Author Archives: Eric Jankiewicz

Public transit advocates expand coalition for express bus service in Queens


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THE COURIER/Photo by Eric Jankiewicz

With express bus service set to be created on routes between Flushing and Jamaica this year, a coalition of public transit advocates backing the plan is expanding its efforts to win the hearts and minds of Queens community members.

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Forest Hills second-grader to represent city in national kids chess championship


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Photo courtesy U.S. Chess National

Seven-year-old Amelie Phung is headed to California with her father Tam this weekend when she will play in a national chess tournament. If she makes the right moves on the chess board, Amelie could win a chance to represent the USA at the World Chess Championship in Greece.

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Replacement for crumbling parking garage near Borough Hall won’t be done till 2017


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THE COURIER/Photo by Eric Jankiewicz

The city is planning to complete the demolition and replacement of a vital public garage near Queens Borough Hall by 2017 as members of the community complain about traffic nightmares and a constant battle for parking while they wait.

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Flushing Chamber of Commerce to launch English language classes for growing immigrant population


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The new Flushing Chamber of Commerce is launching a program to address the growing demand for English language classes to help waves of new immigrants in the area who need help learning the language of their adopted country.

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Steve Piorkowski, energetic Bayside coach, dies from cancer at 54


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Photo courtesy of Steve Piorkowski's family

Steve Piorkowski, a Bayside High School softball and basketball coach known throughout the athletic league for his winning teams and his determination to fight a life-threatening disease, died at 54 after struggling with cancer for three years.

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