Bayside Coach Dies After Battle With Cancer

BY DANIEL OFFNER Staff Writer Students, teachers, parents and administrators at Bayside High School mourned the loss of Stephen Piorkowski, 54, a beloved physical education teacher and coach, who died last Wednesday, after a three-year battle with cancer. Piorkowski was first diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 2012, after doctors discovered a tumor in his C6 […]

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SCA Hunts For New D30 School Sites

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE     Staff Writer The School Construction Authority is reaching out to Western Queens residents for some homework help. In its 2015-2019 Capital Plan, the SCA has funded more than 1,900 new school seats for District 30, one of the City’s most overcrowded school districts. According to Danielle Schaaff, SCA project support manager […]

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Bratton Speaks At Black History Event

NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton was the keynote speaker at the second annual Black History Month awards breakfast, sponsored by the PRESS of Southeast Queens and Metroplus Health on Feb. 24 at the Greater Allen AME Church in Jamaica. For more on the event, visit the PRESS of Southeast Queens website, queenspress.com, on Friday.

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EDC To Study Sunnyside Yards Development Potential

EDC To Study Sunnyside Yards Development Potential

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer The City Economic Development Corporation is seeking consultants to study the feasibility of developing Sunnyside Yards. A Request for Proposals, which closes March 20, calls for an examination of the engineering and financial feasibility of developing over the Yards, a roughly 180-acre open rail yard network owned mostly by Amtrak. […]

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Advocates Propose Queensboro Bridge Toll

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE     Staff Writer One element of a broad proposal to revamp the City’s transportation system, released by the coalition Move NY on Tuesday, involves adding a toll to the Queensboro Bridge between Long Island City and Manhattan. The “Move NY Fair Plan,” which has been finalized from a March 2014 version, seeks […]

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