City Planning Head Visits Borough Board

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer The Dept. of City Planning made an appearance at this week’s Borough Board meeting to go over its development plans and possibilities for Queens. Carl Weisbrod, the Director of the Dept. of City Planning and Chairman of the City Planning Commission, attended the meeting on Dec. 1, speaking to Borough […]

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Judge Dismisses Queens Library Suit

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer A lawsuit filed by former Trustees of the Queens Library against Borough President Melinda Katz has been tossed out. Judge Frederic Block of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York dismissed the lawsuit from the six former Trustees that Katz removed from their posts over […]

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Audit Reveals DOE Waste At Queens Schools

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer An audit by Comptroller Scott Stringer revealed that more than a thousand computers and tablets have been unused or lost at the Dept. of Education. According to an audit of the DOE’s inventory control of nearly $200 million in computer purchases, more than 1,800 computers were unaccounted for or missing […]

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Afternoon Of Dance

On Dec. 1, Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer visited local residents at Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement House’s senior center in Queensbridge and participated in the “Dance for Seniors” program, which is choreographed and facilitated by Dances for a Variable Population.

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Vallo Promotes ‘No Bullying Zone’

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer An independent school bus company in Whitestone has just wrapped up its anti-bullying initiative. Vallo Transportation recently promoted its “No Bullying Zone” endeavor to commemorate the conclusion of October’s National Anti-Bullying Awareness Month. Vallo does this by advocating for student safety and creating a positive experience for students with the […]

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Meng Saves College From Closure

A Forest Hills college has been saved from the brink of closure. Bramson ORT College was in danger of closing, but U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Flushing) intervened and has prevented the university from shutting its doors. According to a press release from Meng’s office, the Dept. of Education placed Bramson under heightened cash monitoring, which […]

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Bayside Teacher Receives Fellowship

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer A Bayside math teacher received a fellowship for his efforts to share his educational methods with parents and teachers. Bobson Wong, who teaches at Bayside High School, was named as a recipient of the America Achieves New York Educator Voice Fellowship for the 2014-15 school year. The fellowship is given […]

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Kim Targets Predatory Towing In Flushing

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Assemblyman Ron Kim (D-Flushing) and the Legal Aid Society are working together to crack down on predatory towing in Flushing. According to Kim, All About Automotive II, Inc., also known as AAA, has received numerous complaints about towing cases taking place in a private shopping mall parking lot on 156th […]

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