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Lessons On Kindness From A Queens First Grader

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer Isabella Taxilaga, a Flushing resident and first-grader at PS 122, has been named the Grand Prize Winner of the Be Kind People Project’s national student writing contest. The Be Kind People Project is a national nonprofit organization with the dual mission of spreading teacher appreciation and equipping students with relationship […]

Resident Leads Charge Against Lupus

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer It took doctors several days and a slew of tests to diagnose Queens resident Fran Tsimoyianis’ 16-year-old son with lupus. When Tsimoyianis heard the diagnosis – stage four lupus – she feared the worst for her son. “I didn’t know anything about lupus,” she said, thinking that, like some cancers, […]