Jamaica school bus accident sends 11 to hospital
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Updated 11:00 a.m. Eleven people, including nine children, had to be taken to the hospital following a school bus accident in Jamaica Tuesday morning, officials said. The crash happened at about 7:20 a.m. at Liberty Avenue and 183rd Street, according to the FDNY. The bus, carrying nine students who attend various schools in Queens, was stopped at a traffic […]

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Community demands end to disruptive subway noise by Astoria school
THE COURIER/ Photo by Angy Altamirano

Local elected officials and the P.S. 85 community in Astoria want to put a screeching halt to subway noise. State Senator Michael Gianaris, Assemblymember Aravella Simotas, Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. and Councilmember-elect Costa Constantinides joined community leaders, parents, teachers and students from P.S. 85 at a rally Tuesday to demand the MTA and Department of […]

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Middle Village-based Gottschee Soccer Club needs room to play
Photo courtesy of Miguel Brunengo

The legendary Middle Village-based Blau Weiss Gottschee Soccer Club is so popular it’s literally outgrown the borough. The soccer club, which remains one of the shining examples of high-level urban athletic competition, has so many players that it utilizes a scattered combination of public fields across the city and has gotten to a point where […]

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Students at saved Turnaround schools reflect on first day of classes
THE COURIER/Photo by Terence M. Cullen

The first bell of the school year rang yesterday for a number of Queens high schools that were planned to lay dormant this year. Seven schools slated for Turnaround started classes on Thursday, September 6 after a nearly year-long battle to stay open. An arbitrator’s ruling to let all teachers keep their jobs and open […]

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‘Failing’ Van Buren principal replaced

An unpopular principal of a failing Queens Village high school, who local leaders and parents rallied to remove in February, has been replaced, according to the Department of Education. Principal Marilyn Shevell — called an “ineffective leader” by members of the PTA and community — retired from Martin Van Buren High School, education officials said. […]

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