Crossing Guard Bill Passes

Last month, the Legislature passed a bill making any assault on School Crossing Guards a “D” felony. On July 7, standing outside IS 145, a group of Queens School Crossing Guards were joined by Local 372 President Santos Crespo, Jr., to express their thanks to State Sen. Jose Peralta and Assemblyman Michael DenDekker who co-sponsored […]

Into The Great Wide Open

As we celebrate Black History Month and honor legends who have fought for civil rights, Public Advocate Letitia James reminds us not to limit ourselves to just the month of February. “I tend not to do Black History Month,” James said. “I tend not to celebrate it because I really don’t want to be limited […]

Time For A Change

It’s a new year, with new elected officials taking over, but government voicemails and letterhead say otherwise. According to the message when QConf called State Sen. Jose Peralta’s office late last week for comment on a story, his staff is currently away on holiday break. Over in Flushing, Community Board 7 sent out its agenda […]

Electeds Respond To Medical Marijuana Push

Electeds Respond To Medical Marijuana Push

BY NATALIA KOZIKOWSKA Staff Writer This week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced he would pursue an executive action to allow the limited use of medical marijuana in New York. His pilot program will allow 20 hospitals across the State to prescribe marijuana to people suffering from debilitating diseases like cancer and glaucoma. The news comes as […]

DOE Concerned With PS 143’s Overcrowding

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer Parents, teachers and students continue to struggle with the overcrowding at schools in District 24, more specifically at PS 143 in Corona. The Louis Armstrong School is meant for about 1,000 students but it has more than 1,800 students enrolled. After being in correspondence with State Sen. Jose Peralta (D-East […]