Officer Stewart Promoted to Detective
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly announced the promotion posthumously of Police Officer Dillon Stewart to Detective, First Grade - the highest designation of detective in the New York City Police Department. Detective Stewart was shot and killed by an armed suspect he was attempting to stop after he ran a red light in the 70th Precinct in Brooklyn.
Assembly Task Force Comes to Gotham Avenue School
The Elmont School District has many challenges including a student population in which over 70 different languages are spoken and a population made up of some students with special needs. It is a community made up of blue collar workers. Yet, Elmont still meets state standards and even exceeds them. So what's the district's secret? That's what members of a New York State Assembly Task Force on Successful Schools came to the Gotham Avenue School to find out.