• September 21, 2014
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Queens Chronicle

PS 85 calls for an end to train noise

Electeds, students and parents rally for DOE and MTA to make changes

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  • Marge posted at 12:04 am on Sat, May 31, 2014.

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    The trains have been going past PS 85 since the "EL" was put into service in 1917 (quite a bit longer than "three decades" as AW Simotas stated). I attended PS 85 from 1967 to 1974 so from personal experience I can say you get DO used to it. Teachers and students may have to pause for a couple of seconds but it was never a big deal. Some of the quotes in this article are quite laughable ("harming students", "not only an educational issue but a public health, environmental justice and children’s rights issue as well.”) That such a fuss is being made over something that has been going on for nearly 100 years just in. Believe me your children are probably more distracted by their own electronic devices, and by other students.