Astoria Times

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Jackson Heights

Walcott walks halls of crowded Corona school

Led through the halls by uniformed first-graders, city Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott toured Corona’s PS 307 yesterday, investigating a school profoundly shaped by overcrowding in the district that needs more new seats than any other in the city. Comment.
Jackson Heights

Fire guts bar on Northern

A three-alarm blaze that engulfed a bar on Northern Boulevard in Jackson Heights around midday last Thursday left eight injured, including six firefighters, the Fire Department said. Comment.
Astoria Times

Parks working on seawall fix

The city Parks Department is requesting proposals to test which contaminants are in the soil near the seawall at Queensbridge Park, taking the first step in the process to repair a 200-foot dilapidated portion of the wall, the office of U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-Astoria) said last week. Comment.
Astoria Times

Blissville rallies against closing of Ladder 128

More than 100 firefighters and their supporters, ranging from babies and children sitting on their parents’ shoulders to a 95-year-old civic member, crowded the sidewalk and overflowed onto Greenpoint Avenue Friday as they protested Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s plan to close Blissville’s Ladder 128. Comment.

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