Cambria Heights

Cambria Heights residents demand action after cars crash into accident-prone home
Cambria Heights residents demand action after cars crash into accident-prone home
Southeast Maggie Hayes 5/06/2013 at 1:43PM

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 [...]

Neighborhood Care center will help solve policy problems
Health Terence M. Cullen 10/27/2012 at 6:26AM

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 [...]

Districting debacle: Blurry line for Cambria Heights
Districting debacle: Blurry line for Cambria Heights
News Maggie Hayes 10/26/2012 at 8:28AM

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 [...]

Synagogue, residents at odds over busing
Synagogue, residents at odds over busing
News Maggie Hayes 10/16/2012 at 8:00AM

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 [...]

P.S. 176 in Cambria Heights to expand
Education & Kids Maggie Hayes 9/24/2012 at 5:59PM

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 [...]

More West Nile spraying this week; 2 confirmed cases in Queens
More West Nile spraying this week; 2 confirmed cases in Queens
News Billy Rennison 8/20/2012 at 12:10PM

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 [...]

Queens communities facing brownouts
News Billy Rennison 6/20/2012 at 6:57PM

Several Queens communities face a voltage reduction from Con Edison due to electrical equipment problems. The 100 degree heat has many residents blasting air conditioners to stay cool. Con Ed said the neighborhoods affected will have a 5 percent voltage reduction.  This was done in an effort to prevent a significant outage, a spokesperson from [...]

Synagogue expansion faced with resistance in Cambria Heights
Synagogue expansion faced with resistance in Cambria Heights
News Liam La Guerre 5/11/2012 at 3:34PM

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 [...]

Rockaway Park charter school might close
Education & Kids Melissa Chan 11/07/2011 at 11:33AM

The final dismissal bell may soon ring for six underperforming charter schools in the city — including one school in Queens. According to officials, Peninsula Preparatory Academy Charter School in Rockaway Park joins 46 other struggling schools on the list for potential closures released by the Department of Education (DOE) on November 2. Of the [...]

Queens schools score on DOE progress reports
Queens schools score on DOE progress reports
News Melissa Chan 11/01/2011 at 12:01PM

Queens high schools can hang their good report cards on the fridge. This year, according to the Department of Education’s (DOE) annual high school progress report, 19 high schools in Queens received the coveted “A” letter grade, and there were no failing schools in the borough. The annual report awards public high schools letter grades [...]