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Bayside rallies to save after-school program
Bayside rallies to save after-school program
Education & Kids Melissa Chan 4/11/2013 at 2:39PM

A community rallied in Bayside to save a beloved Beacon program from another year of budget cuts. “This feels like déjà vu. Year in and year out, we have more and more budget cuts,” said Assemblymember Nily Rozic. “We cannot balance budgets on the backs of our students.” The after-school enrichment program at M.S. 158 [...]

College Point Catholic school shutting its doors
Education & Kids Melissa Chan 1/29/2013 at 10:14AM

The final bell will soon ring for a Catholic elementary school in College Point, officials said. St. Fidelis School, at 124-06 14th Avenue, will close its doors for good in June after more than a century of serving the community, according to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn, which oversees Queens. “St. Fidelis School will [...]

Fighting to keep L.I.C. HS open
Fighting to keep L.I.C. HS open
News Michael Pantelidis 4/19/2012 at 11:12AM

Long Island City High School students are teaching a lesson in devotion by refusing to “turn” their backs on their school and allow their educators to be dismissed. L.I.C., located at 14-30 Broadway, is among 26 schools across the city the Department of Education (DOE) has designated for Turnaround – which involves closing the school [...]

Community comes out for August Martin
Community comes out for August Martin
News Billy Rennison 4/18/2012 at 12:58PM

In the past year, August Martin High School has been entered into the city’s restart program, lost a principal and twice been placed on the list of schools to close, which had many community leaders asking why their high school was being targeted. “This is not about the progress of August Martin; this is political,” [...]

Death knell for Peninsula Hospital
Death knell for Peninsula Hospital
News Melissa Chan 4/10/2012 at 2:27PM

Peninsula Hospital has been sent to the morgue. The foundering Far Rockaway facility has officially shut its doors for good, officials said. The State Department of Health (DOH) did not return calls for comment, but former board members said the institution closed after 5 p.m. on Monday, April 9. “It’s a shame, and it’s terrible [...]

Peninsula Hospital to close
Peninsula Hospital to close
Top Stories Melissa Chan 3/27/2012 at 3:23PM

Officials plan to pull the plug on Peninsula Hospital. The floundering Far Rockaway facility is required to submit a closure plan to the state’s Department of Health (DOH), said Michael Moran, a spokesperson for the agency. News of the termination came after a long series of unshakable bankruptcy battles and instability at the hospital. Failed [...]

Library president pleads guilty to drunk driving
Library president pleads guilty to drunk driving
News Jay Lane 12/09/2011 at 2:47PM

[Watch] Queens rape suspect caught on camera A serial southeast Queens rapist was caught on camera as he attempted his third sexual assault in two months. The video, released today by police, shows the suspect approaching the victim from behind and grabbing her around the neck.  The suspect placed a sharp object to the victim’s back before [...]