Life’s WORC essay contest aims to dispel bullying of the differently-abled
autism

BY ERICA SIUDZINSKI Have you experienced or witnessed bullying of autistic or developmentally disabled individuals in your school or community? Life’s WORC and the Family Center for Autism are co-sponsoring the first year of an essay contest to write about these experiences and how they can be prevented in your school or community. “My son […]

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Cops are cracking down on Astoria’s illegal food delivery scooters
Photo courtesy of Kim Nguyen/Bushwick Daily

Cops are spearheading an initiative to get illegal scooters driven by restaurant delivery employees off of Astoria streets. According to Captain Peter Fortune, the 114th Precinct’s commanding officer, residents had been complaining about the issue at recent 114th Precinct Community Council and Community Board 1 meetings, arguing that the people operating the vehicles were not […]

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Glendale students shine in ‘galactic’ performance of their own musical
RIDGEWOOD TIMES/Photos by Anthony Giudice

The fifth- and sixth-graders of Glendale’s P.S./I.S. 113 took parents, teachers and classmates on an interstellar trip through the cosmos during the performance of their play “The Galactic Dance-a-Thon.” The kids have been working on creating this show since last October in conjunction with Inside Broadway, the city’s leading arts-education nonprofit organization, and their popular after-school […]

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What to do in Queens this weekend and beyond
Reservoir Dogs

Attend a screening of Quentin Tarantino’s “Reservoir Dogs,” learn how to properly prepare a cover letter, take part in an Afrikan dance workshop, attend a yoga class, and do more at these events around Queens! Saturday, Feb. 6 Is running your passion? Head over to Astoria Park at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 6, and run like […]

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Mayor wants new schools in LIC and Woodside, but concerns remain
Photo via Facebook/Sunnyside Woodside MSP

Updated Jan.28, 1:43 p.m. Mayor Bill de Blasio’s budget plan for the 2017 fiscal year includes $225 million toward building four new schools in Long Island City and Woodside, according to Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer. Parents in the rapidly expanding neighborhoods in School District 30 have been petitioning for new schools in the area, especially […]

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