In the last days of this year’s regular session of the State Legislature, a bill passed that purports to end a loophole in the School Construction Authority’s (SCA) process for securing leased space for use as schools. Assembly Bill 8838 would require the SCA to treat all leased property in the same way as new […]
Woodside parents and politicians are asking the Department of Education to consider renting space in a nearby former Catholic school building rather than busing the kindergarten and first-graders miles away to Astoria.
Congressmember Joseph Crowley gathered with other local elected officials and parents of students from P.S. 11, located at 54-25 Skillman Ave., to voice their disagreement with the DOE’s final recommendation of sending the school’s kindergarten and first grade students to P.S. 171 in Astoria.
Overcrowding may soon be one less problem to solve at one Woodside school. Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer gathered with other elected officials, School Construction Authority (SCA) representatives, the school administration, parents and students to announce the expansion of I.S. 125.
Twelve feet of water rushed into the basement of P.S. 207 during Sandy, leaving the Howard Beach school with over $2 million worth of damages. Senators Charles Schumer, Kirsten Gillibrand and Assemblymember Phillip Goldfeder announced Monday roughly $1.82 million is on the way for repairs. “It’s been over a year since Sandy tore apart our schools […]
Councilmember-elect Paul Vallone has picked the team he’ll take to City Hall in January, The Courier has learned. The seven-member staff consists mostly of longtime supporters and includes two former employees of Queens elected officials and the aunt of a local assemblymember. “These are people who believed in me five years ago, when I first […]
The city’s School Construction Authority (SCA) is looking for more than an acre of Queens land to build a new high school, The Courier has learned. The SCA has allocated funds for the future institution, poised to alleviate Queens high school congestion, but is still scouring the borough for a site slightly larger than an […]
Shovels full of dirt hit the ground to alleviate overcrowded classrooms in Woodside. Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer gathered with city officials and the community on November 15 at the corner of 58th Street and 39th Avenue to break ground on the construction of P.S. 339. “This new school is going to help so much here […]
A controversial proposal to build a school in Bayside sailed through the City Council last week, despite the community’s overwhelming opposition. The city’s School Construction Authority (SCA) needed the Council’s final ruling in order to go through with plans to build a new elementary school at the site of the Keil Bros. Garden Center and […]
CRISTABELLE TUMOLA AND ANGY ALTAMIRANO Hundreds came out to Whitestone Saturday afternoon to sign a petition asking the city’s School Construction Authority (SCA) to propose alternate sites for a high school. Residents, after hearing rumors of a school coming to an abandoned six-acre along 150th Street and 5th Avenue, said they were upset they weren’t […]
Whitestone residents are upset they weren’t involved in the decision process after hearing rumors of a school coming to an abandoned six-acre lot in the heart of their community. After residents had seen city employees and School Construction Authority (SCA) surveyors measuring a vacant lot located along 150th Street and 5th Avenue, they began to […]