Family, Education & Recreation 2014 winners

 You voted, they won Best Adult Dance First Place In Motion Dance Center of NY Runner Up Landrum School Of Performing Arts   Best Afterschool Program First Place Precious Moments Nursery School & Day Care Runner Up Woodside On The Move   Best Antique Store First Place Lost & Found Antique Runner Up Antique Shop   […]

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Teachers union goes for Grodenchik in City Council race
Photo courtesy of Barry Grodenchik

The union representing New York City’s public school teachers threw their support for Barry Grodenchik in the race for the 23rd City Council District seat previously held by Mark Weprin. During an announcement on Tuesday in front of Bellerose’s P.S. 133, United Federation of Teachers (UFT) President Michael Mulgrew announced the endorsement on the union’s behalf, […]

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Douglaston native killed in Amtrak derailment
Photo courtesy of Cushman & Wakefield

A 47-year-old real estate executive, formerly from Douglaston, has been identified as one of the eight victims of Tuesday night’s Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia. Laura Finamore, a senior account director at Cushman & Wakefield, grew up in Douglaston and graduated from Benjamin Cardozo High School and George Washington University. She was living in Manhattan immediately prior […]

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Overall crime down from last year: 111th Precinct
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North Queens is experiencing a 16 percent drop in crime from last year, according to officers from the 111th Precinct. Patrol Borough Queens North spans from Bayside to Ridgewood, and encompasses the 104th, 108th, 109th, 110th, 111th, 112th, 114th and 115th precincts. In the 111th Precinct, overall crime is down 17.19 percent this year as of April […]

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Participatory budget projects announced in districts 19 and 23
THE COURIER/Photo by Alina Suriel

Councilmen in northeast Queens announced the winning projects to be funded with their participatory budgeting allowances, a democratic process in which community members directly decide how to spend part of a public budget. Councilman Paul Vallone announced the four winning projects from District 19 in a press conference in his Bell Boulevard office on Monday, with a […]

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