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Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 4/23/2014 at 8:01AM

TODAY’S FORECAST: Wednesday: Partly cloudy. High 59. Winds NW at 20 to 30 mph. Wednesday night: Mainly clear skies. Low near 40. Winds NW at 20 to 30 mph.

A whirlwind week of celebrations
A whirlwind week of celebrations
Victoria's Secrets Victoria Schneps 4/18/2014 at 2:37PM

The season of celebrations of community leaders is in full swing and I had the privilege of a “front row” seat at many this past week. It began with the mayor coming to the Queens Museum, where I serve on the board that is led by Peter Meyer, to announce that our executive director Tom Finkelpearl has been appointed Commissioner of Cultural Affairs, an [...]

Give David Weprin credit for the original idea
Penner's Pen Larry Penner 4/15/2014 at 11:56AM

Give credit where credit is due. New York state Sen. Tony Avella recently called for a new police precinct. When New York State Assemblymember David Weprin was chairperson of the New York City Finance Committee from 2002 to 2009, he advocated creation of the new 116th Precinct out of the existing 105th NYPD Precinct, before [...]

What to do this weekend in Queens
What to do this weekend in Queens
News Queens Courier Staff 4/11/2014 at 2:01PM

To help mark the 75th anniversary of the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge, the Queens Historical society is hosting a discussion with Mary Hedge, archivist for MTA Bridges & Tunnels, and Aris Stathopoulos, Deputy Chief Engineer, MTA Bridges & Tunnels on Sunday, April 13.

Does anyone know how to eat an elephant? Angels do
Does anyone know how to eat an elephant? Angels do
Victoria's Secrets Victoria Schneps 4/11/2014 at 11:42AM

Last week I had dinner with “Angels” at the Citi Field celebration of the many people who have generously donated $8 million to enable thousands of children to attend parochial schools in Queens and Brooklyn. An Angel helps subsidize the cost of a student’s Catholic grammar school education by providing tuition assistance of $1,500 a [...]

Op-ed: Our children win with universal pre-K
News Op-Ed 4/11/2014 at 11:08AM

After months of rallying for the future of our children, our voices have finally been heard! Last week, our state legislators approved $300 million in funding for universal pre-kindergarten programs in their final budget. This is historic. We are now poised to ensure every child has access to high-quality, full-day pre-K.

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 4/11/2014 at 6:53AM

TODAY’S FORECAST: Friday: Generally cloudy. High 69. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph. Friday night: Periods of rain. Low 47. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80%. Rainfall around a half an inch.