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out reunion at Marriot Oct 2017

March 10, 2017 by Dick Levitt Farrel (Register to contact)

Our committee is expanding You may join it if you can spend some time helping. See our FB page "Francis Lewis 1974 grads" Our committee is Me.. Kent Kasper, LIsa Bieber, Cheryl Gallotta, Felicia Ranerie and Joe Shaeffer

June 24th Reunion

February 10, 2017 by Farrel Levitt (Register to contact)

we are a committee of four ( Joe Shaffer,Lisa Bieber, Kent Kasper) we need help reaching out to get more folks to come to our June Reunion in New York Can you assist us? If so, go to our page on Facebook "Francis Lewis 1974 Grads" and HELP US MAKE IT ANOTHER GREAT REUNION

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Room at last: Francis Lewis High School in Fresh Meadows breaks ground on new 500-plus seat expansion  QNS.com

The most overcrowded high school in all of New York City, right here in Queens, is finally getting more space. Come September 2021 students, parents and ...



Francis Lewis High School, Long Overcrowded, To Get 555 New Seats  Patch.com

Francis Lewis High School To Get 555 New Seats - Flushing-Murray Hill, NY - Construction began Thursday on an annex for Francis Lewis High School in *Fresh* ...



See Which NYC Schools Eat Lunch Before 10 am  City Limits

Students at 51 percent of schools get school lunch at 11:00 a.m. or earlier. Where does your child's school rank? And why is it so hard to feed kids at a normal ...



Parents of boy assaulted in hazing ritual allege teachers were 'deliberately indifferent'  New York Post

The parents of a city student whose butt was branded in a Junior ROTC hazing ritual charge his teachers knew about the brutal tradition and did nothing to stop ...



Cadets in elite Junior ROTC unit branded high schooler on the butt  New York Post

An elite unit of the Junior ROTC at Francis Lewis HS in Queens has been disbanded after cadets allegedly branded a fellow member on the butt, The Post has ...



Fresh Meadows high schoolers heading to DC to compete in national JROTC bowls  QNS.com

Two groups of *Fresh* Meadows high school students are heading to the nation's capital to flex their leadership and academic skills this summer. In April, Francis ...



High school students charged in violent sexual ROTC hazing ritual  New York Post

Two Queens teens face multiple criminal charges for allegedly engaging in a violent, sexual hazing ritual on an overnight ROTC trip to New Jersey last year, ...



New York City students charged after alleged JROTC hazing incident  Cherry Hill Courier Post

Students from Francis Lewis High School in Queens charged after alleged hazing at Westampton motel.



Francis Lewis thwarts late comeback to defeat St. Mary's  QNS.com

Bolstered by a strong first-half offense, Francis Lewis High School boys' basketball, defeated St. Mary's High School from Long Island 69-61 at the NYC ...



Scholar Athlete of the Week: Thomas Cheng  NY1

Our latest Scholar Athlete of the Week is quick on the court and quick to help his peers.



NYCFC's Danny Bedoya hoping for more magical moments at Belson Stadium  Pro Soccer USA

Some of Danny Bedoya's biggest experiences were on the turf at Belson Stadium. The NYCFC midfielder is hoping for more magical moments in the U.S. Open ...



Space for Amazon but not for schoolkids? The city has perverse priorities  New York Daily News

I'm shocked that the city has space to turn over to Amazon but can barely find any for schools. I suppose it's an extraordinary privilege to be able to provide Jeff ...



Carranza comes to Francis Lewis HS  Queens Chronicle

At new City Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza's town hall for parents at Francis Lewis High School in *Fresh* Meadows on Monday, one of the questions he ...



Francis Lewis High School slated to get 500 new seats, a greenhouse and more  QNS.com

The city's most overcrowded high school is finally getting a major upgrade. Francis Lewis High School in *Fresh* Meadows is getting 500 new seats and a number ...



UFT targets overcrowded classes in its first major complaint under New York City's new teacher contract  Chalkbeat New York

New York City's teachers union has filed their first public complaint under a new contract, officials said Wednesday, focusing on a handful of schools that have ...



Free Queens Jazz Fest Will Feature 6 Local Groups  Patch.com

Free Queens Jazz Fest Will Feature 6 Local Groups - Flushing-Murray Hill, NY - The daylong jazz festival Sunday features performances by six Queens-based ...



At Francis Lewis High School in Queens, Crowding Signals Success  New York Times

Francis Lewis High is one of a number of New York City public schools teeming with students despite the system's overall drop in enrollment.



Bigger is better at 4,000-student strong Francis Lewis High School in Queens  New York Daily News

At a time when small schools are the darling of the Bloomberg administration, Francis Lewis High School — the fourth largest in the city — prides itself on its ...



Sean M. Johnson joins Nassau BOCES Barry Tech  Newsday

EDUCATION Sean M. Johnson of Ronkonkoma has been hired as assistant principal of Nassau BOCES Barry Tech in Westbury. He was assistant principal for ...



One of Queens' biggest public high schools celebrates its newly renovated gym  QNS.com

A high school in *Fresh* Meadows celebrated its first major gym renovation since it was built in 1960. A ceremonial ribbon was cut by students and community ...



HS Student Branded During NJ Hazing Incident: Police  Cinnaminson, NJ Patch

HS Student 'Branded' During NJ Hazing Incident - Cinnaminson, NJ - Two New York students are charged in the hazing of four JROTC students during a trip to ...



Teams from high school in Fresh Meadows compete for worldwide JROTC titles in Washington, DC  QNS.com

BY MADELINE NELSON. Two teams from Francis Lewis High School in *Fresh* Meadows are competing at the 2018 U.S. Army JROTC Leadership & Academic ...



These eight Queens students have been selected to attend US service academies  QNS.com

Eight students hailing from Bayside, Flushing, *Fresh* Meadows, Glendale and Jamaica are headed to elite *service* academies this summer. Congresswoman ...



Meng Calls on State Assembly to Protect Specialized High School Exam  Flushing Post

May 10, 2019 By Laura Hanrahan. Congresswoman Grace Meng submitted written testimony earlier today to the the New York State Assembly's Standing ...



Francis Lewis High School math magazine awarded gold medal  QNS.com

It all adds up to gold for the staff of the Francis Lewis High School math magazine. The publication and its producers received a gold medal from the Columbia ...



Francis Lewis High School JROTC is $30K short in funds for historic D-Day trip  New York Daily News

It's the inspiration 16-year-old Kevin Luong needs to seal his fate as a U.S. Army man. And it's where Parkash Garcha, a proud Sikh, wants to show he bleeds ...



ROTC program at Francis Lewis High School needs money to go to France for D-Day celebration  New York Daily News

Students at a military-friendly Queens high school are planning to storm the beaches of Normandy in June — but they'll will need a mini G.I. Bill to get there.



Boom Times at Francis Lewis High  New York Times

To the Editor: Re “To Get to This Thriving School, Follow the Crowd” (front page, Sept. 29):. I graduated from Francis Lewis High School in Queens in 1964, part ...



These Francis Lewis High School made the grade; Students talk about their college plans and beyond  New York Daily News

Most of the teenagers you're about to meet have been at Francis Lewis High School in Queens — alma mater of NYC's new schools chancellor, Dennis Walcott ...



JLAB expands minds, leadership skills of JROTC Cadets  United States Army

WASHINGTON, D.C., (June 25, 2018) -- Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps Cadets from across the country competed in battles of knowledge and skill on ...



World's Fare Returns to Citi Field This Weekend  Flushing Post

May 15, 2019 By Shane O'Brien. The World's Fare is returning to Queens for the second successive year this weekend, with over 10,000 visitors expected to ...



Armed NYPD Cop Removed from Queens HS; Parents Furious  The Jewish Voice

While the nation calls for more security at schools in the wake of the shooting last month in Florida, the last NYPD officers that were assigned to New York City ...



Queens Night Market to Return April 20  Flushing Post

April 16, 2019 By Alexa Beyer. The Queens International Night Market returns for the spring season this Saturday. The popular open-air food and art bazaar in ...



Man Killed in Motorcycle Crash on Utopia Parkway: NYPD  Flushing Post

Joseph Calvacca, 30, a Bayside resident, was riding his 2008 Suzuki motorcycle south on Utopia Parkway when he lost control of the bike and was ejected off ...



Late Queens social studies teacher and dean was driven by empathy for students  New York Daily News

It was a deep-rooted empathy for his students that helped make the late Kevin O'Connor a beloved teacher and dean.



Two Queens high schools place in state's top 10 best schools for STEM education, report says  QNS.com

A pair of local high schools made the top 10 in a list of the best public schools for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education in the ...



Parents Outraged NYPD Officers Being Removed From Public Schools  NBC New York

Parents are complaining that the NYPD is removing one of the last police officers assigned full-time to public schools in the wake of last month's Florida shooting.



State Of The Borough: Over 18K New Seats Coming To Queens Schools  Patch.com

Over 18K New Seats Coming To Queens Schools - Astoria-Long Island City, NY - The $1.9 million capital investment will help reduce overcrowding in the ...



Best HS in state list ranks Queens  Queens Chronicle

Six Queens high schools made it onto U.S. News and World Report's list of Best High Schools in New York State, landing before the 100 mark.The list takes into ...



MTA Reverses Cuts to Q46 and Q44 Bus Service  Flushing Post

May 1, 2019 By Laura Hanrahan. The MTA will reverse its plans to cut *service* to two bus routes in Queens, Assemblywoman Nily Rozic announced on Monday.



From Office to Hallway, Shadowing a Principal  New York Times

A reporter tags along with Musa Ali Shama, the principal of Francis Lewis High School in *Fresh* Meadows, Queens.



Francis Lewis HS JROTC is perfection  Queens Chronicle

Retired 1st Sgt. Richard Gogarty has led the Army Junior ROTC program at Francis Lewis High School in *Fresh* Meadows since his current cadets were in ...



Teen Collapses During Basketball Practice at John Bowne High School, Dies: NYPD  Flushing Post

Dec. 26, 2018 By Nathaly Pesantez (Updated Feb. 7). A 16-year-old student died earlier today after collapsing during basketball practice inside a Flushing high ...



Queens Residents Support New Shelters in Their Neighborhood: Study  Flushing Post

April 24, 2019 By Laura Hanrahan. Queens residents are supportive of the city building more homeless shelters, according to a new study released by the ...



Flushing Diner To Close Wednesday After Over 50 Years of Business  Flushing Post

Kane's Flushing Diner, a Flushing establishment that has been in business for over 50 years, is closing its doors next Wednesday. The diner, located at 44-15 ...



Flushing Lunar New Year Parade Set for This Weekend  Flushing Post

Feb. 4, 2019 Staff Report. Flushing's annual Lunar New Year parade will hit the streets this weekend in an event expected to see live performances, bright floats, ...



Queens Night Market Returns for Fifth Season in April  Flushing Post

Feb. 7, 2019 By Meghan Sackman. The ever-popular Queens International Night Market in Flushing will be returning for yet another season this spring.



Flushing Yeshiva Closed by City After Measles Violation  Flushing Post

May 14, 2019 By Laura Hanrahan. The New York City Department of Health shut down The Yeshiva of Central Queens after the school failed to exclude ...



At High School in Queens, an R.O.T.C. Program's Enduring Influence  New York Times

In 1994, when retired First Sgt. Richard Gogarty arrived at Francis Lewis High School in Queens to start an Army Junior R.O.T.C. program, only two staff ...



Woman Dies After Flushing House Fire Last Night: NYPD  Flushing Post

Feb. 1, 2019 Staff Report. One person has died after a two-alarm fire ripped through a small Flushing home last night, according to authorities. The fire started at ...



Two Men Nabbed by Cops Receiving 144 Pounds of Marijuana in Flushing  Flushing Post

May 13, 2019 By Christian Murray. Two California men have been charged with drug trafficking and a slew of other charges after police caught them red handed ...



Funds to be Allocated for Gym Renovation at PS 129, Green Biome at Bayside High School  Flushing Post

May 17, 2019 By Laura Hanrahan. Projects benefiting two local schools and the NYPD were selected by voters to receive funding in last month's Council District ...



What are the best high schools in Qns.?  Queens Chronicle

U.S. News and World Report on Monday released its list of the top 50 high schools in New York City.Eleven in the World's Borough made the list.



Police Searching for Three Suspects Who Brutally Beat a Homeless Man on a Flushing Street: NYPD  Flushing Post

March 14, 2019, By Meghan Sackman. Police are searching for three men who brutally attacked a panhandler on a Flushing street earlier this month. The three ...



Famous Flushing House Wins Award from New York Landmarks Conservancy  Flushing Post

March 27, 2019 By Alexa Beyer. A Flushing house museum that preserves the former home of an African American inventor won an award from the New York ...



MTA Completes 7-Train Upgrade, Touts Improved Service  Flushing Post

May 10, 2019 By Christian Murray. The MTA announced yesterday that it has completed another technological upgrade to the 7 line that it believes will result in ...



Councilman seeks to clear the air on shelter rumors at Maspeth public school  QNS.com

Rumors of P.S. 9 in Maspeth being converted into a homeless shelter were very premature, according to Councilman Robert Holden, who will be speaking at a ...



EXCLUSIVE: New York City school officials blew millions in travel expenses  New York Daily News

The city's public school system gets an “F” for botched handling of more than $20 million in runaway travel expenses, a new audit by Controller Scott Stringer ...



Traffic Calming Measures to be Installed by Flushing Schools  Flushing Post

April 19, 2019 By Thomas Laforgia. Long-awaited traffic safety measures are headed to intersections near a handful of Flushing schools. Assemblywoman Nily ...



Korean Teens Held as 'Slaves' at Flushing Home Until School Intervened: DA  DNAinfo

FLUSHING — A woman held two Korean teens captive in her home for more than 5 years, forcing them to give her massages, manicures and pedicures and ...



'Coming to kill y'all': Creepy clown sightings and online threats have spread to Queens  QNS.com

If you suffer from coulrophobia, you might want to look away. The recent nationwide craze in which people dress up in creepy clown makeup and make threats ...



3 Alarm Fire Breaks Out in College Point Store, Worker Seriously Injured  Flushing Post

Jan. 21, 2019 By Meghan Sackman. A fire broke out in the basement of a College Point wholesale store this morning leaving one employee seriously injured.



Man Attempts to Rob Flushing Spa, Assaults Woman  Flushing Post

Police are searching for a man wanted for the attempted robbery of a Flushing spa earlier this month. On May 1, around 12:01 a.m., the unidentified man entered ...



New York City's 25 best public high schools, according to Niche  SILive.com

Niche -- a website dedicated to ranking and reviewing schools across the country -- has released its list of the best public high schools for 2019. . How are the ...



Police Release Video of Suspect Wanted for Gunning Man Down in Flushing  Flushing Post

Feb. 14, 2019 Staff Report. Police have released surveillance video of a suspect wanted in connection to the gruesome Feb. 12 shooting in Flushing that left a ...



The New York Hall of Science Presents 'Bionic Me' Exhibit on How Tech Enhances Human Life  Flushing Post

Feb. 12, 2019 Staff Report. The displays are hands-on, while the experiences are full-body. Bionic Me, an interactive show that explores how medical technology ...



New York Today: A Back-to-School Preview  The New York Times

Good morning on this heated Wednesday. More than one million New York City children head back to school today. Eliza Shapiro, who covers education for the ...



Honors for Francis Lewis math teacher  Queens Chronicle

In the crowded hallways of Francis Lewis High School, it might seem easy to get lost. In some of the crowded classrooms, the same holds true. In a building that ...



Man Steals $1100 in Two College Point Burglaries: NYPD  Flushing Post

Police are searching for a man wanted for two burglaries that occurred last week in College Point that resulted in $1,100 of stolen cash. On Monday April 8, ...



Plan to Build a New High School in Queens Collides With Local Sentiment  New York Times

The proposal for a new public high school in Bayside to relieve overcrowding was denounced at a meeting of Community Board 11, which then voted to oppose ...



Flushing Trio Face Up to 15 Years in Prison for Allegedly Running Counterfeit Credit Card Ring: DA  Flushing Post

Jan. 28, 2019 By Nathaly Pesantez. Three Flushing residents are accused of running a fake credit card manufacturing operation out of their neighborhood home, ...



Task Force Proposes the Development of a 25000-Seat Soccer Stadium, Additional Housing at Willets Point  Flushing Post

Jan. 22, 2019 By Christian Murray. The city has released the findings of a task force put together last year to help create a framework for the development of ...



Petland Discounts Closing New York Stores, Including Several Queens Locations  Flushing Post

Jan. 31, 2019 By Nathaly Pesantez. Petland Discounts will be shutting down operations across dozens of New York stores, including a handful of locations in ...



'Faces of the 7 Train' Exhibit Abruptly Canceled by Queens Library Over Privacy Concerns, Artist Cries Foul  Flushing Post

Dec. 11, 2018 By Meghan Sackman. The 'Faces of the 7 Train' exhibit, which was scheduled to be displayed at the Flushing branch of Queens Public Library ...



Union High School Army JROTC Drill Team Takes Home Top Prize at Drill Competition  TAPinto.net

UNION, NJ - The Union High School Army JROTC Drill Team continues to demonstrate its proficiency, talent and skill by winning its fourth drill competition in as ...



Man Found Dead Outside Flushing Apartment Building: NYPD  Flushing Post

Jan. 25, 2019 By Meghan Sackman. A man was found dead on the ground in front of a Flushing apartment building yesterday evening, police say. At around ...



Update: Missing Whitestone Man Found  Flushing Post

Dec. 31, 2018 By Christian Murray. The police are looking for a 22-year-old man who was last seen at his Whitestone home on Wednesday. Michael Choi, who ...



The top 40 public high schools in NYC  New York Post

Admission to these selective schools is not based on entrance exams like the SHSAT, but mostly on middle-school grades, state exam scores, attendance and...



Second Rally Opposing College Point Shelter to Take Place Sunday  Flushing Post

Nov. 30, 2018 By Meghan Sackman. College Point and Whitestone residents will be rallying Sunday to protest the city's recent decision to place 200 homeless ...



Man Steals 5-Year-Old Boy's Cellphone on Flushing Street: NYPD  Flushing Post

A man stole an iPhone from a 5-year-old boy who was walking down a Murray Hill street with his grandmother earlier this month, police say. The boy was with ...



Cuomo Signs Bill Requiring Community Board Notification of All-Night Liquor Licenses  Flushing Post

Dec. 12, 2018 By Christian Murray. A bill sponsored by two Queens lawmakers that requires bars and restaurants to notify community boards before they apply ...



City says Glendale preschool withdrew its universal pre-K contract and abruptly closed program (UPDATED)  QNS.com

Happily Ever After Daycare and Preschool on Myrtle Avenue in Glendale suddenly shut down their universal pre-K program last Friday which provided early ...



Sabrina Vitale: Basketball and track athlete dedicated to defending stars and stripes  NY1

A senior from Francis Lewis High School is our latest Scholar Athlete of the Week. This Queens teen is a basketball and track athlete with a perfect GPA, and ...



Woman Punched, Sexually Assaulted on Flushing Street: NYPD  Flushing Post

Dec. 19, 2018 By Meghan Sackman. Police are looking for a man who punched and sexually assaulted a woman in Flushing early Tuesday morning.



Three Brooklyn Men Charged With College Point 'Mob-style' Murder: DA  Flushing Post

May 6, 2019 By Laura Hanrahan. Three Brooklyn men have been arraigned on a 22-count indictment related to the “mob-style” killing of a 25-year-old man who ...



Fresh Meadows Archives  Queens Daily Eagle

Dan Bedoya moved from Colombia when he was only 8 years-old, but he quickly made a name for himself while attending Francis Lewis High School in *Fresh* ...



ICE Conducts Raid, Several Queens Residents Arrested  Flushing Post

Jan, 29, 2019 By Christian Murray. Immigration and Customers Enforcement (ICE) announced today that it arrested 118 undocumented immigrants in New York ...



Queens girl, 14, struck by bus and killed on way to class at Francis Lewis High School  New York Daily News

A high school freshman walking to school Thursday morning was struck and killed by a school bus in a dangerous Queens intersection, authorities said.



Top Chefs and Meat Lovers Will Head to Flushing This Month for Fourth Annual Charcuterie Masters  Flushing Post

Feb. 8, 2019 By Nathaly Pesantez. An annual Flushing event will take place later this month that brings together top chefs and meat lovers for one night of ...



Flushing Restaurants Make Michelin's 2019 Bib Gourmand List  Flushing Post

Nov. 1, 2018 By Nathaly Pesantez. Several restaurants in the Flushing area have attained the coveted Bib Gourmand status, an award given out by Michelin ...



Parents, educators rally against Cuomo  Queens Chronicle

Close to 30 people stood outside Francis Lewis High School last Friday to protest Gov. Cuomo's education proposals, which include increasing the number of ...



Flushing Man Pleads Guilty to Kissena Park Rape, Sexual Abuse: DA  Flushing Post

April 11, 2019 By Laura Hanrahan. A Flushing man has pleaded guilty to rape and sexual abuse for two separate knife-point attacks on two different women in ...



Alley Pond Park cleanup project helps this Flushing Boy Scout attain the highest badge possible  QNS.com

A Flushing Boy Scout was recognized by local elected officials after receiving the Eagle Scout badge, the highest honor a scout can receive. Fotis Antonatos, 17 ...



Fire in Flushing Leaves 560 Apartments Without Power Overnight  Flushing Post

Jan. 29, 2019 By Meghan Sackman. A manhole fire destroyed electrical equipment in Flushing last night leaving hundreds of surrounding residents without ...



How we ranked the top New York City high schools  New York Daily News

Schools were first screened based on how well students performed on state tests.



Flushing Mother Pleads Guilty in Death of 13-Month-Old Daughter, Assault of Twin Son: DA  Flushing Post

May 10, 2019 By Laura Hanrahan. A Flushing mother pleaded guilty yesterday to manslaughter in the death of her 13-month-old daughter and to assault relating ...



Flushing, Forest Hills Organizations Providing Free Food to Federal Employees During Government Shutdown  Flushing Post

Jan. 18, 2019 By Meghan Sackman. Two Flushing and Forest Hills-based organizations have been working to ensure that no federal employee goes hungry in ...



Get a Taste of Authentic Asian Cuisine at Flushing Food Festival Next Month  Flushing Post

March 29, 2019 By Alexa Beyer. A food festival that aims to showcase the dining scene of Downtown Flushing will be taking place next month. The Flushing ...



Mayor: Kids ‘in danger’ after speed camera bill fizzles out  amNY

Nine demonstrators were arrested outside of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's New York City office Thursday evening, where safe street advocates gathered to criticize ...



Man Who Raped Woman At Knife Point in Kissena Park Sentenced to 15 Years  Flushing Post

May 14, 2019 By Christian Murray. A Flushing man who raped a woman at knife point at Kissena Park in 2017–and then sexually attacked a 17-year-old female ...



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