From the 49 co-location proposals released last year for schools all around the city, the Department of Education (DOE) has announced it will be withdrawing nine and revising one
Councilmember Mark Weprin
All New York City hydrants should be tagged with high-flying flags to be spotted more easily during snowstorms, a Queens lawmaker is proposing. Councilmember Mark Weprin is reintroducing legislation this March that would require markers be placed at least three feet above hydrants.
Councilmember Mark Weprin was unanimously elected Wednesday to chair the City Council’s Queens delegation.
At an early-morning ceremony Friday students, teachers, parents and elected officials celebrated P.S. 46’s designation as a Blue Ribbon School.
LIAM LA GUERRE AND MELISSA CHAN All Queens City Council incumbents slid back into their seats after Election Day, some very comfortably, while others overcame contentious races. In District 32, which pitted Republican incumbent Eric Ulrich against Democrat Lew Simon, the race came right down to the wire. Ulrich was eventually declared the winner with 53 percent [...]
Politicians turned into playmakers for a special touch football game. Queens and Bronx politicians faced off in the first ever Battle of the Boroughs Bowl at Monsignor McClancy High School in East Elmhurst Sunday. The touch football event was organized to raise money by collecting donations, with all proceeds going to the United Service Organizations [...]
The retired police captain running a pointed City Council bid against a popular incumbent says the city’s Campaign Finance Board should have accommodated his late entrance into the race. Joe Concannon, who is taking on Councilmember Mark Weprin in a general election next month, said he was a “victim” of the CFB’s “incompetence and fraud” [...]
Queens lawmakers and dozens of students carrying picket signs rallied last week against the city’s plans to put another school inside the storied yet struggling Martin Van Buren High School. “We’ve been fighting so hard,” said Councilmember Mark Weprin. “We’ve made a lot of progress, but in the dead of night, in secret, they put [...]
Scholars at Benjamin Cardozo High School are up in arms over an apparent $400,000 slash to programs cutting into the school’s Advanced Placement courses. “I think it’s ridiculous,” said senior Student Organization President Tom Dinegar. “We should not have to settle for less.” Students and local leaders said internal bookkeeping errors by the city’s Department [...]
The New York City Council voted to override Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s veto of the controversial Community Safety Act. The act contains two bills, one that will create an inspector general to oversee the activities of the police department and have subpoena power, while the other bill will make it easier for people to sue the [...]