ACS adopts model used by Forest Hills foster care agency


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Forestdale, Inc.

The New York City Administration for Children’s Services will be rolling out the Strong Families NYC Initiative, components of which are modeled after a Forest Hills-based child welfare organization.

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Congressional Quiet Skies Caucus looking for airplane noise mitigation


| agiudice@ridgewoodtimes.com

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Congress members are continuing their fight to keep the skies over Queens, and communities across the country, quiet.

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New York Hospital Queens renamed NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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The name change comes as a result of the hospital’s takeover by NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, which was prompted by the need and desire to improve access to state-of-the-art care for Queens residents.

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CB 5 sounds off on waste-by-rail company’s permits


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RIDGEWOOD TIMES/Photo by Anthony Giudice

After learning of the extended time frame for public comments regarding two waste-by-rail permits, members of Community Board 5 collectively voted against them during its meeting Wednesday night at Christ the King High School in Middle Village.

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Glendale, Middle Village residents get more time to vent on waste-by-rail permits


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RIDGEWOOD TIMES/Photo by Anthony Giudice

Residents of Glendale, Ridgewood and Middle Village scored a victory in their fight for the containerization of all solid waste transported by rail Tuesday, when elected officials secured an extension of the public comment period regarding permits regarding two waste haulers’ plans to increase their rail operations.

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PHOTOS: Middle Village holds annual Relay for Life event


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Photos courtsey Relay for Life

Rain and thunder could not dampen the spirits of the nearly 400 participants who took part in the 13th Annual Relay for Life of Middle Village in Juniper Valley Park on Saturday.

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EXCLUSIVE: City’s first lady talks with The Courier about education, mental health


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THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

Calling Queens “a model” of what New York City can be, the city’s First Lady Chirlane McCray outlined her efforts to expand education and mental health programs in an exclusive interview with The Courier.

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Queens native Fran Drescher visits LIC mobile mammography clinic


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THE COURIER/Photos by Angy Altamirano

Actress and Kew Gardens native Fran Drescher, known for her quirky roles in television shows such as “The Nanny” in the ’90s, made a stop at the nonprofit Project Renewal’s mobile mammography clinic called the ScanVan located at the Community Healthcare Network’s LIC center.

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Planned Parenthood cuts ribbon on first Queens health center in LIC


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Photos by Ryan Brown for Planned Parenthood of New York City

Long Island City is now home to a new health center bringing affordable services to the growing population of Queens.

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