Teens from Little Neck and Flushing to serve as US Open ball persons


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Photo courtesy of New York Junior Tennis and Learning

Two Queens kids from the NY Junior Tennis and Learning (NYJTL) program will be front and center as ball persons at the U.S. Open next week to assist their favorite players throughout the games.

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Little Neck eatery hosts actors promoting new theater project


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THE COURIER/Photo by Alina Suriel

Some familiar faces enjoyed appetizers at Little Neck Italian restaurant Il Bacco on Tuesday, as three actors from iconic television shows stopped by to promote their new play, “Dinner with the Boys.”

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Grand opening of Tanenbaum Pool at Samuel Field Y in Little Neck


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Photos by Zerline Alverez

The entire Tanenbaum family was in attendance for the June 4 ribbon cutting of their namesake pool club which was acquired by the Samuel Field Y in early spring and opened to the public in late May.

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Politicians allocating more than $700K to expand Little Neck’s Udalls Cove


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THE COURIER/File photo

Councilman Paul Vallone, Borough President Melinda Katz and state Sen. Tony Avella are allocating a combined $710,000 toward acquiring more land for the 30-acre inlet of Little Neck Bay, which has marshes and wetlands inhabited by various wildlife and plants.

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More honorees named for Little Neck-Douglaston Memorial Day march


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Photos courtesy of Little Neck-Douglaston Memorial Day Parade committee

Keeping with this year’s theme of honoring the sacrifice of Vietnam War veterans, organizers of the annual Little Neck-Douglaston Memorial Day Parade have added five men who fought in the decade-long conflict to its slate of honorees at this May’s march.

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Little Neck-Douglaston Memorial Day march to honor Vietnam vets


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THE COURIER/File photo

Vietnam War veterans and the city’s top veterans’ advocate will be recognized in a special way during the 85th Little Neck-Douglaston Memorial Day Parade.

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Oakland Gardens man pleads guilty to setting fire to pal’s Little Neck apartment


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Ezra Barashy, 26, pleaded guilty to third-degree arson Tuesday for setting fire to his friend’s Little Neck basement apartment this summer, according to the district attorney’s office. In his plea, he admitted to intentionally tossing a Molotov cocktail at the home of his pal.

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Little Neck Nursing Home to hold charity drive for rare neurological disorder


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Photo courtesy of Thomas Oelkers

The Little Neck Nursing Home may be a place for elderly care but in October it will be holding a charity drive for an 8-year-old girl with a little known, poorly understood neurological disorder called Rett Syndrome.

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Two women accused of abusing young exchange students at Little Neck tutoring academy


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Two women have been charged with endangering the welfare of four Korean exchange students in a private tutoring academy in Little Neck, prosecutors said.

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Little Neck actor finds business success in Astoria


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Images Courtesy of Johnny Solo

The 39-year-old Little Neck resident is the co-owner of three establishments in the western Queens neighborhood, two of which opened in the past few months.

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Little Neck school first in the US to offer Essential Accessibility app


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

A Little Neck elementary school is paving the way for people with disabilities. P.S. 811Q on Marathon Parkway is the first school in the nation to partner with Canadian company Essential Accessibility and offer its app, which is designed to help people who can’t browse the web through conventional methods.

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