Mayor wants new schools in LIC and Woodside, but concerns remain
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Updated Jan.28, 1:43 p.m. Mayor Bill de Blasio’s budget plan for the 2017 fiscal year includes $225 million toward building four new schools in Long Island City and Woodside, according to Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer. Parents in the rapidly expanding neighborhoods in School District 30 have been petitioning for new schools in the area, especially […]

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How would you spend $1 million? Budget voting now open in Crowley’s district
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Another year, another round of participatory budgeting for the 30th Council District. City Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley set aside $1 million for members of the 30th Council District to vote on what project, or projects, they would like to see that money go toward for the first time last year, and is continuing it this year. […]

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Ridgewood high school students get creative with community app
Photo courtesy Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley's office

Want to know more about Forest Park? There’s an app for that on the way. The seniors in the Android App Development class at Grover Cleveland High School in Ridgewood are working together to create an app that will help bring the community together, focusing on Forest Park and the surrounding areas. The app will […]

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De Blasio discusses future of city’s education system at Jackson Heights meeting
THE COURIER/Photo by Anthony Giudice

Class was in session for Mayor Bill de Blasio in Jackson Heights Thursday night. Parents, teachers, students and local organizations filled the auditorium of P.S. 69 in Jackson Heights to quiz the mayor about the future of New York City’s public education system during an education town hall meeting. Fielding questions alongside the mayor were Councilman Daniel Dromm —a […]

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SCA officially buys $6.3M lot for new elementary school in Jackson Heights
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The School Construction Authority (SCA) has officially purchased a lot on 69-01 34 Ave. in Jackson Heights and plans to turn it into an elementary school. The property, previously the site of a White Castle regional office, was purchased by the city agency on Sept. 24 from Nakorn Realty for $6.3 million, city records show. The building will be […]

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