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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The co-location of Queens Village charter high school has been successfully blocked
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The Department of Education (DOE) plans to withdraw a proposal Wednesday that would co-locate a new charter high school with an  existing middle school in Queens Village. Students and administrators at Jean Nuzzi Intermediate School will no longer have to worry about making room for 400 high schoolers. A joint effort by Borough President Melinda Katz, state […]

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PHOTOS: Candle-lit Jackson Heights vigil for Orlando victims makes stops at local gay bars
QNS/Photos by Angela Matua

Dozens of people attended a vigil in Jackson Heights on Tuesday to mourn the victims of the Orlando shooting that left 49 people dead. Organized by Eddie Valentin, the owner of several gay bars in Jackson Heights, the vigil began outside of Club Evolution on 77th Street and Roosevelt Avenue. Participants lit candles and waved colorful flags […]

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Queens mourns victims of Orlando shooting at Jackson Heights’ Diversity Plaza
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Mourners came together in Jackson Heights’ Diversity Plaza following the deadliest mass shooting in American history, which occurred early Sunday in a gay club in Orlando, Florida. Councilman Daniel Dromm, one of the first openly gay members of the City Council and founder of the Queens Lesbian and Gay Pride Committee, organized the event. Government officials and […]

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Memorial service in Jackson Heights tonight for the victims of Orlando mass shooting
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In the wake of the deadliest mass shooting in American history that occurred this morning in Orlando, Florida, mourners will gather at Jackson Heights‘ Diversity Plaza tonight for a vigil for the victims. As announced by Councilman Daniel Dromm, the vigil will take place at 7:30 p.m. at Diversity Plaza on 37th Road between 73rd […]

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