LACCQ Grads Look Ahead To Citizenship

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer A handful of Queens residents took a step towards American citizenship this weekend. In an afternoon ceremony at the ARROW Community Center in Astoria, students of English as a Second Language and U.S. Citizenship test preparation at the Latin American Cultural Center of Queens (LACCQ) received certificates of completion. Students […]

Chancellor Addresses Schools’ Future

BY JORDAN GIBBONS Staff Writer Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña spoke to Borough President Melinda Katz’s Parents Advisory Board Tuesday night to highlight the positive aspects in schools and get input on the negatives. This was Fariña’s first Advisory Board meeting in the City since she took over as Chancellor in January, Katz said. Katz opened […]

More Focus On Schools Needed

New Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña’s visit to the Borough’s Parents Advisory Board meeting on Tuesday night offered an interesting glimpse into what the schools’ head believes needs to be done to aid efforts to improve education, not just in Queens, but City-wide. We just hope that the new administration can make the necessary changes before […]

Focus On Queens, Nov. 21

The New York Army National Guard has announced the reenlistment of members in recognition of their continuing commitment to serve. Sergeant Weston Lather of Whitestone has reenlisted to continue service with Company A, 1-69th Infantry. Specialist Rashawn Townsend of Jamaica has reenlisted to continue service with the 107th Military Police Company. Sergeant Sasha Morse of […]