Forest Hills second-grader to represent city in national kids chess championship
Photo courtesy U.S. Chess National

Amelie Phung is only in the second grade, but she’s already planning her next big move. Seven-year-old Amelie is headed to California with her father Tam this weekend when she will play in a national chess tournament. If she makes the right moves on the chess board, Amelie could win a chance to represent the USA […]

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BP Melinda Katz delivers her first State of the Borough address
THE COURIER/Photo by Eric Jankiewicz

Borough President Melinda Katz delivered her first State of the Borough speech on Thursday, celebrating the borough’s diversity, its recent prominence as a tourism destination and the nurturing environment that she said has made Queens “the borough of families.” “If it’s good for our families, it’s good for Queens,” said Katz, repeating what she said is […]

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Pressure builds to expand school program in northern Queens and Whitestone
THE COURIER/Photo by Eric Jankiewicz

A push to expand programs for gifted and talented students into middle schools in a northern Queens district has the support of local elected officials and at least 500 parents who have signed petitions backing the effort. “We’re tired of getting the run around from [Superintendent Danielle Di Mango] and the city,” said Lisa Fusco, a […]

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Northern Queens parents gain no traction during meeting with BP Katz over school program
THE COURIER/Photo by Eric Jankiewicz

Whitestone and Flushing parents were sent back to the drawing board after meeting with Borough President Melinda Katz to discuss their desire to create a gifted and talented program for middle schools in the northern and central Queens area. Lisa Fusco and a growing number of parents are building a case for the creation of […]

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Whitestone and northern Queens residents push for expansion of school program
THE COURIER/Photo by Eric Jankiewicz

Parents in Whitestone and Flushing are trying to give the city a new lesson plan. Lisa Fusco, from Whitestone, and 150 parents in northern Queens signed a petition to the city Department of Eudcation demanding the creation of gifted and talented programs for the middle schools in their  district. Several of the parents are also […]

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