Education: Corona Schools Suffer From Overcrowding

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer As the Latino population continues to grow in Corona, it faces a huge educational difficulty: overcrowding. In the area covered by Community Education Council 24, which includes Corona and Elmhurst, overcrowding in elementary and middle schools is rampant. Although many are working to resolve or lessen this problem, the challenge […]

Kanta Electric: Leaving An Electrical Footprint In NYC

BY JORDAN GIBBONS Staff Writer Kanta Electric is a third-generation electrical contracting firm that has left its footprint all over New York City. In 1991, Prakash Kapadia started the company in Woodside. He is now the president, and his two sons, Parag, assistant controller, and Paras, project engineer in the estimating department, help him run […]

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 […]

Improved Dog Run Will Come To Doughboy Park

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer The dog run at Doughboy Park in Woodside is in need of an upgrade. Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) recently toured Doughboy Park’s dog run to discuss long term improvements with local residents, representatives from the Parks Dept., School Construction Authority and Woodside on the Move, a grassroots community organization. […]

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 […]

Melinda Katz Inaugurated

Melinda Katz Inaugurated

Queens’ Voice Sworn In BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer Voters chose Melinda Katz to act as the new voice for Queens on Nov. 5. Last week, Katz officially took over in that role. The Forest Hills native was sworn in as the 19th Queens Borough President at a ceremony held at Queens College’s LeFrak Concert […]

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 […]