New elementary school coming to Hunters Point South but LIC parents worried about lack of pre-K seats
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Updated May 5, 4:21 p.m. An additional 600-seat elementary school will be built on the grounds of the Hunters Point development project, but Long Island City parents did not have much time to celebrate this news when they began to discover that many of their children were put on a pre-K waitlist this week. The Gantry […]

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How do you think the 100th anniversary of the Hell Gate Bridge should be celebrated?
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The Hell Gate Bridge’s centennial is coming up, and one community leader is asking for the public’s input on how to celebrate the iconic bridge. Antonio Meloni, director of New York Anti-Crime Agency and president of the Astoria Civic Association, will host a planning meeting on April 26 to gather ideas from Astoria residents on how to […]

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You decide which Queens community projects will receive $1M in participatory budgeting
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Who wants to spend a million in Queens? The ballot with 30th Council District community projects to potentially get funded with $1 million from the participatory budget is now finalized, so voters can see exactly how much money the projects will cost and what each project will consist of. Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley has released a “voter guide” for […]

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Overcrowded Long Island City school will not lose middle school seats next year
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updated March 22, 10:25 a.m. Students attending the only middle school in the Hunters Point section of Long Island City will no longer need to scramble to find a new school as previously expected. Parents and students rallied last spring to bring awareness about the possible truncation of sixth- through eighth-grade classes at P.S./I.S. 78. The Department of Education […]

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Queens Assemblywoman Barbara Clark, a champion of education, dies at 76
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Updated 3:06 p.m. One of Queens’ longest serving lawmakers, Assemblywoman Barbara Clark, died on Monday night. The 76-year-old Clark was first elected to the Assembly in 1986, representing the neighborhoods of Bellerose, Cambria Heights, Hollis and St. Albans, and was the Assembly’s deputy majority whip at the time of her passing. Details about her death […]

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