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  • PS110 to Celebrate 120th Anniversary Read more >

    PS110 to Celebrate 120th Anniversary

    2015 marks the 120th anniversary of Greenpoint’s PS 110, The Monitor School. The celebrations have already begun and will continue throughout the school year to commemorate this momentous benchmark.   The school’s motto is “Growing Hearts and Minds” and for the last 120 years has done exactly that through strong home-school-community partnerships. The school serves […]

  • Connecting the Dots OR What’s Waste Got to do With It? Read more >

    Connecting the Dots OR What’s Waste Got to do With It?

    Each day for the past 22 years, Marie Woots, School Aide, stands in the entrance of the MS 126 cafeteria serving line and counts on a clicker the number of students that receive trays with three out of the five USDA food-pyramid groups on it.  Only students that take three out of five are counted. […]

  • “Greening Greenpoint” Plants First of 500 Trees in Greenpoint Read more >

    “Greening Greenpoint” Plants First of 500 Trees in Greenpoint

    On Friday, Greenpoint community members and local electeds joined students from St. Stan’s Catholic Academy on Driggs Avenue to plant the first of 500 new trees for the neighborhood.   “Greening Greenpoint,” is one of the legacy projects funded by GCEF and selected by the community in December 2014.  This three-year project managed by the […]

  • Greenpoint Eco-Schools Students Explore Nature in the City Read more >

    Greenpoint Eco-Schools Students Explore Nature in the City

    PS 110 The Monitor School is lucky enough to be situated across from McGolrick Park., a gathering spot for community members of all ages to exchange ideas, play and learn.  For the past few weeks a group of fifteen kids have been using the park as an outdoor classroom to explore their curiosities about gardening […]

  • Community to Get its Final Shot at Determining Enviro Benefits Read more >

    Community to Get its Final Shot at Determining Enviro Benefits

    This is it, Greenpoint.   Your last chance to weigh-in on the best use for the Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund (GCEF) money comes next week in the form of three preferencing events.   GCEF was funded in a 2010 settlement between ExxonMobil and then-Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, over Exxon’s Greenpoint oil spill. For its part, […]

  • Greenpoint Scout Helps Protect, Spruce-Up Waterfront Park Read more >

    Greenpoint Scout Helps Protect, Spruce-Up Waterfront Park

    With his sights set on the highest award in scouting, Eagle Scout, Greenpointer Liam Creegan was joined by local Boy Scouts and residents, Sunday, as he completed his community service project.   Creegan led more than 25 Scouts, parents and community members in a conservation project at East River State Park.   “Everything was one fluid […]

  • Empowered Waste Warriors Read more >

    Empowered Waste Warriors

    At PS 31, we have a very strong Green Team comprised of over 40 students and growing. These Green Team members have modeled their sustainability roles after Super Heroes—Waste Warriors, Guardians of the Guardian, Healthy Heroes, and more! To support the Eco-Schools Waste and Consumption Pathway and PS 31’s goal of becoming a Zero Waste […]

  • The 94th Precinct Welcomes a New Commanding Officer Read more >

    The 94th Precinct Welcomes a New Commanding Officer

    After more than two years in service Captain James Ryan is moving on from his position and making room for Pete Rose, as the new commanding officer of the 94th Police Precinct.   And no, it’s not the baseball legend, but Rose will tell you, he did once have a funny interaction with the all-time […]

  • Community Leaders, NYPD Meet to Discuss Recent Spate of Hate Crimes Against Local Hasidic Community Read more >

    Community Leaders, NYPD Meet to Discuss Recent Spate of Hate Crimes Against Local Hasidic Community

    In hopes of stemming a recent uptick in violent hate crimes against Williamsburg’s Hasidic community, this week, Assemblyman Joe Lentol, along with other local elected officials, including State Senators Daniel Squadron and Martin Dilan, Assemblywoman Maritza Davila and representatives from the Offices of Mayor Bill de Blasio, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and Councilmember Steve […]

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