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Avonte Oquendo’s mom files suit against city: reports
Avonte Oquendo’s mom files suit against city: reports
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 6/04/2014 at 11:51AM

The mother of Avonte Oquendo has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city, charging various agencies and individuals with negligence leading to the death of the 14-year-old autistic teen, according to published reports.

Queens kids walk to ‘Beat the Street’ in worldwide competition
Education & Kids Maggie Hayes 11/01/2013 at 3:34PM

Queens kids are hitting the pavement and “beating the street” in a worldwide competition. Ozone Park’s J.H.S. 210 is participating in the Department of Transportation (DOT) and Department of Education (DOE) competition, “Beat the Street,” in which local students log walking trips to and from school and compete against youth from around the world. “The [...]

New school opening in St. Albans
New school opening in St. Albans
Education & Kids Maggie Hayes 8/27/2013 at 1:23PM

A new elementary school is coming to St. Albans to help alleviate overcrowding in the neighborhood’s existing schools. The current St. Pascal Baylon Roman Catholic Church on 112th Avenue is being renovated into the new school, P.S. 892, and will welcome about 380 students. “Once P.S. 892 opens, it will help relieve the overcrowding currently [...]

Find out which school bus routes will be affected by the strike
Find out which school bus routes will be affected by the strike
Education & Kids Cristabelle Tumola 1/15/2013 at 12:51PM

In anticipation of a bus strike that is set to begin Wednesday, January 16 , the New York City Department of Education has set up an online tool on its website that will tell students if they’re bus routes will be impacted by the strike. Information is refreshed daily beginning at 7:00 a.m. and throughout the [...]

Students at saved Turnaround schools reflect on first day of classes
Students at saved Turnaround schools reflect on first day of classes
Education & Kids Terence M. Cullen 9/07/2012 at 10:30AM

The first bell of the school year rang yesterday for a number of Queens high schools that were planned to lay dormant this year. Seven schools slated for Turnaround started classes on Thursday, September 6 after a nearly year-long battle to stay open. An arbitrator’s ruling to let all teachers keep their jobs and open [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 8/14/2012 at 7:26AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Tuesday: Overcast with thunderstorms and rain showers in the afternoon. High of 86. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.Tuesday Night: Overcast with thunderstorms and rain showers. Low of 73. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60% with rainfall amounts near 0.5 in. [...]