A Department of Sanitation garbage truck. Photo by Jason Lawrence.

Trash Law Treasured In Southeast Queens

The smell of trash and the rumble of garbage trucks are all too common experiences for residents of Southeast Queens.

For years, Community District 12 — which includes Jamaica, Hollis, St. Albans, Springfield Gardens, Baisley Park, Rochdale Village and South Jamaica — has been a literal dumping ground for the rest of New York City, but starting next year, the trash burden will lighten.

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Attorney Donald Vernon condemned the Port Authority for answering questions written on notecards instead of speaking with attendees directly. // Eagle photo by David Brand

Port Authority Dictates $10B JFK Overhaul Plan At St. Albans Meeting

At a public meeting in St. Albans Wednesday night, officials from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey discussed the $10 billion plan to overhaul John F. Kennedy Airport and pledged to involve Southeast Queens residents in every phase of development.

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An artist’s rendering of the new JFK Airport // Courtesy of New York State

Port Authority Hosts Public Meetings On Massive JFK Overhaul

By David Brand With a years-long, $10 billion overhaul almost underway at John F. Kennedy International Airport, the Port Authority of

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