York College

Politician pushing for tax-free Jamaica
Southeast Maggie Hayes 6/27/2013 at 4:34PM

Downtown Jamaica could be included in a tax exemption program that stands to give an economic boost to the area around York College. Governor Andrew Cuomo created and passed a program that installed tax-free zones in designated area around SUNY campuses. When State Senator Malcolm Smith caught wind of the new venture, he proposed getting [...]

Leaders want Southeast Queens flooding fixed
Leaders want Southeast Queens flooding fixed
Southeast Queens Courier Staff 3/05/2013 at 9:16AM

BY LIAM LA GUERRE As Sandy barreled down on the East Coast last year, there was one thing on Helene Martello’s mind. “Where am I going to move my car?’” she asked. It wasn’t the first time she feared flooding. After returning to her Hollis home from a party in 2008, Martello was surprised to [...]

James Sanders sworn in to Senate
James Sanders sworn in to Senate
Politics Maggie Hayes 1/23/2013 at 11:51AM

Former Councilmember James Sanders graduated to the State Senate in style. Last Thursday, January 17, Sanders was sworn in at York College, surrounded by a “rainbow coalition of people” – nearly 300 of his constituents. “We had a little bit of everybody who makes up our district,” said Sanders about the event. “Now, the goal [...]

First city ROTC program in decades comes to York College
First city ROTC program in decades comes to York College
Education & Kids Maggie Hayes 1/18/2013 at 3:01PM

New cadets are being trained for a future serving the country right at York College, in the first city ROTC program in decades. Last September, the CUNY school took on an ROTC program for young, hopeful cadets. “I’ve wanted to be an officer all my life,” said junior Jerome Tabaosares. “I wanted to go to [...]

Queens Courier Persons of the Year honoree: York College students
Queens Courier Persons of the Year honoree: York College students
News Maggie Hayes 1/03/2013 at 4:02PM

When Sandy left thousands of people displaced, York College in Jamaica acted as one of the biggest shelters following the storm. Hundreds of York students lent a helping hand, and then some. “We started to realize that there is power in numbers,” said Daniele Fallon, an occupational therapy (OT) student who worked with evacuees. And [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 8/07/2012 at 6:43AM

EVENT of the DAY: Live at the Gantries Groove to a free jazz performance by talented students and staff members from the York College Music Department in the great outdoors. Expect a mix of traditional jazz from the blues, swing and fusion. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own Racino at Aqueduct [...]

Thousands show up to York College job fair
Thousands show up to York College job fair
News Samuel Lieberman 6/15/2012 at 12:33PM

After a quarter century, Margaret Jones’ job was outsourced, and now she’s finding the online employment search very difficult. “It’s impossible if you don’t have the personal touch,” she said. But job fairs hosted by the New York State Department of Labor are imbuing her with a new hope. “I’m going to get a job,” [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Liam La Guerre 6/08/2012 at 7:08AM

Transgender Community Speaks Out Against Stop-And-Frisk Members of the transgender community gathered in Queens Thursday to raise awareness of the abuse they can suffer during stop-and-frisks. Make the Road NY officials say the 115th Precinct, which polices Jackson Heights with the 110th Precinct, has the third-highest rate of stops in the city. Read more: [NY1] [...]

Iraq veteran is valedictorian at York College
Iraq veteran is valedictorian at York College
News Liam La Guerre 6/07/2012 at 1:08PM

While leading a patrol on a well-known supply route in Iraq from Fallujah to Ramadi, Marine Tony Wan spotted a slight disturbance on the path. Following his training to question his suspicions, he drove closer. When he realized it was an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) it was too late, and before he could turn back and [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Liam La Guerre 6/01/2012 at 7:59AM

2012 Scripps National Spelling Bee: Arvind Mahankali of Queens finishes third for second straight year New York’s reigning wordsmith again came achingly close to a title at the Scripps National Spelling Bee Thursday, notching a third-place place finish for the second straight year. Arvind Mahankali of Bayside Hills, Queens, who was sponsored by the Daily [...]