/7, 13, 20)

2008-07-31 Queens Economic Security Town Hall Meeting 4:00-7:00 p.m., at York College organized by Governor David Paterson's Economic Security Cabinet

2008-07-28 North Bellerose Civic Cleans Graffiti in Floral Park

2008-07-28 Juniper Civic Claims Victory Over Developer

2008-07-20 CAGE in Rosedale removes another 127 illegal street signs
Post from Citizens Against Graffiti Everywhere

2008-07-17 Check out Citizens Against Ugly Street Spam (CAUSS)
Post from CAGE (Citizens Against Graffiti Everywhere)

2008-07-15 SCA Impacts Rare Flushing Wych Elm (Post from Queens Civic CongressTree Protection Subcommittee Chair Carsten W. Glaeser Ph.D, ASCA)

2008-07-10 Rockaways need lifeguards (TimesLedger)
includes links to prior advocacy

2008-07-10 City drops regulation from lawn litter law (TimesLedger)
includes Comments from Queens Civic Congress on further changes

2008-07-07 Reform, not raise NYC Property Taxes (Queens Civic Congress letter)
responding to New York Times editorial, The Needy and Budget Priorities

2008-07-07 Oppose rules permitting more hunting in City's watershed (Queens Civic Congress letter to DEP)

2008-07-06 Buildings Dept. steps up its construction site shutdowns (Daily News)

2008-07-05 Questions of Size and Taste for Queens Houses (New York Times)
With introductory Commentary by Patricia Dolan, QCC Executive Vice President and Land Use Chair

2008-07-03 Downzoning essential for acceptable quality of life (weekly Bob Harris Fresh Meadows Times column covers our May 12 rally

2008-06-30 Queens Civic Congress replies to Mayor on his Planning chair's response to QCC's May 12 letter

2008-06-26 Controller balks at (Ridgewood) reservoir site design (Daily News)
Includes statement by Queens Civic Congress and Queens Coalition for Parks and Green Spaces

2008-06-25 North Bellerose Civic Association Graffiti cleanup

2008-06-24 Thompson's Audit Supports Civic Coalition's Reforms
Statement by Citizens for Buildings (Department) Reform

2008-06-23 Queens Civic Congress seeks Lifeguards so Beaches Open (Letter to Parks Commissioner)

2008-06-19 DOB Needs Overhaul Before It Totally Collapses (Queens Ledger)
Another news story about the June 12 City Hall news conference organized by Queens Civic Congress, Four Borough Neighborhood Preservation Alliance and Historic Districts Council.

2008-06-19 Thompson, Marshall Push to Keep Queens Reservoir Wild (The Observer)

2008-06-18 Why Not Queens: Commentary by Queens Civic Congress followed by
TKTS booth opening in downtown Brooklyn (Crain's)

2008-06-17 With a Click, the State Is an Open Book (New York Times)
With introductory Commentary by Queens Civic Congress

2008-06-16 QUEENS CIVICS CONGRESS FOCUSES ON SAFETY & GREEN ISSUES; June 16 Public Meeting features Council Public Safety Chair Vallone and report by QCC Tree Protection Subcommittee; Buildings Update (Released 6/9)

2008-06-16 City agencies feeling oil price pinch (am New York)
With introductory Commentary by Queens Civic Congress

2008-06-14 Bloomberg Says Tax Rate on Property May Go Up (New York Times)
With introductory Commentary by Queens Civic Congress

2008-06-13 BUILDING "BLOCKHEAD" (New York Post)
With introductory Commentary by Queens Civic Congress

2008-06-13 Community Groups Rally to "Renovate DOB!" (Village Voice)
Includes links to posts on Queens Crap and Gowanus Lounge

2008-06-12 Community Groups, Electeds Demand DOB Reform (Includes photos)
Citizens for Buildings (Department) Reform City Hall news conference sponsored by Queens Civic Congress, Four Borough Neighborhood Preservation Alliance, Historic Districts Council and other concerned community organizations and elected officials including Council Members Avella, Liu, Vacca and Weprin.

2008-06-12 Community DOB Reform Proposals
from Citizens for Buildings (Department) Reform
Citizens for Buildings (Department) Reform includes Queens Civic Congress, Four Borough Neighborhood Preservation Alliance, Historic Districts Council and other concerned community organizations

2008-06-12 News Advisory: Community Groups & Electeds Demand DOB Reform
Citizens for Buildings (Department) Reform City Hall news conference sponsored by Queens Civic Congress, Four Borough Neighborhood Preservation Alliance, Historic Districts Council and other concerned community organizations and elected officials including Council Members Avella, Lappin and Weprin

2008-06-12 Community Groups Demand DOB Reform
Citizens for Buildings (Department) Reform City Hall news conference sponsored by Queens Civic Congress, Four Borough Neighborhood Preservation Alliance, Historic Districts Council and other concerned community organizations

2008-06-12 Citizens for Buildings (Department) Reform City Hall news conference
sponsored by Queens Civic Congress, Four Borough Neighborhood Preservation Alliance, Historic Districts Council and other concerned community organizations

2008-06-11 Amid Boom, a Battle Over Buildings Chief's Qualifications (New York Times)
With introductory Commentary by Queens Civic Congress

2008-06-10 State tells city to detail boiled-down plan to deliver meals to seniors (Daily News)

2008-06-09 Lawn litter woes? Call a notary (Daily News)

2008-06-07 Top City Crane Inspector Accused of Taking Bribes (New York Times)
With introductory Commentary by Queens Civic Congress

2008-06-06 Queens Civic Congress: Discretionary funds fill the gap

2008-06-05 City Aging Department in need of reform before changing policy (Letter in TimesLedger)

2008-06-05 IN YOUR OPINION: Time For Action (Queens Tribune)
Letter by Auburndale Improvement Association Zoning and Housing Chair Henry Euler

2008-06-02 Queens' Changing World (NYCity News Service)
One in 12 in Queens a New Arrival

2008-06-01 1 MORE AND WE SHUT CITY DOWN (New York Post)
With introductory Commentary by Queens Civic Congress

2008-06-01 LOSS OF VITAL CURBSIDE GRASS, LAWN AREAS

2008-06-01 Creedmoor Civic Association Graffiti cleanup

2008-05-29 Letter to NYC Sanitation Dep. on proposed lawn litter rules by State Sen. Frank Padavan and Assemblyman Mark Weprin

2008-05-29 A Wilderness, Lost in the City (New York Times)
Op-ed by City Comptroller William Thompson and Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. supporting Queens Civic Congress on Ridgewood Reservoir

2008-05-27 REPORT BARES CONSTRUCTION-SITE CRISIS (NY Post)

2008-05-27 DFTA Re-structuring Plans Questioned
Letter to Commissioner Edwin Mendez-Santiago

2008-05-27 SANITATION DEPT HEARINGS ON REGULATIONS IMPLEMENTING BAN ON "THROWAWAY" CIRCULARS

2008-05-17 REMOVAL AND DAMAGES TO PUBLIC TREES CONTINUES
from Tree Protection subcommittee chair Carsten Glaeser

2008-05-18 Photos from Legislative Forum 2008: "Real Property Tax Reform" - The Forum and Panel

2008-05-18 Photos from Legislative Forum 2008: "Real Property Tax Reform" - The breakfast"

2008-05-16 Water Rates Will Rise 14.5 Percent (New York Times)
with commentary by Queens Civic Congress President Corey Bearak

2008-05-15 Queens Civics Rally to Reform Zoning (Queens Ledger)

2008-05-15 The Evolution of Zoning: Has It Stopped (Queens Ledger editorial)

2008-05-14 Governor Pushes CIVIC2030 Environmental Initiative

2008-05-14 Another Queens Civic Congress Victory
Access-A-Ride to go to Nassau (Queens Courier)

2008-05-13 Survey - Queens politicians don't listen to resident concerns

2008-05-13 Rezoning of Jamaica hurts small businesses, nonprofits
includes commentary by Eugenia Rudmann, Co-chair of the Community Board 12Q Ad Hoc Committee

2008-05-12 QUEENS CIVICS RALLY on Zoning and Landmarking (Includes Pictures)

2008-05-12 QUEENS CIVICS RALLY Videos

2008-05-12 Queens Civic Congress releases letter to Mayor at Rally To Reform Zoning & Protect Landmarks. See the City Planning Commission Chair's reply and QCC's response to City Hall.

2008-05-12 QUEENS CIVICS RALLY TO REFORM ZONING & PROTECT LANDMARKS (released 5/5)

2008-05-10 Video by St.John's University student on the off-campus dorms in Jamaica Estates

2008-05-10 QUEENS CIVICS CONGRESS RALLIES WITH JA. ESTATES AGAINST OFF-CAMPUS DORMS IMPOSED BY ST. JOHN'S U.

2008-05-08 Testimony in the Bronx v. City Hall's Water Rate Gouge
Testimony to NYC Water Board by Croton Watershed Clean Water Coalition (CWCWC)President Fay Muir, also with "CLEAN WATER FOR THE BRONX"

2008-05-06 QUEENS CIVIC CONGRESS OPPOSES WATER & SEWER TAX GOUGE
Testimony to NYC Water Board by Queens Civic Congress President Corey Bearak

2008-05-06 City Hall needs to explain its REGRESSIVE water tax
Mayor Bloomberg not flowin' with plan to cut hike water bills (Daily News)

2008-05-05 Rally with Queens residents on land use issues May 12
(Letter to editor from QCC Coordinator Henry Euler)

2008-05-01 Queens Civic Congress MAC attack: Use Sales Tax extension billions for MTA

2008-05 The May Congressional from the Queens Civic Congress

2008-04-28 QUEENS CIVIC CONGRESS OPPOSES WATER & SEWER TAX HIKE
Civics, Communities, New Yorkers and our Representatives Must Speak Out against the 14.5% Water Rate gouge

2008-04-25 The Politics of Curb Cuts and Driveways (New York Times City Room Blog)

2008-04-25 Comments by Corey Bearak
on A Year in the Life of 'PlaNYC 2030': Performance, Promise and Limits (Observer)

2008-04-24 Queens Civic Congress opposed this wasteful project
For Bronx Water Plant Being Built 10 Stories Down, a Towering Price Tag (New York Times)

2008-04-24 Steep Fines for Flyers and Posters
Fox 5 Newsclip and commentary by QCC Vice President Paul Kerzner

2008-04-23 On the loss of a City Buildings Commissioner
Comments by Queens Civic Congress and links to articles and an editorial

2008-04-21 URBAN SCRAWL IS SPREADING IN CITY (New York Post)
Civics Can Fight Graffiti: A Message From Queens Civic Congress' partner, CAGE

2008-04-19 Queens Civic Congress Questions DOB on another error
Email to Commissioner Lancaster from Zoning & Code Enforcement co-Chair Joseph Amoroso

2008-04-18 NYS ASSEMBLY HEARING ON NYC AGING PLANS & A.10470
Testimony by Kevin J. Forrestal, Chair, Health & Human Services to Committees on Aging, Cities, Consumer Affairs & Protection, & Subcommittee on Outreach & Oversight of Senior Citizen Programs

2008-04-18 High-Rise Approved in Error Before Crash (New York Times)

2008-04-17 Queens Civic Congress holds annual luncheon Barbara Morris Neighbor to Neighbor column (TimesLedger)

2008-04-15 TESTIMONY on YARD TEXT and STREET TREE PLANTING AMENDMENTS
Testimony by Executive Vice President Patricia Dolan to City Council Zoning Subcommittee

2008-04-10 Going Green in Queens inspires eco optimism Barbara Morris Neighbor to Neighbor column (TimesLedger)

2008-04-10 Queens Civic Congress honors founder Walsh (TimesLedger)

2008-04-09 Queens Civic Congress Transportation Chair quoted in New York Times article on G Train

2008-04-08 CITY COUNCIL HEARING ON G TRAIN SERVICE
Testimony by James Trent, Transportation Chair

2008-04-09 Photos from QUEENS CIVIC CONGRESS LUNCHEON
Senator Schumer & Borough Presidents Marshall, Markowitz & Stringer speak; honors to Past-President Walsh, Parks & Preservation groups

2008-04-03 Opinion: Watching out for seniors (Queens Courier)
Op-Ed by QCC President Corey Bearak

2008-04-03 Civic Leaders Impatient For Zoning Resolution (Queens Chronicle)

2008-04-03 QUEENS CIVICS CONGRESS MEMBERS BRING ANTI-TAX MESSAGE TO ALBANY; CIVIC LEADERS MEET WITH ASSEMBLY MEMBERS

2008-03-31 St. Saviour's Saved - Donations Needed
Borough President Marshall supports the community

2008-03-31 How The City Council Voted on Congestion Pricing

2008-03-31 Statement by Council Member Leroy Comrie Regarding Council's Congestion Pricing Vote

2008-03-31 Photos from QUEENS CIVICS CONGRESS SPECIAL ZONING & LAND USE FORUM: UNFINISHED BUSINESS

2008-03-31 QUEENS CIVICS CONGRESS SPECIAL ZONING & LAND USE FORUM: Program for UNFINISHED BUSINESS

2008-03-31 QUEENS CIVICS CONGRESS SPECIAL ZONING & LAND USE FORUM:
UNFINISHED BUSINESS (Released 3/17)

2008-03-30 QUEENS CIVICS CONGRESS RATINGS PLAN PUTS POLS ON NOTICE:
Five Unispheres to Candidates Who Support Core Issues of CIVIC 2030; That INCLUDES Opposing the Congestion Tax

2008-03-28 Avella & Weprin Hold Anti-Congestion Pricing Rally
with Queens Civic Congress and Queens Chamber of Commerce (see photo)

2008-03-28 Council Supports Queens Civics on seniors
Quinn Splits With Bloomberg Over Senior Services (The Daily Politics)

2008-03-26 Council Member Melinda Katz on DFTA re-structuring:
cost-cutting proposal disguised as "modernization" (letter, 2-25-08))

2008-03-20 Crane Crash = Buildings Bungling?
QCC's comments on amNY news story, Buildings chief slammed after crane collapse

2008-03-18 Preservationists say Qns. often ignored (Daily News)
This post includes commentary from QCC's Exec. VP & Land Use & Zoning Chair, Pat Dolan

2008-03-17 NYC Department for the Aging's plans to restructure how the City delivers services to the elderly will affect not only seniors (Letter)

2008-03-16 QUEENS CIVICS CONGRESS ANNOUNCES RATINGS PLAN;
FIVE UNISPHERES TO CANDIDATES WHO SUPPORT CORE ISSUES OF CIVIC 2030

2008-03-09 Rally to Save The Klein Farm called by Councilman David Weprin

2008-03-08 The First Annual GOING GREEN IN QUEENS, a free environmental, educational and networking event for green, environmental, parks, volunteer and civic minded individuals and groups sponsored by Queens Civic Congress, Queens Coalition for Parks & Green Spaces, Partnerships for Parks, the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation (posted 3-25)

2008-03-06 Want It Landmarked? Queens Civic Congress Shows You How (Queens Ledger)
News report of February 26 preservation workshop

2008-03-06 Boro preservationists learn landmark ropes (TimesLedger)
News report of February 26 Queens Civic Congress preservation workshop

2008-03-05 Brooklyn looks to Queens (Gowanus Lounge)
Several Brooklyn groups look to Queens Civic Congress as a model for their own coalition

2008-03-05 For Bloomberg, it's all downhill from here (Newsday's Spin Cycle)
Queens Civic Congress President Corey Bearak comments (see bottom, page 1)

2008-03-05 City Planning Evasive (Queens Gazette)
Letter to the editor by Henry Euler discusses Auburndale Improvement Assoc.'s February 19 zoning meeting

2008-03-03 Community Board 11Q looks to Queens Civic Congress as part of its process to review requests to rename streets and other public spaces after a person

2008-03 The March Congressional from the Queens Civic Congress

2008-02-26 Groups working to save Queens buildings from wrecking ball
News story in amNY.com discusses QCC's preservation workshop

2008-02-26 Historic Preservation & Landmarking Workshop Program
includes information on Landmarks Preservation Commission and process

2008-02-26 HISTORIC PRESERVATION & LANDMARKING WORKSHOP
(Released 2/18)

2008-02-22 AIA Has Formally Withdrawn Its Zoning Text Statement by Councilman Avella, Historic Districts Council, QCC and others
Queens Civic Congress President quoted in CM's news release (third paragraph, page 1)

2008-02-19 AIA withdraws zoning text as QCC and others advocated

2008-02-19 QUEENS CIVICS URGE CITY TO DOWNZONE MORE NABES
Statement at Auburndale Improvement Association meeting

2008-02-19 QUEENS CIVICS' BUDGET COMMENTS TO QUEENS BORO BOARD

2008-02-14 Letter to Mayor: Neighborhood Downzonings Need to Proceed - Immediately
Copies to City Planning Chair and City Council Land Use Chair; released at meeting of Dutch Kills Civic Associaiton of Long Island City

2008-02-11 ALL FAITHS CEMETERY SAYS, "WE'LL TAKE ST. SAVIOUR'S CHURCH"
News from the Juniper Park Civic Association

2008-02-07 Sander at QCC
News story on MTA Chief at Queens Civic Congress(Times NewsWeekly)

2008-02-06 Why can't NYC do this?
Crackdown On Illegal Residences Underway (Suffolk Life)

2008-02-06 Letter to the Mayor on planned Charter Revision Commission:
Appoint "one of our key leaders to the commission"

2008-02-04 Queens Civic Congress Proposal Best Funds MTA Capital Plan
Presented at Queens Civic Congress MTA Capital Plan Forum

2008-02-04 MTA Chief Sander Promotes MTA Capital Plan at Queens Civic Congress Forum;
Councilman Comrie Opposes Congestion Tax (Includes Photos)

2008-02-04 QUEENS CIVIC CONGRESS MTA CAPITAL PLAN FORUM
FEATURES MTA CHIEF ELLIOT SANDER, Mon., Feb. 4, 7:45 p.m. in Flushing
(Released 1/7)

2008-01-29 The Value of Contextual Zoning to Communities
Historic Districts Council Response to AIA Zoning Text Amendments (direct link to HDC site)

2008-01-24 Testimony to the NYC Traffic Congestion Mitigation Commission in Queens
Queens Civic Congress Vice President Harbachan Singh presents for Transportation chair Jim Trent

2008-01-24 Testify against the City's Congestion Tax Scheme
and its toll/tax variants, Thursday, January 24, 6:00 p.m., at York College

2008-01-22 Crime Prevention and Safety Issues in City Parks
Queens Civic Congress Vice President Barbara Larkin testifies before
City Council Parks and Recreation and Public Safety Committees (including need for Lifeguards)

2008-01-17 Queens Civic Congress leaders quoted in
this Queens Ledger article calling on the AIA to withdraw its harmful zoning measure

2008-01-16 Testimony to the NYC Traffic Congestion Mitigation Commission
Queens Civic Congress Vice President Kathy Masi presents for Transportation chair Jim Trent

2008-01-13 Congestion Pricing Not A Lock
Queens Civic Congress, Councilman Weprin and Keep NYC Congestion Tax Free hold City Hall news conference (with pictures)

2008-01-10 Queens Civics & Avella call on AIA to withdraw zoning text
Queens Civic Congress leaders quoted in CM's news release (bottom page one; top of page 2)

2008-01-10 Photos from Thursday, January 10, 2008 News Conference outside Queens Borough Hall
calling on AIA to withdraw their harmful zoning text proposal

2008-01-10 transportation chair Jim Trent comments in
Newsday, Panel to mull alternatives to congestion pricing

2008-01-09 KEEP NYC CONGESTION TAX-FREE; KEEP E. RIVER TOLL-FREE
Queens Civic Congress finds offensive any commission plan that focuses on a toll tax in apparent disregard of sound alternatives...

2008-01-03 City Council Transportation Chair supports CIVIC 2030 but
former QCC Transportation chair supports congestion tax "provided that real transit options are implemented for Queens residents beforehand" (and nothing real has been promised in advance.) See Queens Civic Congress CIVIC 2030 platform

2008-01 The January Congressional from the Queens Civic Congress

2007

2007-12-19 Assembly Member Audrey Pheffer supports CIVIC 2030
See Queens Civic Congress CIVIC 2030 platform

2007-12-16 QUEENS CIVICS & ELECTEDS: KEEP EAST RIVER TOLL-FREE
(News Conference with Council Finance Chair David Weprin, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz and State Senator Eric Adams)

2007-12-14 QUEENS CIVIC CONGRESS APPLAUDS STAY ON WATER & SEWER TAX HIKE
Message to City Hall: Let's Stop the Gouging
(News Conference with Council Members Gennaro and Weprin; includes Photos)

2007-12-13 QUEENS CIVIC CONGRESS OPPOSES WATER & SEWER TAX HIKE
Statement to the NYC Water Board

2007-12-11 QUEENS CIVIC CONGRESS SUPPORTS JA. ESTATES, COMMUNITY
QUESTIONS ST. JOHN'S DORMS ADJACENT TO LOW-RISE RESIDENCES AT P.S. 131 MEETING

2007-12-06 Queens Civic Congress President quoted on homeowner loan crisis in
LOAN FREEZE PLAY (New York Post)

2007-12-06 Senator Padavan Honors Queens Civic Congress Founder
(Queens Times)

2007-12-06 Seek to tear down 'illegal' Maspeth building
(Queens Courier)

2007-12-06 Access-A-Ride changes possible
(Queens Courier)

2007-12-03 You Know It's Campaign Season When...
...the hottest event in town on a snowy Sunday is the annual legislative reception of the Queens Civic Congress (The Daily Politics)

2007-12-02 Queens Civic Congress Legislative Reception features Mayoral, other Wannabes
MTA Chief also visits Queens Civics; NYS Liberty Medal for QCC Past President Sean Walsh

2007-12-02 QUEENS CIVIC CONGRESS URGES BUILDINGS TO ENFORCE RULES
SUPPORTS JUNIPER PARK CIVIC CALL TO DEMOLISH ILLEGAL STRUCTURE BUILT BY NOTORIOUS TOMMY HUANG

2007-11-30 Civics call for concessions review
(Queens Courier)

2007-11-30 Queens Civic Congress urges members to take stand on Yards Text
Letter to Civics, other community organizations, urges members to write City Planning on needed Yards Text reforms

2007-11-30 Queens Civic Congress Urges Support for Access-A-Ride extension
Letter to Civics, other community organizations, for law to require MTA to provide Access-A-Ride service to destinations within five miles of the Queens-Nassau county line

2007-11-29 Thank you to Buildings Department
Letter to Deputy Commissioner LiMandri follows presentation at 11-19-07 open executive committee meeting

2007-11-28 Testify Against Water Tax Hike
Let's Stop the Gouging Letter Urging Opposition to 18 percent hike (includes Hearing Details)

2007-11-26 Speak Out Against Water Tax Hike
Letter to Queens Civic Congress Members Urging Opposition to 18 percent gouge

2007-11-25 For Riders of a Stepchild Line, Even an 'F' Looks Good
New York Times City Section article quotes Queens Civic Congress Transportation chair and links to Queens Civic Congress website

2007-11-20 Protect Homeowner From Foreclosure Risks
Testimony to the City Council Comsumer Affairs and Housing and Buildings Committees

2007-11-20 Queens Civic Congress Platform Merits Officials' Support
Letter to Elected Officials to support CIVIC 2030 Platform

2007-11-15 Water Tax Increase Headlines UFCA Meet (TimesNewsweekly)

2007-11-15 Port Authority agrees to assess community impacts
in rail freight movement PANYNJ responded to QCC's 10-19 letter

2007-11-13 Testimony on the City's Lifeguards Program
to the City Council Parks and Recreation Committee

2007-11-12 Joint Statement: Queens Civic Congress and Queens Coalition for Parks & Green Spaces

2007-11-11 Queens Civic Congress Supports Ja. Estates, Community
Questions (St. John's) Dorms Adjacent To Low-Rise Residences

2007-11-11 Paving Over Lawns Illegal; Support New Yards Text with Improvements
(Letter to the editor submitted to The Daily News)

2007-11-07 Queens Civic Congress Opposes MTA Fare Hike
Testimony at MTA hearing, Flushing, Queens

2007-11 The November Congressional from the Queens Civic Congress

2007-10-30 Queens Civic Congress Opposes Congestion Tax, Proposes Alternatives
Testimony to the NYC Traffic Congestion Mitigation Commission

2007-10-30 QUEENS CIVIC CONGRESS URGES PROTECTIONS FOR HOMEOWNERS FROM INSURANCE CO. CANCELLATIONS
Testimony to City Council Consumer Affairs Committee

2007-10-29 Queens Civic Congress urges withdrawal of legislation to legalize advertising on sidewalk sheds

2007-10-27 City Hall must get a better handle on building inspections
(Letter to the editor submitted to The New York Times)

2007-10-25 Electeds Praise Activists At Civic Congress Meeting
(Queens Ledger)

2007-10-24 QUEENS CIVIC CONGRESS URGES REVISED CONCESSION RULES
Testimony to City Council Parks Committee

2007-10-23 Attorney aims high as new leader of Queens Civic Congress
(Daily News)

2007-10-22 Queens Civic Congress Opposes (18 percent) Water and Sewer Tax Hike
Testimony to Joint hearing of City Council Finance Committee and Committee on Environmental Protection

2007-10-21 Queens Civic Congress Joins Community Facilities News Conference
with Councilman Avella, Historic Districts Council, Metropolitan Historic Structures Association and Greenwich Village Society on Historic Preservation, others

2007-10-19 Queens Civic Congress to Port Authority: study truck traffic impacts in the borough
Letter to Port Authority states: Cross Harbor Tunnel should not mean the displacement of New Jersey's problems to Maspeth, Queens and local streets throughout the borough

2007-10-15 Corey Bearak New Queens Civic Congress President; Installed by Assembly Member Barbara Clark; Assembly Member Catherine Nolan Keynotes;Senator Padavan and Assemblyman Lancman Laud QCC Leaders; Councilman Weprin Recognizes outgoing President Sean Walsh
(Released 10/17; includes photos of the program)

2007-10-15 Assembly Member Catherine Nolan Keynotes as Assembly Member Barbara Clark Installs New Queens Civic Congress Officers
(Released 10/8; includes listing of Officers to be installed)

2007-10-15 Assembly Member Catherine Nolan Keynotes as Assembly Member Barbara Clark Installs New Queens Civic Congress Officers; Revised Website Unveiled as Civic Portal
(Released 10/1)

2007-10-11 Queens Civic Congress Supports Yards Text with needed changes

2007-10-10 Farewell Address from Sean Walsh
Concludes of a Decade of Service as Queens Civic Congress President

2007-10-08 Save The G to MTA: Add more subway Cars to G train

2007-10-08 Save The G Urges NYC Transit on Transit Rider Report Cards for G line

2007-10 The October Congressional from the Queens Civic Congress

2007-09-24 Queens Civic Congress to City Hall: Provide Flood Relief

2007-09-19 Queens Civics Raise Green Issues with Mayor (Tree Protection, Limits on Paving over lawns)

2007-09-19 Parks Issues Raised with Commissioner Benepe following QCC appearance

2007-09-18 BSA Legislation Comments to City Council and Center for NYC Law

2007-09-17 City Parks Commish Address Queens Civics; CIVIC 2030 on the Web; Nominations

2007-09-13 Civic Congress urges no vote on Jamaica Plan
Op-ed by QCC Exec. VP Patricia Dolan in the Times Ledger

2007-08-15 Question City Concessions Review Changes

2007-08-09 Senator Frank Padavan supports CIVIC 2030
See Queens Civic Congress CIVIC 2030 platform

2007-08-08 City Council Finance Chair Weprin supports CIVIC 2030
See Queens Civic Congress CIVIC 2030 platform

2007-07-24 Opposes Jamaica Plan (7-23) to City Council

2007-07-23 Jamaica Plan Flaws

2007-07-13 Queens Civics Question Times on Congestion Tax

2007-07-12 Congestion Tax #2

2007-07-09 Congestion Tax

2007-06-22 BSA Legislation Comments to Council Zoning Chair

2007-06-18 Platform vote

2007-06-18 Parks Forum

2007-05-04 Council Budget testimony

2007-04-24 Oppose Water Rates Increase

2007-04-16 Buildings Department Forum

2007-04-16 Praise Community Board 12 Jamaica Vote

2007-03-19 Meeting Terrorist Threat Today

2007-03-15 Support Liu Bill to Require OnLine Parking Rules

2007-03-06 Oppose Jamaica Scheme to Community Board 8

2007-03-02 Testimony at City Council Finance Committee hearing on Real Property Tax Assessment

2007-02-22 Preliminary Budget testimony to Queens Borough Board

2007-02-09 Why NYC Must Be Vigorous on Illegal Apartments
commentary by Queens Civic Congress Vice President Paul Kerzner

2006

2006-12-04 Installation: Mayoral Wannabees Visit Queens Civics; New Officers Installed at QCC Legislative Reception

2006-09-18 Queens Civics Convene on Community Boards and Buildings Department

2006-08-21 Queens Civics Sponsor Primary Election Forums

2006-06-21 Queens Civic testify at City Council Buildings Task Force

2006-06-20 Queens Civic Urge City To Downzone More Nabes

2006-05-07 Queens Civic convene

2006-05-02 Oppose Water Rates Increase

2006-04-04 Queens Civics Testify on City Landmarking Process

2006-02-09 Preliminary Budget testimony to Borough Board

2005

2005-12-20 Support Council Anti-Graffiti bills

2005-12-13 Queens Civics Honor BarneyAquilino (Rocky Hill Civic)

2005-09-09 Queens Civics Oppose Stadium Inside Park

2005-05-02 Oppose Water Rates Increase

2005-04-10 Mayoral Forum

2005-04-08 Council Budget Budget testimony

2005-03-21 Land Use Panel (Western Queens) March 21

2005-02-16 Queens Civics Support Springfield Gardens Rezoning (City Planning Commission)

2005-02-16 Queens Civics Support Bayside Rezoning (at City Planning Commission)

2005-02-08 Preliminary Budget testimony to Borough Board

2005-01-06 Queens Civics Support Bayside Rezoning (at Queens Borough President's)

2005-01-06 Queens Civics Support Kissena Park Rezoning (at Queens Borough President's)

2005-01-06 Queens Civics Support Kissena Park v Ambulatory Medical Facility in Residential Zone (at Queens Borough President's)

2004

2004-12-06 Legislative Reception & Installation

2004-10-20 QUEENS CIVICS CONGRESS ELECT OFFICERS, APPROVES NEW PLATFORM

2004-10-20 City Council Testimony on Building Legislation (CB13Q)

2004-10-18 QUEENS CIVICS MEET ON BUILDING ISSUES, REVIEW PROPOSED NEW PLATFORM, ELECT OFFICERS

2004-06-09 Queens Civic Congress Testimony to City Planning Commission

2004-05-17 QUEENS CIVICS MEET ON OVERDEVELOPMENT GRAFFITI, MTA (PRIVATE) BUS TAKEOVER

2004-04-30 Executive Budget FY05 testimony

2004-04-27 Oppose Water Rate Increases

2004-03-15 QUEENS CIVIC FORUM WEIGH COMMUNITY FACILITY REFORM

2004-02-05 Preliminary Budget FY05 testimony

2004-01-29 Community Facilities Letter to the Editor

2004-01-14 Blast Community Facilities Reform

2004-01-13 Community Facilities Testimony

2003

2003-11-23 Senator Two Times Civics at Queens Civic Congress 2003 Legislative Reception

2003-10-20 Charter Revision Forum

2003-09-15 Community Facilities Forum

2003-07-21 Community Facilities testimony to Council

2003-07-17 Charter Revision testimony

2003-06-18 Queens Civics on Filtration Plant

2003-06-16 Senator Schumer Scores With Queens Civics

2003-06-16 Senator Schumer to Address Queens Civic Congress (news advisory)

2003-05-19 Schools Chancellor & Deputy Mayor for Education Address Queens Civic Congress

2003-05-12 Queens Civics Question 2nd Avenue Subways Plan

2003-04-29 Queens Civics Oppose Realty Hike; Support Prior Notice for Hikes

2003-04-23 Oppose Water Rate Hike (Testimony)

2003-04-21 Queens Civic Congress hosts NYers for Parks, Clean Water Coalition & Taxpayers for An Affordable NY

2003-04-03 Comments onTruck Regulations

2003-03-24 Community Facilities Petition

2003-03-24 Queens Civic Congress hosts Board of Standards and Appeals workshop

2003-03-11 Queens Civic Congress Opposes new East River Tolls

2003-02-25 Restrictive Covenants letter to Council Land Use Committee Chair

2003-02-19 Oppose MTA Fare Hike

2003-02-11 Preliminary Budget FY04 testimony

2003-01-28 Queens Civic Congress Revenue Proposal

2003-01-17 Oppose MTA fare Hike at Council

2002

2002-12-17 NYC2012 City Council Testimony

2002-12-16 CB13Q Community Facilities Resolution

2002-12-15 Restrictive Deed Covenants letter to City Council Speaker

2002-12-12 Thank You City Council Members who voted No on Property Tax Hike

2002-12-12 Community Facilities Letter to Planning Chairman

2002-12-03 Commending Assemblyman Stringer DOB Report

2002-11-21 Oppose MTA Fare Hike

2002-11-17 Property Tax Hike Alternative Proposed at Legislative Reception

2002-11-17 Legislative Reception (and reject property tax hike reiteration)

2002-11-15 Queens Civic Congress Opposes Property Tax Hike

2002-10-23 Submit Pataki letter to can MTA Fare hike to City Council

2002-10-17 Oppose Property Tax Hike

2002-10-11 Officers Installed, MTA supports QCC on buses and Council supports QCC on Taxis

2002-09-19 Opposes Fare Hike to Governor

2002-09-17 Community Facilities testimony to City Council

2002-08-15 Charter Revision Commission testimony

2002-08-08 QCC sponsors Citizens Union Conversations with Candidates

2002-07-25 Challenges Charter Revision (letter to Commission)

2002-07-15 response to Times-Ledger Snail Darter editorial (7-11-2002)

2002-06-30 Invite NYC2012 to Park elsewhere

2002-06-30 Invite NYC2012 to Park elsewhere news advisory

2002-06-17 Regulating Community Facilities Forum

2002-05-06 FY03 Executive Budget Testimony

2002-04-23 Statement at City Council Education Speak Out

2002-04-19 Water Rates testimony

2002-04-14 Congressman Crowley Keynotes QCC Luncheon honoring QCC Treasurer Jim Trent

2002-04 Queens Civic Congress-Campaign for our Subways and 2nd Avenue Subway

2002-03-04 Supports Full-length 2nd Avenue Subway

2002-02-12 FY03 Preliminary Budget testimony

2002-01-29 Cross Harbor Freight Tunnel testimony

2002-01-05 Support Boro Presidents to NY Times-The 20 Percent Solution

2001

2001-12-09 Officers Installed at Legislative Reception

2001-07-30 Oppose Olympics in Flushing Meadows Corona Park

2001-06-26 Keep Token Booths Open Op-Ed (Newsday)

2001-05-24 Oppose G, F and V train routing testimony to MTA

2001-05-21 Queens Civic Congress Hosts Queens Borough President Debate

2001-05-07 FY02 Executive Budget testimony

2001-04-23 Water Rate Testimony

2001-04-18 Oppose G, F and V train routing to MTA (Letter)

2001-04-17 SE Queens Transportation Forum

2001-03-19 Community Facilities and Zoning Forum

2001-02-06 FY02 Preliminary Budget testimony

2001-01-22 Airport Access and Aviation issues resolution

2000-01-22 Aviation Forum: Should NYC replace the Port Authority at JFK and LaGuardia

2001-01-09 Signs regulation testimony to City Council

2000

2000-12-01 Buildings Department Reform Testimony to Mayoral Commission

2000-11-15, 22 and 22 Creedmoor Schools testimony to SCA

2000-10-23 NYC2012 Forum and Officers Installed

2000-09-20 Urge DOT Truck Route Study (letter)

2000-05-15 Mayoral Wannabe Ferrer Speaks as QCC Adopts Platform and thanks student webmaster

2000-05-01 Water Rates Testimony

2000-04-30 BOE President Keynotes Luncheon honoring civic activist Marge Ferrigno

2000-04-21 FY01 Expense Budget

2000-03-26 Oppose Creedmoor Schools Plan Meeting Statement

2000-03-26 QCC organizes Community Meeting to Oppose Creedmoor Schools Plan

2000-02-28 Community Facilities and Zoning Forum

2000-02-23 Change SCA Plan for Creedmoor Schools (Letter)

2000-02-14 Community Facilities Resolution approved by Community Board 7

2000-02-08 FY01 Preliminary Budget testimony

2000-01-24 Creedmoor Schools Letter to Daily News

2000-01-24 Creedmoor Schools testimony to Community Board 13

2000-01-20 Creedmoor Schools testimony to Community School Board 26

1999

1999-12-30 Creedmoor Schools Letter to Courier

1999-11-19 Support Int 363 to Address Illegal Housing

1999-09-27 Forum Urges City Hall to Fix As of Right When Wrong

1999-06-29 Regional Transportation Plan (letter)

1999-06-22 Oppose Water Filtration Plant

1999-06-15 Urge FAA AirTrain Review

1999-06-11 FAA Should Review AirTrain (letter)

1999-05-26 Oppose AirTrain to Council (Letter)

1999-05-17 AirTrain Council Vote Open Per Speaker

1999-05-17 FY00 Executive Budget

1999-05-14 LaGuardia Rail Link Position

1999-05-09 Oppose Croton Filtration Plant to Council (letter)

1999-04-22 Water Rates Testimony

1999-03-15 Forum Supports New Schools and School repairs

1999-03-02 FY'00 NYC BOE Capital

1999-01-25 Civic Workshops

1999-01-11 Oppose Airtrain @ Community Boards

1999-01-09 Oppose AirTrain @ Community Board 9

1998

1998-12-15 Concessions and Cellars letter to City Planning

1998-10-11 Airport Noise Rall

1998-08-16 Charter Revision Campaign Finance testimony

1998-08-13 Strategic Policy Statement

1998-07-28 Oppose Air Rights to Queens BP

1998-07-06 Charter Revision Testimony

1998-06-15 Creedmoor in Phases - Implementing the Civic Plan

1998-05-12 Water Rates Testimony

1998-05-07 FY'99 Executive Budget

1998-05-06 Oppose Air Rights Transfer to Council

1998-04-25 Civics Pass First Platform

1998-03-12 Oppose Solid Waste Transfer Stations to City Council

1998-03-02 Civics Fight Illegal Housing

1998-02-4 Staten Island Special District Text Amendment requiring school seats before new building

1998-02-03 FY'99 Preliminary Budget testimony

1997

1997-07-13 Creedmoor Master Plan