Goldman Gifts $2M To LaGuardia Community College

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE   Staff Writer While large donations from big-name institutions may be par for the course for many four-year universities, community colleges rarely receive such substantial philanthropy. Last week, however, LaGuardia Community College announced a $2 million gift from Goldman Sachs, the largest in the school’s history. The funds, donated through the program Goldman […]

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Schools Rally Against Education Reforms

BY DANIEL OFFNER Staff Writer Parents, students, faculty and staff united last Thursday, to chant, sing and shout in protest of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposed plans to raise the cap on charter schools, overhaul the already controversial teacher evaluation process and turn leadership of troubled schools over to outside groups. In his budget, Cuomo offered […]

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Conflict May Mean No Phagwah This Year

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer The turmoil and conflict within the committee planning the Phagwah parade may cause the parade to be cancelled for this year. The division led to multiple application permits for the parade being sent to the NYPD. The applications were denied because of the conflict, leading to the religious celebration to […]

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ICCC Development Gets Green Light

BY DANIEL OFFNER Staff Writer The Board of Standards and Appeals approved a variance that will allow the Indian Cultural and Community Center to erect a controversial four-story assisted living facility on the campus of Creedmoor Psychiatric Hospital, despite repeated rejection from civic leaders and elected officials. On March 10, the BSA voted in favor […]

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CB5 Opposes Cross Harbor Rail Plan

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer Residents’ dismay for a Port Authority train plan that could affect their neighborhood remained on track last Wednesday night. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey came before Community Board 5 at its latest meeting to share an update on its Cross Harbor Freight Train plan and listen […]

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Despite Loss, St. John’s Advances

BY DAVID RUSSELL The Red Storm is going to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2011. The Johnnies will play San Diego State on Friday at 9:40 p.m.. If St. John’s wins, it would be the first tournament victory for the program in 15 years. The announcement capped a wild day that included […]

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