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Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 12/19/2013 at 8:04AM

TODAY’S FORECAST  Thursday: A mix of clouds and sun. High 41. Winds SW at 10 to 20 mph. Thursday night: Cloudy. Low 36. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: New Sounds of East and West Set in a quaint, Gothic style church, Project Hansori’s concert will present new original music centered on Asian-infused jazz. [...]

NY Comptroller DiNapoli: ‘Queens is a New York success story’
NY Comptroller DiNapoli: ‘Queens is a New York success story’
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 12/13/2013 at 5:14PM

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli gathered with local elected officials and community leaders on Friday, December 13 at Silvercup Studios in Long Island City to release an economic snapshot of Queens, revealing how the borough has made an economic comeback over the past two years since the Great Recession.

Non-profit investigates fraud against Latin American immigrants
News Alexa Altman 10/17/2012 at 10:33AM

Desperate for work, Gerardo Llanque, a Peruvian immigrant, visited an employment agency in search of a job five years ago. He paid $120 in exchange for a temporary construction position. When Llanque arrived at the address where his job was supposed to be, he found an abandoned house. “It can be exasperating not to find [...]

Immigrants finish high school at higher rates than U.S. born
Education & Kids Cristabelle Tumola 9/13/2012 at 5:05PM

A report recently released by the city’s Independent Budgetary Office (IBO) found that immigrant students graduate in four years at a slightly higher rate than U.S. born students, but those differences depend greatly on the foreign born student’s country of origin. The IBO’s report tracked the graduation rates of the 89,750 students who were or [...]

Queens Morning Roundup
News Liam La Guerre 7/30/2012 at 6:00AM

EVENT of the DAY: “Akeelah and the Bee”  With an aptitude for words, 11-year-old Akeelah Anderson (Keke Palmer) is determined to spell her way out of South Los Angeles, entering scores of local contests and eventually landing a chance to win the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. [Click here for more info] or [...]

Affordable Care Act: What it means for immigrants
Health Liam La Guerre 7/11/2012 at 10:55AM

When Sunnyside resident Blanca Palomeque had ovarian cancer two years ago she didn’t have full health insurance to cover her treatment. She enrolled in the Medicaid Spenddown program, but it only provided her with six months of assistance and she was forced to pay $15 out of pocket for each visit to Elmhurst Hospital and [...]