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Help make history: Vote for Queens sites to get grant money
Help make history: Vote for Queens sites to get grant money
News Liam La Guerre 5/09/2012 at 2:00PM

Five lucky historic Queens venues are in the running to win part of a $3 million grant to support their services and assist in their revitalization. Through a partnership with American Express, the National Trust for Historic Preservation brought the Partners in Preservation initiative to New York City, which is a plan aimed at providing [...]

Peter Rodriguez sentenced in death of George Gibbons
Peter Rodriguez sentenced in death of George Gibbons
News Billy Rennison 5/08/2012 at 3:00PM

The trial of the man that killed George Gibbons may have concluded, but friends and family are ensuring that Gibbons’ legacy will live on. More than 100 supporters, all donning green in solidarity, gathered on the steps of Queens Criminal Court on Monday, May 7 following the sentencing of Peter Rodriguez, who last month pleaded [...]

Second Courier ‘Power Breakfast’ informs seniors
Second Courier ‘Power Breakfast’ informs seniors
Networking Events Melissa Chan 5/08/2012 at 12:00PM

Seniors looking for another leg up in the extensive world of elder law got a second boost of knowledge during a recent Courier-hosted lecture. During a “Power Breakfast” — the second one hosted by The Courier this year — held on May 4 at North Shore Towers in Floral Park, Ann-Margaret Carrozza, an elder law [...]

CK students’ math adds up to wins
CK students’ math adds up to wins
Education & Kids Queens Courier Staff 5/04/2012 at 11:15AM

The Christ the King Regional High School (CK) Math Team celebrated its individual and team victories in this year’s NY State Mathematics League competition. Four of the CK students tied for 1st Place out of more than 4,000 students competing. Overall, the team came in 3rd out of over 200 high schools in the state [...]

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. [...]

Delicious way to raise money
Delicious way to raise money
News Queens Courier Staff 5/03/2012 at 12:50PM

Eat chocolate, raise money? That’s exactly what happened this past weekend when the Rotary Club of South West Queens hosted a chocolate fundraiser for the community-based Our Lady of Grace Ministry of Care and Service Food Pantry. For the price of admission, attendees were able to indulge in treats such as M&M pancakes, chocolate pancakes, [...]

Flushing introduces new principal
Flushing introduces new principal
Education & Kids Melissa Chan 5/03/2012 at 12:21PM

The epilogue has been written for Flushing High School — but as the city concludes the final chapter of the storied 137-year-old institution, a new protagonist has entered the plot. The Department of Education Division of Portfolio Planning hosted a meeting at Flushing High School — one day before the Panel for Educational Policy’s highly-anticipated [...]

No More Rotten ‘Apple’
No More Rotten ‘Apple’
Business Michael Pantelidis 5/03/2012 at 12:09PM

Long Island City’s “Apple Building” – currently eaten to its core – will soon be ripe again. The edifice, located at 30-30 Northern Boulevard and known for the large sign on its roof – left behind by the Apple Red Tag & Label company when it ceased operations in the 1970s – has been mostly [...]

Community Board 2 approves liquor licenses
Community Board 2 approves liquor licenses
Business Michael Pantelidis 5/03/2012 at 11:57AM

Casa Enrique and the M. Wells Dinette inside MoMA PS1 Contemporary Art Center were both recently approved for liquor licenses by Community Board (CB) 2. The proprietors of the Long Island City establishments made presentations to the board members and community residents during an April 24 meeting, requesting the right to sell liquor inside their [...]