A new $705,000 in state funding for specialized after-school programs was announced Monday by state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside).
The yearlong program will be administered by Project BOOST, which targets students who have shown academic talent but are not provided after-school programs. The goal is to help youngsters gain admission to top high schools and colleges.
(Queens, NY) Today, Senator Tony Avella is calling on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to come back to the table and continue negotiations in order to avoid a looming strike by the Long Island Rail Road workers as talks broke down yesterday and Congress seems unlikely to intervene.
"As the State Senate was passing legislation to halt the State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC)’s senseless plan to eradicate all wild mute swans in the state by 2025 and declare them a “prohibited species,” we learn that three DEC agents decided to go on a killing spree of these majestic birds in an unmarked boat. To say that this was horrific and inhumane incident is an understatement.
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.