DOE proposes rezoning plan to ease overcrowding at Jackson Heights school


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

Map Courtesy of the Department of Education

One middle school in Jackson Heights may soon be less crowded.

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Jackson Heights schoolyard is 200th to become playground


| mpantelidis@queenscourier.com

Renderings Courtesy of the Parks Department

One of the city’s most congested communities is getting a little extra room to breathe. Schoolyards at P.S. 69 and I.S. 145 in Jackson Heights are being transformed into student-designed playgrounds that will be open to the public on weekdays after school until dusk and on weekends from 8 a.m. to dusk. The renovations aim […]

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Dynamics between art teachers and pupils


| gsanclemente@queenscourier.com

The Queens Museum of Art (QMA) held an opening reception on Thursday, February 10, for the exhibition “Queens: Multiple Visions,” which demonstrates the various sides in the production of art between Queens art teachers and their students while exploring the connection in their artistic techniques, mediums, and subject matter. “We wanted to see how all […]

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Jackson Heights student meets Mandela


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Sara Clemente, a recent graduate of I.S. 145 in Jackson Heights, had the opportunity of a lifetime as she was one of 12 city students who got to meet Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg, South Africa. The students won an essay contest as part of a series of events to mark the first ever Mandela Day […]

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New StreetWise Blog: Jackson Heights
A hidden treasure school


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Located in the heart of Northern Queens, Jackson Heights – population 169,083 according to the 2000 Census – has the largest Hispanic population in the borough. A stroll up the main thoroughfare, Roosevelt Avenue, reveals the many culinary contributions that Colombians, Dominicans, Ecuadorians, Mexicans and Peruvians have made to the neighborhood. But the South Asian […]

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New StreetWise Blog: Jackso Heights
A hidden treasure school


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Located in the heart of Northern Queens, Jackson Heights – population 169,083 according to the 2000 Census – has the largest Hispanic population in the borough. A stroll up the main thoroughfare, Roosevelt Avenue, reveals the many culinary contributions that Colombians, Dominicans, Ecuadorians, Mexicans and Peruvians have made to the neighborhood. But the South Asian […]

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Historic tour, student art fair, homeownership and nutrition workshops…and more


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On Friday, May 29 at 8 p.m. in Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard, the Queens Jazz Orchestra with Special Guest Wycliffe Gordon performs music by Queens’ own – Goodman, Armstrong, Terry and Adderly and the world premiere of Gordon’s “Cyber swing – Jazz in the Digital Age.” Tickets are $40, members pay $32. Call […]

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Gresser Calls For Permanent Funding To Keep School-Based Clinics Open


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She told a group of parents and nursing groups demonstrating outside P.S. 7 that a "proud tradition of providing health care in City schools since 1907 is at risk." Gresser, a former president of the Board of Education, said that universal access to health care was essential to Queens children. "Poor, minority and immigrant children," […]

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Sick Children Left In The Cold By Government;


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HHC Chief Tells Vallone: More State Funds Needed "They will have no recourse, according to Queens consumer groups, but to seek treatment in the boroughs two overcrowded municipal hospital emergency rooms" (Elmhurst General and Queens Hospital Center). Queens children are particularly at risk for asthma and diabetes. The seven targeted Queens school clinics include P.S. […]

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Queens Parents Fighting Clinic Closings 


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The Queens coordinator also rapped the Health & Hospitals Corp. for publishing "elaborate and expensive annual reports instead of using those funds to provide needed health care for children." In northwest Queens the clinics located in public schools include P.S. 14, 107-01 Otis Ave, Corona; I.S. 145, 33-34 80 St., Jackson Heights; P.S. 7, 80-05 […]

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Last Edition of the 20th Century


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Rudy To Rudy: It’s The Board Of End Manhattan Hospitals Gain Foothold Here The year in Queens began with some distressing news and warnings for disaster. A fire that killed four people in a Manhattan skyscraper on Dec. 23 prompted the Queens Courier to run an article based on the fear many residents had that […]

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