What to do in Queens this weekend and beyond
Reservoir Dogs

Attend a screening of Quentin Tarantino’s “Reservoir Dogs,” learn how to properly prepare a cover letter, take part in an Afrikan dance workshop, attend a yoga class, and do more at these events around Queens! Saturday, Feb. 6 Is running your passion? Head over to Astoria Park at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 6, and run like […]

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Mayor wants new schools in LIC and Woodside, but concerns remain
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Updated Jan.28, 1:43 p.m. Mayor Bill de Blasio’s budget plan for the 2017 fiscal year includes $225 million toward building four new schools in Long Island City and Woodside, according to Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer. Parents in the rapidly expanding neighborhoods in School District 30 have been petitioning for new schools in the area, especially […]

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Overcrowded Corona school will get permanent annex
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The Louis Armstrong Elementary School in Corona, an elementary school built to house 900 students but that currently accommodates 1,800, will no longer have to cram its students into temporary trailers. State Sen. Jose Peralta announced on Wednesday that the School Construction Authority and Department of Education (DOE) have agreed to build a permanent annex to the […]

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Norovirus outbreak forces hundreds of students at Woodside school to stay home
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A norovirus outbreak has affected dozens of children at P.S. 12 in Woodside, and more than 200 children have stayed home in the last two days as a result, according to published reports. About 60 students reportedly went home on Wednesday after they complained of stomach pains, nausea and vomiting, published reports said. On Thursday, about 210 students were said […]

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Plans for new high school in Flushing withdrawn: officials
A DOE adminstrative office at 30-48 Linden Place will not turned into a school for 450 students.

The Department of Education has decided not to insert a 450-seat high school into the DOE District Office at 30-48 Linden Pl., according to officials. City Councilman Peter Koo met with Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña earlier this year to express his opposition to the plan due to safety and congestion concerns. The chancellor stated at that […]

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