Students study local street to make Jackson Heights safer


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Photos by Noah Beadle

Groups of “kid engineers” came together over the weekend to try to understand how to make Queens safer, one street at a time.

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Annual Viva La Comida to highlight local flavor in Jackson Heights


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

File photo

Mouths will water for a third year in a row as Viva La Comida takes to 82nd Street once again.

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Jackson Heights mural discourages drunk driving


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THE COURIER/ Photos by Angy Altamirano

A 20-foot by 100-foot family-friendly mural focusing on the prevention of drinking and driving, titled “Hit the Brakes on DWI and Choose the Right Path,” was unveiled on Wednesday at 34-20 Junction Blvd.

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Woman dead after Jackson Heights apartment fire


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Police responded to the call of a fire at 85-10 34th Ave. on Saturday at about 3 a.m., and, after the FDNY extinguished the fire, Sophia Paz was found unconscious and unresponsive in the apartment’s bedroom, according to cops.

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Some small business owners, residents continue to say ‘no’ to BID in Jackson Heights, Corona


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THE COURIER/ Photo by Angy Altamirano

Some residents and business owners are asking the community to vote no to the expansion that would bring a business improvement district (BID) to the communities of Jackson Heights and Corona.

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Jackson Heights-born men among 13 to be ordained priests, largest class in nation


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Photo Courtesy of The Tablet

The Diocese of Brooklyn will welcome 13 new priests this weekend, including two Jackson Heights-born men, in this year’s largest ordination class in the nation.

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Jackson Heights student, muralists color LIC


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Photo by Edward Fernbach

It has been 22 years since muralists and friends Alex Cook and Pasqualina Azzarello collaborated on a piece, and now with the help of Jackson Heights resident Sunny Hossain, they are adding color to Long Island City.

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Jackson Heights to celebrate arts during day-long festival


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Photo by Carlos Martinez, Hibridos Collective

Jackson Heights will bloom with the arts on the first day of summer.

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Jackson Heights to host 22nd annual Queens Pride Parade


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THE COURIER/ Photo by Angy Altamirano

The streets of Jackson Heights will be filled with pride this weekend as the borough comes together to celebrate the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) community.

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Jackson Heights native creates website to prop up short men


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy Harold Everton

Jackson Heights native Harold Everton created AtEyeLevel.co, a website billed as a community forum for men 5’7” and under, last month to educate people about heightism and create a community where short men can give tips to overcome discrimination.

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