Justice prevails for autistic children who were forced to sit on overheated school buses
Photo courtesy of Public Advocate Letitia James office

Justice was served for two autistic children who endured sweltering conditions on their school buses, after a lawsuit against the New York City Department of Education (DOE) concluded on Monday. The lawsuit was originally filed by Public Advocate Letitia James in August 2015, due to the DOE’s failure to provide sufficient air conditioning on school buses […]

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PHOTOS: Community joins together in Maspeth to remember slain officers from around the country
QNS/Photos by Anthony Giudice

It was a solemn evening in Maspeth as precincts from across the communities gathered to pay their respects and remember their fallen brothers in blue who were needlessly gunned down over the last few weeks. Officers from the 104th, 108th and 110th precincts came together with members of Communities of Maspeth and Elmhurst Together (COMET), […]

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Queens mourns victims of Orlando shooting at Jackson Heights’ Diversity Plaza
Photos: Victor Vaiana/QNS

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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Lunar New Year is a public school holiday for the first time today
THE COURIER/Photo by Dominic Totino Photography

For the first time in their history, New York City public schools will be closed to observe the Asian Lunar New Year this Monday, Feb. 8. The addition of the Lunar New Year to the public school calendar, which Mayor Bill de Blasio announced last June, was celebrated by Public Advocate Letitia James, other elected officials […]

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Katz touts progress across Queens in latest State of Borough address
THE COURIER/Photo by Alina Suriel

“Only in Queens” was the theme of the State of the Borough address given by Queens Borough President Melinda Katz Thursday, and she used that phrase to talk about the good, the bad, and how far we still need to go to achieve her vision for the “World’s Borough.” During her speech at Queens College in Flushing, […]

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