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Mayor de Blasio to hold town hall on education in Jackson Heights Thursday

By Bill Parry

Mayor Bill de Blasio will hold a town hall meeting on education Thursday at PS 69 in Jackson Heights. Department of Education Chancellor Carmen Farina, several DOE officials and City Councilman Daniel Dromm (D-Jackson Heights), the chairman of the Council’s Education Committee, are expected to attend.

The auditorium at the school, located at 77-02 37th Ave., has a capacity of only 300. City Hall spokesman Wiley Norville suggested that residents call Dromm’s office at 718-803-6373 to get their name on a guest list.

The doors open at 6 p.m. and after opening remarks at 7 p.m. the mayor will start a question-and-answer period. There will also be staff on hand to provide information and assist families with casework.

This will be the mayor’s second town hall meeting since he took office in 2014.

Reach reporter Bill Parry by e-mail at bparry@cnglocal.com or by phone at (718) 260–4538.

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