Star of Queens: Christian Amez, Business Enterprise instructor, Woodside on the Move


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Christian Amez has worked with Woodside on the Move for about five years, starting as an aide in the afterschool program. He ultimately created his own year-long class, the “Business Enterprise” program. It teaches children, in grades four and above, various financial literacy and math skills.

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Woodside fundraiser to help 4-year-old boy with leukemia


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Photos courtesy of Victoria Panos

Over a year ago, Lauren and Joseph Williams heard four words that changed their lives: “Your son has cancer.” Now, as they stay strong fighting leukemia with their 4-year-old son in California, the Williams family is getting help from friends back in New York.

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Woodside man beautifies neighborhood one fire alarm box at a time


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THE COURIER/Photos by Angy Altamirano

Woodside resident John S. Colgan has turned outdoor walls, fire boxes, lampposts and hydrants into his canvas — not in an illegal effort at self-expression but to battle the defacing of his beloved neighborhood by graffiti.

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Woodside celebrates 3rd Annual ‘Woofside’ Halloween Pet Parade


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Photos courtesy of Woodside on the Move

Tails were wagging this weekend in Woodside as dozens of four-legged members of the community took part in a spooktacular event.

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DOE votes to bus more than 250 Woodside students to Astoria school


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THE COURIER/ Photo by Angy Altamirano

The Department of Education voted on Wednesday night to temporary relocate over 250 students from P.S.11 in Woodside to P.S. 171 in Astoria for the next three years.

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DOT to install traffic safety features at fatal Woodside intersection


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THE COURIER/ Photo by Angy Altamirano

The Department of Transportation announced it will be implementing traffic safety improvements beginning this month on Northern Boulevard and 61st Street, where 8-year-old Noshat was fatally struck.

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DOE postpones vote on temporary relocation plans of Woodside’s P.S. 11 students


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Photo Courtesy of Julianne O’Riordan

The Department of Education (DOE) announced the vote on a Woodside school’s partial co-location and re-siting has been postponed.

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Expansion announced for overcrowded I.S. 125 in Woodside


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THE COURIER/ Photo by Angy Altamirano

Overcrowding may soon be one less problem to solve at one Woodside school. Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer gathered with other elected officials, School Construction Authority (SCA) representatives, the school administration, parents and students to announce the expansion of I.S. 125.

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Pols call for law change after driver with suspended license fatally strikes Woodside boy


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THE COURIER/ Photos by Angy Altamirano

Local elected officials are calling for a change in the law to prevent another child, like 8-year-old Noshat Nahian, from losing their life.

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Truck fatally hits 8-year-old boy in Woodside; driver charged


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THE COURIER/Photo by Angy Altamirano

A third grader was struck and killed by a truck at a Woodside intersection Friday morning as he was on his way to school. Noshat Nahian, 8, was crossing the street with his 11-year-old sister around 8 a.m. when a tractor trailer traveling southbound on 61st Street made a left turn, striking him with its rear tires, […]

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Funeral set for Woodside woman killed in Metro-North derailment


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Funeral services will be held for a Kisook Ahn, a 35-year-old Woodside resident who died in Sunday’s Metro-North derailment.

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Woodside street co-named after beloved community member Lou Rispoli


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THE COURIER/ Photos by Angy Altamirano

Louis Rispoli will always be remembered as a great husband, friend, mentor and important member of the Woodside community. Rispoli, who was attacked in October 2012 in Sunnyside and died at Elmhurst Hospital Center days later, was honored and celebrated on July 27 during a ceremony to co-name 51st Street and 43rd Avenue “Louis Rispoli […]

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Woodside park has rat problem, say locals


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Photo courtesy of Sal Albanese

ANGY ALTAMIRANO AND BENJAMIN FANG Unwanted visitors are taking a stroll in a Woodside park. Residents and store owners have observed a large number of rats beginning to inhabit John Vincent Daniels Jr. Square, located at Roosevelt Avenue and 43rd Avenue between 50th and 52nd Street, over the past several months. “They’re monsters, they’re huge,” said […]

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