Five city-owned trees with an estimated value of more than $340,000 saw the buzzer last week, resulting in complaints from residents and possible criminal charges and fines from the Parks Department.
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On February 28, 2014, the Auburndale Improvement Association, Inc. sent Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña a letter requesting to meet with her regarding PS 130, located at 200-01 42 Avenue, Bayside, Queens. To date, we have received no response from her or anyone on her staff. The letter was sent certified, return receipt requested, so we [...]
Chancellor Carmen Fariña is requiring school superintendents to re-apply for their jobs. She is also setting a minimum of seven years as an educator as a qualification and reinstating the former stipulation that superintendents be mature adults. Currently, many of the division heads and policymaking executives at the Department of Education only a few birthdays [...]
The Alley Pond Environmental Center in Douglaston is growing with a new $7.1 million building. Construction on the 10,000-square-foot building is expected to start next summer and be completed in 2017, according to the Parks Department.
Eight Queens public schools have been named to participate in an innovative redesign that bends the traditional protocols, officials announced on Monday.
Dr. Felix V. Matos Rodriguez, a former cabinet secretary of the Department of Family Services for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, was appointed as the president of Queens College by The Board of Trustees of The City University of New York (CUNY), the school announced Monday.
Students of cash-strapped P.S. 117 were able to graduate with caps and gowns thanks to donations from the community, following a report by the Courier.
Shanelle Davis will be the first black valedictorian to graduate Benjamin Cardozo High School. Davis, who will be the first in her family to earn a higher degree, will attend Harvard University starting in the fall.
Only 30 percent of 4-year-olds in parts of western and central Queens got into the pre-K of their choice, the lowest percentage of matched applicants in all of New York City.
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