New middle school in Corona aims to alleviate serious overcrowding in the district
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One of the most overcrowded school districts in the city will be home to a new middle school built to alleviate the jam-packed classrooms that are common in western Queens. School District 24, which encompasses Corona, Glendale, Ridgewood, Elmhurst, Long Island City, Maspeth and Middle Village, has long had a problem with overcrowding and schools in Corona […]

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Op-Ed: ‘Black lives matter’ shouldn’t be a controversial statement
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Last week at a nationally televised town hall meeting on CNN, “Black, White and Blue: America 2016,” I made a comment that shouldn’t be controversial: I said black lives matter. The question being debated at that moment was a variation of one I hear repeatedly, “Don’t all lives matter?”   Of course all lives matter, […]

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Queens homeowners have a new program to help them bounce back from the 2008 crisis
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New Yorkers still struggling in the aftermath of the 2008 housing crisis now have a new program to help keep them in their homes. Elected officials met in Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson Community Garden in Jamaica Tuesday to announce that New York City homeowners will be the first to gain access to the nation’s first foreclosure buyback […]

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UPDATE: Bayside street will be renamed after a beloved softball coach
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A Bayside street will be honorably renamed after a beloved softball coach who died last February. Bayside High School alumni gathered at the Queens Community Board 11 (CB 11) meeting in Bayside last month to request the local street renaming. Last week, the City Council passed Councilman Paul Vallone’s bill to co-name 32nd Avenue and 204th Street in honor of coach Stephen […]

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Fifteen Queens streets will be renamed to honor local community leaders
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From rock stars to basketball players to citizens who gave their lives, the names of 15 community leaders will live on through street renamings or co-namings in Queens. One Rockaway Beach street will be renamed to honor Midshipman Justin Zemser, who died in 2015 at the age of 20. Councilman Eric Ulrich announced Thursday that the […]

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