Aviation’s flying high in new division


| zbraziller@queenscourier.com

It’s not the sudden winning that has Aviation Coach Steven Hagenlocher enjoying his job again, it’s the possibilities. Aviation moved down to the ‘B’ division this year after going 0-28 in Queens I-A the last two campaigns. “It was terrible,” he said of the losing streak. “I knew we really didn’t have a legitimate chance […]

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Bayside, Aviation Chosen For National Honor


| mhendricks@queenscourier.com

Accomplished Queens high schools Bayside and Aviation are two of 75 schools nationwide chosen to participate in a five-year education initiative co-sponsored by the International Center for Leadership in Education and the Council of Chief State School Officers. Only four schools were chosen in all of New York City. The purpose of the program is […]

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PA Commits Millions For Quieter Schools


By Queens Courier Staff

The Port Authority (PA) has increased its current Queens school soundproofing budget by more than 50 percent as part of its $27.5 million program to cut noise levels in 11 borough schools that are in airport flight paths. The program affects thousands of students attending Queens elementary, middle and high schools, as well as a […]

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Port Authority Announces School Soundproofing Program


By Queens Courier Staff

Thousands of Queens schoolchildren will have quieter classrooms as part of the Port Authoritys (PA) $17.9 million program to cut noise levels in 11 local schools that are located in airport flight paths. Three schools are currently being soundproofed in Flushing, another three in the Rockaways, two in Rosedale, along with one each in Jackson […]

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Port Authority To Soundproof Queens Schools


By Queens Courier Staff

Fourteen Queens schools that have long suffered from aircraft noise from nearby airports will receive soundproofing as part of a $44.5 million grant, the Port Authority (PA) Board of Commissioners announced last week. John Bowne High School at 63-25 Main Street in Flushing and Beach Channel High School at 100-00 Beach Channel Drive. in Rockaway […]

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Flight-Path Schools To Be Soundproofed


By Queens Courier Staff

Thousands of Queens schoolchildren will have quieter classrooms as the result of a record one-third expansion of the Port Authoritys program to reduce noise levels in four local schools located in airport flight paths. Well over 300,000 youngsters attend Queens schools that lie in the paths of nearly 2,000 planes that fly to and from […]

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Evacuation centers in Queens


| brennison@queenscourier.com

The mayor has already ordered the mandatory evacuations of vulnerable areas in Queens ahead of Hurricane Sandy, and others may want to head to an evacuation center just to be safe. Here are the 16 evacuation centers in Queens: • John Adams High School- 101-01 Rockaway Blvd., Ozone Park. • Grover Cleveland High School- 21-27 […]

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Queens evacuation centers


By Queens Courier Staff

With six to 12 inches forecasted for Queens and a flood watch in effect, evacuation plans have been made for areas especially vulnerable during major storms. Due to the potential flooding Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced hospitals, nursing homes and senior homes in low-lying have been evacuated. He also announced the mandatory evacuation of residents of […]

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Queens evacuation centers


By Queens Courier Staff

With five to 10 inches forecasted for Queens and a flood watch in effect, evacuation plans have been made for areas especially vulnerable during major storms. Due to the potential flooding Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced hospitals, nursing homes and senior homes in low-lying have been evacuated. He also announced the mandatory evacuation of residents of […]

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PEOPLE MAKING A BUZZ


By Queens Courier Staff

ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS The local students listed below have been recognized by their colleges or universities for the following achievements: GRADUATE DEGREES Springfield College Kaitlyn Brown, of New Hyde Park, earned a masters of education degree in occupational therapy. GRADUATIONS Excelsior College Yael Buchwald Kupershmith of Flushing – BS Mindy Chait of Flushing – BS Denise […]

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Shelter from the really big storm


By Queens Courier Staff

It’s been nearly 25 years since Hurricane Gloria hit New York City and scientists say that there is nearly a one-in-three chance of a hurricane hitting our area in 2010. Hurricanes, cyclone-like tropical storms with winds that can exceed 200 mph, are “the most powerful accumulations of energy on Earth,” according to Michael Starobin a […]

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Once in a generation


| pdavis@queenscourier.com

While most juniors in college are looking forward to celebrating their 21st birthday or going away with their friends on Spring Break, Rae Klepadlo is thinking about generators. That’s because the rising junior at Queens College is the owner of Generator One – a company specializing in servicing standby generators for areas predominantly in Long […]

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