Parents Say Fight Not Over For MPB School

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE     Staff Writer Parents at Astoria’s Most Precious Blood Catholic School say there is still hope to reverse the school’s impending closure, despite parish leadership remaining firm in the decision to shut down. The Most Precious Blood community was shocked to learn of the closure – slated for June – after Rev. […]

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Students Get NBA All-Star Treatment

BY DANIEL OFFNER Staff Writer Last week, as New York City welcomed some of the biggest names in professional basketball for the start of the 2015 NBA All-Star Game, league officials announced that they would reach a season-long goal: to interact with more than one million students at 100 public schools across the five boroughs. […]

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Goldfeder Discusses His First Full Term

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer Since winning a special election in 2011, Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder (D-Ozone Park) has focused much of the work done in Albany with his community in mind. Goldfeder sat down with the Queens Tribune last month to look back on his first full term as a State Assemblyman and what lies […]

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PS 19 Says Farewell To Classroom Trailers

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE     Staff Writer The bell has finally rung for the classroom trailers at PS 19. The School Construction Authority is designing a new addition for the Corona school to expand capacity, which will allow the removal of the school’s six exterior classroom trailers. Removal is planned for next summer and the addition […]

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Mayor Promises Shorter Ambulance Wait

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE     Staff Writer The Mayor hopes to buy Queens some time. As part of his $78 billion preliminary budget for Fiscal Year 2016, Mayor Bill De Blasio has set aside nearly $20 million to the FDNY to bring down ambulance wait times in problem areas, including Western Queens – roughly the Woodside/Elmhurst/Astoria […]

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