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A taste of Portugal
A taste of Portugal
Dining Queens Courier Staff 11/09/2013 at 9:14AM

A few blocks east of the Cross Island Parkway, Mateus offers a taste of Portugal. Entry is through the bar, which I noticed was well stocked with more than 100 different bottles of wine from all over the world but most from Portugal. Hosted by Ilidio Chaves, the dining room is modest in size with [...]

Record numbers, heightened security at NYC Marathon
Record numbers, heightened security at NYC Marathon
Sports Liam La Guerre 11/04/2013 at 4:34PM

The safest place in the country may have been the route of the ING New York City Marathon on Sunday. NYPD officers trolled the race, guarding runners and spectators alike, because of terrorism concerns caused by the Boston Marathon bombing earlier this year, in which three people died and hundreds were injured. A record 50,740 [...]

More speak out against plans to put new school inside Martin Van Buren
More speak out against plans to put new school inside Martin Van Buren
Education & Kids Melissa Chan 10/29/2013 at 4:26PM

More opponents have stepped up to fight the city and its plans to put an early college inside Martin Van Buren High School. “We’re finally climbing out of this rut we were dug into by the DOE,” said junior Sharon Kaur. “Our voices should be heard.” About 40 speakers signed up at an October 23 public [...]

Students, lawmakers rally against Martin Van Buren High School co-location
Students, lawmakers rally against Martin Van Buren High School co-location
Education & Kids Melissa Chan 10/22/2013 at 4:40PM

Queens lawmakers and dozens of students carrying picket signs rallied last week against the city’s plans to put another school inside the storied yet struggling Martin Van Buren High School. “We’ve been fighting so hard,” said Councilmember Mark Weprin. “We’ve made a lot of progress, but in the dead of night, in secret, they put [...]

Queens Village resident goes from overweight to marathon man
Queens Village resident goes from overweight to marathon man
Southeast Liam La Guerre 10/14/2013 at 11:23AM

Flipping through Facebook pictures one day in January 2011, Queens Village resident Joseph Gordon realized he was gaining too much weight. He had just started a job as an accountant after college and attributed his weight gain to lack of exercise and sitting at his desk “all day.” So that same day, he decided to [...]

Star of Queens: Alberta Crowley, volunteer, Bricktown Community Garden
Star of Queens: Alberta Crowley, volunteer, Bricktown Community Garden
News Queens Courier Staff 9/23/2013 at 9:07AM

COMMUNITY SERVICE: The Community Garden on 106th Avenue and 173rd Street in southeast Queens has become a second home to Alberta Crowley for the past five years. Crowley, 70, volunteers at the garden, planting any and every kind of vegetable. She additionally works with a group of developmentally disabled individuals, helping them harvest their own [...]