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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 [...]

$1 Trillion in Student Debt
$1 Trillion in Student Debt
Education & Kids Billy Rennison 5/07/2012 at 10:30AM

Here is what you can buy with $1 trillion: 5 million Lamborghinis, 15,000 private jets, 140 private islands and every team in baseball 16 times. Simply put, it is a lot of money. The number — which is much more jarring when written out, 1,000,000,000,000 — is also the amount of debt students in this [...]

LIC to get BID
LIC to get BID
Business Michael Pantelidis 5/04/2012 at 12:30PM

Industrial business in LIC may soon be “improving.” The city is progressing with its plan to launch Business Improvement Districts (BIDs), which are formal organizations made up of property owners who are dedicated to promoting business development and improving the quality of life in their area, in four industrial neighborhoods across the five boroughs – [...]

LIC Partnership Night Out
LIC Partnership Night Out
Business Michael Pantelidis 5/04/2012 at 11:55AM

LIC Partnership hosted its Neighborhood Night Out event on April 17 at Alewife, located at 5-14 51st Avenue. The annual affair provided LIC businesses with an opportunity to network and mingle – as well as share a beer and a laugh, as attendees followed up cocktails at the local watering hole with a show at [...]

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 [...]

Police searching for missing man
Police searching for missing man
News Jay Lane 5/04/2012 at 11:03AM

The police are searching for a 17-year-old Hispanic male who went missing in the confines of the 104th Precinct. Pasquale “Lino” Canfora was last seen on Monday, March 19 at a location on 56th Drive. Canfora is described as a 6’ tall and 165 pounds with black hair, dark eyes, a thin build and a [...]

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 [...]