LIC HS students each take home more than $100K in culinary scholarships


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Photo by Emily Hewitt

More than 20 city public school students have received the ultimate treat for their future.

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DOE withdraws co-location plans


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THE COURIER/ File Photo

From the 49 co-location proposals released last year for schools all around the city, the Department of Education (DOE) has announced it will be withdrawing nine and revising one

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Op-ed: Make traffic safety a priority


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The 21st Street corridor between Queens Plaza and 20th Avenue has always been notorious for pedestrian fatalities. It serves as a conduit between the Queensboro and Robert F. Kennedy Bridges, resulting in cars, trucks, and other heavy vehicles using the street to move quickly between these two points.

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Benjamin Cardozo wrestler takes first place in citywide tournament


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Photos courtesy of NYC & Company/ Julienne Schaer

At the annual NYC Wrestling Mayor’s Cup tournament on Sunday, Adam Gomez was fully locked on to his opponents, as he topped his competition to win the crown in the 106-pound division.

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Costa Constantinides sworn in as District 22′s new councilmember


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Photo Courtesy of Councilmember Costa Constantinides' Office

Councilmember Costa Constantinides is ready to work for his community.

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Councilmember Costa Constantinides wants government to work for his constituents


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THE COURIER/ Photo by Angy Altamirano

Councilmember Costa Constantinides wants his constituents to know he is here for them and plans on keeping his two campaign promises – to work hard for them and never lie.

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LIC High School students voice opposition to co-location


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THE COURIER/ Above photo by Angy Altamirano/Building photo by Rosa Kim

These bulldogs are not ready to go down without a fight. School officials, students, community members and local elected officials gathered in the auditorium of Long Island City High School, home of the Bulldogs and referred to as “LIC,” on October 23 during a public hearing to voice their opposition to the Department of Education’s […]

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Primary guide: City Council District 22


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As the clock ticks closer to city primaries on Tuesday, September 10, The Courier would like to provide you, the reader and the voter, with a fair, detailed guide of who is running. Here is a list of the candidates in City Council District 22 (Astoria, Long Island City and parts of Jackson Heights), who they are, […]

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DOE says enrollment cuts reflect trend at LIC High School


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THE COURIER/Photo by Rosa Kim

The Department of Education (DOE) has come under harsh criticism from members of Long Island City High School after announcing plans to cut enrollment. According to Ken Achiron, United Federation of Teachers (UFT) chapter leader at LIC High School, the DOE plans to cut the incoming ninth grade class from 1,000 to 440 students. He […]

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Queens’ newest weekend destination LIC Flea & Food launches


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THE COURIER/Photos by Mike DiBartolomeo

BY LUKE TABET Foodies, artists, vendors and shoppers turned out on Saturday morning, June 15 for the grand opening of the LIC Flea & Food market. A crowd gathered as owner Joshua Schneps cut the ribbon for the front gates while members of the Long Island City High School marching band played. “I’m excited to […]

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Students at saved Turnaround schools reflect on first day of classes


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THE COURIER/Photo by Terence M. Cullen

The first bell of the school year rang yesterday for a number of Queens high schools that were planned to lay dormant this year. Seven schools slated for Turnaround started classes on Thursday, September 6 after a nearly year-long battle to stay open. An arbitrator’s ruling to let all teachers keep their jobs and open […]

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Queens students start a new school year


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THE COURIER/Photo by Alexa Altman

Lorenzo Barrios lined up outside P.S. 234 in Astoria for his first day of school ever. The 4-year-old had been looking forward to starting pre-kindergarten for a long time, excitedly anticipating learning how to read and write his name. Wearing his brand new Elmo backpack, Barrios followed his teacher and classmates into the school, waving […]

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‘Practice Makes Perfect’ for LIC High School grad


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Karim Abouelnaga believes so strongly that “practice makes perfect” he named the non-profit he created just that. Abouelnaga, 20, a senior at Cornell University and graduate of Long Island City High School, created an intensive summer education program for elementary school children. The pilot program kicked off last summer in Long Island City, where he […]

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16 Queens schools face shutdown by state


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After seven Queens high schools won a nearly yearlong battle with the city to remain open, the institutions — along with 10 other borough schools — find themselves on a state list of schools that need to shape up or shut down. New York state education officials unveiled a list of 123 schools in the […]

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LIC HS teen choosing between MLB & college


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Joshua Almonte

Joshua Almonte has a life-changing decision to make, and the clock is ticking. Almonte was drafted from Long Island City High School in the 2012 Major League Baseball draft by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 22nd round, 685th overall. While the draft was a few weeks ago, he hasn’t decided whether to become a […]

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