SCA Rejects School Proposal

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer The School Construction Authority has decided against placing a high school at a controversial site in Whitestone, after protests from the community and its councilman. During a Queens Delegation briefing on April 17, SCA president Lorraine Grillo confirmed that the plot of land located at 150-33 6th Ave. in Whitestone […]

EXCLUSIVE: SCA Kills Whitestone School Proposal

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer The School Construction Authority has decided against placing a high school at a controversial site in Whitestone, after protests from the community and its councilman. During a Queens Delegation briefing on April 17, SCA president Lorraine Grillo confirmed that the plot of land located at 150-33 6th Ave. in Whitestone […]

IS 125 Tackles Overcrowding With New Annex

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer Thomas J. McCann Woodside Intermediate School 125 will see an annex with 600 seats by the fall of 2016. On Jan. 10, Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) and Lorraine Grillo, president of the School Construction Authority, were joined by State Sen. Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria) and Joe Conley, Chair of Community Board […]

Paul Vallone Ready To Start

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer After his victory on Nov. 5, Councilman-elect Paul Vallone hit the ground running, preparing his staff and getting his priorities and goals in order for when he starts to represent District 19 in January. Last week, Vallone sat down with the Queens Tribune to talk about the Bloomberg administration, the […]