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May, 2015

Jamaica Estates

St. John’s University holds its 145th commencement

Family, friends and faculty members gathered on the great lawn at St. John’s Sunday to salute 2,200 students Sunday at the university’s 145th graduation ceremony. Comments (1).
Jamaica

5Pointz reunion helps inspire beleaguered school

The old 5Pointz crew reunited this past weekend at August Martin High School in Jamaica, where they found plenty of walls for their aerosol street art and one giant cause. More than 100 artists came from as far as Texas and Japan and joined with a team of students, who came up with the idea, and painted their signature graffiti murals in hallways and stairwells as part of an effort to change the culture at the beleaguered school. Comments (1).

March, 2015

Springfield Gardens

Springfield Gardens’ theater with a flavor of the islands

In April 2014, Hillcrest High School theater teacher Harlan Penn traveled to Guyana as part of a church mission, but took time to meet with several acting companies while there. Comment.

January, 2015

Rockaway Park

Rockaway Theatre Co. shows its younger side

Although they will most likely find it buried under a couple feet of snow, Dr. Seuss and his cavalcade of characters, including Horton the Elephant and the Cat in the Hat, plan to drop by Rockaway Beach next week. Comments (1).

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Subway shutdown hits the third rail

The decision by the Metropolitan Transit Authority to shut down the subway system for the first time in its 110-year history because of a snowstorm is being questioned as elected officials defended the move. Comments (3).
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