Families invited to special ‘Safety Day’ in Elmhurst on Sunday

BY DAVID ROSARIO Congresswoman Grace Meng will be hosting a Kids Safety Day on Sunday, Sept. 20, to raise awareness for basic safety issues and inform families on how to avoid potentially dangerous situations. The event is scheduled to take place from noon to 4 p.m. at the Frank D. O’Connor Playground in Elmhurst, located at Broadway and […]

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Teachers union goes for Grodenchik in City Council race
Photo courtesy of Barry Grodenchik

The union representing New York City’s public school teachers threw their support for Barry Grodenchik in the race for the 23rd City Council District seat previously held by Mark Weprin. During an announcement on Tuesday in front of Bellerose’s P.S. 133, United Federation of Teachers (UFT) President Michael Mulgrew announced the endorsement on the union’s behalf, […]

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Meet the new president of 104COP, Mark Pearson
RIDGEWOOD TIMES/Photo by Anthony Giudice

After Frank Kotnik stepped down as president of the 104th Precinct Civilian Observation Patrol (104COP) last month, the organization needed a leader to continue Kotnik’s work and to help 104COP grow. Enter Mark Pearson. Last year, he was the first vice president of 104COP under Kotnik. In that role, Pearson learned from Kotnik and gained […]

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Eight Queens schools chosen for new program

JANAE HUNTER Eight Queens public schools have been named to participate in an innovative redesign that bends the traditional protocols, officials announced on Monday. School Chancellor Carmen Fariña and Michael Mulgrew, president of the United Federation of Teachers (UFT), announced that 62 schools citywide were selected to participate in the Progressive Redesign Opportunity Schools for […]

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Benjamin Cardozo HS to graduate first black valedictorian
THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

Follow @liamlaguerre Shanelle Davis remembers that her parents instilled in her the importance of education so much that as a child wherever she went during the summer, she had to have a book. “‘Shanelle, take up a book,’” she recalled her parents saying. “Education was stressed in our house. I had to get good grades.” […]

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