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Queens teacher charged with molesting three additional students
Central Billy Rennison 6/01/2012 at 11:28AM

Three more accusations have been levied against a former Queens teacher accused of molesting two boys earlier this year. Wilbert Cortez, 49, was charged in February with sexually abusing two young boys on multiple occasions at P.S. 174 in Rego Park. Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown announced yesterday that Cortez has been charged with [...]

Stupendous student scores scholarship
Stupendous student scores scholarship
Education & Kids Alexa Altman 5/08/2012 at 11:30AM

Stellar scholar Sarah Gafur snagged an award from the 2012 Scholastic Art & Writing competition – the country’s longest-running and most prestigious academic scholarship program for those who excel in the visual and literary arts. Gafur, an eighth grader at P.S. 232 in Howard Beach, won a $6,000 scholarship to attend a three-week program at [...]

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Flushing Teacher Removed From Classroom Following Alleged Assault On Student
Flushing Teacher Removed From Classroom Following Alleged Assault On Student
News Jay Lane 3/08/2012 at 9:55AM

Flushing Teacher Removed From Classroom Following Alleged Assault On Student A Queens teacher is under arrest and accused of abusing a six-year-old girl. Grace Peterson-Hagendorf, 59, is charged with assault following an incident at P.S. 22 in Flushing. According to sources, she is accused of twisting the student’s neck causing pain and swelling. The Department [...]

ESPN fallout over crack about Lin
ESPN fallout over crack about Lin
News Jay Lane 2/20/2012 at 9:04AM

ESPN fallout over crack about Lin ESPN yesterday called an offensive foul on two employees for using a racist term in a headline and story about Knicks phenom Jeremy Lin. A headline writer, whose name was not released, was fired, while anchor Max Bretos was benched for 30 days. The out-of-bounds phrase — “chink in [...]