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

Photo courtesy of Netball America

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

Photo courtesy of Queens Library

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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Cambria Heights residents demand action after cars crash into accident-prone home


| mhayes@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Maggie Hayes

For residents of one Cambria Heights block, it was nothing new. In the early morning hours of Friday, May 3, two cars reportedly collided and then careened into a home near the corner of Francis Lewis Boulevard and 133rd Avenue. According to residents, traffic conditions create a high number of accidents in the area. “This […]

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Districting debacle: Blurry line for Cambria Heights


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Photo Courtesy of the NYC Districting Commission

Cambria Heights residents are standing unified against a proposal to divide them into two council districts. Around 400 people attended an emergency town hall meeting on Sunday, October 21, hosted by attorney and assembly hopeful Clyde Vanel. “We were expecting 40 people,” said Vanel, who was pleasantly surprised by the community turnout. Vanel told the […]

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P.S. 176 in Cambria Heights to expand


| mhayes@queenscourier.com

An overcrowded P.S. 176 is set to receive a much-needed and well-deserved expansion. The Cambria Heights elementary school is currently at 140 percent capacity, but will receive an extra 370 seats thanks to the expansion, fueled by Department of Education (DOE) Chancellor Dennis Walcott and other local officials. “I like to see growth and things […]

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Synagogue expansion faced with resistance in Cambria Heights


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

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Neighbors in Cambria Heights are fighting the proposed expansion of a popular Orthodox Jewish synagogue — citing rude worshipers and an increase in disturbances. The Ohel Chabad Lubavitch plans to build a structure in its backyard expanding the main building and connecting four nearby houses, which it owns, to create additional space for worship and […]

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Cambria Heights in shock over teenager slaying


| nrosenberg@queenscourier.com

A quiet tree-lined Cambria Heights neighborhood is in shock over the vicious slaying of a 14-year-old girl. According to police sources, at 1:15 p.m. on Sunday, November 9, Livingston Matthews discovered his daughter Sabrina in her bedroom, naked below the waist and her throat slashed. She was pronounced dead-at-the-scene. While the investigation is ongoing and […]

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