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Forest Hills High School earned its fifth straight “A” rating this fall from the New York City Department of Education, an achievement that administrators, students and staff attribute to an effort to directly support what goes on in the classroom.
“When the teachers teach, they bring their hearts to the boards,” said 12th-grader Silvio CiFuentes, a student in the school’s selective Carl Sagan Science/Math Honors Academy.
(Family Features) The holidays can be a hectic time for everyone. While you're busily gearing up for guests and parties, it's important to remember your pet's safety to ensure a festive and fun season is enjoyed by all.
(NAPSI)—It’s a vision straight out of a Norman Rockwell Christmas painting.
Representatives of Habitat for Humanity, a nonprofit ecumenical Christian housing organization which recently hosted a visit to Southeast Queens by former President Jimmy Carter, marking a return to New York for the 30th annual Carter Work Project, were on hand at Monday’s Community Board 13 meeting to acknowledge the panel for its support and ask for its “formal support” in the future, as well as to encourage residents to get involved in future projects planned for the area.
“We’re here to say thank you,” said Neil Hetherington, the chief executive officer for HFH.
(BPT) - Parents and children enjoy spending quality time together, but it’s not always easy to find shared interests. The backyard, however, can provide the perfect place for generations to meet when parents help kids learn the delights of bird-watching and bird-feeding.
Choosing a college is rarely easy. In fact, it is generally one of the most nerve-wracking decisions anyone ever has to make.
So many variables come into play: Would a large or small school work best? What are the costs? Does the school have a financial aid program? What fields of study are offered? What extracurricular activities are available? What is the on-campus social life like? What percentage of graduates get jobs right away?
(Family Features) A German Shepherd named Kilo was shot multiple times during a gun battle in Florida between police and a man suspected of shooting at officers earlier in the night. Fortunately for Kilo, he was wearing a protective vest, which saved his life. Unfortunately, thousands of other K-9s officers across the country perform their duties without proper protective wear, putting them in harm's way.
(BPT) - It’s no secret that Americans aren’t saving enough for retirement. Many people are coming up short when it comes to funding their nest egg. But why is the problem so wide-spread? Insight can be found in the human behaviors that tend to get in the way of saving adequately.
The Queens man charged with attempting to supply anti-American fighters in Afghanistan with winter clothing is simply a subject of “police entrapment,” according to his representative at arraignment.
After a two-year investigation by the NYPD’s Intelligence Division, 27-year-old Humayoun Ghoulan Nabi of Elmhurst was arrested and charged last week with second-degree soliciting or providing support for an act of terrorism and fifth-degree conspiracy along with 32-year-old Ismail Alsarabi of Brooklyn.
(NAPSI)—If yours is like most households in the United States, you have at least one pet.
With mortgages, foreclosures and storm damage still slamming homeowners in the borough, and affordable housing an issue throughout the city, Habitat for Humanity chose a fortuitous time to return to Queens with a major initiative that will refurbish or rebuild more than 30 houses in the coming months.
Phase one, which broke ground at a home in Rosedale last Saturday, will result in a dozen houses in Southeast Queens being fixed up, sold and returned to the city’s tax rolls.
When there were four serious contenders in the race for public advocate, the Queens Democratic Party was split. The establishment endorsed longshot Reshma Saujani, a candidate with a compelling biography and some good ideas but very little experience in government. Yet a small but influential group of state lawmakers, among them some of the borough’s most productive and ethical, bucked the establishment by publicly endorsing one of their colleagues, state Sen. Dan Squadron of Brooklyn.
That group of lawmakers — which includes Senate Democratic Deputy Leader Mike Gianaris, Sen. Joe Addabbo Jr., Sen. Jose Peralta, Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder and Assemblywoman Nily Rozic — knew that Squadron is a reformer with common-sense ideas for how government can best serve the people it represents. He’s got a concrete plan for how to arrange the Public Advocate’s Office so it can effectively serve the city’s most vulnerable populations. And his record in Albany, where he successfully took on entities such as the MTA, shows that he’s serious about it.