Roslyn C. Thorpe, the Cambria Heights-based author of “RayRay’s Amazing Dream” (2012), is ready with her second book, called “Danny the New Kid in School.” As the title reveals, it tells the story of Danny as he faces setbacks and stares from other students in fifth grade. He then befriends Timmy and, together, they overcome the challenges of school.
Hammers crashed through the wall at the Queens Library branch in Cambria Heights, breaking down barriers and creating room for young minds to grow. Councilmember Leroy Comrie and Queens Library president and CEO Thomas Galante swung the hammers through the wall to clear the way into a space that will become the new Teen Center. […]
Parents and students worry that adding another school to Cambria Heights’ Campus Magnet High School could crowd artistic minds. The high school is home to four separate schools, all geared towards enhancing students’ artistic and professional ambitions. There is the Humanities and Arts Magnet High School; Law-Government High School; Business, Computer Applications and Entrepreneurship (BCAE) […]
For residents of one Cambria Heights block, it was nothing new. In the early morning hours of Friday, May 3, two cars reportedly collided and then careened into a home near the corner of Francis Lewis Boulevard and 133rd Avenue. According to residents, traffic conditions create a high number of accidents in the area. “This […]
Cambria Heights residents are standing unified against a proposal to divide them into two council districts. Around 400 people attended an emergency town hall meeting on Sunday, October 21, hosted by attorney and assembly hopeful Clyde Vanel. “We were expecting 40 people,” said Vanel, who was pleasantly surprised by the community turnout. Vanel told the […]
An overcrowded P.S. 176 is set to receive a much-needed and well-deserved expansion. The Cambria Heights elementary school is currently at 140 percent capacity, but will receive an extra 370 seats thanks to the expansion, fueled by Department of Education (DOE) Chancellor Dennis Walcott and other local officials. “I like to see growth and things […]
Neighbors in Cambria Heights are fighting the proposed expansion of a popular Orthodox Jewish synagogue — citing rude worshipers and an increase in disturbances. The Ohel Chabad Lubavitch plans to build a structure in its backyard expanding the main building and connecting four nearby houses, which it owns, to create additional space for worship and […]