Call for crossing guard at ‘dangerous’ Elmhurst intersection


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THE COURIER/Photo by Angy Altamirano

A local politician and a school principal are calling on the Department of Transportation (DOT) to ensure the safety of pedestrians, especially school children, who cross a “dangerous” intersection. In March, Senator Jose Peralta urged DOT to take a closer look at the intersection of Junction Boulevard and the Horace Harding Expressway in Elmhurst. The […]

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DEP fights car idling near city schools


| sarahyu@queenscourier.com

Stop Idling

Soon, some Queens kids will be able to breathe a little easier. In honor of Asthma Awareness Month, a two-week long campaign from the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) called “Stop Idling” will be enforced through June 6. “Stop Idling” will target areas around P.S. 206 in Rego Park; P.S. 220 in Forest Hills; P.S. […]

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Dawn Simon


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Founder of a P.S. 206 reading program Elmhurst COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: In fall 2007, Dawn Simon, senior manager for marketing at Elmhurst’s Queens Center Mall, established a reading program for the students of Rego Park’s P.S. 206, on 61-21 97th Place. That happened because of her seven-year involvement with PENCIL, a city organization that connects business […]

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Star Of Queens


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Dawn SimonP.S. 206 reading program founderElmhurst COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: In fall 2007, Dawn Simon, senior manager for marketing at Elmhurst’s Queens Center Mall, established a reading program for the students of Rego Park’s P.S. 206, on 61-21 97th Place. That happened because of her seven-year involvement with Public Education Needs Civic Involvement in Learning (PENCIL), a […]

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Primary Day 2014 coverage


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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Check back here for The Queens Courier’s Primary Day coverage from the casting of ballots to the election results.

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DOE proposes rezoning plan to ease overcrowding at Jackson Heights school


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Map Courtesy of the Department of Education

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

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Live Coverage: Queens Primary Day at the races


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/photo by Alexa Altman

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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A roundup of entertaining and educational venues – Kid Friendly Museums


| jlyons@queenscourier.com

Our mission was to find “kid” friendly museums in Queens. The following institutions are dedicated to entertaining and educating our children (and some parents too). These are places where smiles abound and the dreaded words “Don't Touch That” are never heard. Many of these museums in fact have touchy-feely exhibits for children to experience. So […]

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