Flushing Meadows to hold free World’s Fair Anniversary Festival this June


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THE COURIER/File photo

A free festival, once again celebrating the 1939-1940 and 1964-1965 World’s Fairs, will be held at Flushing Meadows Corona Park this June with music, food and family-friendly activities.

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Ridgewood civic focuses on bike lanes and local businesses


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TIMES NEWSWEEKLY/Photo by Kelly Marie Mancuso

Transit, tenants and trees took center stage during a three-part presentation hosted by the Ridgewood Property Owners and Civic Association on Thursday at the Ridgewood Older Adult Center.

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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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NYS Pavilion to get free paint job


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THE COURIER/Photos by Angy Altamirano

The city Parks Department and Queens Borough President Melinda Katz announced Wednesday morning the latest efforts to spruce up the New York State Pavilion at Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

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Local artist to donate ceramic tile installation to Astoria Heights Park


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Photos courtesy of Penelope Eleni

A mother of three is making her way back into the art world by creating an art installation that will bloom at a local Astoria community park.

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Navy SEAL from Queens dies in training accident


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Photo courtesy of Naval Special Warfare Group TWO

A 32-year-old man from Queens was one of two Navy SEALs who died in a training accident in a swimming pool at a Virginia base.

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Improvements underway at Jamaica’s Rufus King Park


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NYC Parks/photo by Malcolm Pinckney

The Parks Department along with local elected officials ceremonially broke ground Monday on a $2.2 million renovation of Rufus King Park located in an area bounded by Jamaica and 89th avenues between 150th and 153rd streets.

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Evergreen Park renovations celebrated at Glendale groundbreaking


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TIMES NEWSWEEKLY/Photo by Kelly Marie Mancuso

Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley joined Queens Parks Commissioner Dorothy Lewandowski and others to ceremonially break ground on renovations to the playground on the national observance of Arbor Day.

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Middle Village residents continue fight against Glendale shelter


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THE COURIER/Photo by Anthony Giudice

As proponents for turning an abandoned Glendale warehouse into a homeless shelter try to move that plan forward, the Middle Village Property Owners and Residents Association vows to continue to fight against it.

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