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Vallone Starts Student Ambassador Program

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer When it comes to learning about leadership, a select few northeast Queens students are going to get the education of a lifetime. On April 4, Councilman Paul Vallone (D-Bayside) announced the Educational Ambassador Program for high school students within the 19th Council District. Featuring students from four high schools, the […]

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 […]