Name: Ed Braunstein Age: 29 Party Affiliation: Democrat Occupation: Attorney Decision to Run: I chose to run because Albany needs a change. Unlike my opponents, I have never run nor held political office before, and I believe the best way to bring change to our state government is to elect new faces with fresh ideas […]
Just a few days before the primaries, the arts community of Long Island City gathered for a Council District 26 debate, where the candidates present specifically addressed issues related to them. The debate, which was held by Fracture Atlas and The Chocolate Factory Theater, served as a kick-off to Place + Displaced, a “community-based cultural […]
Greg Boyle was a bit player on last year’s Forest Hills 11-12-year-old District 26 championship team. He was a substitute, one of the players who came on late. As one of the Bombers’ older players this year, however, his role is quite different - he is their anchor, ace and top hitter. The burly 12-year-old […]
The “Empowerment Schools” created by Mayor Michael Bloomberg and School Chancellor Joel Klein to give city schools more autonomy has resulted in a huge loss for School District 26 in Queens. Established two years ago with just 48 schools, the autonomy zone pilot program has now expanded to 331 and was created to streamline the […]
Residents in the 26th City Council District got the chance to view project proposals that will be put to a public vote later this month during Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer’s participatory budgeting project expo Monday night at Sunnyside Community Services.
Lisa Fusco, from Whitestone, and 150 parents in northern Queens signed a petition to the city Department of Eudcation demanding the creation of gifted and talented programs for the middle schools in their district. Several of the parents are also meeting with Borough President Melinda Katz and Department of Education officials on Dec. 10 to discuss the issue.