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Woodside Gets New Tech Center

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer Woodside is getting a major system upgrade. A technology lab made possible by a grant from Time Warner Cable opened last Monday at Woodside on the Move, a grassroots community organization that aims to improve business opportunities and quality of life in Woodside. Services will include coding classes, 3-D printing […]

110th Precinct Wants A Scam-Free Summer

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer Scam artists continue to work on all fronts in Queens. At Monday’s 110th Precinct Community Council meeting, Deputy Inspector Ronald Leyson spoke about the various scams that Queens residents should protect themselves against. The bulk of the precinct’s work in combating scammers is an awareness campaign, so Leyson’s talk on […]

PS/IS 127 Travels The Globe

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer Aerospace Science Magnet School in Elmhurst took a flight around the world Monday night during the first annual International Family Night. The event, organized by teacher Gabriel Cotto, showcased international music, dance, culture and cuisine to an audience of school family and friends. The program kicked off with a rendition […]

Elder Law Seminar To Be Hosted By Flushing House

Maria Alvarez, executive director of NY Statewide Senior Action Council, will give the last of Flushing House’s “Elder Law Seminars” on Saturday, June 21. As in previous years, Flushing House scheduled three seminars for spring 2014. These seminars focused on how changes brought about by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Medicaid Re-Design/Expansion in New […]

Astoria Bookstore Seeks New Home

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer Enigma Bookstore in Astoria will empty its shelves in about a month due to conflicts with its landlord. The independent bookstore opened last July and sells genre fiction, focusing primarily on sci-fi, fantasy and mystery, with an emphasis on horror, thrillers and graphic narratives as well. “We’re kind of a […]