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


| jlane@queenscourier.com

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


| brennison@queenscourier.com

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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Howard Beach Columbus Day Foundation Announces Plans For Christmas


By Queens Courier Staff

The Howard Beach Columbus Day Foundation has gained much notoriety from the community for hosting the annual Columbus Day Parade and also for bringing holiday lighting to Crossbay Boulevard for the first time in the history of the commercial strip. Beginning back in 2006, the Foundation spent over $42,000 when it draped the boulevard in […]

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Countdown to Christmas at the flea


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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Through Dec. 21, the popular Long Island City flea market, which made its move to the warehouse connected to the original outdoor lot on the corner of Fifth Street and 46th Avenue, has two floors of a mix of 60 vendors offering a selection of unique, local, handcrafted and vintage items.

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Whitestone family brings the Christmas lights back after winning reality show


| ejankiewicz@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photos by Eric Jankiewicz

After winning a reality competition series on spectacular Christmas lights last year, the Lynch family has put up their sparkling holiday decorations once again with a bunch of improvements and a whole new fan base. ABC’s “The Great Christmas Light Fight” brought the family a winning prize of $50,000 and a level of fame that stretches past the borders of their Whitestone neighborhood.

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Gov. Cuomo to visit Wyckoff Heights Medical Center Saturday


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo via Governor Cuomo's Flickr

Gov. Andrew Cuomo will be stopping by Wyckoff Heights Medical Center on Saturday as part of a Whistle-Stop Rally Tour alongside Gov. Alejandro Garcia-Padilla of Puerto Rico.

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Whitestone resident adds a little nightmare before Christmas


| ejankiewicz@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photos by Eric Jankiewicz

Resident Kevin Lynch likes to mix his ghoulish décor for Halloween with Christmas decorations. For 18 years, Lynch and his family have been decorating their house for the season, starting with Halloween and Christmas. But rather than separating the two holidays, Lynch mixes the two, offsetting a severed head with a snowman.

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LIC Flea & Food Holiday Market: FLEA you next year


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

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

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