A new charter middle school in Elmhurst aimed at helping children to learn English as a second language celebrated its first 30 days Friday with a ribbon-cutting and visit from city Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott. Comment.
Borden Avenue businesses said they would be sorry to lose FreshDirect, an online supermarket that has received millions in city and state subsidies to move to the Bronx for its expansion. Comments (1).
Starting this month, the City University of New York will offer free help applying for deferred action — a new federal program that grants temporary legal status to some undocumented immigrants so they may stay in the country and go to school or work without fear of deportation — at City Council members’ offices for all who are eligible. Comments (3).
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn (D-Manhattan) visited LaGuardia Community College in Long Island City last week to announce that the city had at last allocated $71 million for needed repairs to City University of New York colleges, including critical projects at LaGuardia and Queensborough Community College. Comment.
The mother of a Corona National Guardsman who police say was fatally shot by an NYPD detective on the Grand Central Parkway last Thursday stood with the Rev. Al Sharpton in Manhattan Saturday to demand a thorough investigation. Comment.
The Hunters Point’s library will not be open until 2015, but at the dedication ceremony for its site Friday, Queens Library and elected officials spoke as if they had reached the end of a long journey. Comment.