Queens HS student wins US Congressional Award Gold Medal


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Photo courtesy of the Garden School

Astoria resident Julia McKenna, a senior at the Garden School in Jackson Heights, was one of 13 New York State students to win the 2014 US Congressional Award Gold Medal.

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Pearl Jam fans to hold fundraiser at Kew Gardens bar in ongoing efforts to bring band to Queens


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Pearl Jam fans are holding a fundraiser at Austin’s Ale House in January , as part of a push to raise money for a crowdfunded attempt to get the 90s band to play at Forest Hills Stadium.

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Queens Courier toy drive to help local Boys and Girls Club


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photos courtesy of Boys and Girls Club of Metro Queens

Once again, The Queens Courier will be collecting toys for its annual holiday gift drive. The Boys and Girls Club of Metro Queens is asking for donations of new toys for 83 girls and 83 boys between the ages of 5 and 10. The Courier will wrap and deliver the toys.

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Queens real estate market update October 2014 and what this means for today’s buyers and sellers


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Median Home Price - For October 2014 the Queens median home price was $419,000 — a 14.8 percent increase over last year at this time, as reported by Multiple Listing Service of Long Island. Supply of Homes for Sale - The residential inventory of homes for sale has dropped from 5,899 properties in October 2013 to 5,338 […]

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Star of Queens: Thao-Nguyen Le, co-director, Vietnam Heritage Center


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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Thao-Nguyen Le develops and implements programs for Vietnam Heritage Center, recruits and manages volunteers, organizes special community events to celebrate Vietnamese culture, and cultivates and maintains relationships with donors and community members.

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Inside St. John’s Hospital’s transformation into Queens Pointe development


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THE COURIER/Photos by Liam La Guerre

After about a year of construction the former St. John’s Hospital in Elmhurst is beginning to look more and more like the new Queens Pointe residential and retail destination it will become.

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Elmhurst woman writes Queens walking tour book


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Image courtesy of Adrienne Onofri

Adrienne Onofri is the author behind “Walking Queens,” a new book that features 30 detailed walking tours through the borough exploring architecture, distinct cultures in different neighborhoods, historical landmarks, celebrity homes and natural scenery.

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