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 […]

Plenty For Children To Do Indoors

Plenty For Children To Do Indoors

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer The last couple of months have been tough on adults and their children. With snow storms nearly every week and the weather frequently falling below freezing, options are severely limited for kids to find fun activities to do. Do not let the winter of never-ending snow get you down, though. […]

Parents and Students Embrace MLK’s Legacy

BY NATALIA KOZIKOWSKA Staff Writer On Jan. 20, dozens of parents and their children gathered at the St. Albans Presbyterian Church to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy at the fourth annual Dream to R.E.A.D. event. The celebration, hosted by the Queens Community Parent-Teacher Student Association, sought to stress the importance of parental involvement and […]

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 […]

Writers Of Queens: Renee Simpson

Writers Of Queens: Renee Simpson

Renee Simpson has always been writing, even before she had the mechanics down. “As a very young child, I used to make up songs and sing them out the window,” she said. “Once a neighbor caught me, and I felt embarrassed, so I was very happy when I learned how to actually write.” Simpson’s first […]

Brown Highlights Lower Crime In Queens

BY NATALIA KOZIKOWSKA Staff Writer Last week, Queens DA Richard Brown delivered his year-end address, in which he highlighted his office’s four biggest prosecution victories of 2013 and touted Queens as one of the City’s leaders in crime reduction. Brown, who will begin his 23rd year in office this week, noted that in the last […]