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‘We need accountability’: Queens elected officials, Jewish leaders demand answers on city’s response to antisemitic rampage at Hillcrest High School in Jamaica

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Nov. 27, 2023 By Bill Parry Queens elected officials and Jewish community leaders rallied outside the borough offices of the city Department of Education offices in Ozone Park on Monday, Nov. 27, demanding answers on the city’s lack of transparency over a two-hour antisemitic rampage in the hallways of Hillcrest High School in Jamaica on Nov. 20. Students were seen on video rioting after they discovered a teacher changed her social media profile picture to indicate that she “stand with Israel” on her own device, on her own time, according to Council Member James Gennaro. Videos of the violent rampage…
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NYPD honors fallen school crossing guard Krystyna Naprawa at Howard Beach funeral

Paul Bears carry the caket of NYPD Crossing Guard Krystyna Naprawa

Oct. 26, 2023 By Bill Parry The mournful skirl of bagpipes filled the air outside St. Helen’s Roman Catholic Church in Howard Beach on Thursday, Oct. 26, as the NYPD held its line of duty death funeral for Krystyna Naprawa, the 63-year-old school crossing guard who was struck and killed by a dump truck driver…
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Fall Festival coming to Victory Field in Woodhaven’s Forest Park

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Oct. 19, 2023 By Anthony Medina Fall foliage has arrived in Queens and next weekend at Victory Field in Forest Park, Council Member Joann Ariola and the Detective Brian “Smiles” Simonsen Foundation will celebrate the season with a Fall Festival in Woodhaven. On Saturday, Oct. 28, Victory Field will be transformed into a fair with a selection of rides, games, arts and crafts and sweet treats up for grabs from noon to 3 p.m. This year’s event will also have pumpkin picking and a pet costume contest.  “I’m honored to help uphold this beautiful fall tradition that draws as many…
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