Volunteers create new classrooms for Astoria school


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

Photos by Liam La Guerre and Dimension Data

As part of its Heads, Hearts and Hands program, workers from information technology services company Dimension Data volunteered to beautify I.S. 126Q on May 21 and convert storage space into new classrooms, allowing the school to serve an additional 120 students.

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Queens Library CEO appeals for more city funding


| rpozarycki@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Queens Borough Public Library

With a little more than a month until the city’s budget deadline, the Queens Borough Public Library is urging elected officials to make a much-needed investment in its system.

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Jackson Heights students raise $2K for Nepal earthquake victims


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of the Garden School

A local nonprofit to benefit communities from Nepal received a $2,000 donation from the Garden School Key Club to go towards relief efforts after a 7.8-magnitude earthquake in the South Asian country on April 25.

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Residents rally against high school planned for Bayside Jewish Center


| asuriel@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Alina Suriel

Residents living near the Bayside Jewish Center rallied with state Sen. Tony Avella on Thursday against a proposed high school planned for their neighborhood.

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Pols propose $682M education package to help alleviate overcrowding


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Angy Altamirano

Elected officials in the state Senate have put forth a new plan that hopes to bring some relief to the overcrowded school districts throughout the city including western Queens.

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Bayside brothers look to ‘bee’ a spelling dynasty


| asuriel@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Alina Suriel / File photo

Although this is his first year qualifying for the Scripps National Spelling Bee, 11-year-old Srinath Mahankali has already seen what it takes to be a winner.

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Parents, students call for support to save LIC middle school


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photos by Angy Altamirano

Parents and students in Long Island City are asking for their community to speak up to keep a beloved middle school in a neighborhood growing every day.

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LIC community celebrates groundbreaking of Hunters Point library


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/ Photo by Angy Altamirano

After 15 years, the wait is finally over for the Long Island City community, who worked hard to bring a new waterfront library to the neighborhood.

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Jackson Heights elementary school celebrates planting of Peace Poles


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

Photos courtesy of Danielle Mahoney

Students at P.S. 212 in Jackson Heights are looking to spread the idea of peace throughout their community.

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