Flushing Commons Breaks Ground

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer After years of discussions and delays, the Flushing Commons project finally broke ground this week. On June 30, several stakeholders, elected officials and community leaders met in the heart of downtown Flushing for the groundbreaking ceremony. Set on the former site of Municipal Lot 1, many comments from the event […]

ATU, Electeds Rally For Transit Improvements

BY NATALIA KOZIKOWSKA Staff Writer In honor of National Transit Month, on May 16, Amalgamated Transit Union workers and community leaders rallied together in an effort to engage with riders in support of better and safer public transportation. The press conference, held at the corner of Parsons Boulevard and Archer Avenue in Jamaica, sought to […]

Tensions Rise At MVB, B-Tech Meeting

BY NATALIA KOZIKOWSKA Staff Writer Emotions were running high at last week’s Martin Van Buren High School and B-Tech School implementation meeting, with local advocates vocalizing their frustrations with the forced co-location. Despite protests from the community, in March the Dept. of Education voted to move the six-year business technology school into Martin Van Buren […]

Time To Embrace P-Tech

To The Editor: Last week’s Queens Tribune article, “MVB, P-Tech Co-Location Moves Forward,” quoted various elected officials lamenting the DOE’s decision to allow a promising P-Tech school to be co-located inside of Martin Van Buren High School (MVB). Unfortunately, the writer failed to reach out to any of the nearby civic leaders for their opinion. […]

Talks With A Side of Fries

Following the McDonald’s controversy in Flushing last month, there is more trouble cooking at another Queens fast food establishment. Staffers from Assemblyman David Weprin’s office recently visited the Richmond Hill Burger King at Liberty Avenue and 120th Street, to attempt to discuss seniors who like to keep away from the cold weather. The Assemblyman is […]