Posted inDepartment of Education

Elementary School Principal Who ‘Covered Up’ After Student Brought Knife to Attack a Classmate Steps Down

The embattled principal of P.S. 398Q in Jackson Heights announced on Friday she would step down, weeks after parents mounted a campaign for her ouster over her botched handling of an incident where a second-grader brought a knife to school allegedly with a plan to attack a fellow student. Erica Ureña-Thus, founding principal of The […]

Posted inQueens

Who Wants Rep. George Santos’ Seat? A Candidate Guide

Rep. George Santos has “embellished” his resume, allegedly filed false campaign finance reports and improperly used campaign funds for OnlyFans and Botox.  But one thing he won’t be doing is running next year to keep his seat in New York’s third congressional district — where 17 candidates have already filed to run for the swing-district vacancy […]

Posted inCongress

George Santos Says He Won’t Seek Reelection After House Ethics Committee Finds Evidence of Crimes

Rep. George Santos has admitted to “embellishing” his resume. But according to the Department of Justice and, now, the House Ethics Committee, the embattled congressman’s lies went much further. In a damning 56-page report published Thursday, the bipartisan panel found “substantial evidence” that the Queens/Long Island congressman filed false or incomplete campaign finance and financial […]

Posted inQueens

Principal ‘Covered Up’ After Second Grader Brought Knife to Target Classmate, Say Parents

Parents are calling for the ouster of the controversial principal of P.S. 398 in Queens, who did not inform them on the day that a student brought a kitchen knife to school and told other kids he intended to use it at lunchtime to attack a fellow second-grader he may have considered a romantic rival. […]

Posted inElections

Bronx GOP Council Win Adds Historic Note to Otherwise Quiet Election Night

Republicans in the City Council got a surprise win in Tuesday’s election, as a progressive Democrat in a politically mixed area of The Bronx couldn’t hang on to her Throggs Neck seat. Elsewhere in the city, Democrats appeared to hold on to competitive southern Brooklyn seats and exonerated Central Park Five activist Yusef Salaam sailed […]

Posted inSports

Mets Boss Pushes Casino Pitch for Queens Park Property

Mets owner Steve Cohen on Tuesday released more details about his plan to build a casino on the city-owned parking lot surrounding Citi Field, although he still needs the state legislature to approve so-called park land alienation to start any construction. New Green Willets LLC, Cohen’s lobbying firm, has officially unveiled “Metropolitan Park,” an $8 […]