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Nobody wants to see another natural disaster hit, but if one does, Broad Channel will be better prepared for it.

Leaders and elected officials gathered last Thursday for the completion of a $5.5 million resiliency project that will increase preparedness at crucial community centers on the low-lying Jamaica Bay island.

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The New York Hall of Science had only been open again for two months when the remnants of Hurricane Ida decimated 50 percent of its exhibits and infrastructure, forcing the institution to close indefinitely. Again.

The storm’s water forced its way into the Corona museum’s front doors and flooded the lowest level of the original building, which was constructed for the 1964 World’s Fair. The water made its way to the street level as well, and shredded carpets, took out elevators and destroyed several exhibits, including Mathematica and Charlie & Kiwi’s Evolutionary Adventure.

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The West Pond Loop at Jamaica Bay is reopened to the public, boasting nine acres of restored habitat and 200,000 new native plants.

The trail was closed so the West Pond Living Shoreline Restoration Project could be completed and a ceremony on Friday marked the reopening.

Rynola Fraser, 16, was accepted into the prestigious NASA internship program and has big hopes for a career either in criminal justice or clim…

Rynola Fraser, 16, a Jamaican immigrant and an honor student at Martin Van Buren High School in Queens Village, will take part in a six-week virtual internship for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Climate Change Research Initiative in July.

“I was placed in this science research class with my professor, Ms. Wang, and I was progressing throughout the class,” said Rynola.