School

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 [...]

Community comes out for August Martin
Community comes out for August Martin
News Billy Rennison 4/18/2012 at 12:58PM

In the past year, August Martin High School has been entered into the city’s restart program, lost a principal and twice been placed on the list of schools to close, which had many community leaders asking why their high school was being targeted. “This is not about the progress of August Martin; this is political,” [...]

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12 injured in Maspeth school bus crash
12 injured in Maspeth school bus crash
News Billy Rennison 4/04/2012 at 10:33AM

Twelve people were injured when a school bus collided with a car in Maspeth this morning. The crash occurred on the corner of 68th Street and the Long Island Expressway service road at approximately 7:30 this morning. Only minor injuries were sustained, according to officials. The injured were taken to Elmhurst Hospital and New York [...]

This Morning’s Headlines
This Morning’s Headlines
Grades spur parents’ revolt
Grades spur parents’ revolt
News Jay Lane 2/28/2012 at 9:00AM

Grades spur parents’ revolt Armed for the first time with data that rates the effectiveness of more than 12,000 math and reading teachers, parents yesterday said they’ll now take action to steer their kids clear of bad apples. At PS 89 in The Bronx — which had the highest number of teachers who were rated poorly [...]

Hotel to rise on Skillman Ave in Long Island City
Hotel to rise on Skillman Ave in Long Island City
News Michael Pantelidis 2/22/2012 at 1:34PM

The City University of New York (CUNY) is aiming to check in to the borough’s new hotel hotspot. CUNY recently sent out a request for proposal (RFP) to hospitality industry consultants, seeking ideas on how to develop its lot on Skillman Avenue in Long Island City nearLaGuardia Community College — with the goal of building [...]

Library president pleads guilty to drunk driving
Library president pleads guilty to drunk driving
News Jay Lane 12/09/2011 at 2:47PM

[Watch] Queens rape suspect caught on camera A serial southeast Queens rapist was caught on camera as he attempted his third sexual assault in two months. The video, released today by police, shows the suspect approaching the victim from behind and grabbing her around the neck.  The suspect placed a sharp object to the victim’s back before [...]

Eighteen people busted in alleged $1.9M auto loan scheme in Queens
Eighteen people busted in alleged $1.9M auto loan scheme in Queens
News Jay Lane 12/01/2011 at 3:38PM

Eighteen people busted in alleged $1.9M auto loan scheme in Queens Eighteen people were indicted today for their alleged roles in two auto loan fraud schemes that resulted in nearly $2 million in losses, authorities said. Sixteen people have been arraigned in Queens Supreme Court on charges that include grand larceny and possession of stolen [...]