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Offline itsit

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Re: New School coming to White Castle site
« Reply #30 on: September 07, 2019, 08:25:40 AM »
 The community is trying hard to upgrade the schools here in JH which work well for some but
others, not so much. The price tag on this new school seems exorbitant and there are pending
lawsuits, I hear, with a number of the construction groups like the scaffolding providers. But
that said, we have a long way to go with making the options here as good as they can be.
And why such a fortune to build these things?

 We could also be much more inclusive with schooling especially with respect to charter,
religious or secular schooling being part of whole story. It's very fragmented at the moment
and it keeps the community from forming more alliances citywide for more funds because
people are only looking at their own school(s), not the entire Jackson Heights neighborhood
which includes Lexington School for the Deaf, St. Joan of Arc, Renaissance Charter, Garden
School among others.

Offline Alfster

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Re: New School coming to White Castle site
« Reply #31 on: September 07, 2019, 09:21:58 AM »
Hmm, I wonder if the new school will have a White Castle concession in the cafeteria.  #yum

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Re: New School coming to White Castle site
« Reply #32 on: September 08, 2019, 03:18:06 AM »
Not on meatless Monday.

Offline dssjh

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Re: New School coming to White Castle site
« Reply #33 on: September 08, 2019, 03:06:07 PM »

Offline Alfster

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Re: New School coming to White Castle site
« Reply #34 on: September 10, 2019, 10:07:01 AM »
Also many buildings in Jackson Heights are burning dirty oil for heating and hot water. Not many people realize this is actually worse than all the diesel trucks. If you look at pollution maps there are dark areas all over where the buildings are. These buildings should be converted to natural gas but the Governor and local elected officials are blocking National Grid from being able to bring in more gas from NJ via a pipeline. The lungs of the children will continue to be poisoned permanently from all the micro particles in the air as politicians do nothing.

https://nypost.com/2019/08/31/new-york-is-running-out-of-fuel-and-power-just-as-cuomo-planned/?utm_campaign=iosapp&utm_source=pasteboard_app

https://nypost.com/2019/05/05/the-ridiculous-reason-new-york-faces-a-gas-shortage/

One issue that no one has mentioned is that by converting from oil to gas service we also reduce airborne pollutants emitted by the diesel spewing oil delivery trucks that trundle through our local communities.  Unfortunately, our great and illustrious governor fails to see this with his pipeline ban.  Gas in the end is a cleaner option for all if properly installed and maintained.

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Re: New School coming to White Castle site
« Reply #34 on: September 10, 2019, 10:07:01 AM »