Jackson Heights middle school to welcome more space for students
THE COURIER/ Photos by Angy Altamirano

Students at one Jackson Heights middle school are getting more room to learn. Local elected officials, Department of Education (DOE) and School Construction Authority (SCA) representatives, and members of the I.S. 230 community will come together Thursday morning to cut the ribbon on the middle school’s new annex. Located across the street from the middle school […]

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Students study local street to make Jackson Heights safer
Photos by Noah Beadle

Groups of “kid engineers” came together over the weekend to try to understand how to make Queens safer, one street at a time. The advocacy organization, Make Queens Safer, hosted a Safer, Greener Streets Fair and Bike Bonanza on Saturday at Travers Park in Jackson Heights to raise awareness and allow visitors to learn more […]

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Parents voice mixed feelings after Jackson Heights school rezoning meeting
THE COURIER/ Photos by Katelyn Disalvo

BY KATELYN DISALVO Although a proposed rezoning plan hopes to alleviate overcrowding at one Jackson Heights school, some local parents have mixed feelings on the changes. The Department of Education (DOE) announced proposed rezoning changes to move the boundaries for I.S. 145, located at 33-34 80th St., and I.S. 230, located at 73-10 34th Ave. […]

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DOE proposes rezoning plan to ease overcrowding at Jackson Heights school
Map Courtesy of the Department of Education

One middle school in Jackson Heights may soon be less crowded. The Department of Education (DOE) announced proposed rezoning changes to move the boundaries for I.S. 145, at 33-34 80th St., and I.S. 230, at 73-10 34th Ave. in Jackson Heights. The changes would take effect for the 2015-2016 academic year. Under the rezoning, the […]

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Jackson Heights schoolyard is 200th to become playground
Renderings Courtesy of the Parks Department

One of the city’s most congested communities is getting a little extra room to breathe. Schoolyards at P.S. 69 and I.S. 145 in Jackson Heights are being transformed into student-designed playgrounds that will be open to the public on weekdays after school until dusk and on weekends from 8 a.m. to dusk. The renovations aim […]

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