Career-themed high school in Cambria Heights to offer industry-specific opportunities through new partnership


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The Benjamin Franklin High School for Finance & Information Technology in Cambria Heights will give under-served high school students opportunities to get a head start in their car

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WWE Superstar John Cena grants Maspeth boy’s wish


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Photo courtesy the Lanzer family

To wrestling fans around the world WWE Superstar John Cena is known for being a 15-time world champion, but outside of the ring he is best known for his work with the Make-A-Wish Foundation. On Monday night Cena set the record for most celebrity wishes at 500, by making an 8-year-old boy from Maspeth’s dream come true.

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Queens Village teen scores internship at exclusive Manhattan restaurant


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Photo courtesy of Mario Gonzalez

Lyanna Cintron remembers standing in her mother and step-father’s kitchen at age 9 and wanting to get her hands dirty to make dishes like shrimp lasagna, lemon butter fish and sushi rolls.

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Queens West Kiwanis clubs donate to Project Eliminate


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Photos courtesy JP DiTroia

The 17 clubs of the Kiwanis Queens West Division have helped raise $47,000 for the Kiwanis International’s Project Eliminate, which fights to end maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT) around the world.

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LIC organization provides free supplies to educators


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THE COURIER/Photos by Angy Altamirano

One Long Island City group is changing the lives of educators throughout the city and teaching them that every object — whether it is a poster or an outdated cellphone case — has a second life.

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Queens kids compete in citywide track and field sports games


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Photos courtesy of City Parks Foundation

Children from Queens joined scores of kids from across New York City at Icahn Stadium on Randall’s Island for City Parks Foundation’s (CPF) 14th Annual CityParks Track & Field Citywide Championships on Aug. 12 for a day of healthy competition in a wide range of track and field events.

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Springfield Gardens teen completes All Star Code summer program


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Photos courtesy of All Star Code

While most high school students were relaxing during their summer vacation, one student from Queens finished a six-week summer program with All Star Code, an organization that prepares young men of color for full-time employment in the technology field.

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City announces latest procedure for ensuring pre-K sites meet health and safety standards


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City officials announced the latest steps to ensure that every “Pre-K for All” site meets the highest health and safety standards.

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City Council panels approve construction of new school in Ozone Park


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The City Council’s Subcommittee on Landmarks, Public Siting and Maritime Uses and the Land Use Committee has approved a School Construction Authority contract to erect P.S. 335, a 504-seat school at a vacant lot on Albert Road between Raleigh Street and 99th Place, in the Centerville section of Ozone Park.

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Knicks legend John Starks scores with LeFrak City library visit


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Photos by Stephen Vrattos

Legendary Knicks shooting guard John Starks visited the Queens Library at LeFrak City on Tuesday as part of the 9th annual “Knicks Read to Achieve” summer reading program, sponsored by Optimum Community and Madison Square Garden.

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Bayside Little League Rebels advance to finals of the Borough Cup Challenge


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The Bayside Rebels of the Bayside Little League will be traveling to the Bronx next month to play in the championship game of the Borough Cup Challenge at Yankee Stadium.

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