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Angry parents and students gathered in the Richmond Hill High School auditorium last Thursday night to fight against the city Department of Education’s attempt to close down the school’s annex several blocks from the main building and turn it into a new high school.
Several students talked about how the annex, located at 94-25 117 St., serves as a transitional location for freshmen to adjust from middle school to high school. It also increases morale and school spirit, they said.
(BPT) - Food, water, shelter – all basic human needs. But for millions of Americans, having a secure place to call home is financially out of reach, even if they work full-time. From veteran to teacher to single mom, public housing helps 2.2 million people throughout the country, with half a million more on waiting lists.
Craig Caruana didn’t bring up Councilman Eric Ulrich (R-Ozone Park) during his recent candidate interview with the Queens Chronicle, but consciously or not, he’s trying to take a page from his fellow Republican’s playbook.
Make your first run for office while younger than just about everyone on the Council, emphasize that you could serve the district better than your opponent, stake out moderate positions and highlight your deep roots in the community, one of the more conservative ones in Queens. Ulrich did it with great success.
For elected officials, incumbency is typically a positive — a chance to make the case to voters that your term in office has been successful for the community you represent and their vote will give them more successes in the future
That’s exactly what Councilman Eric Ulrich (R-Ozone Park), running for a second full term in office, is hoping for.
Education was the top issue on the minds of the voters. The two leading finishers both hold positions that obviously are shared by the electorate. This is no coincidence. Those views also happen to be very akin, even if they not quite identical, to those of the United Federation of Teachers. DeBlasio and Thompson were not controlled by the teachers union. They were controlled by the will of the people.
The candidates and the union have something in common: They both respect, share and reflect the conviction of pro-public school New Yorkers.
After years of delays and cramped quarters, Alley Pond Environmental Center in Douglaston will be getting a new headquarters, with work expected to begin next year.
Irene Scheid, executive director of APEC, told the Chronicle exclusively, that years of planning and soliciting funds have finally paid off. “We are very excited,” Scheid said. “This will meet our needs for the future and will provide a better laid-out facility.”
Long Island City High School wouldn’t mind a new technology and careers program, but doesn’t want the second administration that would come with a co-location of a separate school. Yet, the Department of Education is planning to do just that.
The DOE has proposed adding a career and technical school inside the once struggling institution starting next fall.
The crowded District 19 City Council race in the Tuesday Democratic primary will pit seasoned veterans against first-time candidates.
Only one will be named the winner and face Republican Dennis Saffran in the November election.
Seven candidates vying to represent their home neighborhood of Astoria in the City Council voiced their thoughts on the topic of schools during a forum hosted by Zone 126, an Astoria Houses group focused on education, on Tuesday night.
Constantinos “Gus” Prentzas, Community Board 1 member and small business owner; Costa Constantinides, deputy chief of staff to City Councilman James Gennaro (D-Fresh Meadows); John Ciafone, a lawyer; Danielle De Stefano, a volleyball coach at Monsignor McClancy High School and avid volunteer; Gerald Kann, a writer and teacher; Daniel Peterson, an administrator at a commercial real estate firm; and Lynn Serpe, an environmental consultant for various organizations including the Queens Library, have all thrown their hats into the ring and spoke on Tuesday.