Bayside High School girls soccer team remains undefeated despite losing star player


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo Liam La Guerre

Many were worried when Bayside High School girls soccer star forward Danielle “D.J.” Glazer graduated last year. Glazer, who finished with the most goals in the city last season, 40, and the season before, 51, led the team to win back-to-back Queen A-IV titles. She was the recipient of the PSAL’s Wingate Award in girls’ […]

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Heroin concealed in candy wrappers found inside car in Flushing: NYPD


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Police, while collaring a driver for a suspended license in Flushing Tuesday afternoon, discovered about $85,000 worth of heroin hidden in butterscotch-like wrappers inside the man’s car, authorities said.

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Participatory budget projects announced in districts 19 and 23


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THE COURIER/Photo by Alina Suriel

Councilmen in northeast Queens announced the winning projects to be funded with their participatory budgeting allowances, a democratic process in which community members directly decide how to spend part of a public budget.

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$24K raised at Jackson Heights candlelight vigil for Nepal earthquake victims


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Photos by Pralay Rajbhandari

Jackson Heights and the surrounding communities have come together to show the victims of this weekend’s magnitude-7.8 earthquake in Nepal that they are not alone.

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Participatory budgeting extends to more Queens council districts


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Residents in nine Queens City Council districts will be given the power this year to decide where and how their tax dollars will be spent in their communities.

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Steve Piorkowski, energetic Bayside coach, dies from cancer at 54


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Photo courtesy of Steve Piorkowski's family

Steve Piorkowski, a Bayside High School softball and basketball coach known throughout the athletic league for his winning teams and his determination to fight a life-threatening disease, died at 54 after struggling with cancer for three years.

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Queens Sports Preview: Everything you need to know for the weekend


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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Flushing High School will open the PSAL playoffs Saturday at noon by hosting Brooklyn’s South Shore High School. Led by senior running back D’Andre Sapp, who rushed for 842 yards, the Red Devils earned the seventh seed with an 8-2 record.

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Bayside police cadet who died on 9/11 honored with street co-naming


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THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

Salman Hamdani lost his life trying to help people on 9/11 and for his sacrifice, Community Board 11 and Councilman Paul Vallone honored him by co-naming 204th Street in Bayside, where he grew up, as “Salman Hamdani Way.” But his mother, Talat, believes it’s just the first step toward getting the recognition he deserves after the injustice he received.

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