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PS 90 Students Join Young People’s Chorus

PS 90Q, The Horace Mann School in Richmond Hill, was fortunate to receive a grant for the past two years to have their students participate in the Young People’s Chorus of New York City.

Friday 06/21/2019
MS 202 Debate Team Triumphs
Posted: June 21, 2019

The debate team from MS 202 in Ozone Park came in first place at the MSQI Debate School Championship Tournament, which took place at Brooklyn Law School on Thursday, June 13. Roberto Quesada finished in first place for the advanced tier, while Sajid Ibrahim finished in first place for the novice tier and Diana Diaz finished in first place for the bilingual tier. Also, Faith Buchanan finished in ninth place for the intermediate tier.

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Christ the King Celebrates the Great Gatsby Era 2019
Posted: June 21, 2019

Students at Christ the King High School in Middle Village gathered in their glamorous “Roaring ’20’s” attire at the culmination of Ms. Mayer-Foley’s English class reading of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s  “The Great Gatsby.”

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What a Home Run for PS 174 Students on Education Day
Posted: June 21, 2019

On Thursday, May 23, the fifth-graders at PS 174Q, The William Sidney Mount School in Rego Park, enjoyed a wonderful experience at Citi Field on Education Day. Not only did they watch the Mets game, but before the game began, they had so much fun on the field level catching free T-shirts, seeing Mr. G from Channel 11 News and even seeing their teachers on the Jumbo Tron!

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Friday 06/14/2019
The Mary Louis Academy Students Win Honors
Updated: June 19, 2019 - 10:51 am

Mariel, the student newspaper of The Mary Louis Academy, Jamaica Estates, took home a total of 12 awards including the big win for General Excellence at The Tablet’s annual High School Press Awards ceremony on May 10.  The awards ceremony honored some of the outstanding journalism in school newspapers from five local high schools. TMLA robotics team 3204 has turned a fun team program into successful competition at the NYC FIRST Championships.  Back in April, TMLA’s FIRST robotics team competed in the New York Regional Competition.

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PS 97Q Supports Beautiful Me & Students with Epilepsy
Posted: June 14, 2019

Four very dedicated staff members of PS 97Q, The Forest Park School, have become trained instructors for the Beautiful Me program, which honors the lives of three beautiful sisters ensuring healthy, happy and safe children through innovative self-esteem educational programming and the support of children in need. PS 97Q also took the time to celebrate dads and male role models for an art activity supporting epilepsy.

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Pan American International High School Happenings
Posted: June 14, 2019

Pan American International High School has a program called Peer Group Connection, PGC students are volunteers who mentor freshmen, provide social and emotional information to the new students and do various public service activities.

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Maspeth High School Happenings
Posted: June 14, 2019

MHS Senior Wins Scholarship at MoMa

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MS 210's Production of "The Lion King Jr."
Posted: June 14, 2019

"The Lion King Jr."

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Thursday 06/13/2019
2019 CELEBRATION OF QUEENS
Updated: June 13, 2019 - 10:59 am

The biggest political upsets of the last two national election cycles had their roots in Queens.

Last year it was progressive insurgent Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s defeat of longtime Rep. Joe Crowley in the Democratic primary for the 14th Congressional District, straddling his home turf of western Queens and hers of the Bronx.

And before that came brash Jamaica Estates native Donald Trump’s demolition of 16 fellow Republican candidates in the 2016 GOP primary for president and his November victory over Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

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How to become involved in public affairs
Posted: June 13, 2019

How can someone become involved in politics and helping their community?

As state Sen. Joe Addabbo Jr. (D-Howard Beach) explains, “It’s not like you wake up one Thursday and go, ‘Oh, what a great Thursday. I think I’ll be a state Senator.’ It doesn’t work that way.”

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The rise of the progressive left in Queens
Updated: June 19, 2019 - 10:33 am

Elections last year shattered the myth of the Queens County Democratic machine’s invincibility.

June saw now-Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-Queens, Bronx) historic primary upset of then-party boss Rep. Joe Crowley. More insurgent wins came in September. Catalina Cruz (D-Jackson Heights) unseated Aridia Espinal, a western Queens assemblywoman who the party picked in April to fill a vacancy. And in their own primaries, now-state Sens. John Liu (D-Bayside) and Jessica Ramos (D-East Elmhurst) respectively toppled Tony Avella and the late Jose Peralta, two longtime lawmakers with party backing whom liberals targeted for being in the Independent Democratic Conference, a group of Democrats that allied with Senate Republicans.

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Conservative in Queens? A club for you
Updated: June 17, 2019 - 2:35 pm

Once upon a time, not that long ago, Republicans wandered the streets of Eastern Queens like wildebeest on the Serengeti.

As far as the eye could see, supporters of Dwight Eisenhower, Jacob Javits and Nelson Rockefeller lived, shopped and voted in the neighborhoods along the Nassau County border. Occasionally, they even won an election.

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‘You get to make a difference’
Posted: June 13, 2019

The Hon. Charles Vallone Sr. took to public service gradually as a young attorney looking to provide for his family in the Great Depression and one whose civic involvement — particularly for youth and education — eventually led to his being appointed a judge by Mayor Robert Wagner in 1955.

His son, former City Council Speaker Peter Vallone Sr., came by it more naturally.

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Southeast Dems stress politics and civics
Posted: June 13, 2019

Demographers and political pollsters will tell you that Southeast Queens is home to perhaps the strongest, most influential block of African-American voters in the country, their support heavily courted by anyone seeking citywide or statewide office.

The seeds were planted more than 70 years ago by a real estate broker from Georgia by way of Washington Heights named Guy R. Brewer.

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The steady Addabbos of South Queens
Posted: June 13, 2019

State Sen. Joe Addabo Jr. (D-Howard Beach) remembers being a teenager, lying on the floor in his den watching TV and overhearing his father talking on the phone, very seriously.

“You could hear it in his voice,” Addabbo said. “He was talking to someone — I didn’t know who— about getting money for a health center in the Rockaways.”

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What the Weprins have given Queens
Posted: June 13, 2019

Some families are all about baseball. Others, music. In Saul and Sylvia Weprin’s 188th Street household, government and politics tended to be the focal point.

So much so that when a 4-year-old Mark Weprin at his eldest brother Barry’s bar mitzvah heard the rabbi reference Abraham, he thought the man was talking about then-mayoral candidate Abraham Beame.

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A club for northeast Queens Democrats
Posted: June 13, 2019

It was 1880. U.S. Army Major General Winfield Hancock, a veteran of the Battle of Gettysburg who went on to command the Governors Island-based Division of the Atlantic, was running for president on the Democratic ticket.

The Hancock Battery was formed to support him. It was headed by City Magistrate Joseph Fitch. Most of its members were young men who also belonged to the Excelsior Social Club in Flushing. The battery would fire a brass cannon during parades and festivals.

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Queens boy makes good? It depends ...
Posted: June 13, 2019

Martha Taylor doesn’t normally start conversations by mentioning that she grew up in the same neighborhood as President Trump.

“It comes up when people find out I’m from Jamaica Estates,” said Taylor, chairwoman of Community Board 8 and both a native and resident of the neighborhood.

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Queens pols who became household names
Posted: June 13, 2019

Mario Cuomo enrolled at St. John’s University in 1949. Cuomo played centerfield on the freshman baseball team coached by Lou Carnesecca, who is better remembered for his Hall of Fame basketball coaching.

Nearly 60 years later, Carnesecca was asked by the New York Post if he thought Cuomo would become governor.

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Make yourself count in the 2020 Census
Posted: June 13, 2019

“Every voice that is heard, everyone who fills out that Census ... is more money for education, for our streets, for our senior centers, for housing, for everything ... it all comes from the United States Census. This transcends politics.”

Those were the words of Borough President Melinda Katz last November during a town hall about the 2020 Census.

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Your guide to our elected officials
Posted: June 13, 2019

The United States of America

President Donald J. Trump

Vice President Mike Pence

The White House

1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

Washington DC 20500

(202) 456-1111

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Friday 06/07/2019
Our Lady of Grace Cathlolic Academy performs "The Wizard of OLGCA"
Posted: June 07, 2019

The students of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Academy in Howard Beach performed a production of “The Wizard of OLGCA,” a mash-up of “The Wizard of Oz” and “Wicked.”

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Richmond Hill HS Happenings
Posted: June 07, 2019

Richmond Hill High School junior Cindy Lochan’s watercolor painting, right, was selected by the Queens Borough Student Arts Festival to be exhibited by the Dept. of Education in the Queens Museum on May 7. The festival is sponsored by Chancellor Carranza and the NYCDOE and will feature a visual arts exhibition and performances by students from several schools. Principal Neil Ganesh congratulated art teacher Ms. Sheridan for spending her time and effort to guide Cindy Lochan. A photo of Ms. Lochan’s watercolor is shown.

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Martin Van Buren HS Unveils New Lab
Posted: June 07, 2019

Newest MVB Hall of Famers unveil new lab

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