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District 26 Holds Legislative Breakfast

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer The Presidents’ Council of District 26 held its legislative breakfast last week, going over multiple concerns dealing with their children’s education. Parents, teachers, school administrators, elected officials and government representatives filed into the Bayside Diner on March 7 to discuss the educational issues affecting D26. Student safety, high-stakes testing and […]

‘Fight The Blight’ Against Inappropriate Housing

At a recent Mid-Queens Community Council meeting, FightTheBlightQueens@gmail.com was introduced. The email’s purpose is to give citizens a chance to identify the addresses of inappropriate, out-of-character recent home construction in their neighborhoods. These houses would then be forwarded to the City Planning Commission. Councilman Peter Koo’s (D-Flushing) chief-of-staff, Jonathan Chung, is leading the effort at […]

PS 154 Holds Green Flag Ceremony

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer A Flushing school celebrated its qualification as a Green Flag school last week, signifying a commitment to improving the environment. Since its green team started in 2011, PS 154 has been dedicated to creating an environmentally-friendly facility. After successfully implementing the National Wildlife Federation’s Eco-Schools USA program, the school was […]

Ron Kim Talks Cleanup Efforts

Assemblyman Ron Kim (D-Flushing) stopped by the Queensboro Hill/Flushing Civic Association’s meeting at St. Ann’s Church in Flushing on Feb. 18 to discuss his spring cleanup initiative for downtown Flushing. The program is meant to keep the sidewalks and streets of the neighborhood clean, increasing its visual appeal and improving quality of life. Kim (pictured […]