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Queens students bridge the generation gap using makeovers
Queens students bridge the generation gap using makeovers
Education & Kids Melissa Chan 3/03/2013 at 10:54AM

Using makeup and nail polish, hundreds of Queens teens are bridging the gap between two generations. Nearly 185 high school students in the borough have joined in a nonprofit’s cause to provide friendship and free makeovers to women living in senior homes. The after-school leadership program, GlamourGals Foundation, Inc., has spread to 83 chapters in [...]

Queens native Jack Lew confirmed as treasury secretary
Queens native Jack Lew confirmed as treasury secretary
Politics Cristabelle Tumola 2/28/2013 at 10:45AM

Jack Lew, who President Obama nominated for treasury secretary in January, was confirmed for the position by the Senate in a 71-26 vote Wednesday. A Queen native and Forest Hills High School graduate, Lew served as the president’s chief of staff for the last year and previously was the director of the Office of Management [...]

‘Harlem Shake’ causes stir among Queens students
‘Harlem Shake’ causes stir among Queens students
Top Stories Melissa Chan 2/28/2013 at 8:09AM

A viral video craze has shaken Queens. The “Harlem Shake” Internet sensation led to the arrest of one Forest Hills High School teen last week after he organized a “senior prank” that jammed the school lobby with students trying to get in on the fad, cops said. Arnis Mehmetaj, 17, invited some 500 students on [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 2/22/2013 at 7:50AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Friday: Mostly cloudy. High of 37 with a windchill as low as 14F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 15 mph shifting to the East in the afternoon. Friday night: Overcast with a chance of snow and a chance of rain after midnight. Low of 34 with a windchill as low as [...]

Obama names Queens native Jack Lew as treasury secretary
Obama names Queens native Jack Lew as treasury secretary
Central Cristabelle Tumola 1/10/2013 at 3:39PM

Queens is coming to the cabinet. President Obama officially nominated his chief of staff, Queens native Jacob “Jack” Lew, for secretary of the treasury Thursday. “As a kid growing up in Queens, I had dreams of making a difference in the world,” said Lew at the nomination announcement. The 57–year-old, who resided on Yellowstone Boulevard [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 1/10/2013 at 7:38AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Thursday: Partly cloudy. High of 48. Winds from the NW at 10 to 15 mph. Thursday night: Clear in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 36. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%. EVENT OF THE DAY: Urinetown: The Musical Winner of three Tony awards and one of the most uproariously funny musicals [...]

Moe Harkless drafted by Philadelphia 76ers
Moe Harkless drafted by Philadelphia 76ers
News Terence M. Cullen 6/28/2012 at 9:05PM

After more than three months of waiting and debating, Moe Harkless is in the NBA. The 6-foot-8 small forward who spent only one year playing at St. John’s was selected 15th overall by the Philadelphia 76ers – becoming the first Red Storm player in 12 years to be a first-round pick. The Jamaica, Queens native [...]

Queens’ Jacob Lew named Obama’s chief of staff
Queens’ Jacob Lew named Obama’s chief of staff
News Steve Mosco 1/18/2012 at 9:06AM

Hail to the chief and hail to his Queens-raised chief of staff. Forest Hills native Jacob Lew, an orthodox Jew, was named President Barack Obama’s chief of staff in a ceremony at the White House on January 14. Lew had been serving as director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and now replaces [...]

Maurice Harkless named to Big East’s Honor Roll
Maurice Harkless named to Big East’s Honor Roll
Sports Steve Mosco 1/03/2012 at 4:22PM

One of the borough’s top hoops stars is continuing his athletic success under the bright lights of college basketball. Maurice Harkless, a former star forward at Forest Hills High School, was named to the Big East Conference’s Weekly Honor Roll on January 2 for his high-flying efforts in St. John’s games against Providence and Connecticut. [...]