This is the story in the Queens Courier regarding the opening of a new school in Sen. Peralta’s district.
Courier: One of the most overcrowded school districts in the city will be home to a new middle school built to alleviate the jam-packed classrooms that are common in western Queens.
School District 24, which encompasses Corona, Glendale, Ridgewood, Elmhurst, Long Island City, Maspeth and Middle Village, has long had a problem with overcrowding and schools in Corona have used trailers as makeshift classrooms for years.
State Sen. Jose Peralta toured the school last month and said making the school a reality was a collaboration between community members and the city.
“It was an uphill battle, but it was a battle our kids won to alleviate severe school overcrowding that affects the district, especially in Corona,” Peralta said. “This is a win-win situation, so I am glad we can close this chapter.”
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