Uniformed Fire Officers Association Endorses Mike Scala for City Council 

This week, the Uniformed Fire Officers Association Local 854 announced their endorsement of Mike Scala for New York City Council in District 32. The UFOA represents fire officers of the FDNY, including lieutenants, captains, and chiefs. “UFOA knows that Mike Scala will stand up for New York’s Bravest in the City Council,” said James Lemonda, president of Uniformed Fire Officers […]

Everything You Need to Know About the May 17 Tax Filing Deadline

New York State Tax Department Offers Free Filing Software and Assistance

The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance today reminded taxpayers who have yet to file their tax returns that the deadline to do so is Monday, May 17. To date, the department has processed more than 9 million returns and issued 4.7 million refunds. Eligible taxpayers who still need to prepare and submit their returns can do so […]

Forever Far Rockaway Video Premiere

Skateboard conglomerate, community builders, and now feature filmmakers Clipmode Squad is no stranger to seizing the day and has taken Rockaway on a ride since their 2019 conception. Their goals are lofty, with global domination on the mind, but their hearts are forever with Far Rockaway. On Sunday, May 2, the skate crew elevated their offerings with the first-ever feature-length […]

NYC Schools Chancellor Launches 15th Annual NYC School Survey

Students, parents, and staff members can complete the survey until June 11

NYC Schools Chancellor Meisha Porter announced today the launch of the 15th annual NYC School Survey, which will be available online in ten languages for all parents and teachers, as well as students in grades 6-12, to complete by June 11. The NYC School Survey helps school leaders understand what members of their community think about the learning environment at […]

UFOA Endorses Crowley For Queens Borough President

The Uniformed Fire Officers Association (UFOA) has announced that they are endorsing Elizabeth Crowley for Queens Borough President. “As a union activist and member herself, Elizabeth Crowley has always stood up for fire officers throughout the city. She has always been a champion of the women and men of the FDNY. In a city full of politicians who talk, she […]

Should Schools Offer a Remote Option for Students for Fall 2021?

At the end of March, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy said that he expects every school district in his state to operate full-time in person in the fall. In contrast, New York City mayor Bill de Blasio said last month that he expects there will be a fully remote option. Additionally, the federal government is looking towards administering the COVID […]