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Parents fight potential cuts to after-school programs
Parents fight potential cuts to after-school programs
Education & Kids Maggie Hayes 1/18/2013 at 12:36PM

Amanda Dimick, a single mother of four, couldn’t hold back her tears as she spoke of what the after-school child care Beacon Program means to her and her boys. “I find myself spreading myself thin between my four children,” she said, as her voice cracked. “I don’t know what I would do without the [Beacon] [...]

What City Council members wish for their constituents in 2013
What City Council members wish for their constituents in 2013
Politics Queens Courier Staff 1/07/2013 at 12:18PM

The Queens Courier asked the City Council what they wish for their constituents in 2013. Here are some of the responses: Speaker Christine Quinn: To help New Yorkers still reeling from Sandy recover fully and quickly, & rebuild New York City to protect New Yorkers from the impact of climate change. Daniel Dromm: To see comprehensive immigration reform including the Uniting American Families Act (for families headed [...]

Forest Hills seeks flood fix
Forest Hills seeks flood fix
Central Mitchell Kirk 10/02/2012 at 1:50PM

Rene Alkalay, owner of Genesis Tree of Life, a yoga and wellness center on Metropolitan Avenue in Forest Hills, is furious that area flooding has cost him nearly $75,000. “I want to know what you’re going to do to put me back in business,” he said at a town hall meeting on Thursday, September 27. [...]

Queens councilmembers score high on environmental report cards
News Melissa Chan 4/12/2012 at 3:33PM

The scores are in — and Queens councilmembers have fared well above average in their most recent environmental report cards. According to the New York City League of Conservation Voters’ (NYLCV) annual “Environmental Scorecard,” a record number of 22 out of 50 councilmembers achieved perfect scores. Queens, the runner-up borough, trailed the Manhattan delegation — [...]

Apple store coming to Queens?
News Billy Rennison 1/25/2012 at 11:29AM

A local developer has planted the seeds to land a store that is the “apple” of shoppers’ eyes. The Heskel Group, located in Forest Hills, has been trying for many years to lure an Apple store into the Queens area. “I’ve been working on it for a long time,” said Heskel Elias, founder of the [...]