Avella Calls for Closure of All Schools in NE Queens
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Apr 29, 2009 | 23582 views | 1 1 comments | 505 505 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink
Councilman Tony Avella
Councilman Tony Avella

Queens Councilman Tony Avella sent letters to both the mayor’s office and the Brooklyn Diocese Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio today questioning why all of the schools in Northeast Queens haven’t been closed due to the outbreak of swine flu. In his letter, Avella argues that many of the students at St. Francis, where the outbreak was originally centralized in New York City, live in Northeast Queens and have younger siblings who attend other area schools and could be carrying the virus.


Dimarzio Letter

Bloomberg Letter

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vicky cosgrove
May 17, 2009
I agree with Avella 100%! It is not worth the risk as we do not as yet know much about this flu. It could be the next pandamic. Caution is more important than days at a school where germs often run rampant!