SING musical program expands to five Queens high schools

BY BROOKE SMITH Students from five local schools will be able to take the stage and perform, all thanks to the help of a pop singer. The SING musical program — which allows city students to write, cast, rehearse and perform in an entirely new musical — will be expanding to five Queens high schools […]

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Barry Grodenchik officially sworn in as District 23 councilman
THE COURIER/Photo by Alina Suriel

Barry Grodenchik was inaugurated Sunday as the City Council representative of District 23 in a ceremony at Queens Village’s Martin Van Buren High School attended by old friends as well as city and state political heavyweights. U.S. Senator Charles Schumer was among the speakers at the ceremony, along with Congresswoman Grace Meng, State Comptroller Thomas […]

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Thanksgiving drive delivers more than 500 turkeys to Jamaica families in need
Photo courtesy of  state Senator Leroy Comrie's office

BY BROOKE SMITH More than 500 turkeys were given out to families in need this Thanksgiving season in a drive sponsored by state Senator Leroy Comrie earlier this week. The two-day drive was made possible through donations from local food providers and community-minded organizations. Comrie enlisted the help of community partners in distributing the 500 turkeys to help alleviate […]

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Participatory budget projects announced in districts 19 and 23
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Councilmen in northeast Queens announced the winning projects to be funded with their participatory budgeting allowances, a democratic process in which community members directly decide how to spend part of a public budget. Councilman Paul Vallone announced the four winning projects from District 19 in a press conference in his Bell Boulevard office on Monday, with a […]

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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 Two plans that have now been withdrawn included opening a K-4 Success Academy charter school in August Martin High School in Jamaica and bringing a new […]

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