New Astoria Councilman Costa Constantinides was sworn in to office by former Speaker Peter Vallone Sr., during a ceremony at Long Island City High School on Jan. 26.
BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer On Jan. 17, Councilman Costa Constantinides (D-Astoria) called for better traffic and pedestrian safety on 21st Street, home to major senior and youth developments. The busy street houses IS 126, Long Island City High School, Bishop Iakovos Senior Housing and Queensview North and East. The increase in youth and senior […]
BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer After a tumultuous mixture of community protest, input and support, the Dept. of Education approved a co-location for Martin Van Buren High School. With the vote taking place on Oct. 30, the DOE’s Panel of Educational Policy went forward with co-locations for eight schools in Queens, including Van Buren. The […]
BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer The Panel for Education Policy approved a plan late last week to add a new school within Long Island City High School, despite strong opposition from parents, students and the community. The plan to create a new Career and Technical Education program, which includes enrollment of up to 115 ninth […]