P.S. 46′s Lunar New Year show celebrates diversity


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THE COURIER/Photo and videos by Melissa Chan

About 125 students at P.S. 46 in Bayside took the stage Tuesday to perform Chinese and Korean dances and songs, as well as the traditional lion dance and martial arts, during the school’s ninth annual Lunar New Year assembly.

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Majority of Queens schools score well on progress reports


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The majority of Queens schools scored high on the Department of Education’s (DOE) recently released progress reports. Out of the 62 Queens high schools that were issued 2012-2013 progress reports, 31 earned As, 16 Bs, 6 Cs, 5 Ds and 4 Fs. The highest scoring institution was Long Island City’s Academy for Careers in Television […]

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Rob Schneider at QPAC: Yes, you can do it!


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A running gag in many of comedian Rob Schneider’s movies is the phrase, “You Can Do It!” His enthusiastically received stand up performance at Queensborough Performing Arts Center proved that he follows his own advice. Yes, he can do it! The packed house first welcomed comedian Ted Alexandro. The forty-something performer confessed that he had […]

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Two Queens schools awarded Blue Ribbon


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THE COURIER/Photo by Melissa Chan

There is much ado about being blue at two Queens schools. P.S. 203 in Oakland Gardens and P.S. 191 in Floral Park were named Blue Ribbon schools by the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) this year. The borough’s high performing schools join three others in the city — Brooklyn’s P.S. 34 Oliver H. Perry School, […]

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NEWS BRIEFS


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New LIRR Ticket Machine for Little Neck Station LITTLE NECK – Buying a Long Island Railroad ticket at the Little Neck Station has just gotten a lot safer. State Senator Tony Avella announced today that the MTA will install a ticket vending machine on the north side of the station. Currently, ticket machines are only […]

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What’s happening this weekend


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EDITOR’S PICKS Saturday, March 19 at 8 p.m. NYCB Theatre at Westbury: Spring Doo Wop Extravaganza; featuring The Flamingos, The Cleftones, The Fireflies, the return of The Brooklyn Bridge and more; call 800-745-3000 or visit www.livenation.com. WEEKEND EVENTS Saturday, March 19 at 2:15 PM Flushing Town Hall: Sol y Canto – Twice as Many Friends; […]

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What’s happening this week


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EDITOR’S PICKS Saturday, March 19 at 8 p.m. NYCB Theatre at Westbury: Spring Doo Wop Extravaganza; featuring The Flamingos, The Cleftones, The Fireflies, the return of The Brooklyn Bridge and more; call 800-745-3000 or visit www.livenation.com. WEEKEND EVENTS Saturday, March 19 at 2:15 PM Flushing Town Hall: Sol y Canto – Twice as Many Friends; […]

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Holocaust was theme of Big Read program


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A month-long remembrance of the Holocaust through literature capped-off with one generation honoring another. The program, which spanned the entire month of March, was closed-out with an event at Holocaust Resource Center at Queensborough Community College on Friday, March 26. The Big Read, a National Endowment of the Arts (NEA) program designed to bring reading […]

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Movie star visits


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Jessica Hayden (right), a fourth grader at P.S. 203 in Oakland Gardens, beat out 200,000 children throughout the country to win the “Verizon Get in and Win With Disney Connection High School Musical 2” sweepstakes. As part of her prize, one of the movie’s stars, Monique Coleman (left), recently visited Hayden at school, signed autographs […]

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‘High School Musical’ star visits school


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Excitement was in the air at P.S. 203 Oakland Gardens Elementary School in Bayside when “High School Musical” star Monique Coleman came on Friday, February 8 as part of a prize won by a student. Over the summer, 10-year-old Jessica Hayden was watching television when she saw a commercial for the “Verizon Get in and […]

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Summer starts with a bang and a bust


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The summer season started with a bang in Bayside this year, when a Franklin Square man was arrested on multiple charges for setting off hundreds of firecrackers near a group of kids in the playground of P.S. 203. This was the year’s first fireworks-related arrest in the entire Queens-North police command. Police Officer Omar Rosales […]

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