Career-themed high school in Cambria Heights to offer industry-specific opportunities through new partnership


| amatua@queenscourier.com

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The Benjamin Franklin High School for Finance & Information Technology in Cambria Heights will give under-served high school students opportunities to get a head start in their car

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Cambria Heights teen charged in crash involving school bus, NYPD van, elderly couple


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com


A 19-year-old Cambria Heights resident has been charged for causing a crash involving three vehicles Tuesday, and for briefly fleeing the scene because he was “scared,” authorities said.

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Cambria Heights women arrested for operating pot farm in home


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

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Two women are accused of turning their Cambria Heights home into a pot farm and stealing more than $64,000 worth of electricity from Con Edison to help run their operation, prosecutors said.

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Cambria Heights author releases second book for kids


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Asha Mahadevan

Roslyn C. Thorpe, the Cambria Heights-based author of “RayRay’s Amazing Dream” (2012), is ready with her second book, called “Danny the New Kid in School.” As the title reveals, it tells the story of Danny as he faces setbacks and stares from other students in fifth grade. He then befriends Timmy and, together, they overcome the challenges of school.

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Cambria Heights high school scholar set to graduate in three years


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Rosmary Reyes

While most high school students are happy to leave school when the bell rings, Rosmary Reyes takes extra classes, which sometimes keep her as late as 6 p.m. Now that extra time is about to pay off.

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Netball added to Cambria Heights, Saint Albans middle schools programs


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

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The sport of netball was added to the Department of Education’s CHAMPS program in two Queens middle schools.

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Cambria Heights Library expanding


| mhayes@queenscourier.com

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Hammers crashed through the wall at the Queens Library branch in Cambria Heights, breaking down barriers and creating room for young minds to grow. Councilmember Leroy Comrie and Queens Library president and CEO Thomas Galante swung the hammers through the wall to clear the way into a space that will become the new Teen Center. […]

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Community concerned about crowded Cambria Heights’ Campus Magnet High School


| mhayes@queenscourier.com

Parents and students worry that adding another school to Cambria Heights’ Campus Magnet High School could crowd artistic minds. The high school is home to four separate schools, all geared towards enhancing students’ artistic and professional ambitions. There is the Humanities and Arts Magnet High School; Law-Government High School; Business, Computer Applications and Entrepreneurship (BCAE) […]

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