Mom remembers daughters killed in Conn. Christmas Day blaze, calls tragedy ‘incomprehensible’


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Graphic by Jay Lane

Mom remembers daughters killed in Conn. Christmas Day blaze, calls tragedy ‘incomprehensible’   Calling the Christmas Day fire that killed her three daughters and parents “incomprehensible,” fashion ad exec Madonna Badger told hundreds of people packed in a Fifth Avenue church this morning that she’ll never forget her family. “Why did this happen to my […]

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Christmas tree collection to begin today


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The presents have been opened, the stockings unstuffed and the time is coming to take down the decorations and dispose of your Christmas tree. Beginning Wednesday, January 2, the Department of Sanitation will collect the Christmas trees that have been placed curbside.  All trees should be removed of tinsel, lights, ornaments and stands. The program […]

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LIC Flea & Food Holiday Market: FLEA you next year


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The holidays shined brighter after three successful weekends at the LIC Flea & Food Holiday Market.

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Elmhurst man killed in Christmas morning hit-and-run


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A man died early Wednesday morning after a car struck him in East Elmhurst before fleeing, police said. Enrique Clemente-Ovando, 29, of Elmhurst, was crossing Astoria Boulevard, near 103rd Street, about 4:30 a.m., when the vehicle hit him, according to the NYPD. Clemente-Ovando was taken to Elmhurst Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The car, which […]

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Last weekend for the LIC Flea & Food Holiday Market


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It’s not too late to take a trip down to the LIC Flea & Food Holiday Market and pick up your last minute holiday gifts for friends and family. And while you’re there, try the world of different foods and take part in hands-on activities. Thousands of visitors from near and far have visited the […]

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Workers left unemployed for Christmas after Trade Fair abruptly closes


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Photo Courtesy of RWDSU Communications

Rafael Polanco is going to have to tell his two children that Christmas this year might come without presents.
The East Elmhurst resident, along with 49 other union workers, all lost their jobs on Tuesday, December 10 when the Trade Fair Supermarket on 37th Avenue in Jackson Heights closed its doors abruptly without giving the workers any notice.

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Courier brings holiday cheer, toys to kids at Queens Centers for Progress’ Apple Preschool


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THE COURIER

Santa brought smiles and of course toys to the good boys and girls at Queens Centers for Progress’ Apple Preschool in Jamaica for The Queens Courier’s annual holiday gift drive. Ringing his bell and calling out a jolly “ho ho ho,” some of the kids were a little shy of Old Saint Nick, but most […]

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Sunnyside’s Boulevard Bars makes $10K donation to local charities, groups after holiday pub crawl


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Photos Courtesy of Sunnyside’s Boulevard Bars

After collecting $ 10,000 in monetary and toy donations after the Second Annual Sunnyside Santathon pub crawl for charity, Sunnyside’s Boulevard Bars made its first toy donation on December 12 at the United Forties Civic Association Holiday at St. Teresa’s Church in Woodside.

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Diversity Plaza in Jackson Heights lights up for the holidays


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Photo Courtesy Councilmember Daniel Dromm's Office

Councilmember Daniel Dromm gathered with local elected officials, groups and residents at Diversity Plaza in Jackson Heights on Sunday to light the plaza’s 16-foot holiday tree.

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Jackson Heights Girl Scouts give back for the holidays


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Photo Courtesy Sylvia Cho-Yu

The Junior Girl Scouts Troop 4208 in Jackson Heights, ages 10 and 11, got together on Saturday, December 14 at St. Marks Church to distribute handmade holiday food baskets and restock the church’s food pantry.

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Springfield Gardens celebrates the holiday season


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Photo courtesy of the Office of Councilmember Donovan Richards

The holiday spirit is alive in Springfield Gardens. The Christmas tree in Springfield Park lit up for the season on Wednesday, December 11 with residents and community leaders watching. “This is a great event for the whole family,” said Councilmember Donovan Richards, who hosted the tree lighting along with the Parks Department, Friends of Brookville […]

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