DOE leasing former Astoria Catholic school building for pre-K center


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THE COURIER/Photos by Angy Altamirano

The site of the former Most Precious Blood Catholic School, which closed its doors in June after 58 years of serving the Astoria community, will now be used as a pre-K center, according to the Department of Education.

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Boy Scout organizes cleanup event for Glendale RGMVM fields


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Photos courtesy of the Hansen family

The Ridgewood-Glendale-Middle Village-Maspeth (RGMVM) Little League fields located at 78-11 Woodhaven Blvd. in Glendale got a much-needed cleanup over the weekend thanks to one Boy Scout’s efforts.

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Forest Hills Rhythmic Gymnastics team performs at ‘World’s Most Famous Arena’


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Photos courtesy Forest Hills Rhythmic Gymnastics

The girls from the Forest Hills Rhythmic Gymnastics team got the chance to showcase their skills on center court at Madison Square Garden during the halftime show at a New York Liberty game earlier this month.

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Astoria teen gets presidential treatment before heading to college


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Photos courtesy of Anthony Neciosup

For 17-year-old Anthony Neciosup, last week still seems surreal, as his dream to go to the White House and be in the same room as the President of the United States and the first lady became a reality.

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Upgrades coming for Woodhaven’s Mary Whalen Playground


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RIDGEWOOD TIMES/Photos by Anthony Giudice

For over a year Forest Park’s Mary Whalen Playground, located near Forest Parkway and Park Lane South, has been awaiting repairs, and on Aug. 18, Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley will be holding a ground-breaking ceremony at the park to kick off the start of the renovation.

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Kids learn basketball fundamentals at Maspeth High School summer camp


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RIDGEWOOD TIMES/Photos by Anthony Giudice

Maspeth High School wrapped up its second summer basketball camp on Friday, where local middle school students came together to learn the fundamentals of basketball, play some games and most importantly, have fun.

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Ridgewood library brought thousands of visitors to June events


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Photo courtesy Assemblywoman Cathy Nolan's office

The Ridgewood library attracted over 5,400 visitors with its regular and special programs last month. In addition, the Ridgewood branch is fourth in the library system in the number of programs offered and the number of people who visit the library, according to Joanne King, the director of communications for the Queens Library.

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Costly corruption at Queens Library ran deep: comptroller’s audit


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QUEENS COURIER/Photo by Anthony Giudice

Executives at the Queens Borough Public Library spent millions of dollars on themselves while claiming the library was in debt and reducing both staff and services, according to an audit that City Comptroller Scott Stringer revealed during a press conference Wednesday morning outside the Astoria public library.

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Seven Queens students accepted to the US service academies


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Photo courtesy of Congresswoman Grace Meng's office

Seven recent high school graduates from Queens will be all they can be in their college years after being accepted into various U.S. military service academies with the assistance of Congresswoman Grace Meng.

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Youth employment opportunities for Ridgewood teens this summer


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Photo courtesy Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow

With the school year coming to an end, many teenagers may find it difficult to find any type of summertime employment, but one youth workforce development provider is looking to help teens enroll in internship programs.

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Glendale author to be featured at Barnes & Noble book fair


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Photo courtesy Rosaria Lucia Photography

In celebration of Get Pop-Cultured: Outlander Day, the Barnes & Noble bookstore in Forest Hills will host a book fair featuring Glendale author and founder of the Excalibur Reading Program, Angelica Harris.

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The St. Margaret’s/Resurrection Flyers celebrate record-breaking season


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Photo courtesy St. Margaret's/Resurrection Flyers

During their end-of-season celebration, the St. Margaret’s/Resurrection Flyers presented special plaques to runners, including those who broke records this season.

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