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Newly formed JetBlue Foundation gives $25K grants to two Queens schools
Newly formed JetBlue Foundation gives $25K grants to two Queens schools
Southeast Angy Altamirano 12/19/2013 at 2:01PM

JetBlue Airways has given aviation students an extra push to fly above and beyond after announcing the launch of the JetBlue Foundation, created to encourage and advance aviation-related education by sparking interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs.

Kids chat with deep-sea expert
Kids chat with deep-sea expert
Education & Kids Alexa Altman 5/04/2012 at 10:36AM

Richmond Hill kids dove into the fascinating world of marine biology when they videoconferenced with an expert from the SeaTrek Mote Marine Laboratory, located in Sarasota, Florida. Kasey Gaylord, a SeaTrek coordinator and educator, hosted the April 24 conference and showed the children what dinner time is like in the shark tank at the aquarium. [...]

Solidarity and Seeking Justice
Solidarity and Seeking Justice
Blogs / Columnists / Voices Queens Courier Staff 4/05/2012 at 2:25PM

BY COUNCILMEMBER LEROY COMRIE Since the tragedy in Sanford, Florida that took the life of Trayvon Martin, we have seen an outcry of public support for the Martin family and a strong call for justice. Many residents informed me that they wanted to express their outrage and frustration because what is happening in Sanford is [...]

Councilmembers don hoodies for Trayvon Martin
Councilmembers don hoodies for Trayvon Martin
News Billy Rennison 3/30/2012 at 11:10AM

Members of the city council donned hoodies and stood on the steps of City Hall recently in a show of support to the family Trayvon Martin in the wake of the teen’s death. Around the country, residents — from lawmakers to citizens — have worn hooded sweatshirts to bring awareness to the shooting of the [...]