Vallone Expands CASA Education Program

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer There will be even more after school education activities in northeast Queens. Councilman Paul Vallone (D-Bayside) visited PS 184 in Whitestone to discuss the Cultural After School Adventures program. CASA partners schools with cultural groups and institutions to provide arts enrichment. Citywide funding increased from $5 million to $7.1 million […]

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Tensions Arise Over Horse Ban Bill

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE     Staff Writer A City Council bill to ban Central Park’s famous horse carriages has captured the attention of officials on this side of the East River and sparked intra-party rebuke. With the support of Mayor Bill de Blasio, who has been championing the carriage ban since his candidacy, a group of […]

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Derailment Report Released By MTA

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE     Staff Writer Seven months after an F train derailed at 65th Street in Woodside, injuring more than 30 people, the MTA has released its report on what caused the accident. According to the report, no single malfunction can be blamed for the May 2 derailment, but rather, a combination of minor […]

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QueensWay Gets More Money From NY State

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer The QueensWay project got another boost from New York State last week. The proposed bike and pedestrian path received $443,750 through Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s New York City Regional Economic Development Council, which aims to develop long-term plans for economic growth throughout New York State. This is the second time that […]

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Perfect Celebration

The Bayside Raider Intermediate Team (15-17 Year Old Division) completed a perfect  10-0 season by defeating the Van Cortland Titans in the NYCYFL Championship Game, 22-6. The championship capped off a stellar season on the team’s 30th anniversary year.

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Elmhurst United Protests Pan Am Conditions

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE     Staff Writer One held a sign reading, “no heat + no hot water = no compassion.” Another called out, “shame on them.” Gathered outside the Boulevard Family Residence, a homeless shelter in Elmhurst’s former Pan American hotel, civic group Elmhurst United and State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) protested conditions there on […]

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