Elizabeth Crowley, Craig Caruana face off in heated District 30 debate


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photos by Liam La Guerre

The first public debate between Councilmember Elizabeth Crowley and Craig Caruana was contentious. The competitors faced off in a heated exchange on Monday. It was marked by frequent interruptions, yelling on both sides and cheers and jeers from attending residents of District 30, which includes Maspeth, Middle Village, Richmond Hill, Ridgewood, Glendale, parts of Woodhaven […]

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Community activist Craig Caruana kicks off Republican run in District 30 Council race


| mhayes@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Craig Caruana

The race to represent District 30 on the City Council is on, with community activist and Middle Village native Craig Caruana throwing his hat in the ring for the Republican ticket. Caruana is a member of organizations including the Knights of Columbus at Resurrection Ascension Parish, the Kiwanis Club of Glendale and the Juniper Park […]

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Rezoning would help class size in District 30


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The Department of Education (DOE) is “zoning in” on overcrowding. The DOE is rezoning School District 30, expanding the capacity of local elementary schools to alleviate severe overcrowding. The extension will incorporate Q329, a new K-5 elementary school, set to open with three kindergarten sections in September 2013. The new school, located at 26-25 97th […]

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District 30 rezoning plan passes


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After months of waiting, parents and educators in School District 30 will finally know the rezoning plans for elementary schools in Jackson Heights and East Elmhurst. The Community District Education Council 30 (CDEC 30) met on Thursday, December 16 to announce it had reached a decision with the Department of Education (DOE) on rezoning of […]

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District 30 rezoning pending, call for more schools


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Parents, teachers and community members met at P.S. 149 in Jackson Heights to discuss the rezoning of school district 30, instead they were met with a new proposed Five-Year Capital Plan by the Department of Education’s School Construction Authority (SCA). The community had been awaiting the rezoning decision for eight schools in District 30, starting […]

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School District 30 rezoning unfinished


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Parents and community leaders in Jackson Heights and East Elmhurst came out to learn about the proposed changes to the school zones in School District 30 beginning September 2011. “As vibrant as Jackson Heights is,” said Community District Education Council 30 (CDEC30) member Jeffrey Guyton, “the schools are too overcrowded.” At meeting held on Thursday, […]

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ASSEMBLY DISTRICT 30


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Name: Margaret M. Markey Age: 68 Occupation: Member of the New York State Assembly Decision to Run: I was active as a parent and community member when my children were growing up. I learned about community issues as a member of my local community board, and I got involved in local organizing as the leader […]

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Plan for District 30 rezoning


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Parents and community leaders in Jackson Heights and East Elmhurst were urged to attend one of two meetings to learn about proposals to redraw the boundaries for eight schools in District 30, starting in the 2011-2012 school year. The Department of Education (DOE) plans to create a new zone to accommodate Public School 280, a […]

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Plan for District 30 rezoning


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Parents and community leaders in Jackson Heights and East Elmhurst were urged to attend one of two meetings to learn about proposals to redraw the boundaries for eight schools in District 30, starting in the 2011-2012 school year. The Department of Education (DOE) plans to create a new zone to accommodate Public School 280, a […]

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The Doe Fund to help clean up Myrtle, Grand avenues


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley's Office

In an effort to beautify Queens and support job growth within District 30, Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley and The Doe Fund announced discretionary budget funding of The Doe Fund’s Ready, Willing & Able program.

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Dmytro Fedkowskyj announces candidacy for NYS Assembly


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Dmytro Fedkowskyj

Dmytro Fedkowskyj, longtime resident and civic leader of the 30th Assembly District, officially announced his Democratic candidacy for the New York State Assembly on Saturday, in front of Maspeth High School.

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Growing Up Green Charter School to welcome new middle school to LIC


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

Photo Courtesy of Educational Network

Education in Long Island City is getting a much-needed expansion. The Growing Up Green Charter School, located at 39-27 28th St., will officially be a middle school by 2015.

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Dmytro Fedkowskyj mulling a run against Assemblymember Marge Markey


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy Dominick Totino Photography

Dmytro Fedkowskyj, a former member of the city’s Panel for Education Policy (PEP), is considering running against Assemblymember Margaret Markey.

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