8 FEBRUARY 20, 2020 RIDGEWOOD TIMES WWW.QNS.COM
Ridgewood’s I.S. 77 brings students from P.S. 68
and P.S. 239 together for No One Eats Alone Day
I.S. 77 celebrates 4th annual “No One Eats Alon e” Da y. Photo courtesy of I.S. 77.
BY ANGÉLICA ACEVEDO
Ridgewood’s I.S. 77 hosted its
fourth annual No One Eats
Alone Day on Monday, Feb. 10,
by bringing together students from
neighboring elementary schools for
a bagel breakfast.
No One Eats Alone Day is a national
movement that works to prevent bullying
before it even starts by encouraging
students to lead and change the
culture of middle school.
That’s why I.S. 77 invited fi ft h-graders
from P.S. 68 and P.S. 239, known
as the Police Offi cer Ramon Suarez
School, so their peer mediators could
interact with the fi ft h-grade students
who are graduating this year and beginning
middle school in the fall.
The event was organized by
Yvonne Bosone, I.S. 77’s sixth-grade
dean, and Mariana Miranda, I.S. 77’s
substance abuse prevention and intervention
specialist, to show fifthgraders
in the community — some
of whom will attend I.S. 77 — that
“middle school is something they
should look forward to and nothing
to be afraid of.”
“One student mentioned that because
of this event she feels much
more at ease and less anxious about
starting middle school in September,”
said Jennifer Chacon, parent coordinator
at I.S. 77.
No One Eats Alone Day was created
by Beyond Diff erences, a national
organization with a mission to “inspire
students at all middle schools
BY JACOB KAYE
An NYPD detective committed
suicide in a Middle Village
home on Monday, police
sources confirmed with QNS.
Around 12:30 p.m. on Monday,
Feb. 17, police responded to a
house on 79th Street to find that
the second-grade detective had
hanged himself, according to
The NYPD could not immediately
confirm the name of the
Councilman Robert Holden
wrote in a Facebook post that
there was a “significant police
presence” at 79th Street and 58th
Avenue that is believed to be connected
with the suicide.
This is the first incident of
police suicide this year, after 10
active-duty NYPD officers killed
themselves in 2019.
to end social isolation and create a
culture of belonging for everyone.”
The offi cial No One Eats Alone Day
was Friday, Feb. 14.
NYPD detective commits suicide
in Middle Village home: Police
Photo via Facebook/ Council Member Robert F. Holden