Residents in three Queens council districts to vote on community projects

Residents of three Queens City Council districts will soon have a chance to decide what projects they want funded in their communities. Launched in 2011 in four Council districts, participatory budgeting allows locals to determine how to spend at least $1 million of their councilmembers’ capital discretionary funds. This year’s round of projects is up […]

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DOE withdraws co-location plans
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From the 49 co-location proposals released last year for schools all around the city, the Department of Education (DOE) has announced it will be withdrawing nine and revising one. Two plans that have now been withdrawn included opening a K-4 Success Academy charter school in August Martin High School in Jamaica and bringing a new […]

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Queens lawmaker wants fire hydrants tagged with markers
Photo courtesy Councilmember Mark Weprin

All New York City hydrants should be tagged with high-flying flags to be spotted more easily during snowstorms, a Queens lawmaker is proposing. Councilmember Mark Weprin is reintroducing legislation this March that would require markers be placed at least three feet above hydrants. The bill, first introduced in 2011, would help firefighters quickly pinpoint nearest […]

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Queens teen comes in second on ‘Jeopardy!’ College Championship
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Queens whiz kid Laurie Beckoff came up a little short Tuesday in her match-up on Jeopardy’s College Championship. The 19-year-old from Hollis Hills was the runner-up, amongst two other young geniuses, with a grand total of $13,400. Though it was not enough to earn a winner’s spot, the University of Chicago sophomore will see Friday if she qualifies for one […]

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Queens teen to compete Tuesday in ‘Jeopardy!’ College Championship
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A teen whiz from Queens will put her brains and button-smashing reflexes to the test Tuesday, when she competes in the “Jeopardy!” College Championship. Laurie Beckoff, 19, will vie against 15 other young geniuses nationwide Feb. 11 for $100,000 and an automatic berth in the next Tournament of Champions. “It was amazing. It was a […]

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