Astoria Times

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Jackson Heights

City negotiating for park

As city officials press on with their efforts to buy the concrete athletic field next to the Garden School for public park space, civic leaders and parents in the community are working not only to make sure the deal goes through, but that the field will be better than ever. Comment.
Jackson Heights

Ferreras says Latina teens prone to suicide

Latina teenagers need mental and emotional care that is sensitive to their cultural needs and involves their families, health care professionals said at a City Council committee hearing aimed at how to prevent the high rate of suicide in this segment of society. Comment.
Astoria Times

LIC woman targeted Latinos in $1.3M Ponzi scheme: DA

Based on information from state Sen. Jose Peralta (D-East Elmhurst), the Queens district attorney’s office charged a Long Island City woman found in Puerto Rico and her at-large housemate with operating a Ponzi scheme that took more than $1.3 million from Latinos in northwest Queens. Comment.
Astoria Times

Astoria school disputes DOE’s failing grade

The auditorium at Astoria’s Bryant High School last Thursday had the atmosphere of a pep rally, with appearances from the school’s mascots and the crowd screaming, “We are Bryant!” But the past and present students were not cheering for their school’s team, but for the future of their school itself. Comment.

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