‘Lifesavers’ street safety project at Bayside school is a hit with parents
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A Bayside elementary school is being held up as a shining example by school district leaders for its proactive street safety measures. The District 26 Community Education Council (CEC) recently invited P.S. 46 The Alley Pond School to give a special presentation on its Project Lifesaver initiative, which reduces dangerous traffic congestion by restricting street traffic […]

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Fall in love with these Queens power couples
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This coming Valentine’s Day, we are celebrating love done the Queens way. We selected six couples across the borough who have successful relationships and successful careers; they’re the movers and shakers in their respective fields.

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CM Vallone writes to SCA asking to rescind Bayside Jewish Center contract
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Councilman Paul Vallone has sent a letter to School Construction Authority (SCA) President Lorraine Grillo requesting that the agency rescind its contract with the Bayside Jewish Center and effectively halt its plan to put a 730-seat high school in the site of the former synagogue. According to aides in Vallone’s office, the letter—which was dated […]

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CB 11 votes against Bayside Jewish Center high school proposal
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The people have spoken. Community Board 11 definitively opposed a proposal to install a 739-seat high school in the former Bayside Jewish Center, voting against it by 31-1 during the board’s meeting Monday night. The general consensus was that while seats are desperately needed in School District 26, the School Construction Authority (SCA) should have […]

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Participatory budgeting for District 26 to begin Thursday
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Residents in Woodside, Astoria, Long Island City and Sunnyside will get a chance to decide how more than $1 million in capital discretionary funding will be used to improve their communities. Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer is hosting a kickoff party to celebrate the second year of participatory budgeting in his district. Last year, $1.5 million […]

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