Courier brings holiday cheer, toys to kids at Queens Centers for Progress’ Apple Preschool


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THE COURIER

Santa brought smiles and of course toys to the good boys and girls at Queens Centers for Progress’ Apple Preschool in Jamaica for The Queens Courier’s annual holiday gift drive. Ringing his bell and calling out a jolly “ho ho ho,” some of the kids were a little shy of Old Saint Nick, but most […]

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Catholic Schools week theme: ‘A+ for America’


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The National Catholic Educational Association announced that the theme for this year’s Catholic Schools Week is “A+ for America.” The week is celebrated in the last week of January, with schools holding events for students, faculty and for the general public as well. This year, it will begin on January 30 and end on February […]

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One school that teaches how to give back


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At Sacred Heart School in Bayside, the students have been doing much more than studying. The students raised $2,100 by selling dress-down coupons, coveted items at a Catholic school where uniforms abound. Moses Xie, 13, is the president of the student council where he helps to organize charities and plan events for students. The eighth […]

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Sacred Heart scholar


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James McLaughlin gets congratulations from his teacher, Christine Lopez, at the Sacred Heart School in Bayside. The fifth grader recently won his division at the Brooklyn Diocese Regional Math Competition for northeast Queens. The plucky 10-year-old prevailed against math whizzes in grades 3-6 from other Catholic schools in the area. The next step for the […]

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School helps those in need


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The Sacred Heart School of Bayside’s Student Council develops activities to provide support to those in the community in need. They sponsor a weekly radio program on school news that is broadcast throughout the school, perform tasks assisting the teachers, and sponsor events to boost student morale. Sacred Heart is located at 216-01 38th Avenue, […]

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Sacred Heart Math Whiz


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Eighth grader Julian Sexton, winner of the Sacred Heart School Junior High Math Competition, will represent Sacred Heart School, located at 216-01 38th Avenue, Bayside, at a regional competition. The location of the competition is yet to be announced

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GLENDALE: Good Schools & Affordable Homes


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WHERE: Tucked away in the southwest corner of Queens, Glendale, with a population of nearly 80,000, is bordered by Ridgewood to the west, Middle Village to the north, Forest Park to the east, and Brooklyn to its south. It is bounded by Long Island Rail Road and freight train tracks to the north, Woodhaven Boulevard […]

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Broad Channel School Saved, Others Hope To Follow


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Parents leading the fight to keep floundering Catholic schools open have reason to celebrate this week as they received news that St. Virgilius School in Broad Channel will stay open. “We’re ecstatic that it’s going to stay open,” said Stacy Spataro, Parent Association President. “It came at the perfect time.” The school is one of […]

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Bayside kids sell lemonade to raise funds for cancer awareness


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THE COURIER/Photo by Melissa Chan

Selling lemonade, Bayside siblings Olivia and Paul Esposito raised $922 for pediatric cancer awareness.

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Scout Day at Citi Field


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Before the New York Mets closed out the 2011 season, Citi Field welcomed the Cub Scouts from Sacred Heart School in Bayside as the color guard for the game. It was a huge honor and privilege for the scouts, who carried the colors to centerfield while the younger scouts watched from the warning track. (Right) […]

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News Briefs


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Rachel’s Challenge Assembly FLUSHING – In the legacy of Rachel Scott, the first person killed in the Columbine High School tragedy in 2009, on September 23, all students and staff at the East-West School of International Studies will spend the morning learning about ways to reduce bullying and school violence by promoting tolerance and compassion […]

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Southern Queens News Briefs


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Food drive RIDGEWOOD — Assemblymember Mike Miller has teamed up with the Greater Ridgewood Youth Council to hold a food drive through August 4 to benefit the Ridgewood Older Adult Center. Children from the Greater Ridgewood Youth Council Summer Camp as well as Boy Scouts Troop 427 will be lending a hand in this project. […]

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PEOPLE MAKING A BUZZ


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ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS The listed local students have been recognized by their colleges or universities for the following achievements: HIGH HONORS (Fall Semester) The College at Brockport Tysha Llewellyn of Saint Albans FIRST HONORS Clark University Alan Grunberg of Woodside FACULTY HONORS Trinity College Julia McInnis of Jackson Heights; Rosalia Abreu, Lorenzo Sewanan and Geraldine Fernandez […]

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Changing of the Guard


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Barbara Bacarella, a crossing guard on Bell Boulevard for four years, is starting anew as a guard at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament School, also in Bayside. “I love Bell Boulevard,” said Bacarella, 58. At dismissal hours, she routinely helps children from local schools like P.S. 41 and Sacred Heart School make their way […]

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