Crash victim’s parents take safety oath with hundreds of students
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Studying for the year’s biggest standardized tests can wait, District 26 Superintendent Anita Saunders said. Scholars at P.S. 173 have a more important task at hand — memorizing the 120-word oath they took Friday to put safety first as passengers and pedestrians. “This pledge you’re taking is very, very important,” Saunders said to a packed […]

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Hundreds to sign safety pledge in honor of Flushing 3-year-old killed by SUV
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The family of the 3-year-old girl tragically killed by an SUV in Flushing will watch hundreds stand to take a pledge against reckless driving Friday to honor the toddler. “This is actually pretty amazing,” said Hsi-Pei Liao, whose daughter, Allison, was fatally struck while crossing Main St. at Cherry Ave. last October. “It’s very personal.” […]

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Precinct helps ease parking problem outside Fresh Meadows school
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Police have stepped in to ease a daily parking problem outside a Fresh Meadows school that has frustrated parents and put students at risk for at least a year. Parents dropping off their kids at P.S. 173 have been double parking and blocking the school bus stop during the morning rush about 8 a.m., residents […]

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Star of Queens: Alan Ong, board of directors, Fresh Meadows Homeowners Civic Association
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COMMUNITY SERVICE: Alan Ong has been active in the Queens community for years, serving as the PTA president for P.S. 173 before being appointed by Borough President Helen Marshall to the District 26 Community Education Council. “Even though I stepped down as PTA president, now I can try to effect things on a district level,” […]

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Live Coverage: Queens Primary Day at the races
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7 p.m.  Members of the Uniformed Fire Officers Association and officials from the United Federation of Teachers hit the streets today campaigning for Assemblymember Mike Miller in the 38th District. “When an elected official like Mike stands up for his constituents, we hope on election day his constituents stand up for him,” said Dermot Smyth, […]

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