Funding

Halloran district to get funding for all participatory budget items
Northeast Melissa Chan 7/08/2013 at 4:30PM

The district represented by indicted Councilmember Dan Halloran will receive funding for all seven participatory budget items and then some. Nearly $3.2 million in capital and expense projects will be honored by the City Council, according to the legislative body’s Queens delegation. “Northeast Queens is home to many of the borough’s great cultural institutions, not-for-profits [...]

End of an era in North Korea: Kim Jong Il dies after nearly two decades in power
End of an era in North Korea: Kim Jong Il dies after nearly two decades in power
News Jay Lane 12/19/2011 at 8:51AM

End of an era in North Korea: Kim Jong Il dies after nearly two decades in power North Korea’s Communist leader Kim Jong Il, whose nearly two-decade reign of power was marked by nuclear threats against his neighbors and a stifling of freedoms for his own people, has died. North Korean television announced Sunday night that [...]

DOE cuts leave their mark
Education & Kids Bob Doda 10/19/2011 at 10:35AM

For Gary Haberski, reporting for his six-hour shift each weekday at Bayside High School was not only a delight, but his daily workout. “I used to walk to school every day since I only live two miles away,” said Haberski, 62, of Whitestone, one of 700 Department of Education (DOE) employees let go recently. “I [...]

Smart students at I.S. 204 will learn on smart boards
Education & Kids Michael Pantelidis 10/04/2011 at 6:00PM

In today’s evolving world, advancements in education come hand-in-hand with technological innovations, and Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer is assuring that the students of I.S. 204 are not left behind. The councilmember attended I.S. 204’s first PTA meeting of the year on September 27 and announced that he is allocating $50,000 of his capital funding to [...]