New Playground at P.S. 173


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P.S. 173 unveiled a new playground at a ribbon cutting ceremony on November 20 at the school, located at 174-10 67th Avenue in Fresh Meadows. During the ceremony, students performed demonstrations of yoga, music and chess. The new playground, which took approximately 14 months to build, was designed as a “green space,” and it provides […]

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Secrets to success at P.S. 173


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Newly-minted Blue Ribbon school P.S. 173 follows through on its mantra of growing future leaders. The Fresh Meadows elementary school was honored for being a high performing school on September 15, earning itself the federal government’s prestigious Blue Ribbon award and a brand new banner across the school. According to David Thomas, spokesperson for the […]

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Crash victim’s parents take safety oath with hundreds of students


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THE COURIER/Photos by Melissa Chan

Studying for the year’s biggest standardized tests can wait, District 26 Superintendent Anita Saunders said. Scholars at P.S. 173 have a more important task at hand — memorizing the 120-word oath they took Friday to put safety first as passengers and pedestrians.

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Hundreds to sign safety pledge in honor of Flushing 3-year-old killed by SUV


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THE COURIER/Photo by Melissa Chan

The family of the 3-year-old girl tragically killed by an SUV in Flushing will watch hundreds stand to take a pledge against reckless driving Friday to honor the toddler.

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Precinct helps ease parking problem outside Fresh Meadows school


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THE COURIER/Photo by Melissa Chan

Police have stepped in to ease a daily parking problem outside a Fresh Meadows school that has frustrated parents and put students at risk for at least a year.

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Star of Queens: Alan Ong, board of directors, Fresh Meadows Homeowners Civic Association


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COMMUNITY SERVICE: Alan Ong has been active in the Queens community for years, serving as the PTA president for P.S. 173 before being appointed by Borough President Helen Marshall to the District 26 Community Education Council. “Even though I stepped down as PTA president, now I can try to effect things on a district level,” […]

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Live Coverage: Queens Primary Day at the races


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7 p.m.  Members of the Uniformed Fire Officers Association and officials from the United Federation of Teachers hit the streets today campaigning for Assemblymember Mike Miller in the 38th District. “When an elected official like Mike stands up for his constituents, we hope on election day his constituents stand up for him,” said Dermot Smyth, […]

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Live Coverage: Queens Primary Day at the races


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11:40 P.M. In a released written statement, Bob Turner, who lost tonight’s U.S. Senate Republican primary to Wendy Long said: “I congratulate Ms. Long on her impressive victory tonight. I want to thank Chairman Cox and all of the Republicans from across the state who supported me in this campaign. I went to Congress last […]

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Three schools earn ‘Blue Ribbon’


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THE COURIER/Photo by Melissa Chan

Three Queens elementary schools were honored for being high performing schools, earning them the federal government’s prestigious Blue Ribbon award and a brand new banner across the school. On Thursday, September 15, the United States Department of Education named P.S. 173 in Fresh Meadows and Bayside schools P.S. 159 and P.S. 130 as Blue Ribbon […]

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NEWS BRIEFS


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Blood Drive at Temple Beth Sholom FLUSHING – The Temple Beth Sholom will be hosting a blood drive on Sunday, May 15, toward saving up to three lives. The drive will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. To be eligible, one must bring a valid ID and weigh at least 110 pounds. Those […]

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Taking the oath


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City Councilmember James Gennaro officiated at the swearing-in of the newest members of P.S. 173, the Fresh Meadows School’s Student Council recently. Gennaro administered the oath of office to the little legislators (from left) Abraham Oh, President; Anna Fitzpatrick, Vice President; Jenifer Zheng, Secretary; and William Gan, Treasurer, during a student assembly on Friday, January […]

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Park Day events
around the Boro


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“It’s My Park Day” will be celebrated all over the borough on Saturday, October 24. Residents will be out and about making their neighborhoods greener. Here are events on Saturday (and Sunday where noted) you may want to attend. From 9 a.m. to noon at the Metzger Sitting Area, 78th Avenue and the Grand Central […]

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