Newtown

Experts say Asperger’s syndrome has no ties to violence
News Melissa Chan 12/18/2012 at 9:00AM

A diagnosis of Asperger’s syndrome had no link to shooting suspect Adam Lanza’s decision to kill in cold blood, experts said. “The eyes of the world are on this wrenching tragedy,” said Dr. Valerie Paradiz, director of Autistic Global Initiative. “With 1 in 88 now diagnosed, misinformation could easily trigger increased prejudice and misunderstanding.” Lanza [...]

Bloomberg demands a plan to end gun violence
Bloomberg demands a plan to end gun violence
Top Stories Billy Rennison 12/17/2012 at 2:25PM

Dozens of Americans affected by gun violence joined Mayor Michael Bloomberg at City Hall for the release of 34 videos renewing the call for the federal government to reduce gun violence in the wake of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The 34 videos each tell the personal story of survivors and family members of [...]

Queen’s Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 12/17/2012 at 7:55AM

TODAY’s FORECAST  Monday: Overcast with a chance of rain. High of 54. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%. Monday night: Overcast with rain. Fog overnight. Low of 48. Winds from the ESE at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 80% with rainfall amounts near 0.9 in. possible. EVENT of the [...]

20 children killed in Connecticut elementary school shooting
News Billy Rennison 12/14/2012 at 12:49PM

Dozens were shot at  a Connecticut elementary school this morning leaving at least 26 dead, including 20 children, said Connecticut state police.  According to multiple reports, the shooter has been identified by officials as Adam Lanza, 20.  Earlier reports indicated his brother Ryan Lanza as the shooter. The shooting took place at approximately 9:40 a.m. [...]

Turnaround schools get new names
News Billy Rennison 6/28/2012 at 4:52PM

When the seven Queens Turnaround high schools reopen their doors, it will be under a new name. The names were chosen through a process of engagement with students, staff, community members, alumni and elected officials. “I want to congratulate all 24 schools on a thorough process to propose school names that honor their histories, their [...]

Seven Queens high schools close their doors for good
Seven Queens high schools close their doors for good
News Billy Rennison 6/28/2012 at 12:06PM

The final bell rang for the seven Queens Turnaround high schools as the last students passed through the doors of what the city graded as failing institutions. Wednesday, June 27, marked the final day of class for August Martin, Flushing, John Adams, Long Island City, Newtown, Richmond Hill and William C. Bryant after the Panel [...]

UFT sues to prevent school closings
UFT sues to prevent school closings
Education & Kids Melissa Chan 5/07/2012 at 5:40PM

The United Federation of Teachers (UFT) and the Council of School Supervisors & Administrators (CSA) are hoping to “turnaround” the city’s decision to close 24 schools in court. The organizations filed suit today in State Supreme Court, seeking a temporary restraining order and injunction until issues surrounding the Department of Education’s (DOE) Turnaround plan can [...]

Seven Queens high schools to close
Seven Queens high schools to close
News Billy Rennison 4/27/2012 at 9:34AM

Seven Queens high schools had their fates sealed and doors closed by a Panel of Educational Policy (PEP) vote last night in Brooklyn. The schools — August Martin, Bryant, Flushing, John Adams, Long Island City, Newtown and Richmond Hill — will close at the end of this semester and reopen in the fall under a [...]