PS 26 in Fresh Meadows will be a lot cooler soon thanks to a $200,000 state allocation.
Members of the PTA and school staff gathered at the school last week for notification of the funding, allocated by state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside). Principal Dina Koski said the school has been seeking money for repairs and electrical upgrades for up to 15 years.
Representatives from Queens’ Korean organizations gathered in Bayside last week to welcome a proclamation from Gov. Andrew Cuomo officially declaring May as Korean-American Family Month in New York state.
Senator Tony Avella read the Gubernatorial Proclamation acknowledging May as Korean American Family Month into the record during the New York State Senate session. He further acknowledged the following groups: Korean American Association of Greater New York, Korean American Parents Association of New York, Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York, Korean American Family Service Center, Korean American Political Advancement, Korean American Filial Piety, Korean American Seafood Association of Greater New York, Korean American Senior Citizens Society of New York, R.O.K. Marine Corps. Veterans of Eastern U.S.A., Korean Veterans Association, Eastern U.S.A.
Seniors and other New York City residents with low water use could get a break on their water and sewer bills if measures proposed by state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) and Assemblyman David Weprin (D-Fresh Meadows) pass in the legislature.
The bills would let the city charge users only for the water they use, and eliminate the current minimum charge for water of 49 cents a day that all must pay no matter how low their usage might be.
John McHugh, Sr. is a first generation Irish American, born on March 6, 1924 in Union City, New Jersey, to Catherine Martin and John McHugh.
While attending St. Joseph’s grammar school, it was discovered that John had a beautiful Irish tenor voice; to this day, he is asked to sing “Danny Boy” on special family occasions. John and his mother moved to the South Bronx after he graduated from St Joseph’s. During his high school years, he sang on two radio stations – the Irish Echo on Sunday nights and the Jim Haden Show in Brooklyn on Saturday afternoons. Upon his graduation from Morris High School in the Bronx, John was drafted into the Army.
SungEun Grace Lee was born on June 16, 1984, and right away she was a dream come true for her parents. Ms. Lee excelled at academics and in her freshman year at Seventy First High School, where she became the president of the class with the support of her classmates. Ms. Lee was then nominated and accepted to the School of Math & Science at Durham, and upon graduating high school she attended UNC-Chapel Hill as a business major and graduated in 2006. Upon graduating from college, she was hired at the Bank of America as a corporate financial manager.
(BAYSIDE, Queens) On Friday, Senator Tony Avella stood with Mr. Richard Hellenbrecht, President of the Queens Civic Congress in addition to civic leaders in the area to oppose Mayor de Blasio’s plan to legalize basement apartments and “granny flats” throughout the City of New York. “Granny flats” usually refer to a part of a house made into self-contained accommodations.
This winter, Sen. Tony Avella (11th District, Queens) was named Vice Chair of the Senate's Committee on Environmental Conservation. This newly created post will give him the unique opportunity to help shape the Legislature's environmental agenda.