New middle school in Corona aims to alleviate serious overcrowding in the district
Photo courtesy of Department of Education

One of the most overcrowded school districts in the city will be home to a new middle school built to alleviate the jam-packed classrooms that are common in western Queens. School District 24, which encompasses Corona, Glendale, Ridgewood, Elmhurst, Long Island City, Maspeth and Middle Village, has long had a problem with overcrowding and schools in Corona […]

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Deserving children in Flushing can eat free summer meals seven days a week
Photo courtesy of Hunger Free America

Children in Flushing, Queens have been receiving free meals every day, courtesy of the Summer Meals Program run by the United States Department of Agriculture. The New York City-Hunger Free America and the New York City Department of Education (DOE) announced on Friday that three locations in Queens, Brooklyn and the Bronx will be open seven days […]

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PHOTOS: Star Network honors ‘Power Women’ in Queens
All photos: Star Network/Allen Ngai/Arthur DeGaeta

The most influential businesswomen and community leaders in Queens were honored Tuesday night at Star Network’s “Queens Power Women in Business” gala at Terrace on the Park. With close to 700 people in attendance, this year marked the 14th year of recognizing some of the most prominent women in business. QNS and The Queens Courier co-sponsored the event, […]

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New elementary school coming to Hunters Point South but LIC parents worried about lack of pre-K seats
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Updated May 5, 4:21 p.m. An additional 600-seat elementary school will be built on the grounds of the Hunters Point development project, but Long Island City parents did not have much time to celebrate this news when they began to discover that many of their children were put on a pre-K waitlist this week. The Gantry […]

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How do you think the 100th anniversary of the Hell Gate Bridge should be celebrated?
Photo by Angela Matua/QNS

The Hell Gate Bridge’s centennial is coming up, and one community leader is asking for the public’s input on how to celebrate the iconic bridge. Antonio Meloni, director of New York Anti-Crime Agency and president of the Astoria Civic Association, will host a planning meeting on April 26 to gather ideas from Astoria residents on how to […]

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