Changing Qualifications

To The Editor: Chancellor Carmen Farina is requiring school superintendents to re-apply for their jobs. She is also setting a minimum of seven years as an educator as a qualification and reinstating the former stipulation that superintendents be mature adults. Currently, many of the division heads and policy-making executives at the Department of Education only […]

109th Pct.: Murder Arrest

MURDER ARREST – At approximately 10:10 p.m. on June 29, police responded to a 911 call of an emotionally disturbed person inside of 169-17 Underhill Ave, Fresh Meadows. Upon arrival, police observed Boujeke Kenmoe, 41, on the floor with injuries to both wrists and Jerry Kenmoe, 8, unconscious in a bed. EMS responded and transported […]

$1 Million: Yours To Spend

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer Western Queens residents have $1 million to spend. Participatory budgeting, a process by which community members decide how capital funds are spent, will begin this fall in the neighborhood. Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) will hold two information sessions next week to introduce residents to the process. The information sessions […]

Focus On Queens, June 26

Local students were named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2014 semester at the University of New Haven in Connecticut. They include: Bayside: John Paul Koulotouros, Maria Panepinto. Bellerose: Nichelle King. College Point: Christopher Sang. Flushing: Tori Watson. Queens Village: Desiree McPherson. Whitestone: Joseph Totino. Eddy Garcia of College Point and George Chern of […]

Education Chair Opposes Junior ROTC

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer Councilman Daniel Dromm (D-Jackson Heights), chair of the City Council Education Committee, said last week at a City Hall hearing that he opposes Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) programs in high schools. JROTC was founded through the National Defense Act of 1916. Its mission today is to teach subjects […]

Healthcare Tips From Union Medical

Summer can be a dangerous season. Before you start collecting bee stings and bruises, knee scrapes and burns this summer, prepare for how you would address different injuries and ailments. Urgent care facilities see patients who need immediate care, but are not facing the life- or limb-threatening conditions that require emergency room treatment. According to […]

Remember The Sacrifices

To The Editor: As the nation approaches Memorial Day, we must remember all of the men and women, past and present, who have sacrificed their lives so that we here at home could be able to live in freedom. Our military is the greatest in the world, and we owe them all a debt of […]

Community Calls For Cave-In Solution

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Elected officials, community leaders and residents came together in Fresh Meadows on Monday to demand a resolution to a street cave-in that is a cause for concern. On 179th Street between 75th Avenue and Union Turnpike, a notable depression in the road has gone unaddressed for nearly a year, with […]