Baysiders repeat calls to City Hall to abandon high school proposal
Photo by Brooke Smith

BY BROOKE SMITH They won’t be ignored. For the fifth time this year, Bayside civic leaders rallied outside the former Bayside Jewish Center on Saturday calling on Mayor Bill de Blasio to strike down a plan to build a high school there. At least 80 residents joined state Senator Tony Avella at the rally in front of […]

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Construction begins on 45-home development in Whitestone
THE COURIER/Photos by Alina Suriel and Steve Vrattos

Ground was broken Friday morning on a 45-home development planned for the former Cresthaven Country Club site in Whitestone in a ceremony attended by officials, community leaders and real estate power players. “I think we’re looking at a really successful project,” said project leader Tim O’Sullivan, who added that he expected construction to be completed […]

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Slow response to Whitestone Volunteer Ambulance appeals for funding
Photo courtesy of the Whitestone Volunteer Ambulance Service

The Whitestone Volunteer Ambulance Service (WVAS) is having trouble raising funds for its new emergency vehicle, with only seven people contributing to their online campaign since its creation one month ago. The funds will go toward buying equipment for the new vehicle, which was bought with a 2013 grant from the Women’s Club of Malba. Although […]

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PHOTOS: Preview of new QNS.com website at Queens Museum party
THE COURIER/Photos by Corazon Aguirre

Businesspeople, elected officials and other movers and shakers from across Queens came to the Queens Museum Wednesday night to get a glimpse of QNS.com, the future Internet home of The Queens Courier, Ridgewood Times, LIC Magazine and BORO magazine. The preview party allowed guests to mingle with one another and learn more about the new website, […]

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VIDEO & PHOTOS: First Fort Totten Independence Day fireworks show
Photos by Dominick Totino Photography / Video courtesy of Personal Touch Video & Photo Production

The rockets red glare — and other colors, too — burst in the air above Fort Totten during an early Independence Day pyrotechnic extravaganza Wednesday night. Hundreds of residents from Bayside and surrounding communities gathered on the fort’s parade grounds to watch the light show that the Bayside Historical Society and City Councilman Paul Vallone […]

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