DOE postpones vote on temporary relocation plans of Woodside’s P.S. 11 students


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Photo Courtesy of Julianne O’Riordan

The Department of Education (DOE) announced the vote on a Woodside school’s partial co-location and re-siting has been postponed.

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Parents, pols oppose temporary relocation plan for P.S. 11 students


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THE COURIER/ Photo by Angy Altamirano

Congressmember Joseph Crowley gathered with other local elected officials and parents of students from P.S. 11, located at 54-25 Skillman Ave., to voice their disagreement with the DOE’s final recommendation of sending the school’s kindergarten and first grade students to P.S. 171 in Astoria.

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Pols call for law change after driver with suspended license fatally strikes Woodside boy


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THE COURIER/ Photos by Angy Altamirano

Local elected officials are calling for a change in the law to prevent another child, like 8-year-old Noshat Nahian, from losing their life.

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Star of Queens: Christian Amez, Business Enterprise instructor, Woodside on the Move


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Amez

Christian Amez has worked with Woodside on the Move for about five years, starting as an aide in the afterschool program. He ultimately created his own year-long class, the “Business Enterprise” program. It teaches children, in grades four and above, various financial literacy and math skills.

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Op-ed: Making Silent Skies a reality


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BY CONGRESSMEMBER JOSEPH CROWLEY

Anyone who lives here in Queens can tell you just how loud and disruptive the noise of airplanes can be. Millions of Americans throughout the country, including those who live in the s communities surrounding LaGuardia and JFK Airports are impacted by constant, thunderous engine noise all day long.

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Lost Queens GOP opportunities


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The most recent fight for control of the Queens County Republican organization between factions led by current county chairman Phil Ragusa and challenger former Congressmember Bob Turner supported by NYC Councilmember Eric Ulrich and his insurgents reminds me of two hyenas fighting over the carcass of a dead animal, in this case remnants of the […]

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Sunnyside street named in honor of Sandy Hook victim


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THE COURIER/ Photo by Angy Altamirano

Sandy Hook victim Benjamin Wheeler’s name will live on forever next to the No. 7 train he loved to ride and the Sunnyside street where the world got its first look at him. Ben, 6, originally from Sunnyside, was one of the 20 children who were killed in the gunfire at Sandy Hook Elementary School […]

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MTA poll looks at reopening Elmhurst LIRR station


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Rosa Kim

BY ROSA KIM Transit officials are surveying Elmhurst residents to determine the viability of reopening the shuttered LIRR station at Broadway. The station, between Cornish and Whitney Avenues, closed in 1985 due to a decrease in ridership, officials said. But since then, the community’s residential and commercial population has increased. “When this station closed, people […]

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Queens Library leader recognized by White House


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Photo courtesy of Queens Public Library

A Queens Library leader won a national honor last week for being a “Champion of Change” for cultural institutions in her community. Jennifer Manley, the vice president of government and community affairs for the Queens Public Library, was one of 12 people in the nation this year to be recognized as an advocate for museums […]

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Queens Democratic endorsements: Party backs Katz for borough president, Quinn for mayor


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Melinda Katz: File photo; Christine Quinn; Photo William Alatriste

The Queens Democratic Party doled out its endorsements for this year’s elections Monday, giving key backings in multi-candidate primaries. The party backed Council Speaker Christine Quinn for mayor, former deputy public advocate Reshma Saujani for public advocate; Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer for comptroller and Melinda Katz for Borough President. Stringer’s son was born earlier […]

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Federal budget cuts affect Head Start programs


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Five classrooms at a Head Start center in Woodside are filled with young children learning to read, write and count. In one classroom, students sing in English, Spanish and Bengali and dance to “La Bamba.” The coming months could see fewer low-income families in the area receive childcare and early childhood education services because of […]

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