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Flushing organization awarded $4,000 Spectrum Digital Education Grant

Flushing organization Asian Americans for Equality is one of three local New York City recipients to receive a Spectrum Digital Education Grant to enhance its digital literacy in the Asian American community. Published Feb 12, 2019

Students at Newtown High School in Elmhurst take a pledge to stand up against cyberbullying

Students at Newtown High School in Elmhurst are pledging to stand up against cyberbullying. Published Feb 11, 2019

Top chefs set to return for fourth annual Charcuterie Masters 2019 at Flushing Town Hall

The ultimate night to celebrate the Year Of The Pig is also the meatiest night in New York. Published Feb 12, 2019

Busy burglar breaks into four stores on same Whitestone block in one morning: NYPD

Police were searching for a thief wanted in connection with a string of burglaries at four commercial businesses in Whitestone last week. Published Feb 9, 2019

New exhibition at New York Hall of Science highlights inventions that enhance the human experience

An interesting new exhibition at the New York Hall of Science explores the medical and industrial breakthroughs that have helped enhance the human experience. Published Feb 13, 2019
Jackson Heights

Townsend Harris High School student from Jackson Heights is semifinalist for major college scholarship

A student at Flushing’s Townsend Harris High School student was recognized for her outstanding academic excellence and contribution to the community after being announced as a semifinalist for a prestigious college scholarship. Published Feb 14, 2019
Rego Park

Puzzle Break Long Island to open new escape room at former Rego Park newspaper office

Puzzle Break Long Island is constructing a new adventurous premiere escape room opening soon in Rego Park. Published Feb 14, 2019
Ozone Park

Global Kids youth leaders from John Adams High School in Ozone Park discuss trips to Japan and Poland

Two students from John Adams High School in Ozone Park recounted their memorable trips to Japan and Poland, where they studied and participated in climate change activities and events. Published Feb 5, 2019

Flushing Dreamer Rhodes Scholar will head to Washington for State of the Union Address

A Flushing Dreamer Rhodes Scholar will be attending the State of the Union Address next week with U.S. Rep. Grace Meng. Published Feb 4, 2019
St. Albans

Southeast Queens lawmakers partner with city agencies to co-host fire safety forum in St. Albans

Two southeast Queens lawmakers partnered with city agencies Jan. 29 to host a fire safety forum in St. Albans in response to several deadly residential fires in the community. Published Feb 6, 2019

Taiwanese artist, Crystal Foundation unveil The Tree of Hope art exhibit in Flushing

In honor of the Lunar New Year and with baseball season right around the corner, the Crystal Foundation and world-renowned Taiwanese artist Lin Shih-Pao unveiled the latest art exhibit on Monday — The Tree of Hope, paying homage to the sport of baseball. Published Feb 10, 2019

Meng reintroduces Lunar New Year resolution to be recognized in the House

U.S. Rep. Grace Meng reintroduced a resolution Feb. 4 that seeks the House of Representatives’ recognition of Lunar New Year, as the Asian community celebrates the holiday. Published Feb 10, 2019

Three people injured in four-alarm fire that ripped through several Jamaica homes: FDNY

One person was in critical condition and two others were seriously wounded after a fire erupted at a Jamaica home Wednesday afternoon, according to FDNY officials. Published Jan 25, 2019

Another outpouring of goodwill from Queens residents for government workers impacted by shutdown

State Assemblyman David Weprin joined the American Pakistani Public Affairs Committee last week at a Jamaica food pantry donating items to furloughed federal employees affected by the 35-day government shutdown. Published Jan 31, 2019

Flushing Chamber of Commerce launches ‘Made in Flushing’ program to support local entrepreneurs

Local Flushing entrepreneurs in need of marketing assistance and tools to promote their businesses will receive support from a new program launched last week by the Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce. Published Jan 30, 2019

Council unanimously passes Queens lawmaker’s bill to ensure quality services for domestic violence survivors

The New York City Council unanimously passed Queens City Councilman Rory Lancman’s bill requiring the Mayor’s Office to end domestic and gender based violence to provide individuals receiving services at Family Justice Centers with service satisfaction surveys. Published Jan 30, 2019

Multilingual forum in Flushing planned to help parents enroll children in pre-K programs

City Councilman Peter Koo, along with Danielle DiMango from the Department of Education School District 25, announced last week a multilingual Pre-Kindergarten Information Session to take place next month in Flushing that will inform parents about enrolling their child in school for the first time. Published Feb 1, 2019

Flushing BID gives back to senior citizens at third annual Lunar New Year celebration

Lunar New Year has been celebrated for more than 5,000 years by a large portion of the world’s population. Published Feb 2, 2019

Woodhaven residents form committee to preserve oldest bar in Queens

As Neir’s Tavern prepares to enter its 190th celebration in October, a new committee has been formed to preserve and protect the oldest tavern in Queens that has been a fixture in the Woodhaven community since 1829. Published Feb 3, 2019

Flushing senior scammed online warns women of conman posing as U.S. military officer on social media

When 73-year-old Marie Orlando of Flushing formed an online friendship with a man on Facebook who she thought she could trust, it ended up becoming a nightmare for her. Published Feb 4, 2019

Rozic bill would mandate more intense background checks for all school employees

State Assemblywoman Nily Rozic introduced legislation Monday requiring prospective employees at all schools across New York state to undergo fingerprinting and comprehensive, state-conducted background checks. Published Feb 2, 2019

Flushing teen awarded Miss Photogenic in Miss Teen New York USA pageant

Flushing resident Sterling Hsuih was proud and honored to represent the “melting pot of Queens” at the 2019 Miss Teen New York USA Pageant on Jan. 20. Published Feb 2, 2019

State DOT launches project to widen a Clearview Expressway off-ramp on Bayside/Fresh Meadows border

Commuters may finally have some relief when it comes to traffic congestion on the Clearview Expressway. Published Jan 17, 2019
Howard Beach

Howard Beach couple spreads warmth to homeless shelters at annual glove giveaway

“If you want things to change and improve, you’ve got to be the solution” is the motto of Howard Beach couple Corinne and Jack Wlody, who are on a mission to make the world a better place with just a pair of gloves and socks. Published Jan 22, 2019
Forest Hills

Queens high school students protest government shutdown at Jamaica Bay Refuge

About 120 ninth grade students from Metropolitan Expeditionary Learning School in Forest Hills rallied at the shuttered Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Visitors Center Jan. 17 in an effort to raise awareness on how the ongoing federal government shutdown is impacting their education, school and communities as a whole. Published Jan 22, 2019

Flushing Town Hall to present classic fairytale ‘Sleeping Beauty’ in February

The classic Disney fairytale “Sleeping Beauty” is coming to Flushing Town Hall in February. Published Jan 24, 2019

Benjamin Cardozo High School unveils new student technology center

Students at Benjamin Cardozo High School in Bayside have a brand new technology center that was created with an endowment from a local philanthropic foundation. Published Jan 23, 2019
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Vandal who destroyed Buddhist statues at a Flushing temple still at large: NYPD

Police were seeking the public’s help in identifying a male suspect wanted for allegedly vandalizing multiple Buddhist statues at a temple in Flushing. Published Jan 23, 2019

Regal Cinemas to open first movie theater in Downtown Flushing

A huge, 34,000 square-foot movie multiplex will open in the heart of a new Downtown Flushing development scheduled to be completed by the end of the year. Published Jan 24, 2019

Islamic organization awards $15K grant to Flushing organization for its anti-Muslim harassment campaign

In celebration of its 25th anniversary, Islamic Relief USA (IRUSA) — a nonprofit humanitarian and advocacy organization — has awarded a $15,000 grant to a Flushing organization for its campaign denouncing anti-Muslim harassment and bullying. Published Jan 24, 2019

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