Three St. Albans residents arrested in gun and drug bust


| rpozarycki@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of NYPD

Police found guns, drugs and a bundle of cash while executing a search warrant at a St. Albans home Thursday morning that led to three arrests, authorities said.

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Seven alleged southeast Queens gang members busted for murder plots


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Counting themselves among “killas,” seven street gang members based in southeast Queens were indicted for allegedly plotting two murder attempts, prosecutors said.

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New CTE and STEM initiatives coming to NYC public schools


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Photo courtesy of Councilman Rory Lancman

Strengthening core curriculum in public schools that gives students a head start on preparing for college and careers is a major focus of the New York City schools chancellor this year.

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Springfield Gardens Girl Scout is city’s top cookie seller for second year


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of DeAnne Lorde

Springfield Gardens eighth-grader Najah Lorde is once again the top Girl Scout cookie seller in New York City with 1,816 boxes.

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Star of Queens: Marlene Smith-Sotillo, president and CEO, Sickle Cell Awareness Foundation International


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Star of Queens

Marlene Smith-Sotillo is the president and CEO of the Sickle Cell Awareness Foundation International based out of Jamaica. She engages the community with educational outreach workshops, health fairs and support group development to improve the quality of life for those affected by the disease.

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Former 102nd Precinct deputy inspector bids farewell, welcomes successor


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THE COURIER/Photos by Salvatore Licata

Though Deputy Inspector Henry Sautner is leaving his command post at the 102nd Precinct for a higher position within the NYPD, he expressed confidence in his successor at the Richmond Hill command, Deputy Inspector Deodat Urprasad.

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Woman who stabbed Martin Luther King Jr. dies at 98 in Queens


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo via Wikimedia Commons

The woman who tried to assassinate Martin Luther King Jr. in 1958 died earlier this month at a Queens nursing home, according to a published report.

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