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State Sen. Joe Addabbo Jr. (D-Howard Beach) and PS 63 staff, students and faculty in Ozone Park held a ribbon cutting for the school’s new Global Rainbow Garden on June 16.

The garden at the school, located at 90-15 Sutter Ave., features an outdoor learning space and an international garden where students planted flowers from their families’ countries of origin.

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The city’s Parks Department announced on June 16 that more than a dozen of its green spaces throughout the city have been renamed in honor of the Black American experience. This was three days before President Biden officially made Juneteenth…

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To keep kids busy this year and prevent them from falling behind on their education, Assemblyman Clyde Vanel (D-Queens Village) has teamed up with Code Ninjas, a kids coding franchise that teaches them to build their own video games via compu…

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Nearly 50 volunteers showed up in Forest Hills on Friday, June 18 to plant community gardens at apartment complexes with lots of open and green space. More than half were students from a number of area schools.

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Queens College ceremoniously broke ground June 16 on its $9.3 million soccer field and track renovation project.Director of Athletics Robert Twible, left, Student Association President Zaire Couloute, Queens Borough President Donovan Richards…

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The city’s Department of Education has teamed up with Rover Labs, a diagnostics technology company in Toronto with a lab in New Jersey, to provide saliva testing for 50 city schools during a two-month pilot program, which started in June.Flui…

Assemblymember Ed Braunstein announced June 17 the winners of his annual Mother’s Day Essay and Poetry Contest for students in grades two through five: second grade: Zoe Olivia Chi, top left, who attends PS 31 in Bayside; third grade: Sohana …

Commemorate the first week of summer with a John Golden Day of Celebration.Hosted by the Friends of Crocheron and John Golden Park and the city Parks Department, the activity-filled day will take place on June 27 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the…

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Gov. Cuomo announced on Tuesday, that most Covid-19 restrictions are lifted in the Empire State effectively immediately because at least 70 percent of adult New Yorkers have completed their first vaccine series, but for some it will feel like…

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Community leaders and parents rallied last Friday outside PS 35 in Hollis as a call to action against the city and state’s education departments, elected officials in Southeast Queens and School District 29, which covers Cambria Heights, St. …