MVB, P-Tech Co-Location Moves Forward

BY NATALIA KOZIKOWSKA Staff Writer Despite much protest, the Dept. of Education is moving forward with its plans to co-locate Martin Van Buren School with a new six-year technology high school this fall. Starting September 2014, the new P-Tech school will gradually phase into Martin Van Buren while Martin Van Buren scales back enrollment. The […]

Van Buren, Other Co-Locations Approved

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 […]

2013 ELECTIONS: District 23

Safety Key Between Weprin, Concannon Over the summer, Reform candidate Joe Concannon decided to run against Councilman Mark Weprin (D-Oakland Gardens) due to their opposing views on Stop and Frisk. Concannon entered the race soon after the Community Safety Act was passed by the City Council in August. Weprin voted for the act, saying it […]