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St. Mary Gate of Heaven Catholic Academy in Ozone Park to close in June

St. Mary Gate of Heaven Catholic Academy in Ozone Park is closing its doors in June.  The Board of Members and Board of Directors of the school, located at 103-12 101 Ave., voted to close the school due to declining enrollment, which resulted in severe budget deficits.  “As you can imagine, this is an emotional […]

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Latest round of Catholic school closures claim St. Camillus in Rockaway Park; merge schools near Ridgewood

St. Camillus Catholic Academy in Rockaway Park will be closed and the end of the school year and two Catholic academies in Brooklyn, just across the border from Ridgewood, will merged next year, the Diocese of Brooklyn announced. The two Bushwick academies, St. Francis Cabrini Catholic Academy and St. Brigid Catholic Academy together will be […]

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Ozone Park residents rally against shelter after mother of two allegedly attacked by homeless man

By Naeisha Rose A rally was held last weekend in Ozone Park just days after a woman was allegedly assaulted and robbed by a homeless man from a shelter a few towns over in Brooklyn, according to the Ozone Park Residents Block Association President Sam Esposito. The rally was held Oct. 6 at St. Elizabeth’s […]

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Miller: Ozone Park homeless shelters aren’t the answer

By Mike Miller An open letter to Mayor de Blasio, Earlier this week, I was informed by the Department of Homeless Services that come winter 2018, a homeless shelter will open in my Assembly district. If I were given any opportunity by the city to speak on behalf of my constituents before this decision was […]

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Ozone Park student innovators pitch their ideas to help others at entrepreneurial event

Students at an Ozone Park Catholic school got the chance to pitch their ideas and help raise funds for five social issues they care about in front of members of the law firm Reed Smith, L.L.P., at their offices in Midtown Manhattan, during a social entrepreneurship venture showcase. Five groups of middle-schoolers from St. Elizabeth […]

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