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PS 176 construction nears the starting line

The Department of Education expects construction on a new wing at PS 176 to begin within 30 to 60 days, with the intention to be open in time for the start of school in September 2016.Fourth- and fifth-graders at the Cambria Heights school have been attending class at IS 59 in Springfield Gardens, nearly two miles away, since September 2013.

Thursday 08/21/2014
Boys & Girls Club opens new facility
Updated: August 21, 2014 - 12:20 pm

More than three years ago, dignitaries, civic leaders and even some South Queens residents gathered under a tarp in the lot next to what was then known as the South Queens Boys & Girls Club at 110-04 Atlantic Ave. in Richmond Hill to put shovels in the ground. On that chilly rainy April day, they promised to be back in several years to welcome the first children into a bigger, better club.

On Tuesday, three years, four months and a name change since the first brick was laid, and in noticeably different weather conditions, the job was done — for the most part.

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Daughter of 9/11 hero awarded scholarship
Posted: August 21, 2014

A Howard Beach teenager is one of fewer than two dozen winners of a national scholarship awarded to children of law enforcement and firefighters who were killed or injured in the line of duty.

The National Law Enforcement & Firefighters Children’s Foundation announced Taylor Moss of Howard Beach as a recipient of the NLEAFCF Scholarship.

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York names men’s soccer coach
Updated: August 21, 2014 - 12:29 pm

Kafui Kouakou, a former goalkeeper on the York College Men’s Soccer team, has been named the squad’s head coach.

Kouakou has been head coach of the school’s women’s team since its inception in 2011 and an assistant for the men’s team for six years.

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Thursday 08/14/2014
Not just back to school, back to life
Updated: August 21, 2014 - 11:57 am

Jim, an English and science teacher, stands by the board, looking at his class expectantly.

“Does anyone know?” he asks. “What do we think?”

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The overcrowded schools defense
Updated: August 21, 2014 - 11:57 am

For months, residents of Elmhurst and Glendale have boisterously expressed their fear and frustration over the Department of Homeless Services’ decision to house more than 100 homeless families in each neighborhood.

Alleged crime spikes, the devaluing of real estate and the indecency of “warehousing” the city’s less fortunate have been the main talking points of those opposed to the plans.

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Thousands line up for school supplies
Updated: August 21, 2014 - 11:55 am

The line with an estimated 3,000 people began to form hours before the official starting time, extending from 98th Place, curving around to 57th Avenue, and making its way over to 99th Street in Corona on Saturday morning with nary a rock star in sight!

The excitement was over the annual backpack and school supplies giveaway organized by state Sen. Jose Peralta (D-East Elmhurst).

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Scarborough scholars
Updated: August 21, 2014 - 11:57 am

Assemblyman William Scarborough, center right, and Dorita Clarke of the You Can Go to College Committee, center left, recently presented scholarships to four college-bound students from Southeast Queens.

Jamal Clarke, left, of Springfield Gardens and Queens Collegiate High School, will major in business administration at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania.

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Ribbon cutting for new technology lab
Updated: August 21, 2014 - 11:55 am

It’s not just about state-of-the-art technology to Greater Ridgewood Youth Council President Bob Monahan.

It’s about helping better the lives of area residents, young and old.

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Sen. wants colleges held accountable
Updated: August 21, 2014 - 11:57 am

As college students begin to head back to school, lawmakers are trying to create a safer experience on and off campus after nationwide criticism of certain colleges’ sexual assault procedures.

The Campus Accountability and Safety Act, a new bipartisan bill co-sponsored by U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), aims to put some teeth into previous legislation in order to change the way colleges handle sexual assault reports.

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