PS 144 To Add Trailers For Pre-K Classes

BY JON CRONIN Staff Writer The first year of Universal Pre-K in New York City ended in June and those children are now in Kindergarten, but a problem with Mayor Bill de Blasio’s signature education program remains, as State Senator Joe Addabbo (D-Howard Beach) pointed out, “Universal Pre-K is not universal,” noting that Forest Hills’ […]

Read More

Pre-Schoolers Tinker Around In Astoria Park

BY JON CRONIN Staff Writer Playing in the dirt may seem passé to modern children, as televisions, game systems and the internet become more engrossing with the exponential growth of technology on an almost monthly basis. Nevertheless, educators at Tinkergarten, a private early childhood education program, are working on getting kids to interact with the […]

Read More

Verizon Workers Take Fight To Bayside

BY JON CRONIN Staff Writer With the ferocity and showmanship of a WWE wrestling match Verizon workers of the Communication Workers of America union made their fears of losing job security heard at 214-20 43rd Avenue, and all around the Bayside area, on the evening of August 20. President of the Local #1106 Michael Ciancarelli […]

Read More

Queens Tribune Hosts Health Fair In Flushing

BY LYNN EDMONDS Staff Writer The Queens Tribune Health and Wellness Fair was an opportunity for visitors to get information about a number of low-cost health insurance options, enabling those without insurance to become compliant with the law, and those with insurance to shop for better deals. Over 20 healthcare businesses, both local and national, […]

Read More

Queensbridge Houses Will Get New Roofs

BY YVETTE BROWN Staff Writer The 26 buildings at Queensbridge Houses, the nation’s largest housing development will get new long-awaited roofs by July 2017. On Tuesday, Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York City Housing Authority Chair Shola Olatoye announced the beginning of the rooftop replacement construction at the Long Island City complex. This is […]

Read More

Some In Astoria Complex Get Gas Back

By Yvette brown Staff Writer Four out of eight of the buildings in Acropolis Gardens complex still without gas have finally gotten their utilities restored, after months without hot water or gas. Management of the complex’s plans to bring services back to one building per week until the remaining four buildings have their full utilities […]

Read More