Drivers passing through an accident-prone intersection can now do so more safely thanks to new streetlights.
The sport of netball was added to the Department of Education’s CHAMPS program in two Queens middle schools.
The race for State Senator Malcolm Smith’s seat is widening with new contender Clyde Vanel. He joins attorney Munir Avery to try and snag the Senate seat from Smith, who was arrested last April for corruption charges.
On Thursday, August 22 there will be West Nile spraying in parts of Queens to help reduce the mosquito population and the risk of the disease. The spraying will take place between the hours of 8:15 p.m. and 6 a.m. the next morning. In case of bad weather, the application will be delayed until Monday, [...]
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 [...]
Ben Scaccia, the lead strategic implementation specialist for Emblem Health’s Neighborhood Care, told a room full of civic and religious leaders in southeast Queens that the insurance company’s new centers throughout the city were set to be “open, personal statements in the community.” Emblem’s Neighborhood Care center in Cambria Heights is set for a test [...]
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 [...]
In Cambria Heights, a battle rages on between an area synagogue and longtime residents. The Congregation Ohel Chabad Lubavitch proposed earlier this year to create a layover zone on Francis Lewis Boulevard, in between 227th and 228th Streets, for buses that transport congregants. The vehicles would take worshippers to and from services, and wait parked [...]
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 [...]
With two confirmed cases of West Nile virus in Queens, the borough will receive another round of pesticide spraying this week to help control increasing mosquito populations. Parts of eight Queens neighborhoods will have pesticide applied from trucks beginning Tuesday, August 21 at 8 p.m. and lasting through 6 a.m. the next morning, the Department [...]