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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 [...]

Teen arrested in Bronx boy’s shooting
Teen arrested in Bronx boy’s shooting
News Jay Lane 1/07/2012 at 4:02PM

Teen arrested in Bronx boy’s shooting A teen was arrested for the shooting of an 11-year-old Bronx boy, police said. Kijana Jenkins, 17, was arrested today and is awaiting arraignment, authorities said. Jenkins and an unidentified cohort fired the shots in the closed door of the Creston Avenue apartment around 11 p.m. Thursday, cops said. [...]

Bayside Hills home granted variance, community outaged
Bayside Hills home granted variance, community outaged
News Bob Doda 10/27/2011 at 10:35AM

Despite months of rallying by local residents, politicians and Community Board 11 against a land variance request in Bayside Hills, the Board of Standards and Appeals (BSA) unanimously voted recently in favor of what many believe to be a precedent setting matter. Michael Feiner, Bayside Hills Civic Association president, has been uniting the opposition against [...]

Community complaints about Racino addressed
Community complaints about Racino addressed
News Melissa Chan 10/24/2011 at 12:00PM

As the big debut of the city’s first casino rounds the corner, several dozens of nearby homeowners voiced their concerns at the Ozone Park Civic Association’s monthly meeting. The civic group and more than 50 locals welcomed guest speaker Patrick Jenkins, a representative of Resorts World New York City, on Tuesday, October 18. Jenkins is [...]

Helping  Hands in Sunnyside – Sunnyside Community Services
Helping Hands in Sunnyside – Sunnyside Community Services
News Alexa Asperin 10/11/2011 at 1:08PM

For the past 36 years, Sunnyside Community Services (SCS) has been serving Queens residents with a variety of services and programs for all ages, from after-school services for elementary school children, college readiness and job skills training programs for teens and young adults, family literacy and computer courses for families, to services for active and [...]