City Comptroller Audit Reveals DOE Flaws

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer While overcrowding continues to stifle City schools – Queens schools in particular – an audit conducted by City Comptroller Scott Stringer reveals that the Dept. of Education did not properly address overcrowding in the 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 school years. According to the audit, a third of City schools were overcrowded […]

Artists of Queens: Mary Desiree

Artists of Queens: Mary Desiree

Coming from a family where every member has a musical talent, it was clear that Mary Desiree would grow up writing and performing. The 23-year-old Jamaica resident said her decision to pursue a career in music was inevitable. “Music is in my blood and it is my passion. It wasn’t much of a decision to […]

Focus On Queens, Dec. 19

The New York Army National Guard has announced the reenlistment of members in recognition of their continuing commitment to serve community, state and nation as part of the Army National Guard. Staff Sergeant Alberto Espinar of Ozone Park has reenlisted to continue service with the 442nd Military Police Company. Sergeant Neissandria Perez of Richmond Hill […]