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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Councilwoman meets parents over Ridgewood playground problems


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RIDGEWOOD TIMES/Photo by Anthony Giudice

After parkgoers raised issues with the conditions at Rosemary’s Playground in Ridgewood, Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley met with concerned parents at the playground Friday to hear their plea and see what improvements could be made.

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CM Van Bramer: More schools coming soon to Long Island City


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

With more than 22,500 new residential units planned or being constructed already in Long Island City, many questions about infrastructure are up in the air. The problem of schools in particular poses a great concern as current residents want to make sure that the institutions aren’t overloaded with children when the new residents move in.

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Fresh Pond Road street festival to hold student poetry and art contest


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Photo courtesy Angelica Harris

Organizers of the Fresh Pond Road street festival in Ridgewood will present something new at this September’s fair: a poetry and art contest open to local schoolchildren.

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Mayor adds Lunar New Year holiday to NYC public school calendar


| asuriel@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Alina Suriel

Mayor Bill de Blasio came to Flushing Tuesday morning to announce that the Lunar New Year will be an official public school holiday beginning in the 2015-16 school year, allowing students of Asian descent to celebrate with family without missing class.

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Corona, Flushing schools win DOT street safety video contest


| rpozarycki@queenscourier.com

Videos via YouTube/NYC DOT

Students at the participating schools were tasked with developing PSA videos that promote walking and active lifestyles while also urging drivers and pedestrians alike to stay safe.

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New York Hall of Science hosts eight-day Lego fest


| rmackay@queensny.org

Photo courtesy of New York Hall of Science

This Saturday, the New York Hall of Science will kick off Brick Fest Live, an eight-day Lego fan festival with building stations, skyscrapers, exhibitions, trivia contests and even some theater.

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Forest Hills triplets graduate at top of classes at Holy Cross High, Mary Louis Academy


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THE COURIER/Photo by Alina Suriel/Gallery courtesy of the Chow family

Forest Hills triplets Dylan, Brandon and Kylie Chow ended their final year of high school as academic superstars, with each being honored as a valedictorian or salutatorian in the graduating classes of their schools.

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Queens students fold paper cranes for international project


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Photos courtesy of Gary Malone

Students from middle schools in Flushing and Elmhurst are involved in a project to exchange cranes with schoolchildren their age in the Japanese city of Hiroshima, which was hit with an atomic bomb by the U.S. in the final stage of World War II.

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