For teachers in the city public school system, a long night just might be over. The principals had been directed to remove some teachers as part of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s plan to close 24 schools and reopen them with new names. Only half the teachers could expect to be rehired. Comment.
On his way to a landslide victory in the Democratic Party primary last month, U.S. Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-Jamaica) outraised his nearest opponent, Mike Scala, by a ratio of 83:1, with the largest donations to his almost half-a-million-dollar war chest coming from the industries he holds sway over as a member of the House Committee on Financial Services. Comment.
The city recently released the massive list of discretionary funds allocated by the City Council to individual members and one southeast Queens councilman brought home far more cash for his district than his colleagues. Comment.
Federal agents rounded up more than 750 Canada geese at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Monday in an effort to stave off fatal bird strikes on passenger airplanes taking off or landing at John F. Kennedy International Airport. Comments (15).
The gruesome triple homicide that occurred in Springfield Gardens Saturday morning is being used to boost arguments for and against the NYPD’s controversial stop-and-frisk policy, although nearly everyone agrees the assault rifle attack is a grim reminder of the city’s dark past. Comments (2).
The MTA police officer who was attacked while patrolling the Jamaica Long Island Rail Road station on the Fourth of July was recovering and scheduled to have a second surgery on his eye this week after being released from Jamaica Hospital Friday, the MTA said. Comment.