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Queens Village high school students paint over the past
Queens Village high school students paint over the past
Education & Kids Melissa Chan 2/03/2013 at 9:24AM

Students at a struggling Queens Village high school are painting over their past, one locker at a time. Historical figures, sprawled across obsolete lockers at Martin Van Buren High School, have become symbolic of the new face of the changing school, students and administration said. “We’re basically trying to paint a picture of a whole [...]

Striking school bus drivers stand by their demands
Striking school bus drivers stand by their demands
Education & Kids Alexa Altman 1/30/2013 at 9:14AM

Maria Gentile has driven a school bus for more than 34 years. She knows the name of every student she carries along her route, through Bayside, Douglaston and Oakland Gardens. She’s witnessed the first and last days of school for countless families. When she drops a child off at home, she doesn’t drive away until [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 1/30/2013 at 8:24AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Wednesday: Overcast with a chance of rain, then rain showers in the afternoon. Fog early. High of 54. Breezy. Winds from the South at 10 to 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph. Chance of rain 60%. Wednesday night: Overcast with thunderstorms and rain showers. Fog overnight. Low of 45. Windy. Winds from the SSW at [...]

Queens native wins Nobel Prize
Queens native wins Nobel Prize
News Cristabelle Tumola 10/16/2012 at 11:45AM

Alvin Roth, one of the two winners of the 2012 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, is a Queens native and graduate of Martin Van Buren High School, the New York Post reported. The Harvard professor, 60, who reportedly has accepted a position at Stanford University, won for his work on how to match different agents, [...]

Board of Elections leaves Bengali off ballot
News Terence M. Cullen 9/07/2012 at 12:37PM

Translators and appropriate documents will be at voting stations with large Bengali populations this November, a Board of Elections (BOE) official said, after it was announced the language would not be an option on this year’s ballots, much to the chagrin of officials and residents. The BOE’s vendor, Election Systems & Software LLC (ES&S), had [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 8/28/2012 at 7:14AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Tuesday: Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 88. Winds from the WNW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%. Tuesday night: Partly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Low of 66. Winds from the NNW at 10 to 15 mph. [...]

Queens man charged in attempted murder of three police officers
Queens man charged in attempted murder of three police officers
News Cristabelle Tumola 8/22/2012 at 11:45AM

Police arrested a man Tuesday and charged him with the attempted murder of three cops in Queens, said the NYPD. According to authorities, Jeffrey Contreras, 23, of Queens Village, was also charged with three counts each of assaulting a police officer, aggravated vehicular assault, reckless endangerment, criminal possession of a weapon and resisting arrest. In [...]

Suspect wanted for 11 armed robberies in Queens
Suspect wanted for 11 armed robberies in Queens
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 8/15/2012 at 6:27PM

The NYPD is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a man wanted for committing 11 gunpoint robberies in various areas of Queens. Darren Hicks, 28, first robbed a Pepsi delivery truck driver in front of the J&C Grocery store at 110-02 Guy R. Brewer Boulevard in Jamaica around 2:50 p.m. on July 3. He committed [...]

Queens native wins HGTV’s ‘Design Star’
Queens native wins HGTV’s ‘Design Star’
Arts & Music Alexa Altman 7/31/2012 at 12:36PM

Under the scorching studio lights, Danielle Colding felt calm. “I’ve done the best I can do,” the “HGTV Design Star” finalist thought as the judges made their concluding remarks and deliberated between the two last-standing contestants. She played out both outcomes — winning and losing — in her head, proud she had made it so [...]

What to do in Queens: July 4 holiday
What to do in Queens: July 4 holiday
News Cristabelle Tumola 7/03/2012 at 4:16PM

Even though you can’t see fireworks in Queens, there are still plenty of fun things to do around the borough this Fourth of July holiday.   TUESDAY, JULY 3 Fireworks at Citi Field Following the 7:10 p.m. Mets game vs. the Phillies, the Mets will have its annual fireworks night at Citi Field. Don’t have tickets [...]