Schools Chancellor Fariña Visits CEC 27

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña had her first meet-and-greet with Queens parents Monday night, discussing issues affecting children as the new schools boss gets the wheels turning on her new administration. Fariña visited Community Education Council 27, which covers schools in Rockaway, Broad Channel, Howard Beach, Ozone Park, Woodhaven and Richmond […]

Architects Present Visions for Bike Path

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer Visions of the proposed QueensWay were brought to light last week. The Emerging New York Architects committee announced the winners of its 2014 design ideas competition, which focused on gathering renderings of the proposed 3.5-mile bike path. Out of 120 entries to the contest, the committee has selected the best […]

Woodhaven Blvd. Has Most Pedestrian Fatalities

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer Woodhaven Boulevard finds itself among the most dangerous roads for pedestrians, according to a report released last week. The major thoroughfare, which runs from Ozone Park to the Queens Center Mall, had eight pedestrian fatalities between 2010 and 2012, the most for any major street in the Borough. The report […]

Statue Vandalized

A statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary at an Ozone Park church was vandalized earlier this week. According to the NYPD, the statue was discovered beheaded outside of St. Mary Gate of Heaven Parish, just off of 101st Avenue in Ozone Park, at around 10:30 a.m. Monday. Police said the head was knocked off the […]