Officials announced Tuesday, July 8, the City Council Merit Based Scholarship, once named after former Speaker Peter Vallone Sr., was restored after it was voted into the budget of the City Council for $11.1 million.
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Dr. Felix V. Matos Rodriguez, a former cabinet secretary of the Department of Family Services for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, was appointed as the president of Queens College by The Board of Trustees of The City University of New York (CUNY), the school announced Monday.
Macaulay Honors College of CUNY is hosting the course to sample and analyze water at the Queens’ base of the Throgs Neck Bridge, Flushing Bay and Meadow Lake in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, so students can learn about threats to the ecosystem from what lies beneath these waters.
The Diocese of Brooklyn will welcome 13 new priests this weekend, including two Jackson Heights-born men, in this year’s largest ordination class in the nation.
Shanelle Davis will be the first black valedictorian to graduate Benjamin Cardozo High School. Davis, who will be the first in her family to earn a higher degree, will attend Harvard University starting in the fall.
Making seniors smile and hearing their cheers is music to Benjamin Cardozo High School senior Jingyih Lee’s ears.
Jackson Heights native Harold Everton created AtEyeLevel.co, a website billed as a community forum for men 5’7” and under, last month to educate people about heightism and create a community where short men can give tips to overcome discrimination.
What was only supposed to be a one-week visit to New York for an international exhibition has turned into about 25 years of success for Long Island City artist Luba Lukova.
Senator Charles Schumer’s seven point plan for reform of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey shows chutzpah. Consider these talking points. Schumer calls on the Authority to stop spending money on projects which take away from its basic mission and transportation. Since his election to the Senate in 1998, he has been [...]
In a day filled with activities as diverse as the girls and their moms, nearly 2,000 people attended the Girls World Expo, a day for empowering teenage girls, where 14 were honored. The Girls World Expo, held March 16 at Terrace on the Park, is the brainchild of Varinda Misset, who founded the company and brought the event to The Queens Courier.