New middle school in Corona aims to alleviate serious overcrowding in the district
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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
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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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History teacher from Whitestone pleads guilty after he attempted to have sex with a minor
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A former public school history teacher from Whitestone will be doing jail time after attempting to have sex with a minor. Jonathan Blum, 29, a former teacher at Dreamyard Preparatory High School in the Bronx, tried to meet a 14-year-old girl who he conversed with online. The man was met with surprise when the teenager […]

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Queens women will receive more feminine hygiene products in schools, shelters and prisons
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Three bills that will boost feminine hygiene products for New York City public school students, shelter residents and inmates were signed by Mayor Bill de Blasio on Wednesday. The mayor signed the legislative package that intends to increase the feminine products available citywide. According to a council statement last month, the New York City Department of Education (DOE) […]

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Signs to increase the safety of autistic children may be coming to Howard Beach
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Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder announced Tuesday his plans to urge the Department of Transportation (DOT) to install signs in key areas around Howard Beach to ensure the safety of children with autism. In a letter to the DOT, Goldfeder requested the agency investigate potential areas where signs could prove useful like Cross Bay Boulevard near the […]

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