EXCLUSIVE: P.S. 117 finds its heroes, $7K donated by community organizations


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THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

P.S. 117 may not need to wait for Superman any longer to save graduation. The Queens Chamber of Commerce and the Briarwood Latchkey Generation Facebook group stepped up to contribute about $7,000 together to help save the cash-strapped school.

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Parents of P.S. 117 students seeking donations to fund school’s graduation


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THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

P.S. 117 parents started a crowd funding page on giveforward.com, hoping to raise about $4,500, which is needed so the nearly 170 graduating fifth-graders can receive caps and gowns, yearbooks and a senior prom.

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EXCLUSIVE: P.S. 117 PTA missing $30K, graduation ruined for students


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THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

Nearly 170 graduating students of P.S. 117 in Briarwood may not receive their caps and gowns and may miss out on senior events at the end of their elementary school experience because $30,000 is miss- ing from the accounts of the school’s PTA, The Courier has learned.

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Pols ask for closer alternative for P.S. 11 students


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THE COURIER/ Photo by Angy Altamirano

Woodside parents and politicians are asking the Department of Education to consider renting space in a nearby former Catholic school building rather than busing the kindergarten and first-graders miles away to Astoria.

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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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Parents call for P.S. 118 principal’s ouster


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Visit P.S. 118 in St. Albans most afternoons and you’ll find what you’d expect: rambunctious school kids chattering as they stream from the building, parents waiting, with varying degrees Of patience, to pick up their sons and daughters. But Fridays are a different story. On Fridays what you find are a small but dedicated group […]

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Students rally against bullying at P.S. 11


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Photo Courtesy of Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer

The students of P.S. 11 are urging kids across the city to “give peace a chance.” Parents, faculty and all 1,300 children from the school, located at 54-25 Skillman Avenue in Woodside, united on November 22 for a peace march and anti-violence rally. The parade was in protest to the increase in bullying and violence […]

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DEP prolonging wait for compensation in Lindenwood flooding


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THE COURIER/Photo by Salvatore Licata

The Department of Environmental Protection has blocked compensation for Lindenwood homeowners whose homes were flooded after a screw-up at a plant run by the agency, residents charged.

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Board approves Greek-American school expansion in Whitestone


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Rendering courtesy Giannopoulos Architects

Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church is planning a $1.5 million expansion of its elementary school in Whitestone, and recently cleared a major hurdle in the process.

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Kiwanis Club of Howard Beach honors past and present members


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THE COURIER/Photo by Vicki Schneps

In a tribute to its members, the Kiwanis Club of Howard Beach held its 52nd annual dinner dance and honored past and present members. The well-attended event honored Queens County Clerk and Rockaway resident Audrey Pheffer; former Howard Beach resident and successful construction management owner Frank Sciame; and the Kiwanis Club of Howard Beach’s immediate past president Edward Tudisco.

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