Schools Chancellor discusses District 30 issues, ‘renewal schools’ plan


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Angy Altamirano

Parents and educators made their voices heard during a town hall meeting for District 30 where topics such as school overcrowding, testing and the start of a renewal program for schools were discussed.

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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


| aaltman@queenscourier.com

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


By Queens Courier Staff

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


By Queens Courier Staff

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


By Queens Courier Staff

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


By Queens Courier Staff

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


By Queens Courier Staff

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


By Queens Courier Staff

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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Woodside resident to seek Assembly seat and ‘fight for the middle class’


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Photo courtesy of Brian Barnwell

Brian Barnwell is looking to be the voice of a district he has called home all his life and one he says needs a big change and new leadership.

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Barry Grodenchik receives support from female pols


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THE COURIER/Photos by Alina Suriel

Several prominent female politicians in Queens threw their support to Barry Grodenchik in his bid for a City Council seat at a press conference Tuesday afternoon in Bayside Hills.

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Parents, students call for support to save LIC middle school


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THE COURIER/Photos by Angy Altamirano

Parents and students in Long Island City are asking for their community to speak up to keep a beloved middle school in a neighborhood growing every day.

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BP secures $250K for new pre-K program at Queens Library in Ravenswood Houses


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of BP Melinda Katz's office

More than 30 seats are being added to School District 30, as Queens Borough President Melinda Katz secured funding for a new pre-K program at a Queens Library branch at one Astoria housing development.

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Queens students look at the horrors of genocide


| agiudice@ridgewoodtimes.com

Photo by Anthony Giudice

“Testimony Across the Disciplines: Queensborough Community College Students Respond to Genocide through Art and Writing” features a wide variety of works by students who conducted research and studied cultural and artistic responses to genocide and organized hate.

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