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Fight for new Maspeth school turns ugly

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Judging from the chair-throwing and mudslinging at two public hearings last week, the biggest obstacle to building a new school in Maspeth may prove to be Maspeth itself.

About 100 people came to the meetings to voice their opinions on a plan for a new elementary school at Grand Avenue and 72nd Place, a vacant site slated for a Staples store. Despite pleas from parents and educators that a school could ease the district

Posted 7:02 pm, October 10, 2011
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