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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Crystal Waters is headlining the 24th annual Queens Pride Parade on June 5
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Crystal Waters, a musician best known for her ’90s dance hits “Gypsy Woman” and “100% Pure Love,” will be headlining the Queens Pride Parade on Sunday, June 5, in Jackson Heights. Waters’ hit “100% Pure Love” debuted at No. 11 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts and was one of the longest charting songs in history […]

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Come to a special Woodside concert on Sunday to help the victims of the Ecuador earthquake
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The “World’s Borough” will reach out to the people of quake-stricken Ecuador in a special way this Sunday. State Senator Jose Peralta announced the “Queens for Ecuador” benefit concert, which will take place from 1 to 7 p.m. Sunday at La Boom New York, located at 56-15 Northern Blvd. in Woodside. Proceeds from the benefit […]

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Queens straphangers say 7 train needs full line review now
THE COURIER/Photo by Angela Matua

Fed up with delays, overcrowding and poor infrastructure, 7 train riders are taking matters into their own hands. Commuters who frequent the 7 train gathered at the 40th-Lowery Street station in Sunnyside on Tuesday to demand that the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) conduct a full line review. The riders were joined by Councilman Jimmy Van […]

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