Tag: Education

Survey reveals crime and taxes as top concerns in Senator Addabbo’s district

Senator Addabbo reads the many constituent questionnaires that have come to his offices.

Mar. 1, 2024 By Rachel Butler According to a recent quality of life survey conducted in late 2023, constituents in Senator Joseph Addabbo’s district have identified crime and taxes as their most pressing concerns. The survey, which garnered responses from residents across neighborhoods including Forest Hills, Glendale, Lindenwood, Howard Beach, Maspeth, Middle Village, Ozone Park, Rego Park, Richmond Hill, and Woodhaven, highlighted crime as the paramount issue across these areas. Following closely, taxes emerged as a significant concern for residents. Meanwhile, the economy and education ranked as the next most critical issues in Woodhaven, with education also taking precedence in…
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Ridgewood elementary school raffles local business vouchers to fund new theater arts program


Feb. 13, 2024 By Rachel Butler An elementary school in Queens is organizing a raffle with vouchers for local businesses in an effort to raise money for a theater arts program at the school. P.S. 68, located at 59-09 St. Felix Ave. in Ridgewood, is one of the few schools in the area that does not have a theater arts program on offer, prompting the parent-teacher association (PTA) to raise money so one can be in place for the next school year, starting in September 2024. The Treasurer of the PTA , Michelle Delgado, said that while the school of…
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Ozone Park school celebrates opening of new halal kitchen


Dec. 1, 2023 By Rachel Butler Council Member Joann Ariola joined students and staff to celebrate the official opening of a halal kitchen at P.S. 63 in Ozone Park school with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Nov. 29. The kitchen is opened inside P.S. 63, located on Sutter Avenue, and will provide religiously appropriate meals to…
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Queens Botanical Garden launches series of fall workshops

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Nov. 14, 2023 By Rachel Butler Queens Botanical Garden in Flushing has launched a series of fall workshops with engaging activities for children and adults alike throughout the month of November. Queens Botanical Garden (QBG) is inviting people to come and explore the garden and participate in several events, ranging from watercolor workshops with autumn leaves, floral design workshops and of, course, the popular Winter Wonderland, which is returning in December. The watercolor workshop series will involve using a different space of the garden in each session and being inspired by the color of the autumn leaves. It is recommended…
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AM Rozic announces $30K in funding for new STEM lab at Fresh Meadows school

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Nov. 8, 2023 By Rachel Butler Queens Assemblymember Nily Rozic announced that she is allocating $30,000 in funding to build a new STEM lab for students at a Fresh Meadows school. The new STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) lab will be built at Schechter Queens, located on 76th Road and Parsons Boulevard in Fresh Meadows, which is a community Jewish day school that teaches students through a dual Judaic and secular curriculum and serves students from pre-K to eighth grade. The lab will focus on robotics and science, with some features including iPad devices, charging stations to keep devices powered…
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Flushing-based organization awards scholarships to undocumented students


Oct. 31, 2023 By Rachel Butler The Flushing-based Minkwon Center for Community Action recently awarded scholarships to undocumented students in an effort to help them further their education. Taewoo Kim and Jessica Park were each presented with a Dreamers Scholarship of $2,000 to aid them financially as they are both pursuing careers in law. Kim and Park are both undocumented students. Some undocumented students can receive DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) status, which can prevent them from possible deportation as well as the right to work in the US.  “This scholarship is going towards paying my tuition fees and help…
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Spook-tacular Family Book Night distributes over 4,000 free books in Flushing


Oct. 26, 2023 By Iryna Shkurhan For the second time, Council Member Vickie Paladino partnered with School District 25 to distribute thousands of books to children in Flushing.  The Spook-tacular Family Book Night on Tuesday, Oct. 24, in Browne Park brought out thousands of costume clad parents and children ahead of Halloween. Costumes based on…
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Five scholarships funded by the Thomas Chen Family/Crystal Windows Endowment awarded to Queens College students


Oct. 19, 2023 By Rachel Butler Five scholarships funded by the Thomas Chen Family/Crystal Windows Endowment were awarded to students at Queens College in a ceremony on Wednesday, Oct. 18. The initiative aims to support Asian contemporary art in the college. Well known author and journalist Ting Chian Wang was also presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by Queens College President Frank H. Wu. Philanthropist Thomas Chen, who also established the endowment in 2021, spoke at the event, which took place in the Klapper Hall Student Art Gallery, where a student art exhibit showcased work by the scholarship recipients.  “I am…
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Council Member Ung announces $4.5 million in funding to help improve local schools

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Oct. 19, 2023 By Rachel Butler Queens Council Member Sandra Ung recently visited P.S. 162 in Fresh Meadows to attend the school’s first assembly of the year, during which she announced that she has successfully secured $162,000 in this year’s budget, which will be used for technology upgrades at the school. In the Fiscal Year 2024 budget, Ung secured more than $4.5 million for schools in her district, which includes the neighborhoods of Flushing, Mitchell-Linden, Murray Hill, Queensboro Hill and Fresh Meadows. “I can think of no better way to invest in the future of our community and the rest…
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