Author Archives: Melissa Chan

Stop for school bus or lose license for 60 days: state Senate


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Repeat scofflaws who zoom through school bus stop signs could face stiffer penalties under a bill the state Senate passed last week.

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Officials announce events to mark World’s Fair anniversary


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THE COURIER/Photo by Melissa Chan

The “world’s borough” is ready for its six-month-long anniversary party. Officials unveiled a long lineup of Queens events Friday to celebrate the 50th and 75th anniversaries of the 1964 and 1939 World’s Fairs held in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park.

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Queens student treated for tuberculosis as cases rise in city


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CDC/ Melissa Brower

A Hillcrest High School student recently exposed to tuberculosis is receiving treatment and recovering, officials said, as cases of the potentially deadly bacterial infection in the city rise for the first time in a decade.

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Mid-Queens Council meltdown prompts resignation


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The treasurer of the Mid-Queens Community Council has resigned and others are mulling an exit, following a heated spat with the group’s leader and a failed bid to overthrow her, The Queens Courier has learned.

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Crash victim’s parents take safety oath with hundreds of students


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THE COURIER/Photos by Melissa Chan

Studying for the year’s biggest standardized tests can wait, District 26 Superintendent Anita Saunders said. Scholars at P.S. 173 have a more important task at hand — memorizing the 120-word oath they took Friday to put safety first as passengers and pedestrians.

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BOLD & BALD: St. John’s loses locks for cancer research


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THE COURIER/Photo by Melissa Chan

Nine women and 47 men shaved their heads at St. John’s University Thursday to raise money for child cancer research.

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Gov. announces measures to address Queens plane noise


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The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey will double its sound monitors and create an office to address soaring noise complaints, under a string of new orders announced by Governor Andrew Cuomo.

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Hundreds to sign safety pledge in honor of Flushing 3-year-old killed by SUV


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THE COURIER/Photo by Melissa Chan

The family of the 3-year-old girl tragically killed by an SUV in Flushing will watch hundreds stand to take a pledge against reckless driving Friday to honor the toddler.

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Queens man arrested for LI catalytic converter thefts has priors in NYC


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The 23-year-old Jamaica man arrested on Long Island last month for stripping three dozen cars of their costly catalytic converters has a lengthy rap sheet in the city, officials said.

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Macy’s initiative to boost funds for two Queens parks


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THE COURIER/Photo by Melissa Chan

This month, Macy’s shoppers can spend some green to keep Queens green. Two parks in the borough — Cunningham and Queens Botanical Garden — have been selected for the major department store’s “Heart Your Park” fundraising initiative that raises money for upkeep and improvement projects.

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Queens woman determined to walk again after losing legs in train accident


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THE COURIER/Photo by Melissa Chan

The plan is to walk again and then ultimately soar through the city’s skies in a flying trapeze. Teena Katz, who lost her legs after she was struck by a No. 7 train at Grand Central Station, is recovering quickly from the horrific accident last December.

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