Corona

Op-ed: Our children win with universal pre-K
News Op-Ed 4/11/2014 at 11:08AM

After months of rallying for the future of our children, our voices have finally been heard! Last week, our state legislators approved $300 million in funding for universal pre-kindergarten programs in their final budget. This is historic. We are now poised to ensure every child has access to high-quality, full-day pre-K.

Op-ed: Why I support Mayor de Blasio’s plan for universal pre-K
News Op-Ed 3/27/2014 at 11:40AM

There’s been a lot of discussion recently about Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan for universal pre-kindergarten in New York City. Often overlooked is that the plan would provide more than just high-quality programs for our youngest learners, it would also fund after-school programs for every interested middle schooler in New York.

Queens reacts to newly enacted paid sick leave law
News Cristabelle Tumola 3/25/2014 at 3:56PM

Jackson Heights coffee bar owner Afzal Hossain doesn’t like the city’s new paid sick leave law, but he believes we should all follow the law, no matter the burden. Although he’s willing to comply, he isn’t happy about it.

Corona man arraigned in child porn bust
Police Cristabelle Tumola 3/10/2014 at 6:08PM

A Corona man has been arraigned on charges involving promoting and possessing child pornography after he allegedly lured young girls through the Internet by convincing them they were playing a game, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown and NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton announced Monday.